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Top Indy Instagram Accounts to Get Your DIY Fix

APRIL 23, 2020

Both my time on social media and my need to make do with whatever crafts I have in the house have increased, so here’s four Instagram accounts to follow featuring some of Indy’s best DIYers. 

Meet Chelsea


With many parents navigating the kids being at home all day, the house may seem a bit chaotic, but Chelsea provides toy room tips for organization and easy ways to make a shelter-in-place birthday special for the little ones. Her feed is chock full of cuteness, too, with special appearances from her boys and puggle mix/mutt, Jack. You’ll also notice her plant game is strong and gives any non-green thumb a sliver of hope that a corner of glorious greenery or a front stoop full of hens and chicks (the green kind) is feasible.

I wanted to know what thing Chelsea will do in Indy when life returns to normal. When she's not exceling at home organization, Chelsea says her family enjoys exploring in Indy parks, such as Holliday Park and Eagle Creek Park. "For date night or a night out with friends, I love going out to dinner downtown or on Mass Ave and then seeing a concert or comedy show at Bankers Life Fieldhouse or Old National Centre."


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Meet Sara D.


Scroll through Sara’s Instagram and you’ll find yourself saying out loud, “Can she just come to my house and do that?” Well, she can, but she’ll also give you the 411 on how to spruce up your home décor, bathroom, kitchen, or even your home’s exterior. For example, we can all have a fancy and meaningful hallway like this:


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When asked her favorite things to do in Indy, Sara quickly adds their family’s love for Indy staycations. It’s not unusual to find this crew staying in a hotel downtown, exploring walkable Indy, and checking out various monuments and museums. 


Meet Carrie


I’ve had the good fortune of meeting the woman behind this scrumptious Instagram account, and she’s as humble as pie. Her talents are beyond measure, so much so, that Food Network invited her to compete on a one-off baking competition and show that aired last year. If you’re someone who can bake with the best of them, this account provides ample inspiration.

When life returns to normal, Carrie's looking forward to walking to City Market for fresh flowers, playing putt putt at the Children’s Museum with her children, and exploring the canal during springtime. In light of spring peeking through, here’s my favorite pie post (but don’t miss her tips on her mini pie baking):


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Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser


I’m hoping you’ve stumbled upon this dynamic duo’s content, but in the chance you haven’t, your tummy will thank us later. Their food photography is so delectable, you may be quick to discount your ability to re-create, but follow their shared recipes, like these easy brussels sprouts, and you’ll join their bandwagon of loyal followers.


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And, if you want to know where these local legends hang out in Indy when they’re not in the kitchen, we have you covered with our Indy Like a Local series.


Other Indy DIY Projects

Many Indy retailers have begun creating DIY kits that can be shipped directly to your door. For example, Forest Flower Indy will ship you your own DIY terrarium kit or Pottery By You has pottery kits to go or via home delivery.

Restaurants have also gotten creative with their DIY kits like Gallery Pastry Shop’s at-home macaron class and kit, where for $75 they’ll ship you a kit full of everything you need to make macarons and then you’ll jump on a virtual macaron making class with Chef Ben Hardy and his talented team.

And, after a day full of DIY projects, sit down with a Fire and Ice cocktail from Delicia with their at-home cocktail kit.