By Jennie Lennick

7 DIY Shows to Binge-Watch This Weekend

Have you've been crafting all day and are ready to settle down for the evening? What's a maker to do but watch other artists make things! This weekend, cozy up and watch a DIY reality show! There are many new ones released in the last couple of years that are great looks into makers' minds.  Get inspired from your couch!    

Ready to tune in? Check out my suggestions below!

1. Making It

We are longtime fans of Amy Pohler and Nick Offerman's heartwarming craft show but were ecstatic to see our friend Chelsea Andersson of ChelseaMakes on last season! Chelsea was our November 2020 artist of the month and wrote this lovely blog about making a mini cactus. We loved seeing all the beautiful things she created on the show!

Watch Making It on NBC.

2. Escape to the Chateau

A British couple buys a 45-room chateau in France and transforms it into a creative wonderland for hosting fun events and raising their two young children. It's not purely a craft show, but the hosts, Angel and Dick, a designer and an engineer respectively, are creative, lovable, and so inspiring! Watch it on Peacock!

3. Full Bloom

A gorgeous series that challenges ten florists to create elaborate installations out of flowers and plants. The artists are charming, and their projects are stunning! I promise you will feel inspired to arrange your own bouquets after this show.

4. Blown Away

A reality competition show about glass blowing, an art form most of us can't do at home. Love to love it or love to hate it, you can't deny it's entertaining!

5. Craftopia

A kids' craft competition show that gives me all the feels. The budding artists are so creative and inspiring! I wish Crafttopia was around when I was 11; I would have loved to be a contestant! HBO made the show for kids, but it's enjoyable to watch as an adult. I am obsessed with the colorful set! 

6. All That Glitters

All That Glitters is a British competition show that gives you an inside look into the jeweler's studio. I have so much respect for this craft and love seeing all the beautiful things they create! The artists are so skilled!

7. Pottery Thrown Down

I am smitten with ceramics and the delightful artists on this British craft show from HBO Max. The close-up shots of the potters working the clay on their potter's wheels give me a sense of calm like nothing else

Well, I know what I’m doing this weekend! Have you watched any of these shows? What is your favorite? Share other must-watch craft shows in the comments! 

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Happy Viewing!


Designer, entrepreneur, and lover of crafts! Boss Lady at Jenny Lemons in San Francisco



Vox said:

We LOVE that Château show! That couple and what they take on is constantly amazing us! As creative folks, it gives us ideas to consider trying (like making our own lily pond!). Thanks for sharing awesome ideas! 💡

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