Before selecting the top ten craft blogs, I had to first define criteria. In order to do so, I asked several of my “crafty” friends their preferences and then tossed my criteria (based on my twenty-some-odd years of crafting expertise.)
I also gravitated towards a few blogs that I read regularly, as obviously, they are already my favorites. Delightfully, I discovered some newbies in my journey that I will now be faithfully following.
The following is my top ten craft blog list. If you would like to add to the list, be sure to share your favorites in the comments section.
Design Sponge Online http://www.designspongeonline.com/
Pictures, videos, instructions, inspiration, interviews-you name it, you’ll find it all beautifully illustrated on this interesting craft blog. Includes a handy weekly wrap up, so you don’t have to log in everyday to keep up.
If baking or candy-making are your crafts of choice, or even if you have the slightest interest in the artistry of these crafts, this blog will delight your senses and your taste buds! Full of ideas and photos that make you go “yum.”
The Crafts Dept http://thecraftsdept.marthastewart.com/
Seriously, no top ten craft blog list would be complete without the craft-of-all-craft guru’s blog. You’ll find oodles of crafts to inspire your creative bug and the video tutorials are well worth the visit.
Knit one, then visit Purlbee to find out everything you ever wanted to know about knitting, crochet, sewing, and patchwork.
Romantic Crafts http://www.romanticcrafts.nl/
Pattern and ideas for crafts of every romantic notion. Includes super-creative ideas for adding personal craft touches to every day items.
Craft Test Dummies http://www.crafttestdummies.com/
Craft Test Dummies doles out candid reviews of new craft products plus offers an amazing amount of eco-friendly craft project ideas.
Craft Fail http://craftfail.com/
Not a craft blog for the feint of craft heart-in fact, it’s really not a traditional craft blog at all, but it makes the list due to the originality and, well, the chuckles! You’ll have a laugh-out-loud time learning from the author’s craft mistakes.
Fave Crafts Blog http://www.favecraftsblog.com/
A little bit of this and a little bit of that, plus product reviews and a weekly lineup covering topics from Home Decorating Ideas to Thrifty Crafts.
Craft Jr http://www.craftjr.com/
No craft list is complete without one for the kiddos. CraftJr covers the children’s craft market with style. So many ideas to explore here, you’ll find crafts for every occasion and something suitable for all ages.
Craft Blog http://www.craftblog.com/
Easy projects, great illustrations, and a sister site, Craft Forum, where you can share your projects.