The Best DIY Bloggers of 2015
These top DIY bloggers will fuel your creativity and motivation
Are you one of the persons who craft, sew or paint just for fun, and would like to turn it into a blogging as a business but don’t know how to start? Then you should continue reading this article. Because we have collected and thus revealing some worthy tips from the best DIY bloggers. They have shared their thoughts about starting a blog, including all must-haves and must-dos that will make you succeed. It is time to turn your DIY passion into money!
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A Beautiful Mess
We like Emma & Elsie’s blog because of its uniqueness. They have an amazingly rich blog, where they share their creative projects not only about craft but also about home decor and lifestyle.
Emma & Elsie’s tip: “My first tip I would share with someone starting out is to consider their photography. Most readers who are looking for great DIY content want to read instructions as well as see them (in either picture or videos) so be sure to have plan for how you will produce this content for them.”
Follow them: instagram.com/abeautifulmess
A Joyful Riot
We like Malissa & Machelle’s blog because these creative sisters are passionate about crafting and their work is absolutely charming. They know how to make pretty things in a fun and colorful way.
Malissa & Machelle’s tip: “Just start! For years we consulted with each other on the idea of pursuing this DIY blogging dream. We always wanted our blog's beginning to be perfect and reflective of our styles. But year after year it still hadn't happened; we just didn't have the fortitude to come up with a plan and execute it. Without the blogging platform, it was easy to put the skills we needed to improve on (like photography and web designing) on the back burner. So one day, we just bought our hosting and got to writing posts! We had no plan and we didn't yet possess the skills we needed for that "perfect" blog we always wanted. But, for us, having the actual blog was what we needed to force ourselves to put in the work to improve. We still have a long way to go but every day we produce content that we are more and more proud of. Starting with our dream site would have been awesome! But it wasn't realistic for us as busy full-time workers, students, spouses and parents (and procrastinators!). So for us just starting was the best thing we ever did!”
Follow them: instagram.com/ajoyfulriot
A Piece of Rainbow
We like Ananda’s blog because her creativity has no limit. She has an amazing style filled with nice DIY objects. You can easily find so many different designs, ranging from paintings to DIY lambs.
Ananda’s tip: “My very first tip for those who consider starting DIY blogging is to start making things so one builds up enough content for 6 months before launching the blog. i did that and it truly saved me from burning out, because there are so many things to learn when it comes to setting up a website and writing blogs and getting started on social media!”
Follow her: instagram.com/apieceofrainbow
We like Maro’s blog because it is a great source for inspiration and you can find everything you are looking for on this very blog. We especially like the way she matches ribbon in every small items, like earrings and bracelets.
Maro’s tip: “Make things you need! Don't bother with complicated DIYs that produce sophisticated stuff if you aren't going to use it! You are not going to get inspiration this way and your readers will be able to know your heart wasn't in it! Instead make stuff you need for your home, your friends, your loved ones and yourself! Chances are other people need them too and will be visiting your post to learn how to make them!”
We like Amber’s blog because it reflects the spirit and the warmth of Miami in all of the DIY projects. You can find everything here: pompoms, tassels, all in bright and vibrant colors.
Amber’s tip: “My tip to those who are considering starting a DIY blog would be: Commit to being original and remain fiercely true to your brand.”
Follow her: instagram.com/damasklove
Dans le Lakehouse
We like Tanya's blog because she has an amazing style filled with vibrant colours. She's filled every space in her home with useful and creative DIY Projects.
Tanya’s tip: “For anyone considering blogging, I would say that they should take their time! There's a return to slow blogging: better projects with outstanding pictures, without the frantic pace of posting daily. It's tempting to want to create content every day, but I think that just waters down the whole blog. Definitely get everything set up correctly, right off the bat: your own domain, a good blog name, a great web design. I don't have these things myself because blogging felt much more amateurish back when I started and it has been difficult to keep up. I wish I could start over. I'd already have a crisp web design, clever branding, large, high quality photos and less content of a higher quality.”
Follow her: instagram.com/danslelakehouse/
We like Dinah’s blog because her blog is full of inspirations. Her DIY projects are quite easy to make with low budget. She is really successful and loves what she creates, and this results in amazing designs and crafts.
Dinah’s tip: “Before you start a DIY blog, write and create 20 articles. Take step-by-step photos, edit the pictures, and write the step-by-step tutorial for each. This will determine whether your will like blogging or not. If you do, buy your URL and start a Wordpress site. As a bonus, you will be a month ahead of the game with publishing your content. DIY Blogging isn't just about being creative and doing projects. It takes time, motivation, professionalism, and consistency.”
Follow her: instagram.com/diyinspired
Funky Junk Interiors
We like Donna’s blog because she creates wonderful stuff with wood, cans, burlap sack, etc. to decorate her home, making it looks unique. Moreover, her projects with stencil reflect her skills to transform awesomely what she touches. She has made her blogging passion her full time career.
Donna’s tip: "Quality tools that fit the size of your hands well. Women's hands require a smaller, lighter scale, that can be just as powerful as the big guns!"
Follow her: instagram.com/funkyjunkinteriors
We like Jane’s blog because her sewing projects are incredibly gorgeous. She has a timeless style that mostly contains vintage patterns, polka dots and gingham. They never get old!
Follow her: pinterest.com/handmadejane
We like Claire’s blog because she has fallen in love with crafting and you can feel it all around her blog. She feels love and pride when her projects are finished.She shares every piece of details and secrets of her inspiring projects and that makes her a creative soul.
Follow her: pinterest.com/hearthandmade
We like Beckie’s blog because she is a “think-outside-the-box” creator. She just sees beauty where nobody else does and inspires her readers through her pretty and usable decor to unleash their creativity in sewing, painting, drawing, etc.
Beckie’s tip: "My number one tip for starting a DIY blog is don’t go into it thinking you are going to make money. You will burn out so quick. Blog because it is your passion. If it is money you want to make you would be better off trying to sell your DIY wares than trying to start a blog. It is a very saturated niche and hard to find your audience. That being said the cream always rises to the top. If you are good and your photography is great you will eventually start to build an audience. However a blog is not like build it and they will come. it is more build it, blog it, and then work your tail off to promote it. You have to work very hard for your audience, never underestimate the power of marketing. That is 75% of your job."
Follow her: instagram.com/infarrantlycreative
We like Anette’s blog because of her unique style. Her blog contains beautifully- designed accessories and knits that will definitely inspire you. Her style will make you fall in love with home-made accessories.
Anette’s tip: “Work on developing a unique concept that no one else has - produce high quality content and pictures and only produce DIYs that you would really like to have for yourself.”
Follow her: instagram.com/lebenslustiger
Let's Make It Lovely
We like Roopini’s blog because her interest evolves not only around crafting but also around home decor. She shows how to create re-used materials to organize your home with a quite low budget.
Roopini’s tip: “Follow your heart. Don't be intimidated by looking at other blogs. Just focus on doing what you like and write about it. Stay confident and you will get there. Get creative and let your imagination steer your journey.”
Follow her: pinterest.com/vroopini
Lotts and Lots
We like Charlotte’s blog because it is an incredible source, especially for accessory crafting. You’ll be amazed to see that her tutorials are almost endless and you can easily follow up with her tutorials.
Charlotte’s tip: “I think the most important thing to consider when starting a DIY blog is to write about what you are truly passionate about. My loves are jewellery making and home renovations - there are so many different ideas to try I never run out of tutorials to share with my readers. Other than that have fun and enjoy it!”
Follow her: pinterest.com/lottsandlots
We like Morena’s blog because hertutorials, that are very well-explained, cover all what we can imagine: jewelry, holiday crafts, papercrafts, kid’s crafts, etc. Morena usually uses thrifted and inexpensive items to have beautiful and colorful creations.
Morena’s tip: “My advice is to find your voice. Keep making things and discover your passion. Do you like to build, to bake, upcycle, or something else? Once you're comfortable with your style and confident in what you make you'll be able to relate to your audience more.”
Follow her: pinterest.com/morenascorner
We like Nellie’s blog because she gives us a life lesson that we can enjoy and be entirely grateful for simple and cheap handmade stuff that are made with love and will be remembered.
Nellie’s tip: “Number one tip for starting a DIY blog is to be prepared to work harder than you would ever think... and then more. The things you will need to learn and master beyond DIY are probably even more important than the DIY projects themselves. If you aren't willing to work hard and learn new things... you'd better just quit before you get too far in. DIY blogging as a career is so much more than the projects you see. There is so much behind the scenes stuff that takes up SO MANY MORE HOURS than the diy projects themselves. Understand that, prepare for it, be willing to tackle it and then you'll be on your way to success!”
Follow her: instagram.com/miznelliebellie
One Good Thing by Jillee
We like Jillee's blog because she is not only inspiring us with her creativity but also with her life story about surpassing and dealing with problems. Her blog is a great source for finding motivation, inspiration as well as creativity.
Jillee’s tip: “Before someone starts the actual process of DIY blogging I would say they need to find a topic they are passionate about. Blogging is an incredible amount of work and it takes quite a bit of time before you make decent money. If you don't aren't blogging about topics you love you'll quickly burn out.”
Follow her: instagram.com/byjillee
We like Chiara & Irene’s blog because their blog is born and bred in one of the most fascinating beauties of the Mediterranean region. Thus their creativity is inspired by the Mediterranean style, which can be found in their minimal yet colorful craftings.
Chiara & Irene’s tip: “The first thing to say is that if you really want it, you should absolutely strive for it. At least start, give it a chance and see how it goes! With this mindset in place, our advice is to be ready for a very time consuming activity, be ready for moments where you'd want to kick everybody and everything away and just leave it all. Well, no one is really ever ready for this, but at least you were warned :-p To us, being a pair has been the best solution yet, helping each other when one has a "no" moments or making tough decisions feel lighter together. If you're so lucky to have a work soul mate, definitely go with her.”
Follow them: instagram.com/oneodiy
Pops de Milk
We like Patricia’s blog because her passion about crochet is truly impressing. She designs adorable and very unique patterns, which are easy to follow and will cheer you up.
Patricia’s tip: “I think the most important thing is to choose a craft that you absolutely love and are passionate about. If you are wholeheartedly invested in this craft then you will do everything possible to become an expert in it. This is what will gain you credibility among your followers as well as the motivation to keep going when you think you've hit a dead end. And it goes without saying that you should have fun with it!”
Follow her: instagram.com/popsdemilk
Remodelando la Casa
We like Cristina’s blog because she has the ability to do a complete makeover of old furniture and she makes them look fancy. We love her natural talent to craft, paint and recycle anything. She can create a wreath made of clothespins or a pumpkin of ribbon spools.
Follow her: instagram.com/remodelacasa
We like Sarah’s blog because she is so good at transforming everything simple into beautiful objects especially by adding a pop of color. She will help you to colourize your objects!
Sarah’s tip: “I would say my advice is to create content you truly love. Don’t be afraid to try writing and sharing about new thing. Explore topics that interest you!”
Follow her: instagram.com/sarahhearts
Studs and Pearls
We like Kirsten’s blog because her ideas lead her to create fashion, home decor, sewing and art projects. Kirsten is so talented that she can turn a simple bag into an awesome item that will enhance any outfit.
Kirsten’s tip: “My number one tip for those who want to start a DIY blog is to ignore the numbers. I'm referring to the likes, visits and clicks. All of that doesn't matter in the beginning - and it may matter to a certain extent in the future - but it's not the most important aspect to focus on. Instead of finding new ways to get more likes, spend that time sharing your passion and creating quality content. The readers will come naturally, along with the likes and clicks. But what is more important is that you provide something substantial for your readers.”
Follow her: instagram.com/kirsten_nunez
We like Aaria’s blog because her work thrives in a great simplicity and she creates easy-to- follow yet very beautiful designs and products that are ready to inspire you.
Aaria’s tip: “I think, the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of starting a DIY blog is- ask yourself whether you really love what you'll be writing about. DIY requires a lot of time, effort and passion. It needs a lot of interest from your side. So, start reading DIY blogs, get ideas from your home, Pinterest, everywhere! Pinpoint the exact interests you have- be it in home decor, style, cooking. Remember, if you don't create a blog you love to read, no one else will!”
Follow her: instagram.com/surelysimpleblog
Sustain My Craft Habit
We like Jane & Sonja’s blog because they are two sisters, who don’t only love crafting but also care environment while doing that. They are beautifully creating objects with re-cycled and re-used materials in such a way that everyone can follow up.
Jane & Sonja’s tip: “I think the most helpful tip would be to make sure your photos are the highest quality possible. The online world is so visual and good images are key to social media and blogging. Even if photography is not your strong suit, there are great online tips and tutorials to make the most of the equipment you have as well as software programs to improve your photos after-the-fact (we use Lightroom). There are also lots of free high-quality stock photos available online to use.”
Follow them: instagram.com/sustainmycrafthabit
We like Kimberly’s blog because every corner of her home has been decorated by herself, showing us how a little DIY detail can transform the whole space. And the best of all is that she shares her thoughts, challenges, tips and design work with her readers.
Kimberly’s tip: “If you are thinking about starting a DIY blog, then I think the way you present tutorials and your completed projects is paramount to being successful. Taking clear, well-lit images and sharing the final product in an aesthetically pleasing way is essential in an online world where the visual is paramount. Invest in a good DSLR camera and learn how to use it and begin to develop your own 'brand image' - make sure whatever you are showing is consistent as well as unique and don't compare yourself with others - everyone is on a different point in their own journey so be inspired but never copy. And be prepared for the long haul - it takes a while to start building an audience but it's so worth the work!”
Follow her: instagram.com/redlilocks
Tales From a Happy House
We like Gillian’s blog because she has a great variety of craft projects: sewing, crochet, papercraft, etc., that will encourage you to embellish your home. Some of them are simple and fast and others are more elaborated and require more time.
Gillian’s tip: “Ignore trends and fashions and just choose projects you really love and which excite you. It takes a lot of time and effort to make and photograph something for a blog post, and so its got to be a project which inspires you and makes you happy.”
Follow her: instagram.com/gillian_talesfromahappyhouse
The Pretty Life Girls
We like Liz & Sam’s blog because it is a great source for daily inspiration, especially if you are keen to re-use simple daily objects to create something more colorful and lively.
Liz & Sam’s tip: “The most important thing, if you are considering becoming a DIY blogger, is to make sure you enjoy doing projects! If you don't enjoy DIY’ing, the blogging will seem like a chore instead of being fun. Its also important that you have ideas for projects that are original, simple, and functional.”
Follow them: https://instagram.com/prettylifegirls/
We like KariAnne’s blog because she has filled every room in her farmhouse with her crafting passion and talent to turn it into a lovable place for her husband and two daughters.
KariAnne’s tip: “Be authentic. Find your own voice and tell your own story. Write your posts the way that you talk and read them back to yourself to make sure that your writing comes across in an engaging manner. Lastly, write the kind of blog that you would want to read.”
Follow her: instagram.com/thistlewood
Today's Creative Life
We like Kim’s blog because she shows us how easy is to make your loved ones smile through little and useful details in special moments. She motivates us through her tutorials to go deeper into our creativity and let our imagination flies.
Kim’s tip: “Starting a DIY Blog in 2015 is so much different that when I started in 2007. The learning curve is much different and there are many programs a new blogger should take advantage of that can set them apart from others. Besides learning the basics, like buying your domain name and basic SEO, a new blogger should really understand they are building a brand. What direction do they want that brand to take? Who's your audience? Blog to your audience, not to other bloggers. If they are trying to build a business from blogging, approaching it as such is necessary.”
Follow her: instagram.com/todayscreativeblog
Very Berry Made
We like Ali’s blog because she uses colorful fabrics in her designs and sewing projects, combining them in such an excellent way, that you will be amazed by how she creates cute cushions, baskets, bags, etc.
Follow her: instagram.com/veryberryhandmade
Well I Guess This is Growing Up
We like Karen’s blog because she has updated and redecorated a house that was built in 1940s with her husband’s help by using her DIY talent. Now, it looks like one of these fancy houses that you just see in the design home magazines and dream to have one day.
Follow her: instagram.com/karenanita