Recently, the popularity of crafting and DIY (Do It Yourself) projects has been on the rise. You see it all over the internet, particularly on sites like Pinterest. People are choosing to get creative with everything from beauty, food recipes, furniture, jewelry, and clothing. And they’re teaching you, the reader, how to do it in step-by-step formats. Usually with beautifully photographed instructions that make you think, “What can’t this girl do?”
Below are three remarkable blogs that supply plenty of inspiring projects to satisfy your creative side. What’s more, you’ll actually want to do them!
Mr. Kate is the blog of creative genius, jewelry designer, and stylist Kate Albrecht. Based out of Los Angeles, Mr. Kate is a quirky lifestyle brand that has caught the attention of blogs such as Fashion Toast and The Man Repeller, as well as magazines like Teen Vogue and Marie Claire.
Her DIY projects range from chalkboard calendars, to glue art, to funky manicures, and even hair tutorials. A big plus about Mr. Kate is that several of her projects come with a YouTube tutorial. In fact, she even has her own YouTube channel where you can find all of her endeavors in one place.
Favorite: This month, the fun-loving blogger showed us how to pull off those pastel-colored locks we’ve been seeing all over the runways. By using soft pastels from the art supply store, Mr. Kate achieved the trendy look easily and inexpensively.
Check out Mr. Kate’s tutorial here.
Honestly…WTF is a fashion, beauty, art, travel, and of course DIY blog. Its editors, Erica Chan Coffman and Lauren Kolodny, post some of the trendiest DIY projects out there. They pick today’s hottest pieces from the world’s best designers, and make them for a fraction of the price.
The girls have imitated everything from Prada’s spring jewelry collection to Sachin + Babi statement necklaces. But they don’t only do jewelry. Take for instance this vintage net bag that they spotted on the streets of Manhattan and recreated using only five supplies.
Favorite: The projects they choose aren’t always easy, but the end result is always worth the work. We love their take on Dolce & Gabbana’s baroque-inspired, rose sunglasses. With, again, only five supplies they take a plain pair of sunglasses and some ceramic roses and turn them into a major fashion statement. We likey!
Check out Honestly...WTF’s tutorial here.
Geneva of A Pair & A Spare knows fashion. The Australian blogger takes the most sought-after trends and lifestyle projects and shows you how to create them. Her sustainable approach to fashion and remaking things using sewing, studding, and refashioning is a breath of fresh air. Geneva’s methodology is so enlightening that she was even chosen to post a weekly DIY tutorial on Harper’s BAZAAR Australia.
Favorite: Recently Geneva featured a very fun DIY gold spiked necklace that anyone would be excited to wear. She admits that at first she tried a spiked bracelet and later realized it was akin to a weapon. She decided a necklace might be a better, ahem, safer choice. We agree and are itching to make our own very soon.
Check out A Pair & A Spare’s tutorial here.