Is tackling home improvement projects on your resolution list? Or, is this the year you finally conquer one of those Pinterest projects you’ve pinned? It’s one thing to see a cool or pretty picture and another to successfully recreate it, right?
I have many DIY and craft fails on my resume! Like my attempt to sew a tulle skirt that resulted in a teary ball of fabric tossed into the garbage can (however I did kinda sorta salvage the day with this project). Or the yards of rope now sitting in a box in the garage after an outdoor seating project literally fell apart. What’s the saying about what doesn’t kill you makes you [a] stronger [DIY-er]?!
Before you enthusiastically pull out the tools, check out these craft and DIY online classes to give you the skills and confidence to successfully get ‘er done…
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Learn to Craft and DIY with Online Classes
There are tons of cool craft and DIY online classes out there. From learning how to decorate a cake to crafting with paper and painting to knitting and crochet, there is so much you can learn to do! And the best thing is that you can do it from the comfort of your home. In your pajamas. Sitting on the couch. Doesn’t get much better than that!
Here are some great online craft and DIY class sites you may want to check out this year.
|Creativebug has over 700 online classes with super cool classes like how to matte artwork, how to draw on an iPad to kid craft ideas. Browsing through the classes is total eye candy!
You can sign up for a free trial with monthly subscription costs at $4.95 for unlimited classes.
|Annie’s Craft Store video classes taught by experts in their craft. Online classes include jewelry-making, paper crafts, cake decorating, sewing, quilting, knitting/crochet and general crafting like how to make a rag rug.
Classes include a free preview and are delivered to your inbox in minutes. Classes start at $9.99
| Craftsy also offers a wide range of online craft and diy classes. They have a great selection of home decor classes, like how to upholster, sew drapes and make bed pillows.
Classes start at $14.99. You can even give a class as a gift!
|Just like the store, Joann Fabrics offers a wide range of class offerings from basic sewing to cake decorating. Classes are organized by skill level. They also offer a selection of classes that kids can take. Classes are offered in store.|
|Did you know that Ace Hardware offers online learning with interactive videos? Learn how to properly measure feed for your lawn to how to build a picnic table.|
While this is not necessarily online, your local Lowes and Home Depot offer all kinds of DIY classes on the weekends. They also offer many free workshops for parent + kid to build bird-feeders and toys!Check your local store for workshops.
Why take craft and diy online classes?
- You can learn at your own pace and at a time that works for your schedule. You don’t have to set aside a specific time and date or drive to a location
- You have the instructor all to yourself! No having to share with other “students” in a class
- It’s a great way to see if a DIY craft skill is really something you’re interested in before committing to purchasing tons of supplies and tools
- You can hit pause, rewind or fast forward as many times as you need
- When you purchase an online class, you have lifetime access to it
Will this be the year you learn a skill by taking some craft and DIY online classes? I’d love to refine my sewing skills and learn to sew clothes. What are your craft and DIY resolutions?