Are you in need of some creative DIY inspiration? Perhaps you’ve just moved into a new flat and it’s in need of some home touches, or perhaps you’ve got some old clothes that could do with a little bit of TLC to spruce them up? Well we’ve got the perfect post for you…
We’ve rounded up six of the best creative bloggers on the internet who have some amazing creative tutorials and products that we are just dying to try out. Now read on and prepare to feel some serious creative inspiration.
Vintage Revivals is run by Mandi Gubler, and she is all about fearless DIY. Back in 2010 Mandi had a fear of decorating and was sick of it, so she decided to start a blog and decorate at the same time to over come this fear. Six years later she has well and truly conquered her fear and is now a DIY and decoration pro. Mandi loves thrifting and finding old household items and making them over into something amazing and new. She has worked on loads of small household DIY projects for example a toothbrush holder, a light up sign and a cup cake stand but what Mandi loves more than anything in the DIY world is to take on redoing and redesigning entire spaces.
Subversive Cross Stitch
Subversive Cross Stitch is the brainchild of Julie Jackson that began in the spring of 2003. She is an absolute pro at cross-stitching, but not the regular cross-stitching you would expect; Julie is the queen of sassy cross-stitching. It all began when Julie had an absolute nightmare of a boss and decided to purchase an ornate sampler from a craft store as a form of art anger management therapy. She stitched the pretty pink flower border and then decided to stitch the word ‘F**k’ right in the center and that’s what got the ball rolling. She enjoyed this art anger management therapy so much that she made a few more pieces and shared them over the internet with her friends, which then led to her website getting discovered and the interest of the press. Julie then decided to offer this sassy form of therapy to others through kits. With so many fun designs to choose from we asked Julie if she had a favorite one and here’s what she said… “It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I guess “Did You Take Your Meds Today?” is my recent fave. Because it’s colorful, functional, and there’s no shame in this reminder. It’s so popular, we’ve had neat little zipper bags made with the pattern printed on them!”
Almost Makes Perfect
Molly Madfis lives in Los Angeles and runs her blog Almost Makes Perfect. Molly’s goal is to make pretty things by hand that don’t cost an arm and a leg. She first started Almost Makes Perfect to improve her own crafting skills but also to inspire others that you don’t have to be technically skilled in order to make beautiful things. Her blog is simplistic yet beautiful and has loads of lovely little DIY tutorials to give your home that DIY chic feel. She has tutorials on how to make your own printable wifi cards for when you have guests coming to stay (we love this idea, so cute), a lovely little pom pom pillow and how to create a simple but stunning gallery wall in 5 minutes.
Amanda Freund is the lady behind Aunt Peaches, and she’s a ‘professional crafter, demo designer, and hardcore sequin enthusiast’. She first started her blog in 2010 as a way for her to practice her html skills and to display her amazing talent for making paper flowers. This hobby of course grew bigger and bigger and it’s now Amanda’s full time job. Her blog is kooky, fun and full of personality and she encourages her readers to ‘elevate the everyday’. Aunt Peaches has tones of quirky DIY tutorials like how to wallpaper your fridge (yes really, it looks amazing!), creating a cushion cover out of a mini skirt and of course how to make her infamous paper flowers.
P.S. I Made This…
Erica Domesek is pretty much the reigning queen of DIY design. She first created her website way back in 2009 as a result one of her friends wanting to purchase a necklace for $600 (which she thought was silly), instead she invited her friends round to her place to make their own necklaces for a fraction of that price and from there she set up her own site on Tumblr. This of course grew in popularity (and grew over social media too) and her hobby developed into a huge success and full time job. P.S. I Made This… is focused on ‘stylish living with a personal touch’ and is packed full of fashion, beauty and accessory DIY tutorials in which readers can learn all sorts of tricks, from how to make a fringe skirt, to glitter coasters, to crystal embellished headphones, there really is an endless supply of fun and creativity.
Homey Oh My!
Homey Oh My is a DIY and home lifestyle blog founded in 2013 by Amy Kim. Amy strives to share her creative ideas for modern living across her blog. Amy didn’t really dabble much in DIY before she started Homey Oh My, it was only until she moved into a new apartment that she became inspired to do some DIY decoration of her own and from there her blog was born. Amy keeps her blog simple but very chic and has loads of DIY projects, decorating advice and tones of inspiration. Readers of Homey Oh My can feast their eyes on all sorts of cute little projects, for example how to make some lovely little gold hexagonal ring dishes with geometric patterns, some brightly colored fruit magnets and how to make your own monogrammed cup.