DIY - no other acronym more embodies the spirit of industry, self-sufficiency, and cost savings. In honor of Independence Day, ValuePenguin is recognizing each of these top DIY blogs and mistresses of craft for their economical creativity and thrifty can-do attitude. With easily accessible material, masterful arrangements are created on the cheap from repurposed materials. Among these top DIY blogs, you'll find table settings, garden arrangements, indoor decorations, everyday tips, and material recycling.
ValuePenguin presents here our curated list of top DIY blogs for the year:
Top DIY Blogs
Tilly's Nest is a blog written by Melissa about a variety of fascinating interests: gardening, beekeeping, and chicken-raising. Requeening a beehive and working with succulents, anyone? In this selected post, she shares a DIY on how to craft a coastal-inspired Fourth of July tabletop, complete with dried starfish, handmade lanterns, an improvised makeshift table runner, advice on floral arrangements, andthe requisite red, white, and blue.
The Painted Hive
Check out Kristine's blog, the Painted Hive, where she writes about her "eternal quest for affordable awesomeness." Her blogging style is very warm, natural, and engaging, and her past projects have included DIY sewed window valances, IKEA card file drawer hacks, and a lovely bird and twig nursery mobile. The one that interests me (or my back) most at the time, however, is the Simple Tea Towel Lumbar Pillow. It looks affordable and effortless - two great qualities that qualify the Painted Hive as a Top DIY blog!
The Country Chic Cottage
The mission of this blog by Angie is to inject farmhouse flair into your abode through creative and vintage means. Past projects have included DIY vintage crates, map coasters, burlap and lace pillows, and other rustic / vintage / beach casual flair. In keeping with Independence Day, we're sharing a Patriotic Burlap Candle Wrap, for all candles should have some holiday spirit!
Lia Griffith's Handcraft Your Life
Handcraft Your Life is a blog that is organized into various themed events: holidays, parties, decor, food, etc. If you have an event you need to plan for, chances are Lia has some DIY projects and inspirations for you that are worthwhile to qualify her as a top DIY blog destination! We like this project for its everyday applications: DIY gift bags. You can use this tutorial, which Lia lays out very simply, for any occasion or day with any scrapbook paper or leftover wrapping paper.
Sarah Satur DIY
Sarah has an interesting thing going on at Sarah Satur DIY, her blog. She blogs about her eclectic tastes, which range from decoupage to steampunk DIY to mod podge crafts. Here is one thriftily creative post that we're sharing from her blog that she created in honor of Earth Day: DIY Rag Rug from Old Clothes. Past projects have included turning a frame into a decorative jewelry organizer, constructing one's own tutu. Did we also mention that Sarah also has two adorable pugs named Petey and Roscoe?