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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bead made of wood float and spell out dream

Bead Made Of Wood Float And Spell Out Dream


pocket scissors craft supply

Pocket Scissors Craft Supply


metal tacking pins

Metal Tacking Pins


ring sizing loop

Ring Sizing Loop


heating ball of metal

Heating Ball Of Metal


spilled pins

Spilled Pins


wooden beads float and spell out enjoy

Wooden Beads Float And Spell Out Enjoy


shaping a ring with fire

Shaping A Ring With Fire


filing a purple ring

Filing A Purple Ring


rear view of jewelers desk

Rear View Of Jewelers Desk


wooden coloring pencils fly through the air

Wooden Coloring Pencils Fly Through The Air


flatlay of a cell phone and colourful beaded string

Flatlay Of A Cell Phone And Colourful Beaded String


wooden colored pencils scattered on pink and blue balls

Wooden Colored Pencils Scattered On Pink And Blue Balls


stored thread spools

Stored Thread Spools


metalwork with blowtorch

Metalwork With Blowtorch


jeweler filing ring

Jeweler Filing Ring


colored pencils scattered on pink and blue balls

Colored Pencils Scattered On Pink And Blue Balls


carved gold and silver scissors lay on a white fabric

Carved Gold And Silver Scissors Lay On A White Fabric


filing a ring

Filing A Ring


hands cup white beads with black letters on them

Hands Cup White Beads With Black Letters On Them


thread spools stored

Thread Spools Stored


a person adding glass to their mosaic of flowers

A Person Adding Glass To Their Mosaic Of Flowers


hand holds tweezers above glass mosaic of flowers

Hand Holds Tweezers Above Glass Mosaic Of Flowers


hand holds a paint brush to a painting of birch trees

Hand Holds A Paint Brush To A Painting Of Birch Trees


hands holds glass cutters trimming blue glass

Hands Holds Glass Cutters Trimming Blue Glass


monochrome photo of a person painting on an easel

Monochrome Photo Of A Person Painting On An Easel


view looks down at a mug filled with paint brushes

View Looks Down At A Mug Filled With Paint Brushes


hand holds blue glass to cutting tool to cut it

Hand Holds Blue Glass To Cutting Tool To Cut It


flatlay of painting supplies and books with dried flowers

Flatlay Of Painting Supplies And Books With Dried Flowers


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


hand holds a yellow paint brush to a painting of trees

Hand Holds A Yellow Paint Brush To A Painting Of Trees


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

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


orange hearts planted in green grass with messages on them

Orange Hearts Planted In Green Grass With Messages On Them


artists colorful paint brush collection laid out

Artists Colorful Paint Brush Collection Laid Out


hands work on a glass mosaic to left side of frame

Hands Work On A Glass Mosaic To Left Side Of Frame


flatlay of dyed paint brushes laying on black surface

Flatlay Of Dyed Paint Brushes Laying On Black Surface


orange paper hearts on sticks planted in green grass

Orange Paper Hearts On Sticks Planted In Green Grass


flatlay of a floral mosaic surrounded by glass pieces

Flatlay Of A Floral Mosaic Surrounded By Glass Pieces


artist paint brushes on a black surface

Artist Paint Brushes On A Black Surface


flatlay of a floral mosaic design in progress

Flatlay Of A Floral Mosaic Design In Progress


orange hearts with hand written text of remembrance

Orange Hearts With Hand Written Text Of Remembrance


flatlay of a mosaic artists tools with cut glass

Flatlay Of A Mosaic Artists Tools With Cut Glass


small hands cut a block of grey clay on messy table

Small Hands Cut A Block Of Grey Clay On Messy Table


hand holds a brush to canvas painting of birch trees

Hand Holds A Brush To Canvas Painting Of Birch Trees


colorful paint brushes in front of black background

Colorful Paint Brushes In Front Of Black Background


flatlay of clean paint brushes on a black surface

Flatlay Of Clean Paint Brushes On A Black Surface


close up of a persons hand adding glass to a mosaic

Close Up Of A Persons Hand Adding Glass To A Mosaic


flatlay of a mosaic artist at work

Flatlay Of A Mosaic Artist At Work


flatlay of artist tools and variety of paint

Flatlay Of Artist Tools And Variety Of Paint


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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.