We are living in a world where almost everything is mass-produced – from cars to cell phones, and even our food production is now geared from quantity, not quality. While getting things with a credit card swipe is certainly convenient, buying things is not exactly the best way to satisfy our innate need to create.
And this innate human need to express our creativity is probably what’s prompting some of us to undertake small do-it-yourself projects at home. Aside from the satisfaction you get from creating something by your own hands, handling small renovations and makeovers is actually a cost-effective means to improve your home’s value. For all DIY lovers out there, here are the top 40 DIY sites that will help you hone your craft.
If you’re a do-it-yourself kind of gal, you’ll love the Smart School House blog. The blog is simply amazing and is divided into two parts. There is a section for DIY crafts with fun and creative ideas you can use to spice up your home. And of course, there is also the recipe section for any food you could want.
Young House Love is a blog perfect for those who want to make some small DIY house improvements. It contains tons of ideas such as ways to beautify your bland front porch, how to install pine floorings, refinishing an old bathtub, spicing up an otherwise boring foyer and much more. Drop by if you plan on doing some renovations and you’ll get tons of cool ideas.
As you might have already guessed from its name, the blog is all about craft. In fact, it is about all types of craft imaginable that you can do on your own. It is neatly categorized into accessories, home accessories, art, clothing, crochet, jewelry, plants, bags and purses, knitting, dolls and miniatures, food craft, needlecraft, toys, candles and so much more. Visit the site, and you’ll never run out of fun things to do.
This blog was started by a mom of three young boys, so you get the idea why she is passionate about organizing. In here, you’ll find practical tips on how to decrease the clutter in your home. There are helpful articles like “My Five Favorite Ways to Organize Room-by-Room,” posts covering on color combinations, lighting, rugs, florals, and art.
You’ll never get bored with the Hostess with the Mostness blog. It is a site which focuses on DIY party projects. As such, you’ll find tons of ideas for party décor projects such as baseball-inspired birthday balloons, zombies, and Halloween themed party decors, Mardi Gras décor DIY projects and more.
If it is stylish interiors that you want, then The Inspired Room blog is all you need. You find tons of imaginative and stunning interior design ideas in this blog that’s perfect for your bedroom, family room, dining room, and kitchen. The posts contain beautiful pictures to give you an idea how different design elements work together. Furthermore, it’s easy to duplicate any room you might fancy because the site contains the suppliers for the furniture and fixtures displayed.
As its name suggests, the Decor8 blog is all about decorating your space, whether home or business. One of the most well-known design blogs in the world, it is founded in 2006 by American stylist and author Holly Becker. It is divided into five categories: interiors, places, business, and objects. So whatever renovation you are planning to do, you’ll likely find the inspiration you need from this blog.
Pretty Handy Girl.com is, well, a pretty handy blog indeed. You’ll find the right DIY project you are looking for. There are articles such as “30 Amazing DIY Decorative Mirrors,” “Aging is so Distressing – Techniques for Antiquing Furniture,” and “Changing Out a Light Fixture (Bye-Bye Hollywood Strip Light),” which come with pictures and very detailed instructions.
The Vintage Revivals is a blog that’s all about redecorating your space on your own terms. According to the blog’s author, no one else should dictate you on how you want your house to look and feel like. As such, the author boldly does redecorate projects, which she thankfully documents, and share the step by step process so you can do it too.
I’m pretty sure that like me, you’re a little intrigued by the blog’s choice of name. Well, Funky Junk Interiors is all about creating unique interior design accents out of salvage finds. You’d be surprised how the author managed to combine wood planks and twigs she picked up into unique art pieces. Of course, there is also a DIY section for fun.
The Infarrantly Creative site contains DIY tutorials you can enjoy and try yourself. For instance, you can try the “5 Creative Ways To Wrap Presents” and well as the “Hanging Wooden X Chandelier” tutorial. If you’re into cooking, you’re in luck – the site also contains recipes to whet your appetite.
Paper & Stitch is a blog made for the modern woman. You’ll find cool DIY ideas for home decor, styling, fashion and more. You’ll find tons of articles giving fun DIY ideas such as tricks and tips on how to create a personalized pillowcase, unique wall hooks, and fantastic pom poms that would be amazing to make for special and fun events.
The In My Own Style blog is all about affordable DIY decorating ideas. Some of its projects include Fall Décor Ideas on mantel décor and flower arrangement. The site also showcases DIY projects such as painting an accent wall, Faux French enamel signs for doors adding wallpaper to a dining room, and even a complete makeover with a cost estimate.
The Lovely Indeed blog contains lifestyle, travel, food, and style sections. However, it also contains DIY and interiors sections that would give you the inspiration you need in case you plan to do some work on your own. For instance, it has the 5-minute hack to organize your closet, tips on choosing the perfect bathroom tiles, and so much more.
The Happier Homemaker blog has useful sections such as DIY & crafts, recipes, and amazing tips on how to properly organize your things. In the DIY section, you’ll find tips on how to update your home lighting to get that modern look, living room makeover ideas, and tips on new home paint makeover as well as DIY gift bags from wrapping paper. This site is worth a visit.
The DIY Show Off has a tutorial section that should hit the spot for DIY enthusiasts. It contains detailed, step-by-step process on how to do bathroom makeovers, solutions for common closet problems such as angled or wedged closet floor as well as instructions for a pantry makeover. There is also a DIY on how to make a globe light fixture cover and step on how to create a hanging organizer. You’ll find useful ideas if you visit this site.
The Refresh Restyle blog is all about home makeovers. Its popular posts include topics on wall prep before painting, detailed instruction on how to make a bench, rustic DIY home decors, and creating a raised garden. It also has a craft section where you can find cool ideas to try out such as spring centerpieces, farmhouse signs, and hand-painted pillows.
The Rain on a Tin Roof blog has decorating ideas section that contains a lot of design options you might want to try. But for the ultimate DIY lover, the blog also comes with a DIY & crafts section. Some of the topics are on nucore flooring, crystal magnets, kitchen banquette, faux crystal knobs, faux crystal vase and more. Be sure to also check out its furniture makeover section as well as its parties- ideas and decors section.
The Damask Love is a crafting blog founded by Amber. While she used to be a child psychologist, she ditched her psychology career to see if a career in crafting would work. Apparently, it does, and now, you can view tons of DIY content on her site which you can try out for yourself. These include printing your own wall calendar, no-sew holiday aprons, DIY sneakers, and a lot more.
Fall for DIY is a blog that is all about do-it-yourself fun stuff to try. For instance, there is a tutorial on needle felted pompom cushion, parcel paper stocking gift wrap, gold-dipped wooden tree decorations, parquet flooring tutorial, and half circle picture frames tutorial. The blog is founded by Francesca who is a self-confessed DIY enthusiast herself.
My Poppet is a craft blog launched by Cintia with the hope of guiding and inspiring her readers to be creative and resourceful in their chosen field of craft. The blog has a vast collection of tutorials on a variety of topics such as crochet, needle felting, paper craft, quilting, digital media, photography, and sewing. The blog also wants kids to develop a love of crafting early on as a lot of the tutorials are specifically targeted for young readers. If you want your kids to get busy during their idle time, check out this site.
The DIY Playbook started when Chicago ladies and best friends, Casey and Bridget, decided to pool their creative skills by doing their first DIY project, which is decorating their first homes. The project made them realize that they also share the same passion for DIY and thus, The DIY Playbook was born. As such, you’ll find useful DIY tutorials on their site, a combined product of their experiences and creativity.
Artsy Chicks Rule was founded by an East Coast mother named Nancy who is currently based in Hampton Roads area of Virginia. If you’re wondering about the blog’s name, it was started by her husband who started calling her an artsy chick the first time they met. And he’s definitely right. You’ll find on Nancy’s blog that she definitely knows how to create classy pieces with her DIY tutorials. Check out her site.
Is your closet space screaming for a makeover but you don’t know how? Just head out to Erin Spain, and you’ll find easy to understand, detailed instructions on how to go about any makeover you can think of. Yes, the site has instructions for a bedroom makeover, coffee bar makeover and a lot more. You can also visit their project gallery if you want some inspirations on that DIY project you’ve been mulling on.
The DIY Village is composed of a husband and wife team Matt and Jacque. Interestingly, it took a storm which destroyed a portion of their home for the couple to start the blog. It’s a way of sharing with friends and readers the DIY knowledge they gain out of the numerous do-it-yourself projects they completed. Since it’s knowledge gleaned from experience, you’ll find honest and practical tips you can apply when doing a project on your own.
The Sincerely Sara D blog is run by a mom of three named Sarah. At one glance, you’ll know right away that it is a renovation and home improvement blog. Surprisingly, it appears that Sarah uses her house for the renovation projects she posts on this site. Her top 5 posts for 2017 are her post regarding her bathroom remodel project, her kitchen remodel project which took months to complete, creating a silhouette art using her daughter as the model, the living room makeover, and creating open shelves for storage. Makes you wonder which part of the house she will redo this year.
If you have a farm, the DIV Diva blog will probably suit you. There are useful (for farms, that is) tutorials such as how to build an A-frame coop also known as a duck house, instructions on how to build a kickass chicken coop, as well as preparing for winter. But even if you don’t own a farm, the blog still contains non-farm DIY project like building a climbing wall and several renovation projects.
Cuckoo 4 Design is run by a German citizen living in the United States. Her passion for doing DIY projects is evident in the numerous posts the author made on her site. There are DIY projects on creating a huge tassel, repainting her son’s bedroom, putting on a realistic zombie makeup probably for her son’s Halloween party, and even installing a new faucet. If you’re a handyman yourself, check out this site and compare notes.
The Rambling Renovators site has a sizable collection of DIY content. In fact, they had to group it into categories such as celebrations, crafts, sewing & textiles, and holidays. Sample projects for celebrations include table setting for a fall party, ideas for a pancake and pajama party and a Parisian art splatter party. For the crafts category, the sample project ideas are like pumpkin carving, creating paper butterflies. Check this site out and you’ll find fun stuff to do.
As suggested by its name, Decorchick is actually a site for décor ideas. However, it also contains a lot of DIY project such as picture frames, printable magnets, making silhouette advent calendar, and even book makeovers. There are also tons of decorating ideas for your master bedroom, man room, pantry, kitchen makeover, music/living room and even floor retiling.
If you thought that the Almost Makes Perfect blog is run by a perfectionist, you would be very wrong. Actually, Molly (the owner) gave that name to this blog because, according to her, she just could not do anything right. However, she has learned to live with it so everything should be alright. Anyway, there some DIY ideas over at the site’s DIY archives. The good thing is that you don’t worry if you don’t get it right the first time.
In case you are wondering who are these Do It Yourself Divas, they are actually sisters, Megan and Stephanie. They are passionate about doing stuff their own way, so you’ll find a mix of home decor ideas, sewing tutorials, fashion and lifestyle posts, DIY furniture building ideas, recipes, and even refinishing projects.
According to its author, the Pet Scribbles blog is where she shares my craft tutorials, home and garden projects, and occasional stories about my cats. Yes, there are plenty of DIY ideas on this blog, and they are neatly arranged into the four seasons. A few of the sample of projects belonging to the Spring category includes flower magnets, creating Easter banner with Canvas Corp, miniature Easter basket, and bunny cookie cutters.
Jennifer Stagg, owner of the With Heart blog describes herself as an “interior designer, storyteller, die-hard do-it-yourselfer, wife, and mother.” Even when she worked full time as a TV anchor, you’ll find her getting her hands dirty during weekends with her DIY projects. Check out her DIY space, and you’ll find a project from cribs, faux wood beams, kitchen cabinets, bookcases and even light fixtures.
Dixie runs the Dixie DIY blog while living with a mentally unstable cat somewhere in Texas. She admits to being addicted to sewing and lately costuming, which explains why most of the blog posts are about those subjects. If you’re into those two crafts, check out her blog and you’ll encounter a lot of sewing ideas. Lately, it seems that Dixie is even into designing her own clothes as well.
As it describes itself, the How Does She.com blog is a site created and inspired by women. It’s not really a purely DIY blog as it also contains topics that women love such as beauty secrets and products, recipes, organizing tips for their homes, family matters, travel and, of course, shopping. But the site does contain many DIY ideas neatly categorized into Crafting, Sewing, Decorating, Gardening, Gift Giving, Gift Wrapping, and Baby Gifts. Yes, the site is definitely worth a visit as you’ll likely find a DIY project worth your while.
Designer Geneva Vanderzeil founded the A Pair & A Spare blog in 2010. Vanderzeil is also a craft lover so came with this idea for the site to host for stylish DIYs and How-to tutorials. It became so popular that it even landed in the top 50 Fashion & Lifestyle blogs by The Times UK. So expect the DIYs you’ll find on this site to be the real deal. There are projects you can do in the site’s Style section as well as in the Interiors section.
The Addicted 2 Decorating blog was founded by Kristi who is both a DIY and interior decorating addict. With such a potent combination of passions, expect the site to be fully loaded with top of the line DIY ideas. In fact, DIY projects seem to dominate the site’s post that it had to be divided into several categories: Room Makeovers, Artwork & Wall Décor Project, Before & After, Furniture, Home Accessory, Home Improvement, Lighting Projects, Window Treatments, and Wall, Ceiling & Floor DIY Projects. Take your pick.
The Ruffled site is actually a wedding blog. You’ll find tons of wedding ideas inside along with numerous photos of happily wedded couples. However, it also has an extensive DIY collection, though its project is mostly geared toward weddings. For instance, you will find DIY Winter Wreath projects, DIY Wedding Bouquet with Foraged Look, DIY Star Confetti Flutes… well, you get the idea now. Any type of wedding-related DIY project, you’ll likely find it here.
The Curbly blog is all about makeovers and DIYs. In the Makeovers section, you’ll find tons of makeover ideas that they are even organized into different categories per location such as Kitchens, Bathrooms, Living Rooms, Bedrooms, Dressers, Tables & Desks, and Wall Makeovers. Its DIY section, on the other hand, contains a variety of ideas such as Styrofoam art, antique paper, dog treats, and cabinets.