Get inspired by some of the best craft websites on the internet.
*Last updated August 2018*
Remember the internet before Pinterest? (I’m old enough to remember the web before Google!).
Well way back before you could browse craft ideas on Pinterest, I first wrote this post.
Since then, many of the links have gone dead or the blogs are no longer being updated, so I have switched the dead links with new amazing crafting websites.
As an aside, while these craft websites are super inspirational, if you’re looking to learn a new skill or hone an existing one – maybe to save some money by making your own stuff, or to earn a little extra cash – taking a professionally-taught online course is the way to fast-track your learning. Check out my article on learning new skills for an affordable way to upskill!
Without further ado, here are 35 of the best from across the web.
No list of craft websites would be complete without a link to Martha Stewart. A website about crafts and a whole lot more.
You’ve seen it on TV, now get the instructions to do it yourself.
You’ve seen the show, you’ve read the mag, now get the projects for free online.
One of my favourite craft sites with lots of eco-friendly crafts.
A community of ‘craft hipsters’ offering thousands of projects and articles and an online community of crafters. One of the best online craft resources around.
Thousands of free projects and tutorials for all things crafty.
Covers news written by craft people. This site brings the best craft projects and ideas from across the web and reviews them.
8. All Crafts
Thousands of free craft projects and patterns.
Another site with thousands of free craft patterns, projects and printables.
Online craft classes both free and paid.
“Ideas and crafty tidbits for home, family and fun.” A focus on kids crafts.
A beautiful website with lots of lovely,, sophisticated projects.
A blog that focuses on cheap, chic and easy crafts.
14. Not Martha
Not Martha, but nevertheless jam packed full of craft projects.
15. Craft Stylish
Lots of different craft projects.
16. The Idea Room
Creative ideas to inspire women and families.
17. i heart naptime
That golden hour when you can actually get things done. Don’t waste it on cleaning, craft instead!
18. Creative Portal
Something a little bit different: resources and inspiration for not only crafters but also artists and writers.
19. 30 Minute Crafts
Short on time? Check out this site for 30, 15 and 10-minute crafts.
Patterns, projects and a few extras. Slanted towards using what’s on hand in the stash.
21. Ikea Hackers
Who doesn’t love Ikea? Why settle for boring old store-bought when you can hack it into something spectacular?!
22. A Beautiful Mess
Not so much a mess as beautifully creative.
“A directory of free tips, tricks, craft tutorials, how-tos, patterns, recipes, and more.”
Projects with heart and soul.
Craft blog run by enterprising teenagers.
Makezine has changed a lot from when I first included it in the best of list. Less Craft and more other DIY, but still very cool.
A blog dedicated to all things crafty.
Longtime crafty blogger.
29. Spoonflower Blog
A blog about crafting for the average person.
31. How Does She
Crafting and DIY as well as a whole lot of other information you didn’t know you needed to know.
32. Skip to My Lou
Lots of great projects, patterns, downloads and inspiration.
Craft projects for the time poor.
34. The Silly Pearl
Crafting for your home and family.
For something a bit different, an Indian craft blog.
With so many wonderful craft blogs and websites out there, how is it possible to only choose 35?! Here are a few other great craft blogs to check out.
- Craft Gawker (kind of like Pinterest but just for crafts)
- Modpodge Rocks Blog
- Madigan Made
- Maya Made
- The Crafted Sparrow
- Craft Hunter
Melissa Goodwin is a writer and the creator of Frugal and Thriving who has a passion for living frugally and encouraging people to thrive on any budget. The blog is nine years old and is almost like her eldest baby. Prior to being a blogger and mum (but not a mummy blogger), she worked as an accountant doing other people’s budgets, books and tax.