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10 DIY Instagram Accounts to Follow

by Grace Bonney

In the world of online inspiration, there are endless new platforms and accounts to discover on a daily basis. But none seem to be as overflowing with visual and art/design related talent as Instagram. In light of today’s DIY theme, I wanted to share 10 accounts that I have been following and loving for their fantastic DIY content and ideas. From simple projects taught in one frame to video how-tos and other crafty ideas, these feeds prove that you don’t need a lot of room to get across a lot of DIY information. Thanks so much to all of these incredible writers/crafters/makers for inspiring us on a daily basis with such beautiful images and ideas to make something wonderful with our own two hands. xo, grace

*For more Instagram inspiration, check out our favorite photographers, florists and creative accounts.

Click through for all 10 DIY feeds to follow after the jump!

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Elsie Larson: Elsie is one half of A Beautiful Mess, a major DIY destination and one of the most popular apps in the iTunes store. Her feed is full of color, DIY inspiration and actual projects (from crafts to cooking) you can check out in full on her site.

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Honestly WTF: Erica’s feed is connected to her excellent DIY and style blog of the same name and is a great mix of jewelry, home and food ideas. She is an excellent stylist, too – her photos always feel like magazine spreads come to life.

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Hank and Hunt: Jenny Batt’s feed combines colorful, upbeat DIY and decoration concepts with a cool PNW feel. Her DIY ideas range from food and upgrading furniture to parties and around-the-house crafts.

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Ann Marie Loves: Ann-Marie Espinoza works magic with paper and stamps, so if you prefer paper and scissors over power tools and paint, this is the feed for you.

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Oh Happy Day: Jordan’s feed is a favorite of most bloggers I know, so it’s no secret that her Instagram page is as full of colorful and fun projects as her site. I think she’s especially fantastic at coming up with clever projects for kids, so if you need something to do with/for the little ones, keep an eye on Jordan’s feed.

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Sugar and Cloth: Ashley Rose’s feed is bright, colorful and full of festive ideas for cooking, crafting and decorating DIYs. I love her edible confetti idea – I’m going to have to try that one soon.

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Confetti System: This team is already well-known for their festive decorations, so it’s no surprise that their Instagram feed is just as full of creative party and decorating ideas, most involving brightly colored paper and some serious shimmer.

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PS I Made This: Erica Domesek is our original DIY queen and she knows how to make EVERYTHING by hand, from vases and decor to clothing, jewelry and beauty goods. If you love what you see in magazines but don’t love the price tag, she’ll teach you how to make a DIY version of just about everything cool.

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Studio DIY: Kelly Lanza knows her way around a DIY, in fact, she’s got a whole blog dedicated to great project ideas. Her feed is just as full of those colorful, cheerful projects that the LA blogging community has become known for. If pink and gold and sparkle make your day, this is a must-visit.

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I Spy DIY: Jenni Radosevich has literally written the book on DIY style, so her feed is a great place to pick up ideas for turning your everyday clothing into something special. From dip-dyed sweaters to printed dresses, she knows how to kick things up a notch.

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  • The thing is, Oh Happy Day is, these days, sponsored to such an extent that it has become a joke on the internet. I just feel that it isn’t deserving of this list due to shamelessness. I’m completely in favor of people getting paid for their work, but that blog will do anything for a buck, which is icky.

    • Lisa

      I read Oh Happy Day and haven’t noticed it being any more sponsored than any other site. It’s certainly your right not to care about how blogs are produced, but a site like hers requires research, materials, labor and photography. Those things aren’t free, and with the ad market tanking like it did last year, many people (including us) have been working with sponsors to help fill that gap until we can find another viable option for financial support. All of these sites listed here offer free content on a daily basis and do their best to integrate minimal sponsorship in exchange for continuing to offer that free content.

      If there’s something in particular (a particular sponsor, etc.) that upset you, I would definitely let Jordan know. She’s a nice person and responsive to emails, so I’m sure she’d be happy to address any concerns. But a quick glance at her last 3 pages of blog content didn’t seem any more sponsored than any other blog these days and she runs pretty minimal sidebar ads, so I think a few sponsored posts a month in exchange for free original content isn’t too bad.


  • To echo Casey, I adore these roundups! I’m always looking for new beautiful Instagram accounts to follow.

    For a future roundup, can I request…FARMS?! There must be some awesome farm Instagram accounts out there.

  • Love that you mentioned Studio DIY! As for A Beautiful Mess and Honestly WTF they are sooooo huge, anyone interested in DIY must surely already follow them. I would love to see recommendations that people might not already know about. I mean West Elm already features A Beautiful Mess on a regular basis. Why not honor more up and comers next time.

    • Lynne

      I think a mix of “big” and new blogs is always a good idea, and that’s what I was going for here. I have a feeling not everyone has heard of some of these feeds/blogs yet.

      For me, the fact that a blog is known or featured by West Elm doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserved to me mentioned- to me that only means they have proved to be a consistent and reliable source of great inspiration or information. I’m always surprised to find out how many people aren’t familiar with the “big” blogs I read, so I assume if they haven’t heard of those, they may not have heard of these.

      If you have any new or unheard of DIY feeds I should check out, please pass them along. These are my personal favorites and the ones I follow faithfully, but I’m always happy to check out new feeds :)


  • Love all of your picks Grace. I know it wasn’t easy curating this list and it’s tough to please everyone but I’d love to see another list that might appeal a bit more to guys. You have such great taste I know you’d find some gems. Thanks!

  • I second the Benjamin Hole suggestion. And I don’t follow any of the other ten, so I appreciate these suggestions. Thanks!

  • I absolutely love the bug illustration plates and have always wanted to do something like those for myself. Is there someone who does a tutorial for them?

  • Hello Grace

    I’m in Panama, Panama the country.

    I loved this post. Happens to be that I have a very small business that I run via Instagram and I sell paper cake toppers to my customers.

    I feel the account is boring and I’m looking for some alternatives to make it more appealing.

    In panama is hard to find support from others.

    Can you think of anyone that could guide me?

    Thank you

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