The Best DIY Craft Ideas from Pinterest

There's no better place than the photo-sharing site, to get your craftiness firing on all cylinders!

Anyone who's ever logged onto Pinterest for a 'few minutes' know all too well how easy it is to lose a few hours down the Pinterest hole. A visual treasure trove of inspiration, how-to's and DIY's, Pinterest is the perfect place to not only get inspired, but also to save those clever ideas for later.

A Few Facts

According to a Pinterest spokesperson, the DIY & Craft category has been one of the most popular feed since the photo-sharing site was launched five years ago last month, and has stayed there ever since. Currently, it’s the second most popular feed after Food & Drink.

Its garnered enough referral traffic and unique visitors to make the most established social media sites seethe with envy (it recently eclipsed Twitter) and it's even stole traffic off Google. In among those 50 billion pins and one billion boards, there's a never-ending feed for creative inspiration - whether you need a giggle, to create a culinary masterpiece at your next dinner party, or dazzle with the perfect bridal bouquet.

Modern-day Craft Circle

As far as crafters are concerned, Pinterest has become the modern-day craft circle. Ideas are shared, demonstrated, re-created, re-blogged and subsequently, re-pinned.  And there are a few in particular that have been around since day dot.

We’ve rounded up the top ideas and trends from the last five years that are simple, cheap, creative and provide great results that almost anyone can do!

1. DIY tattoos? Simply genius.

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2. Upcycle drab old shoes into something fab.

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3. Because who can resist heart shaped crayons?

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4. We predict bleaching pinecones is going to be a hit for winter.

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5. Because terracotta pots are so 2010…

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6. Pinterest served up uses for nana’s old doilies in spades.

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7. Not even our clothes are safe from our crafty inclinations.

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8. And almost anything, and everything is still being used for micro-plants.

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9. It takes a strong Pinner to resist this idea.

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10. This is the reason we’ve been keeping those boxes of old jewellery. Pinterest is here to show us how to upcycle them into something amazing.

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11. Then there was that time where everyone got into blinging their keys, guaranteeing a smattering of glitter on the bottom of handbags for months.

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12. Spray painted bottles aren’t going anywhere.

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13. Many a hairdryer met a sorry end performing this crafty trick. 

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14. Pinterest taught us the many spectacular uses for the humble plastic spoon.

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15. It's where many  old shirts were saved the fate of the rubbish bin.

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16. Doily + glue + balloon. Mind blown!

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17. And old books can realise their life long ambition to become a jewellery box. 

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18. A reason why we’re always on the hunt for wooden boards.

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19. We love you Pinterest.

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What's your favourite Pinterest idea from your own boards? Share with us by commenting below!

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