Top 25 DIY Blogs of 2018
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2018 was a great year for DIY!
So many of our bloggers shared amazing craft, home improvement, and beauty tutorials (and more!). We're lucky to work with a dedicated group of contributors who work hard making fantastic content. And we are happy to share it with our readers!
As a thank you to our bloggers, and a special resource for our readers, we're pleased to present DIYIdeaCenter's Top 25 DIY Blogs of 2018.
These top blogs showcase the very best of DIY ingenuity, life hacks, and jaw dropping creativity. Every year we are more impressed by the work of these bloggers, and this year is no exception!
Enjoy browsing these top blogs, and be sure to visit them to see what fantastic new projects they're working on. You'll be glad you did!
Look What I Made
Cherished Bliss cultivates that cozy, down-to-earth vibe that many of us strive for in our home decor. Ashley shows you how you can get there by crafting, constructing, or simply arranging your home in a smarter way. Her tips for painting kitchen cabinets were a reader fave this year, and you should head over to the blog to see much more!
Craft Create Cook
If you're looking for smart ideas that will make your home a little (okay, a lot) more fun, then you need to visit Craft Create Cook! This sweet blog is home to DIY ideas that the whole family will love, from Cranberry Slice and Bake Pinwheel Cookies to cute K-Cup crafts.
Far From Normal
We love the name of this blog, as feeling "far from normal" is definitely something we can all relate to! Krista's charming take on DIY projects, recipes, and life with kids was a favorite among our readers this year, and we are happy to include her in our top bloggers of 2018. Head on over to Far From Normal for smart ideas like Homeschool Break Sticks and self-care tips for moms.
The Painted Hinge
Modern farmhouse was a big trend this year (which we loved), so we're pleased to include Michelle's darling farmhouse style blog on our top DIY blogs of 2018! You have to check out her lovely photos and smart ideas for chic rustic design. Her mercury glass Christmas home tour is simply stunning.
The DIY Playbook
If you're looking for fresh style and real life ideas for making your home a place you truly love, then you've got to check out The DIY Playbook. BFF team Casey and Bridget have great ideas for everything from planning a great weekend getaway to making the perfect cleaning checklist. Click through and get inspired!
Adirondack Girl at Heart
Love vintage decor? Right this way! Diana guides readers through the world of vintage decor, purchasing and caring for antiques, and much more. Be sure to check out her smart craft projects with vintage items. They were some of our readers' favorite DIY projects of the year.
Grandma's House DIY
Visit Grandma's House DIY to read all about Tarah's gorgeous renovation of her grandparents' 100-year-old farmhouse. And then stay for her smart DIY project ideas! You'll love her tips on everything from refinishing wood floors to making over pieces of vintage furniture.
A Beautiful Mess
Sisters Elsie and Emma will definitely make you believe that a little mess can be beautiful! Their gorgeous DIY projects and lifestyle tips provide serious design inspiration. And we think you'll love giving a few of their projects a try in 2019.
Fall for DIY
Fall for DIY has so many beautiful (and attainable!) DIY projects that we almost don't know where to start. Our readers really loved Francesca's DIY Ladder Shelf, but we're currently swooning over her collection of super adorable planters. Seriously, we're ready to go to the plant store just so that we can make these DIY projects!
Life Sew Savory
Calling all sewing enthusiasts! Emily at Life Sew Savory is here with some genius sewing projects for your home. You'll find everything from adorable clothing projects for kids to clever ways to use fabric in home decor. Life Sew Savory was one of our top blogs of 2018, and it's easy to see why!
Hello Glow is a perennial favorite for DIY beauty enthusiasts, and so we're happy to include them in our top blogs this year! As the name suggests, if you're looking for indulgent recipes for glowing skin or home spa days, you can't do any better than Hello Glow. The whole site is one big invitation to "treat yourself!"
Simply Beautiful by Angela
Simply Beautiful by Angela will inspire you to create the home of your dreams, and she’ll show you how to actually achieve it, too! Angela’s bright, cozy designs will appeal to everyone, and her budget-friendly DIYs are perfect for evening and weekend projects. Head on over to her blog to see the latest ideas!
Life with Fingerprints
If you have kids in your life, then you know what it’s like to clean up a few fingerprints (from little hands covered in chocolate, paint, mud, mystery goop, etc.). But you also know that sometimes messiness is one of the best parts of a home! Kara at Life with Fingerprints knows this well, and it’s inspired her to create and share many family-friendly DIY projects. Her bright ideas will help your home run smoothly, even if you sometimes find a stray fingerprint or two.
Mountain Modern Life
Katie and Eric are pros at sharing gorgeous rustic DIY projects. We love their blend of country-inspired style and modern vibes. It’s so inspiring! Head on over to Mountain Modern Life to see their beautiful photographs, smart home décor projects, and more. I’m adding these projects to my mood board as I type.
DIY Candy is the perfect place to go for genius household hacks, décor DIYs, recipes, and more. Amy has so many smart ideas. Who else could come up with a DIY travel spice kit, a recipe for 2-ingredient everything bagels, and instructions for using a pocket hole jig?! We love these DIY ideas, and we’re sure you will too.
A Piece of Rainbow
Ananda proves again and again that you can make chic, gorgeous DIY crafts with simple (and inexpensive) supplies. We’re constantly in awe of her style! Browse A Piece of Rainbow for lovely projects like an Anthropologie-style DIY floral mug, DIY modular geometric concrete planters, and more!
Our House Now a Home
Our House Now a Home will inspire you to create your coziest home ever. With smart, budget-friendly tips for home décor, cleaning, organization, and more, it’s easy to see why this blog is a reader favorite! We especially love Emily’s tips for creating a welcoming winter home. With easy Christmas crafts and an inviting porch design, you might forget that it’s cold outside.
The Interior Frugalista
If you’ve been wondering how to refresh a piece of thrifted furniture, or how to incorporate a family treasure into your space (you know, so it actually fits in!), then The Interior Frugalista is your gal. Marie’s DIY know-how will help you repurpose and refinish your way to the room of your dreams. We’re happy to share her blog as one of our top 25 DIY blogs of 2018!
Pillar Box Blue
Pillar Box Blue is one of our go-to blogs for simple, chic crafts that will make your home one-of-a-kind. We love that many of the projects can be completed in an afternoon, and yet they add so much panache to a room. We’re currently crushing on a String Art Neon Heart Sign and Map Luminary Bags. Check them out!
If you’re feeling crafty, then you really need to see what Bev at Flamingo Toes is up to. Her pretty sewing and embroidery projects—we love the “You’re My Jam” embroidery hoop art—will inspire you to grab some fabric and make something gorgeous. Browse that way now to see what new smart ideas this top blogger has dreamed up!
4 Men 1 Lady
Michelle’s eye for design means that this family and DIY blog is filled with projects you will want to incorporate into your own space. From beautiful and functional floating shelves to DIY painted feathers, there is something for everyone and every skill level at this charming blog. Check it out!
Simple as That
Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest, and we’re thrilled to see this philosophy come to life at Simple as That! Rebecca’s eye-catching DIY glass display cloche was one of our readers’ favorite projects of the year, but there is so much more to love on her blog. Explore DIYs like a free 2019 printable calendar, a summer “un-bucket” list, and more.
“Simple projects, big impact,” is the promise when you visit Design Improvised. And we think they’ve gotten it exactly right! You will be amazed by the way that these projects transform ordinary materials into mini works of art. Thrifty Painted Wood Bowls were one of our reader favorites in 2018, but we are already eyeing Haeley’s dollar store flower wreaths for Valentine’s Day.
Thanks to all of our top bloggers of 2018! We're looking forward to sharing all of the new and amazing creations to come in 2019.
What DIY blogs did you love in 2018? Let us know in the comments!
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