Hometalk, Inc. Trends Report - April 2023
Wow! Hometalk is experiencing some April showers but not with rain, it’s pouring down with great ideas over here!
Trending on the Hometalk Family of Sites
Here are the trends we're seeing across the Hometalk family of sites!
The words toilet and pretty are not usually paired together, but this project from City Girl Meets Farm Boy is changing that. Several Hometalk users are giving their powder room a refresh and adding decoration and storage behind their toilet area.
Keeping It Clean
Speaking of restrooms, we’re seeing a rise in cleaning hacks and DIY cleaning solutions. Wren’s Little Nest shares her secret for getting rid of unpleasant smells around the toilet in this post.
Keep sharing your cleaning hacks, even the ones outside of the restroom. Cari at Homesteading In Ohio already received over 81,000 views on her Natural Bleach Alternative for Laundry.
Treats For Mom
Don’t forget about Mom! Mother’s Day is in May, and like all good recipes, you need some prep time. Heather of Homemade Heather made these adorable Mother’s Day sugar cookies and shares the recipe so you can make some for your own mom. If your mom is more of a mimosa woman, share your favorite drink recipes with us too!
Patriotic Picnic Snacks
We’re seeing an influx of red, white, and blue recipes ahead of Memorial Day weekend. There will be several picnics, cookouts, and potlucks as many celebrate the holiday weekend. Look at this no-bake patriotic cheesecake by Jas of All That Jas.
Hair Is Hot
Rosemary is very popular right now, we’re seeing it in several posts about hair growth, including this one by Angibee. This is another DIY recipe for an easy-to-make sugar scalp scrub from Little DIY.
Hair accessories are trending and here to stay through the Summer. Our readers are loving hair hacks and how-to tutorials. This genius hack shows how a dish sponge could solve your flat hair issue.
Upstylers are back at the fashion DIY, we’re seeing lots of posts with accessories like purses, belts, and this corset from Trash To Couture. Readers don’t just want projects, they also want to see more hacks and tips. In this post from Jess, we find out why some people carry forks in their sewing kits.
Wows from the Web
We’re bringing inspiration from all corners of the web. Here’s what we’re seeing trending online.
Perfect for Hometalk…
Cheers To Creativity
Wow! How cute are these champagne bottles we’re seeing all over Instagram and TikTok? You can scroll and see all the different ideas; some bachelorette parties design champagne bottles for their bride, and others paint bottles to celebrate milestone birthdays.
Perfect for Foodtalk…
Grab the Fruit Roll-Up out of your kid’s lunch box because you’re going to want to try this viral new TikTok trend. It seems like every person on TikTok has a video of them rolling ice cream inside of a fruit roll-up. Have you tried it?
Perfect for Upstyle…
We all love a good trip to the salon, but when you do the math, those manicures add up quickly. That’s why so many women are giving themselves manicures at home. We want to see more videos and posts like this one with proper techniques. There can be some dangers to DIY nail care if not done properly, so be sure to do your research before using the wrong tools or using the right tools the wrong way.
Materials Worth Mentioning
Here's a quick list of items and materials our audience is loving when it comes to DIY projects & recipes. Challenge yourself to create something new using one of the materials listed below.
Headbands (We’re seeing a spike in SEO popularity for beauty and fashion DIYs using headbands).
Do you have a favorite trend? Let us know in the comments below!