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Top 100 DIY Trends of 2015

From Homemade Plant Hangers to Crayon-Colored Candles

— January 31, 2016 — Art & Design
The top 2015 DIY trends are a testament to the shifting consumer mindset towards a more sustainable lifestyle. While DIY projects are nothing new, consumers are now viewing these tutorials as viable alternatives to purchasing store-bought products.

In the past, many consumers associated DIY projects with crafts and homemade decorations. Now there are DIY tutorials for complex products such as flashlights, smartphones and even tattoo machines. Indeed, the top 2015 DIY trends demonstrate that consumers are not afraid to take on the task of creating products they could otherwise purchase.

Perhaps most interesting is the rise of DIY fashion and beauty. Despite the proliferation of fast fashion and affordable cosmetics, many consumers are interested in making these products from scratch. This is indicative of a renewed focus on sustainability and the use of all-natural materials.

Check out the 2016 Trend Report for even more examples of DIY trends.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Natural Carpet Cleaners
Natural Carpet Cleaners
This DIY Dry Carpet Cleaner Recipe Cuts Costs with Household Ingredients
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99
Homemade Hair Powders
Homemade Hair Powders
This DIY Dry Shampoo Concoction is Perfect for On-the-Go Summer Adventures
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98
Fruity Sneaker DIYs
Fruity Sneaker DIYs
Bespoke Bride's Watermelon Sneaker Project is Easy and Inexpensive
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97
Upcycled DVD Tiles
Upcycled DVD Tiles
These DVD Mosaic Tiles Are Eye-Catching, Easy to Make and Eco-Friendly
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96
Edible Bacon Shooters
Edible Bacon Shooters
The 'Oh Bite It' Blog Has Unveiled a Recipe for Clever DIY Shot Glasses
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95
DIY Calendar Tape
DIY Calendar Tape
This Masking Tape Can Help You Organize Your Life
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94
DIY Bow Heels
DIY Bow Heels
This DIY Bow Project Will Add a Stylish Flair to Any Pair of Heels
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93
Girly Valentine's Day DIYs
Girly Valentine's Day DIYs
Ashley Isenhour's Heart and Arrow Hair Pin is Romantic
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92
Homemade Underarm Bars
Homemade Underarm Bars
This DIY Deodorant Project Contains Healthy and All-Natural Ingredients
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91
Intricate Origami Artwork
Intricate Origami Artwork
These Creations from Gonzalo Garcia Calvo are Truly Exceptional
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90
Crystallized Necklace Hangers
Crystallized Necklace Hangers
Julep's DIY Jewelry Display is Made With Colorful Stones
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89
Upcycled Gladiator Sandals
Upcycled Gladiator Sandals
These Wrapped Gladiator Sandals are Easy to Create and Wear
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88
Illuminating DIY Speakers
Illuminating DIY Speakers
William Gurstelle Creates a Visually Stimulating Project with PCV Pipes
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87
Metal-Printing Machines
Metal-Printing Machines
Vader is a Mighty Device That Creates with Molten Metal
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86
Mobile Photographer Studios
Mobile Photographer Studios
'Lightcase Pro' is a Portable Photography Studio for Mobile Devices
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85
3D Printing Labs
3D Printing Labs
Israel's Fab Lab Makes 3D Printing Accessible to the Public
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84
DIY Rainbow Putty
DIY Rainbow Putty
This Kid-Friendly Craft is Made Using Simple Household Ingredients
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83
Personalized Pixel Art
Personalized Pixel Art
Pixelhobby Turns Photographs into Artful 8-Bit Creations
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82
Chalkboard Art Lockets
Chalkboard Art Lockets
Etsy Shop DearestMine's Creative Pendent Encourages Personal Messages
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81
DIY Color-Coordinated Costumes
DIY Color-Coordinated Costumes
This Pantone Couples' Costume Completes a Hipster Halloween Look
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80
Marble Box DIYs
Marble Box DIYs
Why Don't You Make Me's Craft Project is Chic and Inexpensive
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79
Geometric Coaster DIYs
Geometric Coaster DIYs
These Felt Drink Coasters are Inexpensive and Easy to Make
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78
User-Friendly Laser Cutters
User-Friendly Laser Cutters
The Glowforge Laser Cutter Creates Unbelievably Perfect Homemade Items
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77
Recycled Reed Diffusers
Recycled Reed Diffusers
All Elements of Hello Natural's DIY Diffuser Are Upcycled
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76
Oversized Knit Throws
Oversized Knit Throws
This Giant Blanket is Made with PVC Knitting Needles and Rope-Thick Yarn
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75
3D-Printed Supercars
3D-Printed Supercars
Divergent Microfactories Unveils a Stunning Printed Car Design
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74
DIY Hardware Purses
DIY Hardware Purses
This Clutch DIY Helps Create a Chic and Gilded Accessory
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73
Superhero Egg Costumes
Superhero Egg Costumes
These Egg Covers Take the Mess Out of Easter Egg Decorating
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72
Hybrid Makerspace Machines
Hybrid Makerspace Machines
BoXZY is an All-In-One 3D Printing Machine, CNC Mill and Engraver
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71
DIY Mat Straps
DIY Mat Straps
This Creative Macramé Yoga Mat Strap Can Be Easily Made By Yourself at Home
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70
Fragrance-Blending Kits
Fragrance-Blending Kits
This Kit Allows Customers to Mix Their Own Customized Fragrances
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69
Crayon-Colored Candles
Crayon-Colored Candles
The DIY Dip-Dyed Candles Make Your Home a More Relaxing Yet Colorful Place
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68
Customizable Retail Gifts
Customizable Retail Gifts
Shapeways x Target's 3D-Printed Gifts Provide Personalization
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67
DIY Smartphone Kits
DIY Smartphone Kits
The RePhone Create Kit Allows for a Completely Customized Phone
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66
Bulbous Hair Accessories
Bulbous Hair Accessories
Etsy's Bonnies Cinematheque Shop Creates Wool Crafts for Fashion Fans
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65
Customized Coloring Luggage
Customized Coloring Luggage
These Luggage Pieces Allow Consumers to Track Their Travels in Color
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64
Affectionate DIY Boxes
Affectionate DIY Boxes
Anna Trympali's Romantic Gift Box Helps to Create a Heartfelt Greeting
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63
DIY Wedding Headdresses
DIY Wedding Headdresses
This Homemade Bridal Flower Crown Beautifies Brides on Their Big Day
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62
Colorful Toy Decor
Colorful Toy Decor
The Meccano Home Furniture Line is for the Young at Heart
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61
Massive Origami Taxidermy
Massive Origami Taxidermy
These Papercraft Creations From Holger are Humane, Creative and Vibrant
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60
Marbled Sneaker DIYs
Marbled Sneaker DIYs
Fall For DIY's Easy Project Makes Your Slip-Ons Look Like a Million Bucks
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59
Easy Canopy Crafts
Easy Canopy Crafts
This DIY Canopy Bed From Kate Albrecht Requires Very Low Skill Levels
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58
Whackable Flat-Packed Furniture
Whackable Flat-Packed Furniture
These DIY Furniture Pieces Can Be Assembled with a Wooden Mallet
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57
Collaborative Puzzle Chairs
Collaborative Puzzle Chairs
Makershop's Printed Chair Was Created by Over 70 Designers
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56
Winking Shoe DIYs
Winking Shoe DIYs
These Printed Loafers are Inspired by Chiara Ferragni's Fun Design
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55
Punny Social Media Costumes
Punny Social Media Costumes
The Snapchat Ghost Costume Was Dreamed Up by Erica Domesek
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54
DIY Standing Lamps
DIY Standing Lamps
This UAU Project Provides All of the Pieces Needed to Assemble a DIY Light
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53
DIY Floral Wall Clocks
DIY Floral Wall Clocks
This Pressed Flower Clock Project Updates a Regular Analog Time-Keeper
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52
Homemade Plantable Paper
Homemade Plantable Paper
This DIY Plantable Seed Paper Project Lets You Give Back for Earth Day
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51
Floral Crown Crafts
Floral Crown Crafts
This Fresh DIY Flower Crown Makes the Prettiest Outdoor Festival Accessory
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50
Eco-Friendly DIY Baskets
Eco-Friendly DIY Baskets
Melissa Bahen of Lulu the Baker Adorably Repurposes Paper Bags
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49
Interactive Architectural Toys
Interactive Architectural Toys
'Lux' Connecting Toys are Used to Build and Create Design Concepts
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48
Dried Floral Adornments
Dried Floral Adornments
Emily Geraghty Creates a Fake Temporary Tattoo with Real Flowers
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47
Sprinkled Sneaker DIYs
Sprinkled Sneaker DIYs
Bespoke Bride's Handmade Confetti Shoes are Festive and Fun
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46
Patterned Paint Rollers
Patterned Paint Rollers
Valikus is a Large Cylindrical Stamp That Ornaments Your Wall with Pigment
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45
DIY Built-In Dog Kennels
DIY Built-In Dog Kennels
This Unique Dog Kennel is Cleverly Built Under the Stairs
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44
Effortless 3D Modeling Apps
Effortless 3D Modeling Apps
MakerBot PrintShop's Shape Maker Turns 2D Drawings into 3D Models
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43
Artistic DIY Dishware
Artistic DIY Dishware
Fall For DIY's Latest Home Decor Project is Visually Striking
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42
Teddy Puzzle Toys
Teddy Puzzle Toys
Ozobear Challenges Kids with Twisting 3D-Printed Blocks
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41
Clever Can Concealers
Clever Can Concealers
These Hide-a-Beer Sleeves Keep Your Outdoor Booze a Secret
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40
Computer-Controlled Spray Paints
Computer-Controlled Spray Paints
This Graffiti Painting Tool Translates Any Image Into a DIY Mural
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39
Pocket-Sized Cocktail Kits
Pocket-Sized Cocktail Kits
This Tiny Cocktail Kit Includes the Ingredients for an Old Fashioned
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38
Upcycled Ladder Shelves
Upcycled Ladder Shelves
These DIY Ladder Shelves Turn an Old Ladder into a Fancy Piece of Decor
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37
Abstract Art Manicures
Abstract Art Manicures
Fall For DIY's Brush Stroke Nail Art is Easy and Fashion-Forward
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36
DIY Watermelon Pizza
DIY Watermelon Pizza
This Fruit-Infused Watermelon Pizza is a Satisfyingly Healthy Treat
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35
Personalized Tattoo Machines
Personalized Tattoo Machines
The 'Personal Tattoo Machine' Allows User to Self-Administer Tattoos
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34
Newspaper Prom Dresses
Newspaper Prom Dresses
These Handmade Prom Dresses are Made Entirely from Recycled Materials
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33
DIY Loft Kits
DIY Loft Kits
This Modular Micro Loft System is Easy to Install and Helps Maximize Space
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32
DIY Kayak Kits
DIY Kayak Kits
This Ready-to-Assemble Kayak Features a Snap-Together Frame
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31
DIY Solar Vans
DIY Solar Vans
Daniel Theobald's DIY Solar Car Project Turns an 1966 Volkswagen Eco-Friendly
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30
Plug-Propped Lamps
Plug-Propped Lamps
The Wald Outlet Light is Freestanding and Anchored to the Socket
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29
Creative Makerspace Facilities
Creative Makerspace Facilities
The Shop is a Creative Studio Combining Crafts, Ceramics & Woodwork
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28
Retro Camping Vehicles
Retro Camping Vehicles
This Vintage Camper Combines Retro Designs and Contemporary Features
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27
DIY Yoyo Kits
DIY Yoyo Kits
The Modernized Sling-Slang Yoyo is a Fun Homemade Project
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26
DIY Industrial Metal Planters
DIY Industrial Metal Planters
This DIY Planter Requires Tools and Some Metalworking Experience
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25
DIY Paint-Dipped Chairs
DIY Paint-Dipped Chairs
A Pair and a Spare's Paint-Dipped Chairs DIY Project Upcycles Old Seating
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24
Edgy Sunglasses DIYs
Edgy Sunglasses DIYs
These Gold-Rimmed Frames are the Perfect Summer Accessory
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23
Hand-Held Wall Printers
Hand-Held Wall Printers
This Design Tool Lets You Print Graphics Directly onto Your Wall
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22
Low-Tech DIY Flashlights
Low-Tech DIY Flashlights
This Clever Homemade Flashlight is Powered by Old Batteries
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21
Customizable Art Kits
Customizable Art Kits
The Modular Art Kits from 'mākgoods' Allow Anyone to Create Original Artwork
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20
Pixelated Wall Tutorials
Pixelated Wall Tutorials
ClassyCutter Demonstrates How to Create a Crafty Mural for the Home
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19
DIY Smartphone Holograms
DIY Smartphone Holograms
This Tutorial Shows You How to Make a Hologram with Your Phone
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18
House-Bus Cabins
House-Bus Cabins
This Couple Created a Vacation Home by Refurbishing a School Bus
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17
Mexican Necklace DIYs
Mexican Necklace DIYs
Bespoke Bride's Handmade Jewelry Piece Boasts Eye-Catching Hues
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16
Standing Hydroponic Gardens
Standing Hydroponic Gardens
This Vertical Gardening System is Automated with Electronics
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15
DIY Tent Bedding
DIY Tent Bedding
This Terrific Teepee Bed Tutorial From Hello Bowser is Appropriate for Toddlers
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14
Homemade Plant Hangers
Homemade Plant Hangers
This Natural-Looking Decorative DIY Plant Holder is for Hanging Houseplants
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13
Backyard Farming Kits
Backyard Farming Kits
AKER Supplies Homeowners with a Complete Set of Urban Farming Equipment
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12
Flexible Connecting Furniture
Flexible Connecting Furniture
TECADI's MoMo Modular Multi-Use Furniture Adapts to Any Space
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11
Inexpensive Customizable Cabins
Inexpensive Customizable Cabins
This A-Frame Cabin Enables Consumers to Build It as They Please
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10
Strung Storage Systems
Strung Storage Systems
The Nó Custom Cord Shelf Can Be Threaded and Bound for Your Specific Needs
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9
DIY Moonshine Machines
DIY Moonshine Machines
This Stainless Steel Moonshine Still is Ideal for Beginner Distillers
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8
Flat Packed Lamps
Flat Packed Lamps
The Kavo DIY Table Lamp Lets the Buyer Participate in the Building
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7
DIY Mason Jar Gardens
DIY Mason Jar Gardens
This Home Herb Garden Tutorial is Practical, Eco-Conscious and Adorable
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6
Smart Indoor Herb Gardens
Smart Indoor Herb Gardens
This Pot and Plant App System Makes It Easy to Grow Food Without a Yard
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5
Compact Eco Homes
Compact Eco Homes
This Small House Features a Carbon Footprint of 100 Square-Meters
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4
DIY Desk Lamps
DIY Desk Lamps
This Plywood Light Was Designed to Be Assembled by the User
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3
DIY Cement Block Benches
DIY Cement Block Benches
This DIY Bench is an Easy Way to Add Extra Outdoor Seating to a Backyard
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2
DIY Wallpaper Cakes
DIY Wallpaper Cakes
This Unique Recipe Lets You Cover Your Cake in Any Pattern Imaginable
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1
Playful Geometric Domes
Playful Geometric Domes
This DIY Cardboard Playhouse Provides Inexpensive Playtime for Children
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