crafts

Crafts and D.I.Y.

crafts

Craft

The online presence of the magazine by the same name, Craft has a goal to “unite, inspire, inform and entertain a growing community of highly imaginative people who are transforming traditional art and crafts with unconventional, unexpected and even renegade techniques, materials and tools.”

Craftster

An online community where people share off-beat, crafty D.I.Y. projects.  Find articles and tutorials on specific projects, as well as city guides to resources and deals on craft supplies.

CraftGawker

A photo gallery that allows a visual search of handmade arts and crafts submitted by craft bloggers from around the world.  Create a profile to save and take notes on your favorite photos, share your favorites and search and filter your favorites by category.

DIY Network

Features do-it-yourself home improvement projects and a Make It, Fix It, Learn It blog that educates users in a variety of fields providing information for a multitude of projects.

Home Improvement Reference Center

A comprehensive library database that features decorating, maintenance and remodeling projects for inside the home and out.  Resources include how-to videos, conversion charts, a printable homeowner’s journal and tips for working with contractors.  You will need your library card and a library account to access this database.

Instructables

This site, created in an MIT lab as a space for the creators to share projects with one another, has grown to house over one hundred thousand projects (and counting).  The site lets users explore, document and share creations.

Pinterest – DIY & Crafts

A popular website where one can collect (pin) and organize projects.  Browse able categories are arranged on boards by subject. Users must sign up for a free account to maintain and manage pins.  Offers a component for users to connect with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr).