Hello Style Safari-ers (seriously, I need a better name for you readers!), I am in San Francisco this week at my parents house and do not have my trusty DIY supplies, so unfortunately that means we are going sans craft today. However, Thurs-DIY must carry on! I have put together a list of my favorite DIY blogs in the hopes that they will be able to inspire you to make something new this weekend- I know they always amaze and inspire me!
I absolutely LOVE everything about Kate’s blog and aesthetic. Her projects are easy but on-point, and are of course photographed so beautifully that you cannot resist making them. My two personal favorites are her Sisal Rope Bowl (of which I have replicated on a vase of mine) and the lacquered box look-a-likes, that have even more character than the inspiration!
Kate’s Creative Space is relatively new to me, but I love how well-rounded she is; by following her blog you can get a delicious dessert recipe, a bridal shower gift idea, or decorating ideas for your child’s room. I don’t have a need for that last one yet, but you never know when inspiration will hit! Next on my list is to make these adorable chalkboard mugs.
Holy flippin’ MOLY is this woman talented. I could peruse her blog all day drooling over her chic DIY’s and home renovations. However, not everyone has a husband/boyfriend/garage like her to help out with the heavy duty machinery. But for the rest of us, it makes for fantastic inspiration! Check out the picture below, where she DIY’d the pillows, lamp shade, side table AND headboard.
Elsie has an amazing way of taking the simplest little things in life and making them beautiful in their own little way. Her style is crafty/rustic/cute and all her DIYs add a bit of homemade flair to what otherwise would be a boring piece. I particularly love these adorable DIYs: a woodgrain rug and gingham tool set
She is the messiah of DIY, the person who turned DIY into not only a form of art but also of funding, no one other than Erica of PS-I made this… While I love everything she does, I am particularly drawn to her innovative uses of objects. One of my recent faves is her digital floral bangle, and my all time favorite is her faux porcelain pottery that I recreated years ago and use all the time!
This australian bombshell literally teaches you how to make REAL. PIECES. OF. CLOTHING. I’m not talking about cutoff shorts or studded collars (although she does that too!) but she teaches invaluable sewing tricks and stitch techniques, and has killer taste to boot. On my list to DIY from her blog are the Peplum Skirt and the Cap Toe Heel.
Kristen is the lovable blogger behind Glitter ‘N Glue, and I love how she interprets current season fashion trends into simple, whimsical DIYs. Why spend tons of money on a trendy transparent purse when you can make hers from a make-up bag? And if you’re dying to add to your arm party, try out her DIY neon rope cuff-both tutorials are so easy and right on trend for summer!
What are your favorite DIY blogs? I would love to hear your suggestions for more daily reads!