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Top 90 DIY Trends in 2018

From Creative Gamer Workshops to Female-Empowering Coloring Books

— January 13, 2019 — Art & Design
These 2018 DIY trends range from creative gamer workshops to female-empowering coloring books. A notable example. the Nintendo Labo Workshop, helps gamers unleash their creativity with the help of the brand's accompanying Nintendo Labo range of DIY electronic kits. Additionally, Katie Guinn's 'Stoner Babe World' coloring book consists of dreamy illustrations with a female-centric message. The coloring book also spotlights gender nonconforming subjects, making it an inclusive gift for fans of both cannabis and art.

Flow Hive 2, a residential beehive system, Growing Greetings' edible card range and GlassesUSA.com's 3D-printed frames are other standouts that are reflective of consumers' growing appreciation of maker culture. While some Millennial-friendly innovations include AlwaysFits' Sparkling Rosé wine-making kit, Gen Z consumers are sure to love home decor retailer OMY's customizable party decor range. The retailer's color-in cups can be personalized by users and boast cartoon-like graphics, designed in France.

To learn more about 2018 DIY trends, check out Trend Hunter's 2019 Trend Report.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
90
Engaging Science Web Series
Engaging Science Web Series
The Fab Lab YouTube Series Takes Kids on Science-Based Adventures
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89
Kid-Friendly DIYer Drone Kits
Kid-Friendly DIYer Drone Kits
The Circuit Scribe Drone Builder Kit Can be Rebuilt if Crashed
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88
DIY Thermal Cameras
DIY Thermal Cameras
Adafruit's 3D-Printed Camera Project Teaches Programming and Electronics
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87
LED Snowboard Bases
LED Snowboard Bases
Signal Snowboards Created a Deck with a Programmable LED Base
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86
User-Friendly Drink Mixing Apps
User-Friendly Drink Mixing Apps
Lush is a Cocktail Application with a Large Menu of Drink Recipes
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85
Design-Forward Community Initiatives
Design-Forward Community Initiatives
The Extrapolation Factory Focuses on Solving Future Issues
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84
Superhero Coding Kits
Superhero Coding Kits
The Avengers Hero Inventor Kit Helps Kids Make a Unique Power & Identity
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83
All-in-One Utility Knives
All-in-One Utility Knives
The 'Perfect Cut' by Polarlab Cuts Complex Shapes
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82
DIY Smartphone Kits
DIY Smartphone Kits
The 'Kite' Modular Smartphone Kit Comes with the KiteBoard to Power the Device
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81
Modular Brewing Appliances
Modular Brewing Appliances
The PicoBrew Z Series Offers a Modular Design for All Users
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80
DIY Culture-Celebrating Sneakers
DIY Culture-Celebrating Sneakers
Wood Wood and Vans' New OG Era LX Shoes Celebrate Fan Culture
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79
Back-to-School Course Promotions
Back-to-School Course Promotions
Brit + Co Advertises Its Creative Classes in a Vibrant Newsletter
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78
Sneaker Design E-Courses
Sneaker Design E-Courses
FIT and Complex Collaborated on the Online 'Sneaker Essentials' Program
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77
Tropical Pumpkin DIYs
Tropical Pumpkin DIYs
These Palm Leaf Pumpkins are a Summer-Inspired Project for Fall
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76
Fully Customizable Sneakers
Fully Customizable Sneakers
The 'NIPPON MADE Custom Order' Service Makes Customized Footwear
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75
Accessible 3D-Printed Glasses
Accessible 3D-Printed Glasses
GlassesUSA.com is Now Sharing 3D Printed Glasses Files for Free
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74
All Natural Dye Kits
All Natural Dye Kits
Upstate Natural Dyes Bring Japanese Dying Techniques to the Masses
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73
Maker-Targeted Toolboxes
Maker-Targeted Toolboxes
The Kitables 'Toolbox 3000' Packs Equipment for Exclusively for Makers
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72
Cardboard Gaming Kits
Cardboard Gaming Kits
Nintendo Labo Introduces DIY Kits for the Nintendo Switch
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71
Macho DIYer Manuals
Macho DIYer Manuals
'Dude Crafts' Packs Over 50 Projects for Guys to Try Out
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70
Rosé-Making Wine Kit
Rosé-Making Wine Kit
AlwaysFits is Now Selling a Sparkling Rosé Wine Making Kit
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69
Harajuku-Honoring Sneaker Packs
Harajuku-Honoring Sneaker Packs
The 'Happy Chaos' Collection Celebrates Japanese Fashion Culture
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68
Creative Youth Gamer Workshops
Creative Youth Gamer Workshops
The Nintendo Labo Workshop Helps Gamers Explore Their Creativity
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67
Programmable Child-Friendly Robots
Programmable Child-Friendly Robots
The 'PLEN:bit' Robot Can be Customized Using the micro:bit
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66
One-Gallon Wine Kits
One-Gallon Wine Kits
Mr. Beer's Wine-Making Kits Create Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio
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65
Demure Emergency Sewing Kits
Demure Emergency Sewing Kits
The Best Made Co. Brass Capsule Stitcher is Both Stylish and Handy
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64
Himalayan Bath Soak Recipes
Himalayan Bath Soak Recipes
This DIY Bath Soak Takes Less Than 30 Minutes to Make
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63
Creatively Retro Technological Gadgets
Creatively Retro Technological Gadgets
Brosmind Tech Offers a Series of Gadgets to Solve Disputes
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62
Edible Microgreen Greeting Cards
Edible Microgreen Greeting Cards
Growing Greetings Boasts a Quirky Selection of Edible Cards
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61
Supplement-Inspired Skincare Masks
Supplement-Inspired Skincare Masks
Graydon's Superfood Mask + Scrub Features Single-Use Gel Caps
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60
DIY Prosecco Popsicles
DIY Prosecco Popsicles
The 'Make Your Own Prosecco Pops' Kit is the Perfect Summer Project
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59
DIY Fermented Vegetable Kits
DIY Fermented Vegetable Kits
The Masontops Complete Mason Jar Fermentation Kit is Easy to Use
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58
Luxurious Customizable DIY Knitwear
Luxurious Customizable DIY Knitwear
Gucci's New Sweaters Boast Large Alphabet Using a Knit Process
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57
3D-Printed Measuring Cubes
3D-Printed Measuring Cubes
This Unique Measuring Utensil Combines Multiple Tools Into One Form
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56
DIY Ice Cream Cakes
DIY Ice Cream Cakes
The Friendly's Crayola Ice Cream Cake is Made to Be Customized
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55
Affordable Portable Microscope Kits
Affordable Portable Microscope Kits
The Community Microscope Kit Allows You to Explore On-the-Go
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54
Assistive Custom Carpentry Machines
Assistive Custom Carpentry Machines
MIT's AutoSaw System Makes Furniture-Making Easier and Safer
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53
Miniature DIY Kinetic Figures
Miniature DIY Kinetic Figures
The Heyzlass Mini Strandbeest Draws Inspiration from the Original
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52
Modded Furniture Ranges
Modded Furniture Ranges
IKEA and Scholten & Baijings Created Designs Inspired by "IKEA Hacking"
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51
Educational DIY Robot Kits
Educational DIY Robot Kits
The 'MoonBot' Robot Kit Teaches Kids About AI and Modern Robotics
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50
Removable Patchwork Sneakers
Removable Patchwork Sneakers
Nike's Air Force 1 and Air Max 1 Receive a Unique Branding Detail
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49
Fashionable DIY Decals
Fashionable DIY Decals
OMY's RUB-ONS PARTY Collection Features Decals for Clothing, Shoes and More
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48
Japanese Culture-Exploring Jeans
Japanese Culture-Exploring Jeans
Yosuke Kataoka Seeks to Enhance Travelers' Experiences
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47
DIY Incense Kits
DIY Incense Kits
'SMULD HOUSE' Helps Consumers Craft Their Own Home Fragrances
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46
Playfully Interactive Product Launches
Playfully Interactive Product Launches
Artish Studio's Home Decor Kits Channel Hands-On Creativity
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45
DIY Radio Station Installations
DIY Radio Station Installations
Josh Short's Bomb Shelter Radio is on Exhibit at the Growlery
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44
Limited-Edition Illustrated Mugs
Limited-Edition Illustrated Mugs
The GOAT Mug Features Mr. Doodle's Signature Artistic Style
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43
Informative Sneaker Culture Books
Informative Sneaker Culture Books
James O'Connell's Connect-the-Dots Book Recounts Sneaker History
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42
AI-Powered Cardboard Robots
AI-Powered Cardboard Robots
Smartibot is a DIY Cardboard Robot That Uses Artificial Intelligence
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41
Holistic Nutrition Workshops
Holistic Nutrition Workshops
For the Love of Body Boasts Healthy & Holistic Experiences of Life
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40
Magnetic Tool Organizers
Magnetic Tool Organizers
The 'Magnet Driver DDN Total Tool' Uses Magnets to Secure Screws & Nails
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39
Home Beehive Kits
Home Beehive Kits
The Flow Hive 2 Improves on the Original for a Larger Market
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38
Unicorn Beer-Making Kits
Unicorn Beer-Making Kits
Brooklyn Brewshop Unicorn IPA Beer Making Kit is a Magical Experience
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37
DIY Robot Building Kits
DIY Robot Building Kits
The 'Magni' Robot Can Be Built and Programmed to Your Specifications
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36
Designer DIY Jewelry Kits
Designer DIY Jewelry Kits
Make It Real Launched a Series of Juicy Couture Craft Jewelry Sets
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35
Cocktail-Specific Herb Kits
Cocktail-Specific Herb Kits
Firebox's 'Pimp Your Gin' Grows Thyme and Other Herb Garnishes
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34
Paint-by-Number Wooden Plants
Paint-by-Number Wooden Plants
The 'SR Flat Plants' Kit Provides an Activity and Home Decor
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33
DIY Technology Repair Toolkits
DIY Technology Repair Toolkits
The iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit Enables At-Home Tech Repairs
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32
Dinosaur-Themed DIY Pillowcases
Dinosaur-Themed DIY Pillowcases
'Jurassic Dreams' is a Fun Color Your Own Pillowcase Project
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31
Pistachio Shell Jewelry Designs
Pistachio Shell Jewelry Designs
Belle Smith Channels the DIY and the Sustainability Movements
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30
Artsy Customizable Lamps
Artsy Customizable Lamps
Kaiao Lights Allow Consumers to Create Original and Unique Designs
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29
Bendable Steel Decor Products
Bendable Steel Decor Products
The '2D:3D' Product Range Requires Users to Finishing Upon Receiving
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28
Imaginatively Crafty Play Collections
Imaginatively Crafty Play Collections
IKEA Boasts a Creativity-Focused Entertainment Collection
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27
Female-Empowering Cannabis Coloring Books
Female-Empowering Cannabis Coloring Books
Katie Guinn's Stoner Babe World is Dreamy and Gorgeous
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26
Retro DIY Wooden Cameras
Retro DIY Wooden Cameras
The Woodsum Pinhole Camera is Made from Laser-Cut Components
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25
Artisan-Made Embroidered Bracelets
Artisan-Made Embroidered Bracelets
OMY Boasts Whimsical, Intricate and Colorful Bracelet Designs
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24
Juice Fermentation Kits
Juice Fermentation Kits
Firebox's 'Juice to Booze' Uses "Magic Powder" to Create Alcoholic Drinks
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23
Imaginative Toy Kits
Imaginative Toy Kits
'Toyi' Allows Children to Endlessly Redefine It for Limitless Play
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22
Custom Design-Friendly Wall Tapes
Custom Design-Friendly Wall Tapes
Nitto's Chromatic Adhesive Tapes Can Brighten Up Any Interior
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21
Custom Tie-Dye Sneaker Iterations
Custom Tie-Dye Sneaker Iterations
Larry Luk's Interprets the Levi's x Air Jordan 4 with Color
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20
DIY Dessert Kits
DIY Dessert Kits
Red Velvet NYC Makes It Easy to Whip Up Gourmet Indulgences at Home
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19
Personalized Party Cup Decor
Personalized Party Cup Decor
These OMY Party Cups are Designed to Be Colored in and Customized
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18
Alternatively Shaped Chalks
Alternatively Shaped Chalks
Nikolas Bentel Reimagines the Way People Use Chalk for Drawing
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17
3D-Printed Genius Toys
3D-Printed Genius Toys
The Real Play Coalition's 'Open Einstein' Replicates a Genius' Playthings
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16
Geometric Structure-Building Toys
Geometric Structure-Building Toys
The 'TiKA' Modular Design Kit is Simple Enough for Any User
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15
Robotic Ceramic Workshops
Robotic Ceramic Workshops
Emerging Objects Teaches a Traditional Craft with a High-Tech Twist
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14
Whimsical Family-Run Kid Shops
Whimsical Family-Run Kid Shops
Treehouse Offers Eclectic Collections and Creative Spaces for Kids
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13
Mixed Embroidery Jewelry Designs
Mixed Embroidery Jewelry Designs
Red Gate Stitchery's Accessories Bear Artisan-Precise Detailing
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12
Plastic-Free Water Balloons
Plastic-Free Water Balloons
This Water Balloon Kit Teaches How to Make Spherified Water
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11
Detail-Oriented Laser-Cut Kits
Detail-Oriented Laser-Cut Kits
One Man, One Garage Offers a Collection of 3D Laser-cut Sculptures
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10
Modular Water Bottle Systems
Modular Water Bottle Systems
Glasstic is Sustainable, Ultra-Convenient and Fully Customizable
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9
DIY Cardboard Tool Kits
DIY Cardboard Tool Kits
The Makedo Cardboard Construction Toolset Enables Creativity
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8
DIY Rowboat Kits
DIY Rowboat Kits
The Stitchbird Rowboat Kit Comes with All Essentials to Make a Vessel
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7
Sculptural Ancient Jewelry Pieces
Sculptural Ancient Jewelry Pieces
Ariana Boussard-Reifel Brings Modernity to Traditional Designs
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6
Adaptable Shelving Systems
Adaptable Shelving Systems
The Rigg Modular Shelves System is Easy to Customize and Shift Around
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5
DIY Smart Gardens
DIY Smart Gardens
The 'Sprout' Indoor Self-Watering Planter Monitors Moisture Levels
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4
Custom Cartoon Sneakers
Custom Cartoon Sneakers
Mache Custom Kicks Brings to Life to Footwear from a Simpsons Episode
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3
Gen Z-Targeting Candy Packaging
Gen Z-Targeting Candy Packaging
Kiskis' Mint Packaging Design is Engaging, Cool and Vibrant
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2
Comic Book-Inspired Sneakers
Comic Book-Inspired Sneakers
Instagram Artist Joshua Vides Customizes His Kicks by Hand
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1
Sociable Cooking Kits
Sociable Cooking Kits
Magda Sabatowska Designs a Product That Will Connect Isolated Individuals
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