An interesting discussion came up in our office this morning: Why DIY? Each of us admitted to our moments of craftiness – from fascinators made from shoulder pads to friendship bracelets made on the beach, both of which have been whipped into a step-by-step blog post by someone. We started talking about the rise in popularity of DIY fashion blogs like P.S… I Made This, A Pair & A Spare, A Beautiful Mess and I Spy DIY, and why readers flock to these creativity hubs.
With AdAge asking if “DIY Evangelist” Erica Domesek is the millennial Martha Stewart and DIY bloggers with book deals abound, there's no denying that the blogging community is the only one embracing the “Do It Yourself” lifestyle. We know many of you are DIY bloggers or include DIY content on your sites (here's how to make the ultimate DIY post, by the way) – and we want to get your opinion what the appeal of a creative fashion project is. Are you on a budget, looking to get a designer-inspired look? Are you just inherently crafty? Or do you want to customize and create pieces that are totally original? Vote in our poll below and share your thoughts in the comments.