12 DIY bloggers to start following now
Are your weekends spent trolling Pinterest for decorating inspiration? Do the folks at your local home improvement store know you by name? If your motto is "DIY or die," then you won't want to miss these DIY bloggers who are killing it with furniture hacks, wall art on a budget and thrift shop finds.
A few years ago, Chile native Joy Kelley relocated to the U.S. and began fixing up her Southern California home with creative budget finds and DIY customizations. Her colorful, gender-neutral circus-themed nursery is a must-see and is full of fabulous inspiration. With tutorials on how to make a marquee light, hot air balloon mobile and DIY elephant light, this DIY blog is a must for crafty expectant mommas!
Cassie is the voice and beauty behind Hi Sugarplum, and her tips are easy and accessible for the newbie DIYer. She also offers super-helpful decorating tips like how to style your bookcase and how to hide those pesky lamp cords. Cassie has a super-cute style, and if you're obsessed with interior design, you'll love how she garners outfit inspirations from rooms.
Jones Design Company
When she's not running her online paper goods and printables shop or teaching blogging classes, Emily is making over her home by giving it a custom flair. Her creative talent might stem from a background in custom stationery, but now she's tackling awesome home projects like this killer shingle fireplace makeover and DIY painted wallpaper.
View Along the Way
I first encountered View Along the Way when stumbling across this chipboard letter art project on Pinterest, which inspired me to create my own DIY artwork for my nursery. Kelly goes beyond creating cool artwork with her designer knockoff series, where the pièce de résistance is this DIY dodecahedron pendant light.
Wit & Whistle
Amanda Wright is a "self-proclaimed design nerd." A few years ago, she took the big plunge and opened up a stationery shop, which has blown up in a big way. She started her blog as a source of motivation to "live a creative life." While all the creative goodies she writes about are inspiring, we especially love her DIY home projects. She blew us away with her fabulous DIY herringbone barn-wood coffee table!
Two Thirty-Five Designs
After a fire devastated her home, Allison of Two Thirty-Five Designs is using the unfortunate event as motivation for building a new home for her family. We are simply obsessed with her giant fish-scale wall art idea for a large impact piece on a budget, and her glitter ombre art is an easy way to kick the ombre trend up a notch.