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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pocket scissors craft supply

Pocket Scissors Craft Supply


heating ball of metal

Heating Ball Of Metal


a person adding glass to their mosaic of flowers

A Person Adding Glass To Their Mosaic Of Flowers


wall made of sculpted mosaic tiles

Wall Made Of Sculpted Mosaic Tiles


monochrome photo of a person painting on an easel

Monochrome Photo Of A Person Painting On An Easel


spilled pins

Spilled Pins


metal tacking pins

Metal Tacking Pins


filing a purple ring

Filing A Purple Ring


shaping a ring with fire

Shaping A Ring With Fire


hand holds blue glass to cutting tool to cut it

Hand Holds Blue Glass To Cutting Tool To Cut It


rear view of jewelers desk

Rear View Of Jewelers Desk


hands holds glass cutters trimming blue glass

Hands Holds Glass Cutters Trimming Blue Glass


metalwork with blowtorch

Metalwork With Blowtorch


flatlay of a mosaic artist at work

Flatlay Of A Mosaic Artist At Work


hand holds a brush to canvas painting of birch trees

Hand Holds A Brush To Canvas Painting Of Birch Trees


jeweler filing ring

Jeweler Filing Ring


artist sits outdoors and paints at an easel

Artist Sits Outdoors And Paints At An Easel


stored thread spools

Stored Thread Spools


flatlay of a floral mosaic surrounded by glass pieces

Flatlay Of A Floral Mosaic Surrounded By Glass Pieces


looking down at mosaic artist making floral design

Looking Down At Mosaic Artist Making Floral Design


filing a ring

Filing A Ring


hands working on a floral mosaic on a grey table

Hands Working On A Floral Mosaic On A Grey Table


flatlay of a mosaic artists tools with cut glass

Flatlay Of A Mosaic Artists Tools With Cut Glass


flatlay of a floral mosaic design in progress

Flatlay Of A Floral Mosaic Design In Progress


hands holding crafting tool to cut yellow glass

Hands Holding Crafting Tool To Cut Yellow Glass


thread spools stored

Thread Spools Stored


close up of a persons hand adding glass to a mosaic

Close Up Of A Persons Hand Adding Glass To A Mosaic


monochrome hand holding a paint brush to a pallet

Monochrome Hand Holding A Paint Brush To A Pallet


flatlay of a grey table with a mosaic and tools

Flatlay Of A Grey Table With A Mosaic And Tools


photo of a mosaic artists studio workstation

Photo Of A Mosaic Artists Studio Workstation


hand holds a brush to a white paint pallet

Hand Holds A Brush To A White Paint Pallet


flatlay of a person adding glue to a glass mosaic

Flatlay Of A Person Adding Glue To A Glass Mosaic


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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.