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.

gold scissors against black

Gold Scissors Against Black


metal sheet expertly measured

Metal Sheet Expertly Measured


woman adjusts jeweler saw blade

Woman Adjusts Jeweler Saw Blade


wooden craft table set up for watercolors

Wooden Craft Table Set Up For Watercolors


three colored spools of ribbon

Three Colored Spools Of Ribbon


pins and scissors

Pins And Scissors


pocket scissors product photo

Pocket Scissors Product Photo


hands line up fabric into a sewing machine

Hands Line Up Fabric Into A Sewing Machine


a persons hands knitting with white wool

A Persons Hands Knitting With White Wool


pocket scissors craft supply

Pocket Scissors Craft Supply


heating metal ring

Heating Metal Ring


make it with fire!

Make It With Fire!


jewelers measuring tools

Jewelers Measuring Tools


woman replaces fine saw blade

Woman Replaces Fine Saw Blade


hand holds out elegant gold scissors

Hand Holds Out Elegant Gold Scissors


jewelers measuring tools on workbench

Jewelers Measuring Tools On Workbench


hands with nail polish line up fabric

Hands With Nail Polish Line Up Fabric


jewelers saw frames working hands

Jewelers Saw Frames Working Hands


shaping a ring with fire

Shaping A Ring With Fire


ring sizing loop

Ring Sizing Loop


metal tacking pins

Metal Tacking Pins


heating ball of metal

Heating Ball Of Metal


hands crafting over wooden board

Hands Crafting Over Wooden Board


filing a purple ring

Filing A Purple Ring


spilled pins

Spilled Pins


scattered pins

Scattered Pins


jeweler filing ring

Jeweler Filing Ring


rear view of jewelers desk

Rear View Of Jewelers Desk


womens hand cutting metal surface

Womens Hand Cutting Metal Surface


stored thread spools

Stored Thread Spools


bristle brushes in stand

Bristle Brushes In Stand


metalwork with blowtorch

Metalwork With Blowtorch


filing a ring

Filing A Ring


green craft table with scissors and paint brushes

Green Craft Table With Scissors And Paint Brushes


thread spools stored

Thread Spools Stored


graffiti covered building in the city

Graffiti Covered Building In The City


close up of watercolor pallet

Close Up Of Watercolor Pallet


jewelers brushes in holder

Jewelers Brushes In Holder


watercolor paint pallet and mug of hot chocolate

Watercolor Paint Pallet And Mug Of Hot Chocolate


thread spools stacked on a shelf

Thread Spools Stacked On A Shelf


sharp colored pencils lined up in a row

Sharp Colored Pencils Lined Up In A Row


ends of colored pencils lines up

Ends Of Colored Pencils Lines Up


colored pencils lines up on a black background

Colored Pencils Lines Up On A Black Background


colored pencils scattered shown from above

Colored Pencils Scattered Shown From Above


painted mason jars with a variety of craft supplies

Painted Mason Jars With A Variety Of Craft Supplies


a wall with spools of thread on a wooden rack

A Wall With Spools Of Thread On A Wooden Rack


hand over a rack full of thread

Hand Over A Rack Full Of Thread


hand holds a pink mason jar filled with paint brushes

Hand Holds A Pink Mason Jar Filled With Paint Brushes


white shelf with art supplies and a sign

White Shelf With Art Supplies And A Sign


close up of colored pencils lined up

Close Up Of Colored Pencils Lined Up


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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.