Saturday, 9 November 2013

Where to Find Inspiration

The holiday season is coming up, and that means it is time to start thinking about gifts. If you are a DIY'er like me that means it is time to start making gifts. If you are a little lacking in the inspiration department, fear not. I have assembled some of my favorite websites that I often browse to find inspiration.

Pinterest- If you don't know about Pinterest, then you have probably been living under a rock. Ever since I found Pinterest, flipping through it has quickly become an addiction. People are free to 'pin' whatever they want in a wind range of categories. If you go to Pinterest's main page it won't let you look at anything unless you have an account, but if you do not want to make an account there is a way around that. Google Pinterest, you will see the main Pinterest link at the top with other links like 'everything' and 'popular' beneath. Click on any of those links and you be able to see all the awesome that Pinterest is.

Svpply- Like Pinterest, but for cool products. There are two apps associated with Svvply. One called Svpply, which is basically the same as the website. The other is called Want, in which you make an account and then you are sent a small selection of the products based on your gender everyday.                   

Brit + Co.- A website filled with crafty, foodie, and cool things. They also have an awesome app.

Instagram- Not just for pictures of you lunch! A great number of jewelery and fashion companys have Instagram accounts. Try searching 'handmade' and 'jewelery' hashtags.

Craftgawker- A curated selection of crafty things. You can find a wide range of DIY crafts, jewelery, clothing, ect. All pictures link directly back to their original blog posts.

Stylegawker- Very similar to Craftgawker, except more concerned with fashion and beauty things.

Kollabora- This is one of my more recent finds. This website is similar to Craftgawker, but anyone can post to it. It is great for finding sewing, and knitting/crochet patterns.

Bloglovin- A great place to find new and awesome blogs from around the world. You can look through recent posts of popular blogs in different categories, including DIY.

Google- I know it seems to a little strange to be adding Google to the list. But finding great inspiration depends on the way you use it. If you have a certain craft supply that you don't know how to use: search it with what you want to use it for. I have these wooden beads that I really don't know what to do with so I googled: wooden bead necklaces.


Etsy- If you can't hand make something, buy something that is handmade.

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