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Top 50 Projects, Crafts and DIY Trends in 2009

— January 1, 2010 — Art & Design
Why settle for something made for millions, when you can create something yourself? The credit crunch accelerated the DIY trend, and this top 50 shows you some of the most interesting ideas and creations. If you want more, our DIY trend database has more than 1,700 DIY trends.

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Guerrilla Poster Liberation
Guerrilla Poster Liberation
Razor Blade Public Art by Poster Boy
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Dark Shadow Street Art
Dark Shadow Street Art
Sam3 Brushes The Streets of Spain With His Counter-Culture Touch
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Radio-Controlled Mobile Bars
Radio-Controlled Mobile Bars
Finally, a DIY Robot Actually Worth Making
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PC Sushi
PC Sushi
Clever Sushi Art to Make Snacktime Fun
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46
Questionable Crafting
Questionable Crafting
Regretsy Curates a Collection of Odd Etsy Finds
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45
Fine Art Graffiti Artists
Fine Art Graffiti Artists
Charming Baker's Paradoxical Street Art in London
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44
Urban Camouflage
Urban Camouflage
DIY Costume Making Projects Help You Blend In With the City
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43
Horrific Homages
Horrific Homages
Moist Mother Earth, a Demented $8,000 Tribute to the Planet
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42
DIY Miniature Photography
DIY Miniature Photography
TiltShiftMaker Turns Your Regular Photos Into Tilt-Shift Wonders
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41
Expressive Street Art
Expressive Street Art
Interactive Vandalism by Mentalgassi Features Funny Faces
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40
Highlighter Street Art
Highlighter Street Art
Judith Supine's Colortastic Creations Light Up NYC Walls
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39
Fruity Famous Faces
Fruity Famous Faces
Artsy Watermelon Carvings, From Van Gogh to Baseball Heroes
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38
Whimsical Wall-Mounted Animals
Whimsical Wall-Mounted Animals
Junk and Containers Create Crazy Critter Trophies
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37
Banana Doodle Art
Banana Doodle Art
Funny Creations Drawn on Unique Canvases
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36
DIY Hipster Bags
DIY Hipster Bags
Create Your Own Freitag Online
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35
DIY Screen Printing
DIY Screen Printing
The Yudu Machine Makes Sweet Custom T-Shirts
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34
Extreme Halloween Costumes
Extreme Halloween Costumes
Reko Rivera and Bobby Hartman's iPhone Costumes Have 42" TVs
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33
Everyday Stuff as Art
Everyday Stuff as Art
Framed Objects are Intriguing Credit Crunch Wall Decorations
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32
Hair Bow Barrettes
Hair Bow Barrettes
Cop Lady Gaga's Manga-Inspired Look This Halloween
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31
Edible Tableware
Edible Tableware
Playing With Your Food is OK With These Beautiful Fruit and Vegetable Bowls
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30
Credit Card Crafts
Credit Card Crafts
10 Uses for the Unwanted Plastic Bank Cards
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29
Flower Pot Cupcakes
Flower Pot Cupcakes
The Perfect Dessert For Garden Parties or Mothers Day Bashes
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28
Papercraft Pumps
Papercraft Pumps
Gorgeous Fashion Accessories From Ndeur & 'Make a Paper World'
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27
Pixelated LEGO Icons
Pixelated LEGO Icons
Cube Dudes Immortalizes Pop Culture Characters in Block Form
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26
Nerdy Pumpkin Creations
Nerdy Pumpkin Creations
Funny Pumpkin Carvings Celebrate the Nerd in All of Us
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25
Low-Budget Lighting
Low-Budget Lighting
DIY Sparkle Balls Take Plastic Cups and Xmas Lights to the Disco
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24
Duct Tape Prom Dresses
Duct Tape Prom Dresses
The Best Prom Outfits Are Made from Industrial Adhesive
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23
Beer Knit Sweaters
Beer Knit Sweaters
AJ Fosik Rescues Vintage Beer Label Knitted Sweaters
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22
Knitting No-Nos
Knitting No-Nos
Disasters Abound When Crochet Projects Get Out of Hand
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21
Corset Jeans
Corset Jeans
Maty Davis' Laced-Up Denim Ties You Up After Tearing You Down
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20
Knitted Wigs
Knitted Wigs
Meg Reardon's DIY Style Statement Signals the End of Bad Hair Days
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DIY Fashion Lessons
DIY Fashion Lessons
‘Built by Wendy' Teaches How To Customize Your Clothes
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'World of Warcraft' Cakes
'World of Warcraft' Cakes
This Cake Wrecks Collection Will Make You Say WoW
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17
Retro Hollywood Salons
Retro Hollywood Salons
Vintage Glam 'Pimps & Pinups' Hair Salon in NYC
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16
Huge LEGO Ships
Huge LEGO Ships
Japanese Warship 'Yamato' Took More than 6 Years to Build
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15
Quirky Recycled Fabric Jewelry
Quirky Recycled Fabric Jewelry
Eccentric and Eco-Marvelous Fiber Millefiori Accessories
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14
Pop Culture Icons as Bunnies
Pop Culture Icons as Bunnies
Amigurumi Knit Rabbits Inspired by Famous Horror Flicks
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13
DIY Pop-Ups
DIY Pop-Ups
Kirigami Paper Cutting Patterns for Crafting Projects
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12
Artistic Cork Chairs
Artistic Cork Chairs
The Korkart Furniture Genius of Germany's Gabriel Wiese
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11
DIY Couture Shoots
DIY Couture Shoots
The Eco-Friendly Editorial 'Make Do and Mend' in Vogue UK
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10
Ambigram Makers
Ambigram Makers
Flip Script Word Flipper For 'Angels & Demons' Lovers
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9
Punk Junk Chandeliers
Punk Junk Chandeliers
Lighting From Liberated Kitchen Gadgets
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8
Jack-O-Lantern Inspiration Sites
Jack-O-Lantern Inspiration Sites
Walyou Pumpkin Carvings Spark Ghoulish Ideas
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7
Kaleidoscopic Lips
Kaleidoscopic Lips
Surreal Makeup from Sylvia Dell' Orto
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6
Cheeseburger Cupcakes
Cheeseburger Cupcakes
Make Your Favorite Dessert Into an Illusionary Dinner
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5
Customizable Cooper Car Wraps
Customizable Cooper Car Wraps
5,000,000 DIY Design Dreams Made Real by MINI Motoring Graphics
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4
Unique Manicure Blogs
Unique Manicure Blogs
The Daily Nail Gets Creative With Your Hands
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3
DIY Projects With Wine Corks
DIY Projects With Wine Corks
Bottle Stoppers Assigned to New Duties as Interior Surfaces
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2
Geeky Laptop Decals
Geeky Laptop Decals
MacSlaps LEGO, Pac-Man and Mario Decals Let Your Nerd Colors Show
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Magical Body Painting
Magical Body Painting
Makeup Artist Danielle Fonseca's Illusion Transformations
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