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.

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sewing machine needle

Sewing Machine Needle

jewelry findings and tools

Jewelry Findings And Tools

white work bench with a person adding to a mosaic

White Work Bench With A Person Adding To A Mosaic

melting metal

Melting Metal

person sits outdoors and paints the nearby landscape

Person Sits Outdoors And Paints The Nearby Landscape

rose flower embroidery craft

Rose Flower Embroidery Craft

close up of different colored beads on white background

Close Up Of Different Colored Beads On White Background

wooden beads float and spell out dream

Wooden Beads Float And Spell Out Dream

woman deftly knits white yarn

Woman Deftly Knits White Yarn

deconstructed jewelry

Deconstructed Jewelry

colorful beads on white

Colorful Beads On White

hands ready to mold block of potters clay

Hands Ready To Mold Block Of Potters Clay

fiery ring

Fiery Ring

small hands get ready to sculpt with block of clay

Small Hands Get Ready To Sculpt With Block Of Clay

hands mix paint on a white pallet with a pallet knife

Hands Mix Paint On A White Pallet With A Pallet Knife

measuring tape thread and tags

Measuring Tape Thread And Tags

buttons and mason jar

Buttons And Mason Jar

bead made of wood float and spell out dream

Bead Made Of Wood Float And Spell Out Dream

close-up of handheld tools

Close-up Of Handheld Tools

close up of the ends of colored pencils

Close Up Of The Ends Of Colored Pencils

hand holding a fine paint brush to a painting

Hand Holding A Fine Paint Brush To A Painting

persons uses tweezers to add glass to a mosaic

Persons Uses Tweezers To Add Glass To A Mosaic

shop now diagonal sign on wood

Shop Now Diagonal Sign On Wood

wooden easel stands outside with a wood stool

Wooden Easel Stands Outside With A Wood Stool

colored pencils scattered on pink and blue balls

Colored Pencils Scattered On Pink And Blue Balls

close up of colored pencils lined up

Close Up Of Colored Pencils Lined Up

person mixes paint in a pallet with a pallet knife

Person Mixes Paint In A Pallet With A Pallet Knife

wooden colored pencils scattered on pink and blue balls

Wooden Colored Pencils Scattered On Pink And Blue Balls

crafting with fire

Crafting With Fire

journal made out of a map

Journal Made Out Of A Map

heating metal with blowtorch

Heating Metal With Blowtorch

using a ring sizer

Using A Ring Sizer

wood handle paint brush set

Wood Handle Paint Brush Set

hard crafted goodness diagonal on marble

Hard Crafted Goodness Diagonal On Marble

cat shape needle and thread

Cat Shape Needle And Thread

beading work on purple fabric sat on white table

Beading Work On Purple Fabric Sat On White Table

wooden beads float and spell out enjoy

Wooden Beads Float And Spell Out Enjoy

handmade soap

Handmade Soap

water color paint set product image

Water Color Paint Set Product Image

woman sewing with silver and red beads

Woman Sewing With Silver And Red Beads

colorful layered soap

Colorful Layered Soap

sewing thread and accessories

Sewing Thread And Accessories

with love stamped wax

With Love Stamped Wax

sewing machine knobs

Sewing Machine Knobs

flatlay of a cell phone and colourful beaded string

Flatlay Of A Cell Phone And Colourful Beaded String

high res candle photo

High Res Candle Photo

hand holds tweezers above glass mosaic of flowers

Hand Holds Tweezers Above Glass Mosaic Of Flowers

close up of watercolor pallet

Close Up Of Watercolor Pallet

flaming metalwork

Flaming Metalwork

person slicing into fresh bread

Person Slicing Into Fresh Bread

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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.