The 14 Best DIY Project Websites of 2023
Other than keeping a houseplant alive and well, the instant satisfaction from completing a DIY project can’t be beat. Sure, it feels great to purchase a new side table or have floors installed. But it’s not the same as stepping back and looking at the masterpiece you created all on your own—whether it’s painted wood furniture or shelving you hung yourself.
To supplement those bursts of creative energy and willingness to try something new, it’s smart to have a few handy online DIY sites in your back pocket. Not only will these top-notch DIY resources give you an endless number of ideas, they’ll also provide you with the tips and tricks needed to successfully complete a new project.
So before you jump in head-first, look to the experts on budget home remodeling tips, decor, and crafts to keep you on track and in the know.
Below, a list of the 12 best DIY sites, so you’ll never be without inspiration—or much-needed step-by-step instructions—ever again.
1. Ana White
Ana White is nothing short of a woodworking genius. Her site is chock full of cool projects that are totally doable if you know how to make your way around some basic tools. And if woodworking isn’t your thing, you can take Ana’s plans to a professional to still enjoy her beautiful pieces.
2. Today’s Homeowner
Brought to us by home improvement expert Danny Lipford, Today’s Homeowner features plenty of DIY videos and articles, along with super helpful tips like how to winterize your home and how to maximize storage. An accompanying podcast provides lots of inspirational DIY ideas.
3. DIY Network
The aptly named DIY Network (now part of the Magnolia brand) is a hub for all types of projects for your home, both decorative and reparative. You can browse by things like room, topic, and skill, but if you’re unsure of where to start, there are plenty of inspirational roundups to sift through.
4. Brit + Co.
Featuring endless DIY roundups, Brit + Co. has fun, colorful projects to add extra personality and spunk to your home. You can learn how to paint modern art-inspired pumpkins for Halloween, find the perfect dupe for your favorite piece of Anthropologie decor, or make a bright matte pink wall shelf for organizing your desk or vanity in the chicest way possible.
5. Damask Love
For the happiest, most colorful crafts, look no further than Damask Love. The site, run by Amber Kemp-Gerstel, has every project you never knew you needed in your life from neon nutcracker tic-tac-toe boards for the holidays to mini, pineapple-covered picnic tables.
6. The Home Depot Blog
The same place you buy your caulk guns and plumbers you can find an assortment of fabulous home DIY projects. The Home Depot’s blog section offers pointers for things like installations and renovations, like this handy guide to winterizing windows.
7. The House That Lars Built
Interior designer, and founder of the site, Brittany Watson Jepsen has an eye for style and carefully curates the projects added to The House That Lars Built If you’re pleased by aesthetics, the projects on this site, like the paper DIY begonia or Bauhaus-inspired sculpture, will be right up your alley.
8. DIY Projects
You’ll find your classic terrarium DIYs and handmade gift tutorials on DIY Projects, but you’ll also come across a unique selection of instructions for things like dehumidifiers and pool noodle tea lights.
Ever wondered how to make an aqueduct planter or perhaps a remote control lawn mower? Maybe not, but those are two of the many wildly creative DIYs you can find on Instructables. These along with free plans and more basic tutorials make this site worth scrolling through.
While Lifehacker isn’t solely DIYs and home projects, it offers a lot of hacks and tricks that are sure to help you “do life better,” as the company’s motto states. Plus, there are a wide range of projects no one can get enough of: IKEA hacks, because who doesn’t want to DIY their own arcade cabinet?
11. Make: Projects
It goes without saying that some of the tutorials featured on Make: Projects are a bit… out there, but nevertheless there are still a variety of fascinating and helpful DIYs to choose from. You can learn how to build a DIY window and door alarm system or a brick pizza oven, but if you want to build a spherical droid, you can do that, too.
12. Do It Yourself
Another site where the name says it all, you can scan instructions for fixing a hole in the wall yourself and or find plans to design your own coffee table on Do It Yourself. Among the many larger projects, you’ll find neat little tutorials that’ll put the finishing touches on and around your house, like DIY porcelain coasters for your living room.
13. Vintage Revivals
The projects featured on Vintage Revivals range from heavy duty installations to small art projects, but what they all have in common is major style. You can learn how to turn a gate into a trellis or even DIY a platform couch for your outdoor rooms.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a site with a more diverse range of DIYS. Remodelaholic features plans for fire pits, instructions for installing a wood ceiling, a tutorial on installing a WiFi-controlled thermostat, and even a step-by-step lessons on painting a welcome mat. There’s not much you can’t learn how to do from these pages.