I’m celebrating the fantastic and hard-working craft bloggers that give us so much inspiration and joy.
I love reading your favorites and checking out new blogs I didn’t know about. It’s been hard to add their details and not get distracted for an hour or two 🙂
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Mer Mag by Merrilee Liddiard
Why They Love It: Merrilee Liddiard has three kids that she loves to spend time with, and they like to make crafts together. MerMag was created as a result of combining her love of kids and crafting. She loves to make all kinds of structures and projects out of the simplest materials, as they are often the best. With a roll of duct tape, a cardboard box can be a mask or castle. She is the author of the book PLAYFUL: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids.
Why We Love It: MerMag is a beautifully crafted website, focusing on crafts for kids and crafts grown-ups and kids can do together. With heart and passion, her projects are well worth doing with your little ones.
Crafty Chica by Kathy Cano-Murillo
Why They Love it: Kathy’s passion is to inspire people to bring out their “inner sparkle”. An author of many books, creativepreneur and public speaker; Kathy is promoting positivity through creativity.
Why We Love It: Crafty Chica features wonderful Latinocentric arts and crafts. Her designs are full of color and life! There is so much to learn from Kathy’s projects and tutorials. Sifting through all her crafty goodness just brings a smile to your face 🙂
Sugar & Cloth by Ashley Rose
Why They Love It: Ashley Rose always had an interest in DIY craft and design, but her passion for it didn’t resurface until several years into her adulthood. After deciding to take a gap year from university that stretched into several, she decided to dive right into her passion. Thus Sugar & Cloth was born, and nine years later, it’s going stronger than ever. She loves all things DIY, and that is the main scope of her blog.
Why We Love It: The principle of her blog seems to be pleasing to the eye, not too time-consuming and complicated, and a joy to make. Which is exactly what they are. She shares carefully constructed, and aesthetically pleasing themed projects and crafts.
Hello Hydrangea by Lindsey Campbell
Why They Love It: Lindsey Campbell is an artist, weaver, and craft instructor. She helps and has helped thousands of students perfect their weaving skills. She shares her hard-earned expertise in her book, Welcome to Weaving: The Modern Guide. Her passions include weaving, macramé and helping other people to realize their creative potential.
Why We Love It: Right off the bat, her website is aesthetically pleasing to the eye and very well designed. The minimalist theme fits in quite well with her mission and site. She shares her expertise and helpful tips and tricks on everything to do with weaving.
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Yarn Harlot by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Why they love it: Stephanie has been writing and blogging about life and her knitting pursuits for over 14 years. A highly acclaimed author and knitting expert. Stephanie’s blog has a very strong readership and for that she is so very grateful.
Why We Love It: What Stephanie shares on her blog about her life is honest and heartfelt, sometimes sharing her most difficult times. Stephanie’s knitting projects are peppered throughout her life commentary. Her knitting books are full of humor and contain fabulous knitting tips and tricks.
A Beautiful Mess by Elsie and Emma
Why They Love It: A Beautiful Mess. If you’ve heard of that name, you’re not the only one. A Beautiful Mess, (Run by the sister team Elsie and Emma,) has been around for several years now. Elsie and Emma are all about learning, creating and engaging in all sorts of fun, creative DIY. Self-confessed homebodies, they love nothing more than staying at home and crafting. They run a successful blog and have written several books. Two of which are Happy Handmade Home, and Photo Idea Book.
Why We Love It: Their motto is “Stay At Home + And Make Something,” and that is undoubtedly the main focus of their site! They share all sorts of great content on all things craft. They have so much interesting content; it can be hard to know where to start. But luckily, they have a navigation page to help guide you around the site. Well worth a look.
Paper and Stitch by Brittni Mehlhoff
Why They Love It: With a background in fine art and a careful, fun, and systematic approach, Brittni Mehlhoff is excellent at what she does. She loves all things Style, DIY, and Design. Paper & Stich was started in 2008 with a specific idea in mind: sharing what Brittni knows and loves. But she has also branched out onto other subjects, interior design, quick and easy recipes, and her musings on travel.
Why We Love It: Paper & Stich has tutorials, projects, and posts about retro and classic designs, with a perfect modern twist. Brittni loves to share her opinions and thoughts on all sorts of subjects, from fashion to little things going on in her life. Her style of writing always makes for a fun and exciting read.
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Flamingo Toes by Bev McCullough
Why They Love It: Bev’s passion to create stemmed from growing up in a family of artists and seamstresses. She began sewing as a teenager and made her own clothes and room decor. Her style is a mix between modern and vintage. Her love for DIY, crafting and sewing has grown to include jewelry making, furniture refinishing and anything else that inspires her.
Why We Love It: Bev’s creations are adorable and so much fun! Her designs and projects are beautiful and it’s hard not to want to make all of them!
Design Sponge by Grace Bonney
Why They Love It: Design Sponge, created by founder and writer Grace Bonney in 2004, has stayed true to its name for all these years. Now working with a dedicated team, they publish interesting content daily on the world of design. In 2016, she published In the Company of Women, a book full of inspirational women advising on achieving your passions and dreams.
Why We Love It: The site is massive, with a dedicated team writing and putting together all sorts of engaging and interesting content. Their content is in all things design, craft and DIY, you’re sure to find something you love. We particularly like the interior design transformations. Stunning.
The Idea Room by Amy Huntley
Why They Love It: Amy Huntley is a photographer, proud mother of five, and loves all things craft and outdoors. A former Science teacher, she now spends her days doing what she loves most. Being a stay-at-home mom, and running her blog the Ideas Room. She shares all sorts of creative projects.
Why We Love It: The Ideas Room is mainly aimed at women looking to add more creativity to their lives. She shares easy projects, from papercraft to embroidery. If you are interested in interior design, she has plenty of that as well.
A Little Craft In Your Day by Courtney and Tanner
Why They Love It: Run by a team consisting of two teenagers, Courtney and Tanner, their fun-loving, engaging personalities are a perfect match with the ethos and feel of their site. They started A Little Craft In Your Day to introduce and encourage teenagers and kids to get excited about DIY.
Why We Love It: Their goal is to get teenagers excited about DIY and craft, in this world of mass-manufactured things, and they are doing a great job of that. Their posts are engaging, exciting and full of useful information. The site is bright and colorful, which fits perfectly. Not only for teenagers!
Positively Splendid by Amy Bell
Why They Love It: Growing up in a household filled with painting and sewing, Amy from Positively Splendid got into crafting and creativity from a young age. The blog began in 2010 with an aim to help others discover their creativity. The tutorials are full of wonderful photos, created to showcase what can be made with two hands.
Why We Love It: The photos used for each of Amy’s tutorials are incredibly helpful. They guide you along each step of how and what to do. Wonderful inspiration for home decor ideas and crafty projects for the holiday seasons.
Crafterholic by Fern
Why They Love It: Fern is the brain behind the wonderful site, Crafterholic. She is a self-confessed craft addict, a jewelry and handmade greeting card designer. She created her website to share all the beautiful things she finds inspiring. She also likes to interview people who make homemade items, and ask how they make what they do and their thoughts.
Why We Love It: Crafterholic shares all sorts of tutorials, tidbits, and articles from all across the crafting blogosphere. This makes it a wonderful place if you are looking for a good read or some inspiration. Her jewelry and greeting card designs are beautiful and well worth a look.
The Crafty Angels by Angela Jose
Why They Love It: Angela Jose is a Malayalee, (An Indian from the state of Kerala) who lives in Karnataka with her husband and daughter. She worked as an Engineer for many years, and she had her child and took a maternity break. During this time, Angela discovered her love of craft and DIY. Now she balances running the blog, working at her job, and spending time with her family.
Why We Love It: At the Crafty Angels, Angela shares all sorts of simple but effective crafty tutorials. She also posts travel ideas and suggestions, as well as helpful tips for crafting in India. She creates some unique projects, well worth a look.
The Crafted Sparrow by Rebecca Lopez
Why They Love It: The Crafted Sparrow was started several years ago, in 2011, by Rebecca. Previously, she worked in restaurant and retail management. But one day, Rebecca decided that she would start her career in blogging, and hasn’t looked back since. She aims to share inexpensive, simple craft projects so that everyone has a chance to create and style their home.
Why We Love It: Simple and inexpensive craft tutorials? Check. Writing with lots of heart? Check. Beautifully designed projects and photography. Check. Rebecca has a beautiful site, well worth your time.
Rosyscription by Shannon
Why They Love It: Madigan Made has now become Rosyscription. What is a Rosyscription? Well, according to the website owner, Shannon, it is a ‘prescription’ for a rosy and creative life? It’s merely… Make. Dwell. Glow. Celebrate. Repeat as needed. Shannon is a pharmacist by day, and a creative blogger by night.
Why We Love It: Rosyscription has a pretty, elegant theme, fitting in perfectly with Shannon’s intention for the site. She shares all sorts of beautiful and straightforward DIY projects, from home decor to things to delight your little ones.
Aunt Peaches by Amanda Evanston
Why They Love It: Aunt Peaches, a craft site, but why would it be called that? The answer, Aunt Peaches aka Amanda Evanston is an artist, maker, and self-confessed hardcore sequin enthusiast. She uses her blog as a creative outlet, and shares all the beautiful creations she finds in the world.
Why We Love It: Amanda loves to write, make and talk about interesting crafty things, and that shines through on her blog. She posts about all sorts of things, from her journey in art to Halloween decorations.
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Creative Green Living by Carrissa Bonham
Why They Love It: Carissa from Creative Green Living has three main loves, being creative, looking after the environment, and making healthy choices for her family. She has combined all of them with her blog. She aims to help families by making it easier to find beautiful and easy solutions to everyday problems and still staying healthy and green.
Why We Love It: Creative Green Living has an excellent ethos and standard of quality. I love their creative solutions to making environmentally friendly versions of essential products. She also shares lots of exciting projects for families and kids to do together.
I Heart Naptime by Jamielyn Nye
Why They Love It: Jamielyn Nye’s crafty ideas help to create wonderful moments. Her blog contains tips for entertaining, craft projects and recipes. One of her passions is to be thrifty and repurposing old treasures.
Why We Love It: There are some fab holiday season craft tutorials to follow on I Heart Naptime. The Chalkboard Advent calendar is super 🙂 The sewing and DIY projects are fun and easy to follow. The home decor ideas look gorgeous.
Skip To My Lou by Cindy Hopper
Why They Love It: Skip to my Lou is the work of Cindy Hopper who has a Bachelor Degree in Art Education. Her site offers fabulous inspiration with free patterns, downloads, and ideas for craft projects. Celebrating holidays, cooking, sewing and creating is what Skip To My Lou is all about. The ideas shared are so you can make memories with your family and friends.
Why We Love It: There is plenty to enjoy on Skip To My Lou. Lots of sewing, crochet and crafting projects to try. The tutorials are easy to follow. Holiday celebration ideas are varied and super fun. Both kids and adults are catered for. The crocheted flowers tutorial is one of my favorites.
Not Martha by Meagan Reardon
Why They Love It: Megan post pages about how to make things. The blog Not Martha has been around since 2001 and has heaps of ideas that Megan has tried over the years.
Why We Love It: Not Martha has some wonderful ideas, and as the site is over 17 years old, there’s plenty to choose from. It’s worth noting that due to some of the posts being old, the supplies may have changed or are not available. Megan has been very transparent about that.
Crafts On Sea by Kate Williams
Why They Love It: Inspired by her life by the sea and her passion for craft, Kate loves to share her crafty projects for both kids and adults. She also provides lifestyle tips for families.
Why We Love It: Craft on Sea is fabulous for kids and kids at heart. Easy, achievable craft projects designed by Kate to provide fun for the whole family. Her free coloring pages are lovely.
Heart and Handmade by Claire
Why They Love It: Heart and Handmade are all about stupidly simple crafts and DIY projects that don’t take forever to make. The tutorials and guides offered by Claire help people craft all sorts of crafty goodness to decorate their homes.
Why We Love It: Claire has a wonderful sense of humor! When you read “I want to give women with no frickin time, easy and effective solutions to fill the crafty shaped hole in their lives,” it gives you an indication of the way she approaches crafting. Her craft projects and tutorials are super easy to follow, and they are great fun!
Claireabelle Makes By Claire
Why They Love It: Claireabellemakes is the creative lifestyle brand of Claire Wilson. Her designs focus is about bringing color and positivity into your life. Her creative blog strives to be a source of inspiration and positivity in the handmade world.
Why We Love It: Claires’ designs are superb. Her blogging about her creative life in Cambridge makes for interesting reading.
A Pair And A Spare by Geneva Vanderzeil
Why They Love It: Originally from Australia, Geneva created her blog as a journal for her DIY projects. Over time it has become much more, and her love of fashion and home renovation brought something new to the blog. Geneva has published a best selling book called DIY Fashionista. Her passion for creativity has led to all sorts of opportunities in her career. Her family is growing, and that has offered another dimension to the blog as she talks about pregnancy and raising children.
Why We Love It: A Pair And A Spare is a feast for the eyes! Sensational photography and interesting reading makes it a blog to return to time and time again. Full of great DIYs, sewing tutorials and design tips.
Crafts By Amanda by Amanda Formaro
Why They Love It: Amanda Formano loves to cook, bake and be creative. Her previous career was in finance; then she worked from home building her business in craft and baking blogging. Amanda loves to share all her tips and tricks for creative crafts and delicious recipes.
Why We Love It: There are plenty of super crafty ideas for adults and kids on Crafts by Amanda. There is heaps of inspiration for the holiday seasons and fun activities to do as a whole family.
Tip Junkie by Laurie Turk
Why They Love It: Laurie Turk loves to create and embellish. For over 12 years she has been producing printables for busy Moms. Now Tip Junkie promotes fabulous crafty ideas and products from everyday women.
Why We Love It: Tip Junkie features excellent crafting ideas featuring other crafters submissions. Plenty of DIY ideas and themed holiday craft suggestions.
Jenny Batt by Jenny Batt
Why They Love It: Jenny is passionate about party planning and home decorating ideas. Her background is in art and illustration. Her blog showcases what she loves to paint and encourages everyone to produce their own art.
Why We Love It: If you are looking for ideas for parties and celebrations then the inspiration found on Jenny’s blog is great! Her craft tutorials are fun, modern and doable 🙂 Her illustrations are clever.
Lia Griffith by Lia Griffith
Why They Love It: Lia grew up surrounded by family members who were artists. DIY was in their blood. It was only natural that Lia chose a career which focuses on living a handcrafted lifestyle. Having followed a career of design, she realized that she was a teacher at heart. Her craft projects are achievable for all levels.
Why We Love It: The craft projects offered at Lia Griffith are gorgeous. The fact that all crafting skill levels are catered for is a bonus. The tutorials are easy to follow and achievable. The paper flower crafts are superb and come up a treat when made.
My Poppet by Cintia
Why They Love It: Cintia lives a life full of color. Her passions are repurposing second-hand vintage styles, creating fabulous craft tutorials and costumes for children. Cintia has been blogging since 2007 and loves to share all the joys of craft with her readers.
Why We Love It: Cintia’s writing is talented and creative. Reading her posts and following her craft tutorials is a joy! She is a wiz at repurposing materials and other items.
Oh The Lovely Things! by Clemence
Why They Love It: Clemence loves all sorts of crafty things, from DIY solutions to everyday problems, to free crafty printables. Oh The Lovely Things is a treasure trove of all things that Clemence, the owner, loves, hence the name. She likes to do a weekly round-up of interesting and fun DIY projects she has found across the net.
Why We Love It: Not only is it a great craft site, but she’s also branched out to share her thoughts and advice on other topics too. Hair, fashion and style, and some great recipes are only the tip of the iceberg.
Poppy Talk by Jan Halvarson and Earl Einarson
Why They Love It: 13+ years of blogging about craft, design, and DIY has made Jan Halvarson and Earl Einarson experts in their craft. They work as a team, running Poppytalk, which has 9+ million readers worldwide. They use their background in design and media to further their work. They share all sorts of content from all over the DIY blogosphere.
Why We Love It: Poppy Talk is full of craft inspiration for DIY decor and design. The photography is gorgeous, and the ideas are fab! I love the Old Tins DIY makeover idea. Upcycling is always a great idea.
P.S I Made This by Erica Domesek
Why They Love It: Craft The Life You Want is the motto of the craft and DIY site called PS… I Made This. Erica Domesek, the founder, has been running it since 2009, as a creative outlet for her talents. She had no way of knowing it would turn into something much, much more. It’s a very successful DIY Lifestyle website, with a focus on stylish, personal DIY projects and ideas. Now working with a team, Erika keeps putting forth good ideas.
Why We Love It: Erica has a nifty section on her blog called Craft Math. It’s where you take one item, add a few things, and you’ve made something handmade and pleasing to the eye. They are comfortable and simple projects, very well designed. Her project photos are crisp and clear; they alone are enough to make you want to start crafting.
Shrimp Salad Circus by Lindsay Ponta
Why They Love It: Life can be a complete blur sometimes. Often, you wish you could sit down and take some time to be creative, but there’s never enough time? Or is there? Solving that problem is the main focus of Lindsay’s site, Shrimp Salad Circus. She is known for her Craft & DIY projects, but her hobbies include hand-lettering, cooking and baking, and photography.
Why We Love It: Lindsay is a bright, bubby soul whose personality shines through on her blog. Her site has a happy, positive vibe to it, and her projects are a joy to read and follow. One thing we like is there are lots of free printables she creates for you to use.
Jacks and Kate by Krishna
Why They Love It: Jacks & Kate is a lifestyle and DIY blog run by a homeschooling mum of four, Krisha. She always loved to craft, but never tried to pursue it as a career until five years ago. That was when she started blogging, and she hasn’t stopped since. As a big part of her life are her kids, it would make sense the site focuses on crafts for kids, and projects you can do as a family. She is very creative and loves photography and crafting.
Why We Love It: When Krisha talks about crafting for and with your kids, she knows what she’s talking about. She comes up with all sorts of ideas using everyday recycled materials, and the results are amazing! A big part of her projects is ingenuity, and we love that.
Mini Echo by Kate Lilly
Why They Love It: Kate from Mini Eco is a crafter, lover of making things with paper, and mum. She started this site when she was a full-time Mum, and her background in Web Design helped her design the website. She shares all sorts of kid (and adult) friendly tutorials. Note: This site seems to be no longer active, but the content is amazing.
Why We Love It: It looks like Kate hasn’t been blogging since 2015, we’ve included this because one of readers suggested her and there are heaps of wonderful craft tutorials to check out. We’d love to see her return to blogging her crafty goodness. Her tutorials are amazing, so colorful and creative. She has put a lot of effort into designing them, and they are well worth doing with your kids, or just yourself! Some of our favorites are the Owl Mask and the DIY Paper Decorations. Gorgeous!
The Sweetest Occasion by Cyd Converse
Why They Love It: Creating that time to spend with her friends and family is something Cyd Converse loves to do, and that love is what drives her website. She is passionate about home decor, entertaining, and living a stylish but straightforward and clutter-free lifestyle. She started this website in honor of her grandmother, who kickstarted and embodied her dreams and passions.
Why We Love It: This site is beautiful and so aesthetically pleasing, it is a joy to scroll through the enormous amounts of content. She puts time and energy into creating her recipes and ideas. The photos make the food look mouthwatering!
Tatertots and Jello by Jennifer Hadfield
Why They Love It: Jennifer loves doing anything creative and tries to make things from simple materials. Remaking things into something even better. The site aims to encourage other people’s creativity and to support them in their journey.
Why We Love It: Plenty of craft inspiration to be found here. Great tutorials on paper craft and holiday season crafts.
Sincerely, Kinsey by Kinsey Mhire
Why They Love It: Kinsey Mhire is a photographer by trade and all-round creative soul. She is passionate about many creative pursuits, from fashion, art to graphic design. Her blog is an ever-shifting reflection of her interests. With her website, she wants to inspire others from making a living out of what they love.
Why We Love It: Her photography is amazing, so detailed, crisp and clear. They are a joy to feast the eyes on. She shares free printables and crafts from time to time, each impeccably designed. Her thoughts and photo essays on her life make for an interesting read.
Say Yes by Liz Stanley
Why They Love It: Liz is a proud mother of three kids living in San Fransico, California. She created Say Yes to reflect her passions, personal and stylish living and crafts, with focus on family life. As well as craft and home decor, she shares her thoughts on family, education and sometimes, current events. Now with a dedicated team of talented writers and photographers, Say Yes will continue to deliver inspiration.
Why We Love It: This blog is a true inspiration. Whenever you are out of ideas, or just in need of a quick break from crafting pursuits, this website is the answer! Be careful though; you might enjoy it so much that the hours will quickly zip by. 🙂
I Spy DIY by Jenni Radosevich
Why They Love It: An eye for pleasing design, a passion for fashion and love of all things DIY is what keeps Jenni Radosevich going. She started I Spy DIY in 2012 as a creative outlet; it has become a full-blown career. She is also doing a renovation of her old home, and the before and after pictures are incredible.
Why We Love It: I Spy DIY has some fantastic fashion hacks, tips, and tricks, and her home renovation results are stunning. The site has some smart and aesthetically pleasing home decor ideas. Not to mention DIY projects to suit all sorts of tastes.
Lovely Indeed By Chelsea Foy
Why They Love It: Lovely Indeed is all about the things in life that are lovely and celebrating those things. Chelsea Foy, the founder of the site, is a hardcore DIYer and loves what she does. Her website covers all sorts of DIY topics, from travel to food to papercrafts. In her spare time, Chelsea loves traveling, exploring, photography, and spending time with those she loves.
Why We Love It: If we could describe Lovely Indeed in only one word, it would be positiveness. The site’s design and Chelsea radiate positivity and friendliness, and it’s very genuine. The website is bright and colorful, and the DIY Projects are well worth doing.
Why They Love It: Pie N’ The Sky is a lifestyle and craft blog run by Melisa Garcia. She is a Brazillian living in the US with her husband, newly birthed daughter and dog. She loves to paint and spend time with those she loves. Note: Pie in the Sky used to be on blogspot, but has since gained it’s own url. If you wish to view some of her older (and still great) content, head there.
Why We Love It: Pie N’ The Sky is a beautiful lifestyle blog, celebrating the simple things in life, with stunning photography. The new site has posts where Melisa shares her thoughts on her life and what has been happening, and her writing is a delightful read.
Why They Love It: Tauni Everett was a public relations executive for many years, working for a variety of clients. But one day, a wake-up call came, and she decided to change her career. Tauni now has a job as a social media manager and runs an annual conference for bloggers. She likes home decor and DIY and shares her passions with the world on her site, Tauni + Co.
Why We Love It: Amazing printables and themed projects galore! There is so much to see and create here. It can be hard to know where to start. Tauni puts a lot of effort into her blog, and it’s a joy to read.
Why They Love It: Stephanie Chan is a crafter, mum to two girls, and loves to share her crafting expertise on her blog, the Silly Pearl.
Why We Love It: She shares all sorts of interesting and beautiful tutorials, mainly focusing on pretty DIY jewelry and sewing projects. Note: The site is currently under construction, but still has some great content.
Why They Love It: Being creative in keeping the old and new traditions alive in our homes is what keeps Erin Souder going. She has been running her brand since 2011. It encompasses a blog, DIY interior home projects, a line of thoughtful furniture and home decor, and much more. Erin loves to design and incorporates many trends and ideas, to create the distinctive feel of her products.
Why We Love It: Earnest Home Co. brands as “The New Traditional”, and it does that, blending antique and retro ideas with a clean, modern twist. Their interior design inspiration, projects and DIY are clean, minimalist and beautiful to look at. The best thing, is you don’t need a degree in home design to understand them. They are easy and straightforward to follow.
You Are My Fave by Melanie Blogett
Why They Love It: Melanie Blodgett loves nothing more than throwing parties and blogging about her experiences, and how you can throw your own. A family, fun and friends orientated soul. This shows up in her writing. Please note this site is no longer active, but it is still working and has some great content, so well worth a look.
Why We Love It: Though her site was primarily focused on parties and how to throw them, she has a selection of great DIY projects. Colourful and bright, they’re well worth doing. The photos on her posts are reason enough to read them.
Why They Love It: Amy loves nothing more than crafting and adding that extra bit of color to her life. With her blog, Mod Podge Rocks, she aims to do that, one colorful creation at a time. She posts all kinds of fun DIY tutorials made using the very versatile material, Mod Podge. There is plenty of themed content, and there’s a lot of tutorials on the site, so well worth a look.
Why We Love It: Mod Podge is an extremely versatile material, and all ages can learn to use it efficiently. The best thing is it doesn’t make to much mess when used by enthusiastic kids. Her craft ideas are perfect for younger ones, bright, colorful and fun — an ideal choice for crafting with kids.
Oana Befort by Oana Befort
Why They Love It: Oana Befort, (pronounced “Wanna,”) is a Romanian graphic artist and illustrator, who now makes her home in the Midwest in the US, with her family. With a Master’s degree in Graphic Design, she set out to make a career for herself in the visual arts. Oana has done precisely that, her whimsical and intricate art making her a highly sought-after illustrator. She shares her thoughts on her life and art on her blog.
Why We Love It: If we had to describe Oana’s work in one word, it would be this: stunning. It has a playful, whimsical quality, but very intricate and detailed. That balance is beautiful. Her writing is a joy to read, and her Instagram is a perfect place to find some inspiration, (or some jaw-dropping work.)
Building 25 by Numerous Bloggers
Why They Love It: Building 25 is a unique, creative space set in an old warehouse in the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, the US. It’s run by a creative co.op called The Free People. They created the space for all sorts of people to have a space to practice their creative pursuits. The blog was designed to showcase the talents of the people who spend time there and showcase the goings on of the hub.
Why We Love It: The Free People is a fantastic organization, showcasing the talents of many up and coming creators and designers. The posting schedule is frequent, and you can guarantee great content every time. I’m sure that if you visit or live in Philadelphia, dropping in would be very worth it.
Why They Love It: Mandi Gubler is a passionate creator and DIYer who loves nothing more than design, home decor, and decorating. She is currently renovating her house into a dream home for her family of four, (herself, husband and two daughters.) Mandi created Vintage Revivals to share her passion for all things DIY, and it has grown from there. She loves to help others achieve their decorating dreams.
Why We Love It: The site is very thoughtfully designed, and a lot of effort has been put into the user experience and content. In short, it looks great and is very visually appealing. Her writing is entertaining and enjoyable to read. (Don’t get us started on the pin-worthy projects. They look amazing.)
Why They Love It: Jordan Fenney is an event planner by trade, and an all-around craft and party lover. In 2006, she decided to combine her commercial expertise and love of DIY, so she created Oh Happy Day. It’s grown to be a lifestyle blog, party resource, and shop. Still, even twelve years later, Jordan continues to do what she does best. Sharing tips, tricks, and fun projects, all focused on the great things in life.
Why We Love It: Of all the great things about Oh Happy Day, one thing stands out. The photography accompanying each of the blog posts, is incredible. Bright, fun and aesthetically pleasing, fitting in perfectly with the theme of the site. It’s sure to be a winner with anyone who likes parties, or merely fun DIY projects.
Why They Love It: Crafts Unleashed is a site that focuses on easy, enjoyable and straightforward crafts that everyone can do. On their blog, they share all sorts of projects that reflect that ethos. They have assembled a talented and creative team consisted of all kinds of makers and DIYers, to make the site the best it can be.
Why We Love It: If you’re looking for affordable, simple and amazing looking themed crafts for those festive times of the year, this is your place. We saw all kinds of incredible Christmas themed projects, for example. An excellent resource for making and getting into the festive spirit.
Why They Love It: When Joy Cho, a lover of craft, created her graphic design studio in 2005, she had no idea what it would grow into. Fast forward thirteen years, and it has become a very successful lifestyle brand. Now with a talented team, she continues to focus on the simple things that bring joy in life.
Why We Love It: Oh, Joy! The very name evokes positivity, and Joy Cho, the owner, and founder has hit the nail on the head. Her brand upbeat, positive and fun, and the curated content is high quality. The DIY projects look fantastic.
Pretty Prudent by Jaime Morrison Curtis and Jacinda Boneau
Why They Love It: Jacinda and Jaime both have a passion for beautiful home design, craft and travel. Together they started Pretty Prudent and have written a book. Pretty Prudent Home: Your Ultimate Guide to Creating a Beautiful Family Home
Why We Love It: There are some great tutorials for the whole family, some of the standouts are Tissue Paper Rosettes Letter and How to watercolor paint a butterfly. If you also love to travel, there are some interesting posts on short trips away.
Studio DIY by Kelly Mindell
Why They Love It: Kelly started her blog to encourage others to create a beautiful life. Her love of color, creativity are the inspiration behind her craft projects, party ideas, home redesigns and her shop. She is also an avid lover of clutch purses 🙂
Why We Love It: Kelly’s use of color is what makes Studio DIY such a fun and inspirational blog. You can’t help but smile at her enthusiasm. There are some super cool projects to make using her easy to follow tutorials. The Junk Food ornaments are adorable.
Chica and Jo by Chica & Jo
Why They Love It: Chica and Jo is a website dedicated to clever craft ideas and inexpensive solutions. They love to make what fills a need in their everyday lives. Chica and Jo share craft ideas, DIY projects and their own sense of creativity. Their purpose of their projects is to have fun.
Why We Love It: I love the ideas Chica and Jo come up with. There are great ideas for crafts that don’t cost heaps in supplies. The craft projects appeal to the whole family and are clever and fun.
Uncommon Designs by Trish Flake
Why They Love It: Uncommon Designs shares projects of detailed craft, home decor, and holiday tutorials. There are also ideas and inspiration for special celebrations and recipes for the family. Trish’s greatest hope is to inspire people to create a beautiful life.
Why We Love It: There are plenty of inspirational tutorials and craft projects found on Uncommon Designs. The step by step instructions are easy to follow.
The Purple Pumpkin by Michelle Ordever
Why They Love It: Based in the UK, Michelle loves to share creative ideas for holiday craft projects, printables, recipes, parties and lifestyle tips. Her blog is divided into three sections, Cook, Create and Celebrate.
Why We Love It: The Purple Pumpkin is one of the DIY craft blogs that offers a great selection of festive projects for almost every holiday. The Halloween ideas are spookily good.
Hello Glow by Stephanie Gerber
Why They Love It: Stephanie started Hello Glow in 2011 to blog about the latest in natural beauty, style and wellness. Ideas, inspiration and tools are provided to live a beautiful, healthy life.
Why We Love It: If you are looking for alternative, natural ways for DIY Beauty products and healthy recipes then Hello Glow has you covered. The photography is beautiful and the ideas shared are doable.
Kids Craft Room By Emma Smith
Why They Love It: Emma started her blog to provide lots of great activities for kids. Emma is the teacher, mum and crafter. She shares easy kids crafts and
play ideas to inspire imagination, creativity, learning and fun.
Why We Love It: I love to find fun crafting projects for kids, that inspire their imagination and creativity. Emma’s projects are easy to do and fun for the whole family.
A Spoonful Of Sugar by Lisa and Sarah Cox
Why They Love It: Lisa and Sarah are a mother and daughter team from Perth, Australia. They share creative projects, original tutorials, and delicious recipes. A variety of crafts are covered -including sewing, quilting, stitchery, paper crafts, crochet, knitting and more.
Why We Love It: A Spoonful Of Sugar has some wonderful craft projects to try. The photos are beautiful to look at and I particularly love the sewing projects Lisa shares.
Crafty Pod by Diane Gilleland
Why They Love It: More of a case here of why they loved it, as Diane moved on from Craft blogging back in 2015. CraftyPod started as a podcast back in 2005, and after adding a blog in ’06, was her online home for ten years. On The Craft Pod she explored creativity and her life as a maker.
Why We Love It: Although Crafty Pod is no longer being updated Diane has kept the best of the best posts. We love the quilting piecing tutorials and the Plastic Canvas Gem Ornament is amazing!
Red Ted Art by Maggy Woodley
Why They Love It: Red Ted Art is all about inspiring you to have a go and be Crafty. Trying out something new and have the opportunity to be creative with your kids. Maggy and her family particularly enjoy seasonal crafts and love themed holiday projects such as Halloween, Christmas, Easter and more.
Why We Love It: The crafty ideas provided on Red Ted Art are fabulous for kids. There are easy to do kids craft that the whole family can get involved with. The holiday themed projects for Halloween and Christmas are such fun!
House Wren Studio by Charlotte Lyons
Why They Love It: Charlotte Lyons is an author, teacher, and artist based in southwestern Vermont. House Wren Studio is her creative home and a resource for makers and crafters around the world.
Blue Roof Designs by Elissa Campbell
Why They Love It: Elissa’s studio in beautiful Montpelier, Vermont you will find her working with handmade papers from around the world, satin and brocade cloths, leather, and silky ribbons. She strives to create books that maintain the beauty and integrity of the materials she works with.
Why We Love It: Paper making and book binding is a craft all of its own. Elissa’s work is lovely and her Art of The Fold series is amazing!