Well, it wouldn’t be the end of the year without a good, old fashioned roundup blog post, right? New Year’s Eve is coming quickly and we’ve been reflecting on 2017. Throughout this year, we’ve mixed a lot of paint, raised our glasses together, laughed, promised to not throw dirt, and squealed over succulents. It’s been one heck of a year.
Did you know across all of our locations, you painted over 855,000 paintings this year? Well done. Give yourselves a serious pat on the back.
Our Paint Nite artists have created over 12,000 unique paintings since we started five years ago, but you all had some clear favorites this year and we thought we’d take this time to count down the top five Paint Nite paintings of 2017.
Without further ado…
Your Favorite Paint Nite Paintings
#5 – Whatever Lola Wants by Andrea Soto
This sassy lady stole your heart in 2017. Maybe it was her power stance, or her feathery skirt, or just the fact that she’s a symbol of female empowerment. Either way, we love that you love her as much as we do.
#4 – Spring Blossoms by Meg Brady
It’s a #happytree! Whether you painted this one in the spring, summer, winter, or fall, this serene blossoming tree captured your heart and taught you how to bring color and joy into your homes and lives.
#3 – Crazee Daizee by Maggie Sylva
Y’all got a little CRAZEE with us this year and went nuts for this bright blossom. Some of you even chose Electric Crazee Daizee and took this painting into the black light.
#2 – Sea Turtle by Kristina Elizabeth
You took a trip under the sea with this peaceful turtle and his/her fish friends. Some of you even changed it up and added mermaids, sharks, and undersea divers—you creative people you.
#1 – Japanese Cherry Blossom by Brian Wintersteen
There’s just something about blossoms this year. Japanese Cherry Blossom continues to be our number one bestselling painting year after year. It has been painted over 80,000 times since it was first created!
Your Favorite Plant Nite Terrariums
Did you know that across all of our Plant Nite locations (and we’re now in Canada!), you created over 95,000 Plant Nite terrariums in 2017? You did. That’s a lot of succulents, air plants, and cacti.
While each terrarium always looks a little different thanks to your creativity, here is our roundup of your favorite Plant Nite projects from 2017.
There’s just something about getting to write a message in chalk that makes this planter one of the most popular projects. Whether it’s an inspirational message or something silly, you enjoyed every moment of making this project yours.
Simplicity is key with this Plant Nite favorite. Some of you went au naturale with simple stones and plants and others added pops of pink moss and gemstones to take this project to the next level.
Our hanging terrarium globe was a popular choice this year. While some of you hung yours around the home, others set it on display in their offices. It’s like a tiny world all its own.
It’s no surprise that the #1 favorite Plant Nite terrarium for 2017 remains our classic rose bowl. This timeless project lets you leave your mark and make a garden all your own.