DIY is cool .There is nothing more satisfying than doing things for yourself.
” Sometimes your heart speaks best through your hands.”
Over the years,DIY has become more popular. A lot of people are creating and making their own projects from start to finish and It is interesting to note that the love of DIY cuts across age,gender,sex,religion or social status.No two DIYer is the same but in general we are a friendly group of people who are not afraid to make mistakes.
After so many years of doing DIYs,making mistakes,wasting materials,bruising my hands,sourcing for raw materials and from my general DIY experiences.I have discovered many benefits and I’m here to share the top five reasons why you should also adopt the DIY lifestyle.
1.You get to explore your creative side.
There is no better feeling than bringing your imagination to life .Doing a DIY project creates the perfect opportunity for you to connect your hands with your brain. Hands on experiences makes you think better and faster, and you also learn better especially from your mistakes. So whether you are starting out a new project, or you are upcycling or recycling an old material you get to explore creativity in your own way.
2. It creates the perfect bonding opportunity.
One of the easiest way to bond with your partner or children is by doing creative things together. From the endless banter you have with your partner when you are trying to set up your home furniture to the delegation of chores to your little ones when baking.you get to learn more about your children and their genuine interests and you also unconsciously pass down skills from generations to generations. so whether its baking, fencing, knitting, sewing, painting etc …. DIY activities, helps to create bonding opportunities with you and your loved ones.
3. You can have a main or side hustle.
DIY Velvet ribbon
So many hand made businesses are thriving thanks to Etsy, amazon handmade and even Pinterest. I recently went for an event and the speaker said her business started accidentally. She made a swim wear for herself took a picture and put it on Instagram and she got a lot of requests for where she got her swim wear . immediately she saw that opportunity and took advantage of it. Today she is a household name in the Nigerian fashion scene. You can perfect your crafts and make them available for sale. Your hobby can start making you millions.
4.You connect with other creatives.
One of the most peculiar characteristics of DIY lovers is their willingness to help and share .There are so many communities where ideas, resources and tools are shared and genuine friendships are made and a perfect example is at www.whogomake.com .We share ideas ,inspirations, tutorials, kits to bring your project to life and we organize off line events for real life bonding. You should join us.
5.You get bragging rights and you become more appreciative of people that create things.
I became more appreciative of my tailors, after I made my first skirt and it took me over four hours and back ache to complete the skirt. I got so many compliments and I was also very happy to say “I made my skirt”. DIY has made me appreciate artisans and everybody that makes things with their hands.
These are some of the reasons why I love DIYs. Are you a DIY lover?Join our growing community, follow us on our social media let the adventures begin.