A few years ago, I got into crafting. The local haberdashery became my favourite hangout, I amassed a collection of twee DIY books, and was soon hard at work making cushions, book covers and lavender owls. I extended my new-found passion to food, too; one Christmas, I gave homemade chutneys as gifts, and made truffles and marzipan chocolates to boot.
I soon found, however, that I was making items I simply didn’t need, and didn’t even like all that much. A lot of the projects I attempted required more skill and equipment than I had, or was willing to learn or acquire, so I eventually found myself running out of steam, and abandoning crafting altogether. Sorry, Martha.
More recently though – in the age of blogs and Pinterest – my interest in making things has blossomed anew. I’ve found myself obsessing over IKEA hacks, pinning home DIY ideas like there’s no tomorrow, and slowly but surely plotting how I can fill my home with handmade goods.
And so, I thought I’d share with you the blogs that I’ve been pouring over for inspiration.
I stumbled across this treasure trove of home projects during a recent pinning frenzy and, boy, was I glad to discover it. Crafter Mette features some beautiful DIY tutorials for creating one-off pieces for your space.
START WITH | Lamp Stool
An oldie but a goodie, I’ve been following Ashley’s colourful and wonderful DIY journey for some time now. Her playful and achievable projects never cease to inspire me.
I LOVED | Acacia Wood Plant Stand
Another recent discovery, Francesca’s blog features a wide range of fun and stylish DIY projects to update your home. With such easy to follow instructions, I may be taking on a few of these in the coming weeks.
CHECK OUT | Ladder Shelf Hack
This seemingly endless collection of step-by-step guides is fast becoming one of my go-to DIY destinations on the web. Specifically aimed at enhancing creativity among women, Brit + Co is an online crafting emporium with a conscience.
WHY NOT TRY | Copper Pipe Pour Over Coffee Maker
These two crafty sisters mean business. And by business I mean serious DIY domination. This vibrant blog is packed full of creative ideas for the home that just about anybody can have a fair shot at trying.
J’ADORE | Woven Circle Mat
Do you DIY? What are your favourite crafty blogs? I’m (st)itching to find out!