THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

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From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards Best in DIY

Check out all these real life MacGyvers! They could crush an Iron Chef like competition between crafters. They use social media site such as Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Tumblr, Vine, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook to share tips and advice for others to make great inventions out of raw materials. The winner of the DIY Shorty Award will be a someone who finds DIY projects fascinating, enjoys learning and loves sharing what they can do.

Nominees

finalist
A Beautiful Mess
Founded by Missourians Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman, DIY blog A Beautiful Mess has expanded since …
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Almost Makes Perfect
Almost Makes Perfect was launched in the hopes that Molly Madfis could improve her crafting skills,…
CrazyRussianHacker
Taras Kulakov started making origami instruction videos while he was working at a North Carolina Wa…
I Like To Make Stuff
His name is Bob, and he likes to make stuff. Straightforward, simple, down-to-earth: Bob Clagett of…
I Spy DIY
Back in Wisconsin, when Jenni Radosevich scoured department stores for fashions she’d found in maga…
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Joselyn Hughes
LA-based comedian Joselyn Hughes is all over the place, lauded by The Huffington Post, Flavorwire, …
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Mr. Kate
Labeled “the antithesis of Martha Stewart" in an LA Times interview about her book A Hot Glue Gun M…
Oh Happy Day
Jordan Ferney’s goal of being “The Best Party Resource on the Internet" is realized through her DIY…
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P.S.- I made this…
Erica Domesek, crowned Elle Magazine’s Fashion Queen of DIY, started PS I Made This in 2009, creati…
Steve Ramsey
Steve Ramsey believes that woodworking should be for everyone, and his weekly YouTube vlogs and tut…
Studio DIY
LA transplant Kelly Mindell’s Studio DIY is the apex of a lifetime of entrepreneurship, audience-bu…
winner
ThreadBanger
Husband and wife team Rob Czar and Corinne Leigh helm YouTube channel ThreadBanger. Their mission: …