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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embroidery thread lined up for crafting

Embroidery Thread Lined Up For Crafting


person in purple sweater paints at an easel outdoors

Person In Purple Sweater Paints At An Easel Outdoors


kids hands molding clay on a messy table top

Kids Hands Molding Clay On A Messy Table Top


hd candle photo

HD Candle Photo


handcrafted goodness on stone background

Handcrafted Goodness On Stone Background


soap bar with layers

Soap Bar With Layers


drift wood hanging on a white door

Drift Wood Hanging On A White Door


person sits at a white workbench and works on a mosaic

Person Sits At A White Workbench And Works On A Mosaic


hands place small glass pieces into a mosaic

Hands Place Small Glass Pieces Into A Mosaic


person holds small piece of blue glass to place into a mosaic

Person Holds Small Piece Of Blue Glass To Place Into A Mosaic


person works on their mosaic outdoors

Person Works On Their Mosaic Outdoors


person grips glass cutters to trim a small piece of blue glass

Person Grips Glass Cutters To Trim A Small Piece Of Blue Glass


colorful pencil crayons on black background

Colorful Pencil Crayons On Black Background


a flat lay of wood working bench

A Flat Lay Of Wood Working Bench


flatlay of artist tools and variety of paint

Flatlay Of Artist Tools And Variety Of Paint


paint box on white

Paint Box On White


jeweler holds ring-sizer

Jeweler Holds Ring-sizer


different colored yarn twists

Different Colored Yarn Twists


wood working tools framing a work bench

Wood Working Tools Framing A Work Bench


chinese ornament

Chinese Ornament


green craft table with scissors and paint brushes

Green Craft Table With Scissors And Paint Brushes


multi-colored twists of yarn

Multi-colored Twists Of Yarn


embroidery project flatlay

Embroidery Project Flatlay


mini jar candle

Mini Jar Candle


gemstone held in tweezers

Gemstone Held In Tweezers


hands trim blue glass for a mosaic of flowers

Hands Trim Blue Glass For A Mosaic Of Flowers


pine tree cut and haul

Pine Tree Cut and Haul


water color paint set

Water Color Paint Set


taking home christmas tree

Taking Home Christmas Tree


molten metal drop on bed of ash

Molten Metal Drop On Bed Of Ash


shop now sign on marble

Shop Now Sign On Marble


neatly kept jewelers desk

Neatly Kept Jewelers Desk


side view of jewelers handiwork

Side View Of Jewelers Handiwork


christmas tree selecting

Christmas Tree Selecting


saw vs. christmas tree

Saw Vs. Christmas Tree


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


shop now sign on dark wood

Shop Now Sign On Dark Wood


holding gemstones with tweezers

Holding Gemstones With Tweezers


sparking metalwork

Sparking Metalwork


white shelf with art supplies and a sign

White Shelf With Art Supplies And A Sign


winter fashion tree hunt

WInter Fashion Tree hunt


get started today on marble background

Get Started Today On Marble Background


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


mini mason jar candle

Mini Mason Jar Candle


vanilla jar candle

Vanilla Jar Candle


miniature figures of people against a white background

Miniature Figures Of People Against A White Background


knitting needles neatly organized in their tool belt

Knitting Needles Neatly Organized In Their Tool Belt


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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.