The 15 Best (Smaller) Creative Instagram Accounts To Follow
Are you on Instagram? No? Well you should be! Yes? FABULOUS! Now… who do you follow? I bet you follow a great range of Instagram accounts – from your best mate, to brands you love, to some of the REALLY BIG Instagrammers out there. But you.. you are missing on some REALLY FABULOUS content providers… and today, I am here to share those amazingly creative and fabulous Instagrammers with you. As this is a craft site, I am focussing on CREATIVE Instagram accounts for you today. So if you love arts and crafts and anything colourful, fun and creative, please DO READ ON! Be inspired and DO FOLLOW. I have picked 15 of the BEST CREATIVE INSTAGRAMMERS, that won’t stay a secret for long!
The wonderful thing about Instagram, is that you don’t just receive inspiration and craft ideas, but you also get to glimpse behind the scenes of websites and bloggers you know and love. You get to see what makes them tick and “happy” outside of their regular blog content…
And before I go one.. can I just say.. they are all AMAZING Instagram accounts.. it is almost easier to just follow them ALL in one quick sweep than trying to decide which of the below you “should” or “shouldn’t follow”… NONE of them will disappoint you – in summary we have Ana Dziengel, Pink Stripey Socks, Fun Crafts Kids, Handmakery, Red Ted Art, Willowdaygram, Art Bar Blog, Jean Van T’Hul, Tinkerlab, Inner Child Fun, Handmade Charlotte, hello, Wonderful, pysselbolaget, Meri Cherry La, Mer Mag. I also want to give weewarhols and incredibusy and honorable mention, I simply ran out of space. 15 featured accounts it is for today!
In no particular order… I give you:
1) Ana Dziengel author from Babble Dabble Do
This is the lady that brought us FLEXTANGLES – they have been a HUGE hit on the big wide web these last weeks. Anything that Ana touches turns into a kaleidoscope of bright and fun colours. The picture above? Did you guess that that was PASTA? Yes…. THAT is the magic that Ana creates. Every day objections turned into an explosion of colour.
“Think of Babble Dabble Do as your online “studio” with art, design, science, and engineering projects for imaginative families!”
Leslie from Pink Stripe Socks, simply makes me smile! And OOOH… and AAAH. Here crafts, once again, are very “every day”, do-able, fun, great for the kids and not at all intimidating.. and then she throws in gems like the above… I mean, avocado faces? How cute are they and how can they NOT make you smile?!
The ladies behind the Fun Crafts Kids instagram accounts, call themselves “craft curators”… their job is to scour the web, keeping an eye out for fabulous and cute and inspirational craft ideas, that make you say “oh yes please, I want to have a go at this”. You will find a super eclectic mix of inspiration. Follow their account and you will be provided with a great resource for discovering other Instagramers, as “featuring the best” is the name of the game.
Inspiring my inner artist for sure.. this is what Handmakery has to say!
@handmakery is our “captured collection” celebrating and culminating a colorful and creative life, focused around life’s simple gems + treasures! It features life in the majestic mountains within a small town, planted in the heart of beautiful + breathtaking Colorado.
@handmakery highlights our greatest passion- making + creating art with children and the creative process within our children’s art studio! It’s a haven where we include moments + memories, places + people, family + outdoor ventures, our love for photography + hands-on art making. As the creative director of HANDMAKERY, educated as a visual arts instructor K-12, I identify with being a visual and kinesthetic learner. Imagery and being hands-on is my native language, it’s how I read the world, and it’s how I feed my soul! Instagram to me means instant inspiration. It is an inspiring platform that has become a place of opportunity for one to connect with talented + inspiring creatives, also passionate about children and creating. Instagram is a connection point where we can come together to share snapshots of the visual journey + beauty of this magical + shared world!
5) Red Ted Art (ahem, of course!)
Red Ted Art – well, you may be familiar with my work already – generally, cute and easy kids crafts using recycled materials, every day items such as paper and paint, and items found in nature. My Instragram account also shares my love for London (where I live), quirky every day “things” and many many many “behind the scences” kind of things, that simply never make it onto my site or other social media. If you want to see what really makes my family tick, check out this account! But of course only as a set of *pretty* pictures!
I also co-host monthly #GetYourCraftOn challenges (each month we have a new them for you to share your crafts), encourage you to share your #KidsCrafts101 projects (easy projects to do on a rainy day) and join us this summer for #CampPlayful – summer fun activities to inspire all.
Willowdaygram oh what can I say… this is an Instragammer that always puts a smile on my face. Here photos are simply delightful, happy and inspiring. And she is a lovely person to boot. This is one account you can’t go wrong to follow. I love how Instagram brings the world closer together and that here we have a fantastic Scandinavian blogger sharing her photographic thoughts.
Come away with willowday to Sweden and follow our family’s quest for daily and whimsical creativity
7) Art Bar Blog
Art Bar Blog is one of those Instagram accounts that makes me want to go and make. And as someone who crafts a lot or ALL the time already, that is quite something. Every photo is inviting. Every photo inspires. Every photo feels like “Yes, I can do that”… “Yes, I WANT to do that”. Full of inspiration.
Instagram is the place where I capture a moment of beauty in my day. Whether to inspire others with an art project, snap a memory of a moment in time with my kids, or document the season, it’s the simplest way to share my world.
8) Jean Van T’Hul (The Artful Parent)
Jean’s creativity has inspired me for years. Author of TWO popular art books (The Artful Parent and The Artful Year), Jean is a naturally creative parent. Here Instrgam feed shows us just that – genuine, calm, graceful and artful. A pleasure to glimpse behind THESE scenes of creativity, but also providing you with easy to set up art idea prompts. A real “must follow” on Instagram.
The wonderful Tinkerlab.. not only do I love seeing what Tinkerlab is up, to but Tinkerlab runs wonderful #tinkersketch and #artjournal prompts. These have led to her Instagram account rapidly growing as people enjoy the easy prompts and find their path back into art. Simply wonderful and inspirational. A great IG account to follow if you want to get creative for yourself or the children.
10) Inner Child Fun
Another great Instagrammer that provides you with easy to follow crafts and inspiration. Bright, colourful projects, that are easy to set up and execute.. Inner Child Fun is also the brainchild behind the #CampPlayful series this Summer – a free 5 week “course” sent to your inbox providing you with Summer fun inspiration. Join in with the #CampPlayful hashtag and show us what you have made!
Inner Child Fun uses Instagram to share project set-ups and creative play ideas for kids ages 5-12. Recently named one of 10 Momstagram Accounts You Should be Following by Huffington Post!
Sometimes the prettiness of Handmade Charlotte’s photos simply make me gasp. Aaaah. As a lover of photographs and a lover of crafts and of course food, these is an Instagram account that is simply pure pleasure to browse. This IG account is definitely an extension of the blog and website.
12) hello, Wonderful
This is another Instagrammer that loves an explosion of colour combine style. Clean, stylish, beautiful photographs of family life, arts and crafts and food. Real life, captured beautifully. Certainly an IG feed I look forward to seeing new photos from.
hello, Wonderful inspires creative living with kids. Find imaginative ideas to enjoy with your kids like simple DIY’s, yummy recipes, cool new products, and everyday fun
Another wonderful Skandinavian blogger turned author, sharing beautiful photographs and lovely things to make with the kids.
14) Meri Cherry La
Another great Instagrammer that has found the balance between sharing wonderful family photos, inspirational art ideas and just adding a fantastic splash of colour to everything she does. If you want your kids to grow up creatively, just check out all the wonderful projects!
15) Mer Mag
This is an Instagrammer that inspires DESIGN. Beautiful well thought out photos that are magazine worthy – all capture in such a wonderful and non intimidating way, that you just want to look and look and look.
16) (A Cheeky Exrta!) KayJaySews
I have to add this cheeky extra instragam account by KayJaySews – delightful, charming and many easy to do childhood projects. I always LOVE seeing what she has up her sleeve next! Making childhood fun, creative and do-able!
encouraging and sharing creative play, beauty and art for kids of all ages
Ana Dziengel, Pink Stripey Socks, Fun Crafts Kids, Handmakery, Red Ted Art, Willowdaygram, Art Bar Blog, Jean Van T’Hul, Tinkerlab, Inner Child Fun, Handmade Charlotte, hello, Wonderful, pysselbolaget, Meri Cherry La, Mer Mag. As well as honorable mentions to weewarhols and incredibusy.
I hope you have enjoyed meeting everyone!! And see you on Instagram soon!