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A Beautiful Mess

Finalist in DIY

About A Beautiful Mess

Founded by Missourians Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, DIY blog A Beautiful Mess has expanded since 2009 to include a shop, online classes, two photo apps (A Beautiful Mess and Party Party), two books (A Beautiful Mess Photo Idea Book and A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home), and a following of more than 370k on Twitter and Instagram. The site spreads past the normal DIY focus into business ideas, photography tips, interior decorating mastery, and easy recipes. With ongoing contests where users are asked to tag images on Instagram, the blog engages readers, pushing the honor in making things yourself, and the beauty in failing, trying again, and dreaming big.

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