Best DIY Blogs of the Blogosphere

Posted on Mar 1 2013 - 11:36pm by Jessica Johnson

iStock_000019564097_ExtraSmall“DIY” is more than knitting hats and making bookshelves out of old milk crates. It can refer to projects as small as cutting out paper snowflakes for your window or as large as remodeling your bathroom. There’s something for everyone!

And thanks to a recent wave of enthusiasm for DIY, there are blogs for every flavor of inspiration-seeker. Check out these neat sites chock full of DIY creativity, some of the best the Web has to offer.

A Beautiful Mess

http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/

Following the credo that “the best things in life are homemade,” bloggers Elsie and Emma offer ideas on crafts, photography, recipes, décor, fashion, and beauty. Apartment Therapy named A Beautiful Mess 2012’s best DIY blog.

Bower Power

www.bowerpowerblog.com/

The key part of this blog written by Atlanta resident Katie Bower and her husband Jeremy is the project catalog, featuring arts and crafts, bathroom and kitchen redesign, home improvement, and table-setting ideas.

The Art of Doing Stuff

www.theartofdoingstuff.com/

Penned by a Canadian television host named Karen whose “self-diagnosed lunacy” drives her to obsessively figure out how to do things, this blog offers tips on “kitchen, workshop, outdoor, design, and everything else.”

Centsational Girl

www.centsationalgirl.com/

This blog chronicles the efforts of Kate, a Californian “bargain hunter, design lover, incurable DIYer, and mother to three,” to turn “the drab into the fab.” Check out her inspiration posts and the style files.

DIY on the Cheap

www.diyonthecheap.blogspot.com/

Indiana native and current Atlanta-area resident Erin offers readers a window into her “serious love for all things ‘crafty’ and ‘DIY.’” She features five-question Q&A interviews with crafting and decorating experts.

Dream Green DIY

http://dreamgreendiy.com/

Writer, designer, and blogger Carrie Waller offers “ways to transform everyday objects into beautiful showstoppers.” Don’t miss her “thrift store score!” posts and her “one word” themed design posts.

What DIY blogs do you frequent? What makes for a good DIY site?

Jessica Johnson