While Martha Stewart may be the queen of crafts, thanks to the Internet, you now have a wide selection of websites you can visit when you feel like getting creative. These websites are often run by designers or event planners who have a passion for sharing their own creative ideas with the world. They’ll inspire you to celebrate the little moments in life in ways you could have never imagined before. Here are six fantastic websites that will come in handy when you’re ready to get crafty!
1. Oh Happy Day!
Oh Happy Day! is like a breath of fresh air. It’s a lifestyle and design blog that’s run by an event planner and letterpress printer named Jordan Ferney. Bright and beautifully designed, this site has a little bit of everything including DIY party projects, party planning ideas, wedding inspiration, photography and kid products. As of March 2011, this blog receives over 1 million pageviews a month, making it one of the most popular DIY sites around. If you love entertaining, you’re going to appreciate their tutorials on making everything from place card holders to party hats. Ferney’s step-by-step instructions are always easy to follow and she provides great photos of the process. She’ll even show you how to make art for your home!
Tip: If you like her style, follow Jordan Ferney on Pinterest to see her various boards on paper, packaging, parties and more.
Need a little inspiration when decorating your home? Searching for that perfect DIY gift? Look no further than Poppytalk. In 2010 Poppytalk was featured in InStyle Magazine’s “Best of the Web” article and in 2009, Times Online listed it as one of “50 of the World’s Best Design Blogs.” Co-founded by a husband and wife team in Vancouver, Canada, this site is filled with great ideas on everything from holiday decorating to gift giving. Peppered within all those crafts ideas are giveaways, interviews and spotlights on craft companies.
Tip: If you’re looking for more DIY-type sites, check out their Mini DIY Round-Up posts.