Published on February 15, 2019

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There are those who dabble in the art of DIY, and then there are the hardcore, serious DIY-ers who never fail to impress us with their frugal creativity. Regardless of where you find yourself on the spectrum, it’s safe to say that a little inspiration can go a long way. While scouring Pinterest or Instagram is one way to source ideas for your next project, we are all for looking to the pros who do it best.

The creatives ahead do more than just provide us with a constant stream of ideas and inspiration. They offer creative direction for reinventing the everyday and guide us through each project with the help of thoughtful tutorials and videos.

Not sure where to start? We compiled a list of the must-follow designers, creatives, and DIY-ers who continue to fuel our not-so-mild crafting obsession. Keep reading for the best DIY blogs you should have bookmarked yesterday (but now is fine, too).

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Aww Sam

Aww Sam’s color-fueled aesthetic never ceases to inspire us. Founder Sam Ushiro is all about packing in a bold dose of color in every project she takes on—and that’s a decorative mood we can definitely get behind on.

Get the how-to for these vibrant mini photo ledges on Aww Sam.

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HomeMade Modern

Hardcore DIY-ers, listen up. HomeMade Modern is all about tackling the bigger projects—DIY plywood sofas, dining tables, and shoe cabinets, to name a few. Every one of the DIYs come with a helpful infographic with thorough directions and imagery to boot.

Get the scoop on this under $100 DIY sofa on HomeMade Modern.

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The House That Lars Built

Sometimes we think we’re good at coming up with new colorful projects to DIY, then we remember Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built is out there creating away. Visit her site for truly inspired projects that will make your home or party filled with cheer.

For the full Polish chandelier planter visit The House That Lars Built.

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Oh Happy Day

This party blog is HAPPY. What else would you expect? Discover party DIYs that will have your guests talking until the next bash you throw.

For the full watercolor paper backdrop DIY visit Oh Happy Day.

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Is there anything sarah sherman samuel doesn’t do? The L.A.-based designer, art director, and content creator also finds time to share DIY projects on her blog, Stories (formerly smitten studio . Expect to find chic and trendy DIYs that leaves you with a useful final product you’ll love having in your home.

For the full rolling to-do list DIY visit Stories.

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Sugar & Cloth

The DIYs found on Sugar & Cloth represent what we wish every party we attend is decorated like. Think pastels and sparkles all day, every day.

For the full retro lazy susan DIY visit Sugar & Cloth.

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Justin and Cassidy are the DIY power couple behind Remodelaholic. They’re experts at thinking outside the box, recreating spaces, and working on a budget.

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Erin Spain

Southern-born Erin Spain started her blog as a place to share affordable DIY projects that focus on home decorating, lifestyle, and everything in-between. Spain shares her insights as she works to make her house a home on a budget.

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Caroline Burke shares her favorite trend-led DIYs with easy step-by-step instructions that anyone can master. The aesthetic is a minimalist’s dream and you’ll want to recreate every single project she posts.

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Fall for DIY

This photo-heavy blog makes even the most challenging projects seem easy to tackle. Take for example this wooden studio sofa, which you can learn how to recreate, here.

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Jenni is a DIY wizard. Her entire blog is devoted to only the prettiest, most colorful, and impressive DIY projects that just about anyone can do. She creates everything from clothing to home decor and even jewelry.

For the full triangle succulent holder DIY visit I SPY DIY.

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Almost Makes Perfect

Molly’s bio reads, “There’s no fun in making things if you take yourself too seriously, so be ok with messing up, okay?” Her decor DIYs are perfect for the minimalist, neutral home and are also great for beginners.

See the full 3D Planter DIY visit Almost Makes Perfect.

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Craft Hunter

Fiona, a Sydney-based blogger (and stylist at Homes Plus Magazine!), creates the most thoughtful, sweet gifts and decor, providing detailed, step-by-step photographs and instructions for every DIY.

For the full rainbow gift tag DIY visit Craft Hunter.

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Vintage Revivals

Our favorite projects on Mandi’s totally fearless diy blog are her furniture rehabs, which she does a lot of. Browse for inspiration or follow her lead with step-by-step instructions.

For the full leather handle DIY visit Vintage Revivals.

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Homey Oh My

Love Scandinavian, neutral decor? Move this blog up to the top of your list. Blogger Amy is an expert at creating chic, simple DIYs that anyone can accomplish in an afternoon’s time.

For the full image transfer wall hanging DIY visit Homey Oh My.

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Little Green Notebook

Jenny Komenda is kind of the queen of DIY. The Phoenix-based interior designer has been blogging her projects since 2007, which means if you want to DIY it, she probably already has. From big (home renovations) to small (home accessories), Komenda’s got you covered.

For the full yarn wrapped hanger DIY visit Little Green Notebook.

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Design*Sponge isn’t just DIYs and before & afters—you won’t be able to resist browsing beautiful spaces and pinning recipes, too. But back to the DIY, expect to find entertaining ideas as well as cute home accessories you can make all by yourself.

For the full spring party floral staircase DIY visit Design*Sponge.

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Oh Joy!

If you’re not a DIY-design maven, you might recognize Oh Joy! from their recent collaboration with Target (which was just adorable!). Follow blogger, designer, and mom Joy Cho for cute and colorful design inspo that feels fun and easy.

For the full typography lightbox DIY visit Oh Joy!.

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Young House Love

Welcome to the blog of Sherry and John, a husband and wife duo who have been at the DIY game for 7 years. Three homes and two kids later, there are almost 3,000 projects on their site, so prepare to fall down the Internet rabbit hole immediately after visiting their site. It’s our fave for home improvement projects!

For the full homemade laundry room counter DIY visit Young House Love.

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Paper & Stitch

Brittni Mehlhoff founded Paper & Stitch in 2008 and has been chronicling her DIYs and home and fashion inspiration ever since (which we could NOT be happier about). We’d be over the moon if any of Melhoff’s pastel creations made their way into our homes, which we could easily make happen, because her instructions (and beautiful photos) are so helpful.

For the full holographic chair DIY visit Paper & Stitch.

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A Beautiful Mess

Expect to find everything from lipstick recommendations to yummy recipes to epic DIYs from the sisters who run A Beautiful Mess. If you like color, you’re going to love the online world of Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman.

For the full abstract modern art DIY visit A Beautiful Mess.

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Lovely Indeed

Chelsea’s blog makes us want to get rid of every neutral item in our homes and swap them for bright, color fun (and DIY-ed) pieces instead! Discover party inspiration, gifts, home accessories, and more!

For the full pegboard DIY visit Lovely Indeed.

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The Jungalow

DIY is not the main focus of Justina Blakeney’s bohemian-inspired blog, but we sure do love it when she posts one! If your home is filled with bohemian decor and a variety of plants, this one’s for you.

For the full “indigo do’s” DIY visit The Jungalow.

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Alice & Lois

Twin sisters Melissa & Sara (their name is a tribute to their grandmothers!) run their DIY blog together while living separately in San Francisco and Colorado. Their DIY projects are simple, sweet, and sophisticated. If you’re looking to dip your toes into DIY and really love your final product, look here.

For the full cake stand DIY visit Alice & Lois.

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P.S. –  I Made This

Erica Domesek literally makes things so beautiful people can’t tell it’s a DIY—with projects in fashion, beauty, food, accessories, shoes, and of course, lifestyle (aka home).

For the full macrame planter DIY visit P.S. – I made this.

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We Are Scout

Visit We Are Scout to discover truly creative DIYs for everything entertaining and decorating your home, courtesy of two Australian bloggers. We’re talking stunning imagery, captivating colors, and just plain fun ideas.

For the full string art DIY visit We Are Scout.

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Studio DIY

Founder Kelly now has a team to help her DIY the prettiest party goods around, which are categorized by piñatas, emojis, manis, puns, balloons, and junk food. Are you thinking what we’re thinking? Yes, it’s time to go DIY a piñata.

For the full tropical drink piñata DIY visit Studio DIY.

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The Merrythought

This Western New York-based lifestyle site focuses on living simply with an emphasis on DIYs with natural and affordable materials. These small town crafters know a thing or two (or twenty) about DIY—including recipes, fashion, and entertaining.

For the full wood letter birthday garland DIY visit The Merrythought.

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Tell, Love, and Party

Sara is a crafty blogger who has an impressive knack for creating entertaining accessories and home decor accents that pop. She even has an entire tab for holiday DIYs, so you know she has you covered each time you throw a party.

For the full fiesta garland DIY visit Tell, Love, and Party.

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A Pair & A Spare

Founder and blogger Geneva shares inspirational DIY posts for everything from travel to clothing, accessories, beauty—and of course, home decor. Visit to see soft, beautiful photography and DIYs your friends will be impressed by.

For the full hairpin leg bench DIY visit A Pair & A Spare.

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This Vancouver-based husband and wife duo create (and round-ups!) so many different types of DIYs we don’t even know where to begin.

For the full accordion sconce DIY visit Poppytalk.

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Classy Clutter

Bloggers Mallory and Savannah are the two halves behind Classy Clutter, a site full of decor ideas and craft inspiration. Bonus: There’s lot of cleaning content AND they have crafts for kids! Definitely visit for furniture painting projects.

For the full furniture painting DIY visit Classy Clutter.

This story was originally published April 2017, it has been updated with new information.  


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