In the age of Pinterest, most people have this idea that they can become a master crafter overnight. You might be inspired by the do-it-yourself (DIY) projects that flood your social media feeds, but lack the knowledge to actually get started. Doing your research and reading up on crafting and DIY will help any newbie become a master crafter in no time.
Here are 10 DIY books to help you get started.
10 "The Complete Do-it-Yourself Manual Newly Updated" by Editors of Family Handyman
This comprehensive manual covers everything you may need to know about home improvement projects. Read it once and then be sure to keep it on your shelf for reference down the road.
9 "Little House Living: The Make-Your-Own Guide to a Frugal, Simple, and Self-Sufficient Life" by Merissa A. Alink
Inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie, this guide dives into simple, yet fun ways to create everything from food, beauty, and household products with easy ingredients and beautiful photos.
8 "Black & Decker The Book of Home How-To: The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair & Improvement" by Editors of Cool Spring Press
The perfect step-by-step guide from the experts on home improvement and repair topics. You will be a pro home owner in no time. Definitely a book to keep in your tool belt.
7 "Cupcakes and Cashmere: A Guide for Defining Your Style, Reinventing Your Space, and Entertaining with Ease" by Emily Schuman
This notable blogger showcases how you can be the queen of DIY in her first book. If you find this book awesome and useful, you’re in luck because she also has another book you should check out, Cupcakes and Cashmere for Home.
6 "Homemakers: A Domestic Handbook for the Digital Generation" by Brit Morin
Finally a book about home improvements in the twenty-first century! Morin is the founder of the popular lifestyle brand, app, and website Brit + Co, which means you definitely want to take her advice, tips, charts, information, and everything else she provides readers.
5 "A Hot Glue Gun Mess: Funny Stories, Pretty DIY Projects" by Mr. Kate
As a newbie crafter, you’re bound to mess up, get confused, and make something that doesn’t even look anything close to how it’s supposed to. Read this book if you want to laugh and relate to a fellow crafter.
4 "I Brake for Yard Sales: And Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions, and the Occasional Dumpster" by Lara Spencer
Spencer is a Good Morning America correspondent who will bring out your inner thrifty shopper. You’ll need her guidance for finding great deals for all your DIY projects.
3 "Crafting a Colorful Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to Personalizing Your Space with Color" by Kristin Nicholas
Become a crafter of color with this guide on adding some pop along with your DIY projects and throughout your home.
2 "Do It Gorgeously: How to Make Less Toxic, Less Expensive, and More Beautiful Products" by Sophie Uliano
If you are eco-crazy and want to be an environmentally friendly crafter, then this book is definitely one that should be on the top of your to-read list. Creating sustainable and safe products doesn't have to be a tedious task anymore.
1 "Do It Yourself: 50 Projects by Designers and Artists" by Thomas Barnthaler
Here are 50 simple and fun projects that any level of crafter can complete and enjoy. Photos, hand-drawn illustrations and step-by-step instructions fill the pages of the book and will be sure to inspire you and all your DIY projects.
Good luck and happy crafting!