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artist adds white to their painting of birch trees

Artist Adds White To Their Painting Of Birch Trees


hands ready to mold block of potters clay

Hands Ready To Mold Block Of Potters Clay


small hands get ready to sculpt with block of clay

Small Hands Get Ready To Sculpt With Block Of Clay


flatlay of artist tools and variety of paint

Flatlay Of Artist Tools And Variety Of Paint


flatlay of a floral mosaic surrounded by glass pieces

Flatlay Of A Floral Mosaic Surrounded By Glass Pieces


flatlay of a mosaic artists tools with cut glass

Flatlay Of A Mosaic Artists Tools With Cut Glass


person sits outdoors and paints the nearby landscape

Person Sits Outdoors And Paints The Nearby Landscape


looking down at mosaic artist making floral design

Looking Down At Mosaic Artist Making Floral Design


white work bench with a person adding to a mosaic

White Work Bench With A Person Adding To A Mosaic


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


hands mix paint on a white pallet with a pallet knife

Hands Mix Paint On A White Pallet With A Pallet Knife


hands trim blue glass for a mosaic of flowers

Hands Trim Blue Glass For A Mosaic Of Flowers


flatlay of a grey table with a mosaic and tools

Flatlay Of A Grey Table With A Mosaic And Tools


flatlay of a floral mosaic design in progress

Flatlay Of A Floral Mosaic Design In Progress


hands working on a floral mosaic on a grey table

Hands Working On A Floral Mosaic On A Grey Table


person sits outdoors and works on a floral glass mosaic

Person Sits Outdoors And Works On A Floral Glass Mosaic


close up of a persons hand adding glass to a mosaic

Close Up Of A Persons Hand Adding Glass To A Mosaic


persons uses tweezers to add glass to a mosaic

Persons Uses Tweezers To Add Glass To A Mosaic


hands holding crafting tool to cut yellow glass

Hands Holding Crafting Tool To Cut Yellow Glass


monochrome hand holding a paint brush to a pallet

Monochrome Hand Holding A Paint Brush To A Pallet


wooden easel stands outside with a wood stool

Wooden Easel Stands Outside With A Wood Stool


person mixes paint in a pallet with a pallet knife

Person Mixes Paint In A Pallet With A Pallet Knife


person works on their mosaic outdoors

Person Works On Their Mosaic Outdoors


person sits at a white workbench and works on a mosaic

Person Sits At A White Workbench And Works On A Mosaic


hand holding a fine paint brush to a painting

Hand Holding A Fine Paint Brush To A Painting


flatlay of a person adding glue to a glass mosaic

Flatlay Of A Person Adding Glue To A Glass Mosaic


photo of a mosaic artists studio workstation

Photo Of A Mosaic Artists Studio Workstation


person in purple sweater paints at an easel outdoors

Person In Purple Sweater Paints At An Easel Outdoors


artist sits outdoors and paints at an easel

Artist Sits Outdoors And Paints At An Easel


hand holds a brush to a white paint pallet

Hand Holds A Brush To A White Paint Pallet


kids hands molding clay on a messy table top

Kids Hands Molding Clay On A Messy Table Top


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Gorgeous Photos of Crafts and DIY Projects

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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.