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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miniature figures of people against a white background

Miniature Figures Of People Against A White Background


gold scissors against black

Gold Scissors Against Black


side view of woman sewing with silver and red beads

Side View Of Woman Sewing With Silver And Red Beads


knitting needles neatly organized in their tool belt

Knitting Needles Neatly Organized In Their Tool Belt


embroidery project with flowers

Embroidery Project With Flowers


jeweler files ring

Jeweler Files Ring


paintbrushes of different sizes spill onto a pink table

Paintbrushes Of Different Sizes Spill Onto A Pink Table


hands carefully adjust caliper

Hands Carefully Adjust Caliper


jeweler holds up tools

Jeweler Holds Up Tools


straw chinese ornaments

Straw Chinese Ornaments


get started today on dark wood background

Get Started Today On Dark Wood Background


wood working tools laid on a bench

Wood Working Tools Laid On A Bench


hand tools stored in wooden holder

Hand Tools Stored In Wooden Holder


fun halloween face masks for kids

Fun Halloween Face Masks For Kids


graffiti covered building in the city

Graffiti Covered Building In The City


hand over a rack full of thread

Hand Over A Rack Full Of Thread


jewelers measuring tools on workbench

Jewelers Measuring Tools On Workbench


a wall with spools of thread on a wooden rack

A Wall With Spools Of Thread On A Wooden Rack


get started today sign on marble

Get Started Today Sign On Marble


a close up of wood working tools

A Close Up Of Wood Working Tools


woman adjusts jeweler saw blade

Woman Adjusts Jeweler Saw Blade


handcrafted goodness sign on marble

Handcrafted Goodness SIgn On Marble


hands crafting over wooden board

Hands Crafting Over Wooden Board


multitool with wooden handle

Multitool With Wooden Handle


get started today sign on dark wood

Get Started Today Sign On Dark Wood


carpenter's pencil and tools in sawdust

Carpenter's Pencil And Tools In Sawdust


miniature figurines of people scattered on a white background

Miniature Figurines Of People Scattered On A White Background


scattered tacking pins

Scattered Tacking Pins


jewelers saw frames working hands

Jewelers Saw Frames Working Hands


scattered pins

Scattered Pins


get started today sign on stone

Get Started Today Sign On Stone


decorated pots stacked up

Decorated Pots Stacked Up


woman replaces fine saw blade

Woman Replaces Fine Saw Blade


bristle brushes in stand

Bristle Brushes In Stand


jewelers workbench in white space

Jewelers Workbench In White Space


old workshop bench with tools

Old Workshop Bench With Tools


jewelers work desk

Jewelers Work Desk


womens hand cutting metal surface

Womens Hand Cutting Metal Surface


pins and scissors

Pins And Scissors


jewelers brushes in holder

Jewelers Brushes In Holder


new paints

New Paints


heating metal ring

Heating Metal Ring


make it with fire!

Make It With Fire!


tools and brick on workbench

Tools And Brick On Workbench


monochrome photo of a person painting on an easel

Monochrome Photo Of A Person Painting On An Easel


ring sizing loop

Ring Sizing Loop


sawdust covers work bench and tools

Sawdust Covers Work Bench And Tools


hand holds a yellow paint brush to a painting of trees

Hand Holds A Yellow Paint Brush To A Painting Of Trees


heating ball of metal

Heating Ball Of Metal


hand holds a paint brush to a painting of birch trees

Hand Holds A Paint Brush To A Painting Of Birch Trees


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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.