Here at Aesthetic House, we wile away many an hour over on Pinterest under the pretense of getting inspired and finding a muse for our next issue. But you know what? One thing that just gets us is the sheer imagination and talent of the crafty bloggers. Here’s our top pickings of DIY/craft blogs that you need to know about…
A Beautiful Mess
If you’re already a blog reading convert, you’ll already know of the ABM duo’s crafty ways. A daily read in the office, we can’t get enough of the food, travel, lifestyle and DIY snippets over at A Beautiful Mess. They even have a dedicated photography app in the iOS App Store!
Notable DIY project: Chalkboard Drink Labels.
Read now at www.abeautifulmess.com.
Dreams That Glitter
Dreams That Glitter is the blog of the girl behind a covetable collection of handmade headwear and jewellery. Georgie designs utterly breathtaking, adorably printed hair bows, headbands and scarves, working tirelessly to accessorise dreamily dressed ladies. She also posts incredibly easy-to-follow, original tutorials.
Notable DIY project: Star Ring.
Read now at www.dreamsthatglitterxoxo.com.
E-Elise Etc./Sawyer and Scout
E-Elise Etc. is a blog written by Erin, founder of jewellery store Sawyer and Scout. Sawyer and Scout houses beautifully designed and meticulously created fan inspired pieces, ranging from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games, Dexter to Coraline. Additionally, she occasionally blogs super simple DIY tutorials for simple jewellery ideas.
Notable DIY project: Kate Spade Inspired Bangle.
Read now at www.e-eliseetc.com.
Even Artichokes Have Hearts
Even Artichokes Have Hearts is a lovely, relatable blog, full of gluten-free recipes, DIY’s, crafty updates and peppered with author Skye’s lifestyle chatter. From the documentation of her quilt project (no mean feat!) to the simple yet amazing nail art, EAHH is one of our favourite reads and we adore the inventive crafty tutorials.
Notable DIY project: Tealight Jars.
Read now at www.evenartichokeshavehearts.co.uk.
Finally, Laura Ashley shall forever hold a special place in our hearts. From perusing the homeware newness to gift ideas, taking a peek at new season style or venturing into someone’s well-dressed home, it’s an inspiration hub and a half.
Notable DIY project: Giant Gift Rosettes.
Read now at www.blog.lauraashley.com.
Michelle Chai is a self-confessed colour avoider, avid coffee enthusiast, multi-tasker extraordinaire and, by night, a regular fashion blogger at Daisybutter. She edits Aesthetic (both online and print) and really enjoys her ongoing quest for the perfect knit. FYI, this one came close to nabbing the title.