6 Websites for DIY Projects

By / Food / September 3rd, 2013 / 1

It’s surprisingly hard to find good DIY websites that have perfected the art of instructing a would be do-it-yourself-er. The following are a few of the sites to try; each scratches a different DIY itch.

Design Sponge

Considered Martha Stewart Living for the millennials, the instructions are easy and fun. They focus on decorative projects – wall art, homemade key chains, personalized jars. The DIY section is easy to find – click DIY in the top menu.

Make: Craft

Make:zine’s DIY covers crafts and hobbies. They have recipes, table center pieces, gardening, crocheting and clothing. Almost all are DIY projects, so browse away until something catches your fancy.

DIY Network

For the more intrepid DIYer, this is for remodelers or renovators. There are many big projects with a wide range of tips and advice. Easy to navigate, the whole site is dedicated to DIY projects.

Better Homes and Gardens

They have tips for painting, selecting colours and shopping. The instructions are straightforward with ample photography. Be prepared for a bit of clicking though. BHG’s DIY ideas are under “Decorating & Home Ideas”, “Projects”.


These wall art, garden and other home decor projects are for those recyclables you’ve accumulated. The instructions are easy to follow and come with photos. The only downside is finding the DIY section – click the “category” field under “Search Inhabitat” and select DIY.


This site is for those who want inspiration rather than instruction. The projects are innovative and unique – a bathmat made of stones, homemade patio planters and window treatments made of old kodachrome film. Unfortunately, the instructions aren’t very thorough and the DIY section is buried under the “More” menu.


A freelance writer and editor, Lisa Hoekstra loves learning and trying new things. She can be found with her nose in a book or multiple tabs open on her browser as she researches the latest and greatest in the world of food, style and everything in between.

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