The Best YouTube Channels to Save Money on DIY Home Projects

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Learning Channels

One of the best things about YouTube is that it has given people the ability to learn almost anything they want to learn about home improvement. Whether it's crafts, cooking, auto repair, plumbing, or gardening, YouTube makes it possible for anyone, anywhere in the world, to learn almost anything. The best YouTube DIY channels take you step-by-step through tutorials and give you the confidence to try a project that you never thought you could attempt. That's the beauty of YouTube. Keep reading to discover some of the best DIY YouTube channels for even the most novice DIYers.

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Scotty Kilmer
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Glue Guns & Roses
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Dana Williard
This Old House Cast
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This Old House

This Old House has been providing solid advice to homeowners since 1979. Their YouTube channel hosts more than 2,200 videos — some of the most trusted and watched educational videos on the internet. Recent videos include How To Install Mudroom Tile and How To Add Indoor Sconces. Use it as a point of information as well as a source of inspiration to get the creative juices flowing.

Check it out: This Old House YouTube Channel

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I Like to Make Stuff YouTube Channel
I Like to Make Stuff
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All About Plumbing

If you're looking to learn about home plumbing, Roger Wakefield of All About Plumbing has you covered. With an impressive collection of videos, all of them covering different aspects of plumbing maintenance and repair, you'll find easy to follow instructions as well as a variety of tips that can help you maintain your home.

Check it out: All About Plumbing YouTube Channel  

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For those who prefer their DIYers not take themselves too seriously, we present ThreadBanger. The projects range from quirky (Turning My Hair Into A Christmas Tree) to jaw-droppingly strange but intriguing (Cooking With Toilet Paper). These days the channel is only updated sporadically due to health issues of one of the channel owners, but there are still hundreds of videos for viewers to discover. DIY recipe videos include Lucky Charms Fried Chicken, Holiday Meat Cookies, a Mozzarella Stick Birthday Cake, and Homemade Pringles, while art projects include Altered Thrift Store Art and a Pumpkin Carving Challenge.

Check it out: ThreadBanger YouTube Channel

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Damask Love

Amber Kemp-Gerstel's Damask Love is a crafty DIYers dream. Featuring lots of kid-friendly crafts with bright, rainbow colors, pop over to Kemp-Gerstel 's YouTube channel where teaches viewers how to make DIY splatter jeans, make pop-up cards, make a pizza tote bag, and DIY candy boxes. If Kemp-Gerstel looks familiar, you might recognize her from the family crafting show called Disney+ Family Sundays or NBC's DIY reality show Making It, where she was a finalist.

Check it out: Damask Love YouTube Channel

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Elly's Everyday
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Peaceful Cuisine

More than a simple DIY recipe channel, Peaceful Cuisine presents cooking at its most pure, meditative state. The videos are presented without narration and are shot beautifully in a professional setting, and can be viewed with or without music. The channel has a cult-like following for the soothing nature of the videos — be prepared to get relaxed as you watch (it's not called Peaceful Cuisine for nothing). As a note, recipes are presented with metric measurements.

Check it out: Peaceful Cuisine YouTube Channel