top diy blogs to follow

It's no surprise we love crafting at One Strange Bird. We wanted to put together a list of our favorite DIY bloggers. We love their style, sense of color, and fresh ideas! Read below to learn about our craft blog crushes. 

Nicole + Amanda 

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A Beautiful Mess

My first blog crush ever and the craft blog pioneer, a Beautiful Mess,  serves up bright and cheerful DIY posts daily.  The sister team shares fashion tips, business ideas, and super creative DIY projects for the home and more!  Follow along for inspiration for your home and wardrobe.  Try out their tasty recipes to woo your friends at your next house party.  Follow their Insta @abeatifulmess to stay updated on their latest posts and see their carefully curated photographs found under their super popular hashtags like: #abmcrafty #abmlifeiscolorful #abmlifeissweet 

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Oh Joy!  

I found Oh Joy on Instagram when I was pregnant and immediately fell in love with her fun mix of color and keen sense of design pouring from this mama of two's feed. Her blog is chock full of gorgeously styled tablescapes, tasty recipes displayed on her designed plates, and of course adorable photographs of her sweet family.  Check her Insta to find out when she releases highly coveted lines of homewares or kids products at Target! 

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I Spy DIY

Jenni Radosevich started I Spy DIY as a creative outlet, and it has turned into her full-time gig. Growing up crafting all kind of accessories and outfits, she continues to inspire DIY style with her book, I Spy DIY Style, and online shop. Her instagram has no shortage of cute and colorful projects. Tag your DIY projects with #ispymydiy for a chance to be featured. 

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Sugar and Cloth

If you're a regular on Instagram, you've probably seen shots with Sugar and Cloth's color wall in Houston, TX. True to their name, they specialize in all candy-coated, sugar-filled sweet DIYs from recipes to entertaining. Try out a recipe for your next event!

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Studio DIY

"Make life a party" is what they preach over at Studio DIY. No strangers to rainbow-colored things, they definitely bring out the little kid in you with tutorials on fried egg emoji balloons, donut nail decals, taco pinatas, and more! I mean, have you even seen the Lisa Frank rainbow cake?!?

Memorial Day Confetti Serving Tray

Memorial Day DIY

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Looking for a cute DIY memorial day craft?  We love to party at One Strange Bird, so we wanted to try our hand at making some patriotic tableware.  We just used some very simple craft items from Michaels and Target, two of our favorite places to get crafty supplies. The project was inspired by a confetti punch we found at Michael's and HAD to have :)  

(Yummy Apple Pie from A Baker's Tale)

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Materials: tissue paper, glitter, confetti punch, Mod Podge, paintbrush, white paint, wooden craft serving tray

Step One:  Paint the tray white with paint or gesso and allow to dry throughly.   Step Two:  Punch out confetti by feeding 3-4 layers of colored tissue paper into the punch and pressing firmly.

Step One: Paint the tray white with paint or gesso and allow to dry throughly.

Step Two: Punch out confetti by feeding 3-4 layers of colored tissue paper into the punch and pressing firmly.

Step Three:  Add a liberal layer of Mod Podge to the tray. Drop your tissue paper confetti and glitter onto the tray.     Step Four:  Gently, add a layer of Mod Podge to the cover and seal the confetti.  Let dry overnight. 

Step Three: Add a liberal layer of Mod Podge to the tray. Drop your tissue paper confetti and glitter onto the tray.  

Step Four: Gently, add a layer of Mod Podge to the cover and seal the confetti.  Let dry overnight. 

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Use your tray to serve some All American Classics for Memorial Day or the 4th of July. Here, we styled with some yummy apply pie from our sweet neighbors A Baker's Tale!  

 

Happy crafting and partying,

Nicole