DIY Photos

Dig into our gallery of craft and DIY photography. Everything from of homemade collages to handmade wooden frames, paper decor, gifts and decorations.

different colored yarn twists

Different Colored Yarn Twists

a persons hands knitting with white wool

A Persons Hands Knitting With White Wool

red and green cedar holiday flatlay

Red And Green Cedar Holiday Flatlay

gemstone held in tweezers

Gemstone Held In Tweezers

paintbrushes of different sizes spill onto a pink table

Paintbrushes Of Different Sizes Spill Onto A Pink Table

two sets of barber scissors

Two Sets Of Barber Scissors

holiday season tree selection

Holiday Season Tree Selection

knitting needles neatly organized in their tool belt

Knitting Needles Neatly Organized In Their Tool Belt

get started today on marble background

Get Started Today On Marble Background

saw vs. christmas tree

Saw Vs. Christmas Tree

sewing patterns and a pink mannequin

Sewing Patterns And A Pink Mannequin

winter fashion tree hunt

WInter Fashion Tree hunt

moose and gnome meet over pine cones

Moose And Gnome Meet Over Pine Cones

holding gemstones with tweezers

Holding Gemstones With Tweezers

small gnome with his hand on a camera

Small Gnome With His Hand On A Camera

neatly kept jewelers desk

Neatly Kept Jewelers Desk

chinese ornament

Chinese Ornament

christmas tree selecting

Christmas Tree Selecting

with love stamped wax

With Love Stamped Wax

shop now sign on dark wood

Shop Now Sign On Dark Wood

carpentry tools covered in sawdust

Carpentry Tools Covered In Sawdust

jewlers organized rotary tool accesories

Jewlers Organized Rotary Tool Accesories

wood working tools laid on a bench

Wood Working Tools Laid On A Bench

blue pin box

Blue Pin Box

side view of woman sewing with silver and red beads

Side View Of Woman Sewing With Silver And Red Beads

person slicing into fresh bread

Person Slicing Into Fresh Bread

fun halloween face masks for kids

Fun Halloween Face Masks For Kids

get started today on dark wood background

Get Started Today On Dark Wood Background

carpenter's pencil and tools in sawdust

Carpenter's Pencil And Tools In Sawdust

straw chinese ornaments

Straw Chinese Ornaments

side view of jewelers handiwork

Side View Of Jewelers Handiwork

get started today sign on marble

Get Started Today Sign On Marble

a close up of wood working tools

A Close Up Of Wood Working Tools

handcrafted goodness sign on stone

Handcrafted Goodness Sign On Stone

colorful pencil crayons on black background

Colorful Pencil Crayons On Black Background

jeweler holds up tools

Jeweler Holds Up Tools

wooden craft table set up for watercolors

Wooden Craft Table Set Up For Watercolors

get started today sign on dark wood

Get Started Today Sign On Dark Wood

decorated pots stacked up

Decorated Pots Stacked Up

hand tools stored in wooden holder

Hand Tools Stored In Wooden Holder

handcrafted goodness sign on marble

Handcrafted Goodness SIgn On Marble

hands carefully adjust caliper

Hands Carefully Adjust Caliper

jeweler files ring

Jeweler Files Ring

gold scissors against black

Gold Scissors Against Black

three colored spools of ribbon

Three Colored Spools Of Ribbon

scattered tacking pins

Scattered Tacking Pins

metal sheet expertly measured

Metal Sheet Expertly Measured

get started today sign on stone

Get Started Today Sign On Stone

multitool with wooden handle

Multitool With Wooden Handle

hand holds out elegant gold scissors

Hand Holds Out Elegant Gold Scissors

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Gorgeous Photos of Crafts and DIY Projects

Get crafty with our gallery of homemade items and DIY projects

There’s never been a better time to take up a new hobby. With the advent of the internet - mountains of knowledge about creating everything from paper airplanes to butler robots is available at the tips of your fingers. The only thing you need is time and a undying passion for learning a new skill.

Maybe that’s what makes the DIY movement so profoundly popular right now. It seems like everywhere you look on the internet - new handcrafted jewellery stores, homemade wall decor shops, and designer wooden frame dealers are popping up and cashing in.

The History of the DIY Movement

Although the term DIY has been in use since the 1950s - the DIY movement itself is relatively new. Its roots can be traced back to publications in the 1970s like the Whole Earth Catalog which would instruct users on how to renovate old homes in an environmentally sustainable way.

Magazines in the 1970’s like Popular Mechanics and Mechanix Illustrated began offering methods and instructions on practical home renovation and DIY decorations for home improvement. On top of this - many instructional books and videos were created around this time teaching people the same sustainable and easy home-renovation techniques as well as different hobbies - such as wood working, knitting, crochet, sewing and ceramics.

However it wasn’t until the advent of the internet that the DIY movement morphed from a practical way of managing one’s home into a creative enterprise. As a movement - DIY was most popular with punk bands in the 1970s. Bands would not only record and mass-produce their own music - but would produce flyers, zines, and other merchandise to promote their music. Today - you can see an extension of this enterprise in bands that build followings on sites such as Bandcamp and Soundcloud - and sell merchandise using tools like Shopify and Printful.

Turning Handmade Crafts into Cold, Hard Cash

It’s not just bands and artists that have taken on the DIY movement. The entrepreneurial spirit of the internet has made it easy to turn any hobby or creative outlet into a career. For example if you were a creator of hand-crafted jewellry - there was a time when you may have been relegated to flea markets and street-selling. But in 2017 - things have changed.

Today, you can post a collage of your work to sites like Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook - build a following for your artwork and crafts and set-up an online store to sell your projects quickly and easily and all from the comfort of your home.

Whatever your passion - our collection of free photographs of homemade crafts and DIY projects might just be the perfect addition to your latest endeavor.