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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mini jar candle

Mini Jar Candle


close up of colored pencils lined up

Close Up Of Colored Pencils Lined Up


colorful pencil crayons on black background

Colorful Pencil Crayons On Black Background


pine tree cut and haul

Pine Tree Cut and Haul


shop now sign on marble

Shop Now Sign On Marble


person sits outdoors and paints the nearby landscape

Person Sits Outdoors And Paints The Nearby Landscape


wooden colored pencils scattered on pink and blue balls

Wooden Colored Pencils Scattered On Pink And Blue Balls


embroidery project flatlay

Embroidery Project Flatlay


gemstone held in tweezers

Gemstone Held In Tweezers


molten metal drop on bed of ash

Molten Metal Drop On Bed Of Ash


green craft table with scissors and paint brushes

Green Craft Table With Scissors And Paint Brushes


person sits outdoors and works on a floral glass mosaic

Person Sits Outdoors And Works On A Floral Glass Mosaic


neatly kept jewelers desk

Neatly Kept Jewelers Desk


taking home christmas tree

Taking Home Christmas Tree


flatlay of a cell phone and colourful beaded string

Flatlay Of A Cell Phone And Colourful Beaded String


saw vs. christmas tree

Saw Vs. Christmas Tree


wooden beads float and spell out enjoy

Wooden Beads Float And Spell Out Enjoy


persons uses tweezers to add glass to a mosaic

Persons Uses Tweezers To Add Glass To A Mosaic


colored pencils scattered on pink and blue balls

Colored Pencils Scattered On Pink And Blue Balls


hands mix paint on a white pallet with a pallet knife

Hands Mix Paint On A White Pallet With A Pallet Knife


soap bar in leaves

Soap Bar In Leaves


holiday season tree selection

Holiday Season Tree Selection


carpentry tools covered in sawdust

Carpentry Tools Covered In Sawdust


hand holds tweezers above glass mosaic of flowers

Hand Holds Tweezers Above Glass Mosaic Of Flowers


wooden easel stands outside with a wood stool

Wooden Easel Stands Outside With A Wood Stool


side view of jewelers handiwork

Side View Of Jewelers Handiwork


christmas tree selecting

Christmas Tree Selecting


sparking metalwork

Sparking Metalwork


holding gemstones with tweezers

Holding Gemstones With Tweezers


hand holding a fine paint brush to a painting

Hand Holding A Fine Paint Brush To A Painting


shop now sign on dark wood

Shop Now Sign On Dark Wood


winter fashion tree hunt

WInter Fashion Tree hunt


vanilla jar candle

Vanilla Jar Candle


get started today on marble background

Get Started Today On Marble Background


mini mason jar candle

Mini Mason Jar Candle


hand holds out elegant gold scissors

Hand Holds Out Elegant Gold Scissors


hands with nail polish line up fabric

Hands With Nail Polish Line Up Fabric


person mixes paint in a pallet with a pallet knife

Person Mixes Paint In A Pallet With A Pallet Knife


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


white shelf with art supplies and a sign

White Shelf With Art Supplies And A Sign


gold scissors against black

Gold Scissors Against Black


painted mason jars with a variety of craft supplies

Painted Mason Jars With A Variety Of Craft Supplies


embroidery project with flowers

Embroidery Project With Flowers


hands place small glass pieces into a mosaic

Hands Place Small Glass Pieces Into A Mosaic


flatlay of artist tools and variety of paint

Flatlay Of Artist Tools And Variety Of Paint


person in purple sweater paints at an easel outdoors

Person In Purple Sweater Paints At An Easel Outdoors


person sits at a white workbench and works on a mosaic

Person Sits At A White Workbench And Works On A Mosaic


kids hands molding clay on a messy table top

Kids Hands Molding Clay On A Messy Table Top


person works on their mosaic outdoors

Person Works On Their Mosaic Outdoors


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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.