Tumblr is a place where anything goes, and accordingly, there are some eminently creative DIY blogs on there. DIY in this sense covers everything from the traditionally British sense of the word – that is putting up shelves and hanging wallpaper – to a crafty concept of making yourself the things that you would otherwise buy, or not be able to afford. It’s also a haven for some rather impressive furniture hacks, Ikea and otherwise. So here goes with my top 10 favourites.
1. This Old House
This Old House has lots of actionable tips for things like decorating with found leaves, and remedying minor DIY disaster
2. Make Your Own Sh*t.
Everything from vintage suitcase telephone tables to homemade dishwasher detergent.
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Pick up some specialist tips from Handywoman as she repairs and restores the kinds of original features you might find in older houses.
4. Sablue Crafts
These crafts are a cut above – learn how to make everything from a glow-in-the-dark driveway to elevated strawberry growing boxes. There are some mouthwatering recipes on this blog, too.
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5. Pumpkin Head
An entertaining blog featuring memes interspersed with truly unheard-of DIY projects like arm-knitting. Also shows you how to make a shoe rack from plastic crates, and how to use sticky hooks to organise your saucepan cupboard.
6. With Love
Showing you how to make life that bit prettier, With Love includes tutorials on how to create things like upcycled wastepaper baskets and patchwork shower curtains.
7. The A-Z of Sara
Those little things that lift a room from everyday to extraordinary. Sara makes useful and decorative additions like duo-chrome key holders and wood-mounted vases.
8. Scissors and Thread
Not just a sewing blog. Scissors and Thread features how-tos on remodelled dressers and wooden jewellery. This blog has practicality in mind – they focus on things that are cheaper to upcycle or remodel than they are to buy new.
9. Peony Woodworks
This blog has the best strapline: ‘Custom hand made furniture and other gentlemanly products.’ Features lots of close-up details of the furniture-making process, which is sure to delight any woodworking enthusiast.