From the Workshop to the Web: These are the Top 20 Craft & DIY Micro-Influencers
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In This Guide
- Jenni Radosevich: I SPY DIY
- Kristine: The Painted Hive
- Robin James: Man for Himself
- Erica Domesek: P.S. - I Made This
- Serena Appiah: Thrift Diving
- Kristi Murphy: Kristi Murphy DIY
- Tamara Kelly: Moogly blog
- Monica Mangin: East Coast Creative
- Carrie Waller: Dream Green DIY
- Katie Cleveland: Addicted 2 DIY
- Jessica Lehry Bishop: The Budget Savvy Bride
- Jen Woodhouse: The House of Wood
- Laura Pifer: Trash to Couture
- Beth Wood: Sew DIY
- Maegan Tintari: ...love Maegan
- Amber Kemp-Gerstel: Damask Love
- Natalie Pirveysian: Crème de la Craft
- Randi Dukes: Dukes & Duchesses
- Ginger Bowie: Ginger Snap Crafts
- Aimee: The Crazy Craft Lady
- Get Crafty!
In a world of Pinterest, crafts and DIY reign supreme. And it's not only a hobby anymore.
DIY weddings, parties, and clothes are not uncommon these days. It’s never been easier to do-it-yourself. Whether it’s making decorations for an upcoming party, adding some flair to your clothing, or making cute toys for the kids, you’re in control!
All you really need to create the perfect craft is a little inspiration. That's where these next big stars in crafts & DIY come in. We've rounded up the top 20 DIY and craft micro-influencers for you to follow.
Jenni Radosevich: I SPY DIY
This adorable little DIY blogger is making big waves in the DIY community. I SPY DIY is a craft and do-it-yourself home design website that gives you handy tips on how to make classy yet unique things.
You won’t find glitter or cheap cardboard on her blog! She’s all about toned down aesthetics that look so pretty, you’d think her creations were from Crate & Barrel.
It helps that she takes jaw-dropping photos of not only her crafts, but of her family, her home, and her cute pup.
Kristine: The Painted Hive
This next DIY master is all about crafting affordably. She’s a hard working mom who wants to create a “beautiful yet livable little hive on a budget.”
She believes in making her home lovely, so she crafts away and posts about it on her social media pages as well as her charming website. Kristine considers herself a “decor-aholic.” She loves documenting her adventures with her makings and she hopes to inspire others.
For those who are looking to make their home rival those featured in magazines, The Painted Hive is the blog you’ve been searching for.
Robin James: Man for Himself
Robin James is a micro-influencer for everything from male grooming to lifestyle, and more. He gives helpful advice to men who want to live their most fashionable life.
Find DIY instructions on how to dye your own clothes a completely different color, how to make your own dry shampoo, and how to create the desired distressed jeans look.
This snazzy blog is perfect for a guy (or girl, or non-binary, etc.), to bring out their suave and sophisticated side!
Erica Domesek: P.S. - I Made This
Bright, girly, and fun, Erica Domesek’s following loves her crafty style. Her Youtube videos have gained thousands of views from people who want to transform a shirt, make a charcuterie board, or anything else that lets your crafty side shine.
What’s great about P.S. - I Made This is the extremely transparent step-by-step directions. There’s no confusion in making something from one of Domesek’s unique video tutorials.
This influencer is just small enough to make the list, but is getting bigger and bigger. Domesek was featured on Rachael Ray and continues to expand her niche brand. Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Google+ | Youtube | Tumblr | Bloglovin
Serena Appiah: Thrift Diving
This micro-youtube star and blogger is for the true thrifters. DIY activities can be fun without spending your whole month’s budget.
Serena Appiah can help you find your creative side in ways that help you save money. Her Thrift Diving website documents the ways she’s been able to exercise her inventive muscle while still having money left over.
Appiah also features brands and apps like the Nix Color Sensor where you can find any color you want by using your phone. This is for the real pros!
Kristi Murphy: Kristi Murphy DIY
This next micro-influencer offers DIY crafts as well as food creations like making your own pasta. Murphy is a DIYer and general lifestyle blogger. She creates exquisite home decor pieces and tells you how to do it too.
She makes everything look easy with her airy photos and heavenly layouts. Follow her step-by-step and create the dream home she has.
Her well crafted and color coded pictures are amazing. So, even if you don’t make anything from her website, it’s nice to just look at all the beautiful photos!
Tamara Kelly: Moogly blog
In Kelly's own words:
Moogly is primarily about crochet, with a bit of knitting and other crafts mixed in as my whims take me! I share original crochet patterns that I've designed, as well as highlighting the work of other designers. I also share crochet video tutorials, lots of fabulous giveaways, and host a yearly year-long crochet along.
Monica Mangin: East Coast Creative
East Coast Creative is a blog created by CEO Monica Mangin. She has guest appearances on The Nate Berkus Show and has co-hosted a design series on ABC for the last 2 years. She is the current home expert on Live! With Kelly.
She makes projects that are accessible to everyone at any level of experience.
Though she may be a TV star, her brand still qualifies as micro since her following is still growing. With her impressive resume along with her bubbly blog, she is sure to have an even brighter and successful future ahead of her.Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Youtube
Carrie Waller: Dream Green DIY
Carrie Waller heads Dream Green DIY, a blog all about earth-conscious DIY. Waller has a background in studio art and art history, so she’s well versed in artistic creation. She loves following the newest home trends and making sure everything stays environmentally friendly. She’s all about upcycling and reusing.
Her talented creations have been featured in Better Homes and Gardens.
Waller sifts through thrift shops and makes sure items that were once thrown away become something new again. Her focus is mid-century modern!
Katie Cleveland: Addicted 2 DIY
This next DIYer is a true DIY expert. Katie Cleveland is an impressive crafter who writes about her creations so that you can make them too.
As you can see in the image below, she made an old tire into a planter! What’s more creative than that?
Cleveland focuses on home decor, but she does offer recipes and seasonal crafts as well. Along with her crafts, she has a “This and That” section of her blog where she talks about tools she uses as well as giveaways
Jessica Lehry Bishop: The Budget Savvy Bride
When it comes to weddings, DIY has become extremely popular. Soon-to-be brides know how much they’re gouged when it comes to wedding essentials. Because it’s for a wedding, flowers that are usually one price seem to increase 1,000%.
The Budget Savvy Bride by Jessica Lehry Bishop will teach you how to make your own wedding crafts yourself! No more overpaying when you can just make it at home. She also includes some dainty DIY gifts perfect for bridesmaids.
Make your own candle holders, ceremony backdrop, and more. You can also find articles on how to save money in general when it comes to planning your big day.
Jen Woodhouse: The House of Wood
Yes, her name is really Jen Woodhouse.
This inspiring influencer is a DIY blogger, musician, and military wife who makes crafts from wood. Her gorgeous creations include a reclaimed wood plank wall, coffee bar, and a rustic bookshelf.
She’s made her own niche brand out of a versatile material that will always be a home classic.
Her music has been used in Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Starbucks commercials, and more. This go-getter is quite an impressive woman!
Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Youtube | Google+
Laura Pifer: Trash to Couture
Turn your old clothes into something fashionable once again! Laura Pifer will show you how.
Trash to Couture is a popular micro-influencer brand that shows women how to cut, snip, and sew their way back to glam.
Whether it’s adding fringe, making peepholes, or creating something entirely new, Pifer is determined to becoming a DIY design queen. She went from making her prom dress in high school to being featured on Lauren Conrad’s website and collaborating with Forever 21! This fashionista is committed.
Beth Wood: Sew DIY
This micro-influencer is all about what you can make from sewing. If you know how to sew, you got it made at Sew DIY.
Beth Wood is a designer who shares tutorials, tips, and advice on how to sew together your perfect outfit. Tailor everything to your own shape and make your clothes look positively tailor-made!
Originally from Oregon but now living in LA, Wood started her blog all the way back in 2006, so she’s been designing for over a decade. When she’s not blogging, she’s an art director and graphic designer.
Maegan Tintari: ...love Maegan
Looking for crafts of all types? Maegan Tintari of ...love Maegan gives you the how-tos of making anything from cute nail art, repurposing face cream jars, glittery gold headbands, and much more.
Tintari leans into her girly side and gives her readers insight into making something beautiful. Her vision is to transform Salvation Army and Goodwill items into something amazing. She works on projects from home decor, to beauty, to hair tutorials. She does it all!Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Google+ | LinkedIn
Amber Kemp-Gerstel: Damask Love
Miami based Amber Kemp-Gerstel created Damask Love with one thing in mind - crafts!
She quit her job as a child psychologist to become more involved with her crafts. Taking a “doable DIY approach,” she makes sure her audience can create the exact same crafts she can.
Follow along and create all sorts of things. Kids can get their hands dirty too in her special kids section of the blog. They can make a pin the cherry on the ice-cream game, Q-tip mandala art, and more.
As she says, “Craft is in session!”
Natalie Pirveysian: Crème de la Craft
Now we’re getting back to craft basics. It doesn’t get more crafty than adorable yarn-wrapped keys!
Natalie Pirveysian created her blog, Crème de la Craft, to share her joy of crafting with the world. She runs a company by the same name and creates custom made crafts for events.
Pirveysian makes crafts that are simple yet fun. It gets pretty crazy. She can teach you how to make a lunch box out of a milk jug!
Randi Dukes: Dukes & Duchesses
Randi Dukes of Dukes & Duchesses creates wonderful projects from mason jars to drawer sachets. She makes crafts that are classic and that will never go out of style.
Dukes is based in Dallas, Texas and describes herself as a “mother of five surviving on strong coffee and her trusty planner.”
This blog gets very seasonal, so get inspired by Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer and find cute new projects to work on throughout the year.
Ginger Bowie: Ginger Snap Crafts
With her biggest following on Pinterest, Ginger Bowie of Ginger Snap Crafts is a big micro-influencer in crafting and DIY projects. She explores crafting and shares her experiences as a DIYer and mother of five.
This Arkansas blog began in 2011 and has been thriving ever since.
Learn how to make a ruffled lamp shade, a polka dotted washer and dryer, and a perfectly organized pantry. It gets fun at Ginger Snap Crafts!Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Youtube | Google+
Aimee: The Crazy Craft Lady
If this doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, we don’t know what will!
Simply substitute crafts for cats, and you’ll get The Crazy Craft Lady Blog. This blog will guide you in making everything from painted rocks to holiday decor. Simply substitute crafts for cats, and you’ll get The Crazy Craft Lady Blog.
Aimee aims to keep things “uncomplicated and budget-friendly.” She even has a special section of her blog that is dedicated to making things out of dollar store items.Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Youtube
If you’re into making your home look like a luxurious magazine ad, want to ramp up your wardrobe, or needing to find ways to make crafting cost less, these DIY and craft micro-influencers are perfect follows.