Hollywood’s Top DIY Superstars!

Celebs Who Craft

via 20 Lauren Conrad-Approved Crafts That Will Make Your Life Prettier
Do you ever wonder what your favorite stars do when they aren’t wowing audiences and strutting their stuff on the red carpet? As it turns out, some of Hollywood’s top A-listers like to flex their creative muscles during their downtime.

Say it with us: “Stars, they’re just like us!” Need more proof? Check out our list of talented celeb DIYers! While some are well-known to celebrate their craft, others may come as a surprise. From scrumptious baked goods, fashion designs and even knitting, our favorite crafty celebrities really can do it all!

Zooey Deschanel

She’s quirky, she’s everyone’s favorite new girl, and it just so happens that she’s also a star in the kitchen! Zooey has been cooking and baking since she was a child, and her mom would often find her watching cooking shows on PBS. Dig in to Zooey’s famous pecan pie recipe, and learn why she loves this tasty concoction so much.

If Zooey ever invited us over for dinner, you know we would happily accept the invitation!

Zooey Deschanel’s Mom’s Pecan Pie Recipe and Video

Further reading: Bon Appetit

Taylor Swift

Our favorite pop princess has talent that stretches far beyond the stage. When Taylor isn’t belting out one of her hits to a crowd of adoring fans, she’s using her imagination to create the cutest crafts. Our darling songstress dabbles in painting, needlepoint, baking, sewing and even DIY snow globes! Our favorite part of Taylor’s crafty ways is her generosity. She’s known to give away her crafts and goodies to her friends and fans!

Further reading: Taylor Swift’s 13 Best Crafts Prove She’s a Human Pinterest Board

Lauren Conrad

If you keep up with LC, you’ll know that she’s become a coveted fashion and beauty guru complete with her own clothing line. She has her own website that is packed full of pampering tips, recipes, style advice and an entire section just for DIY-able projects! One of our favorite LC concoctions is a combination of our favorite things–fashion and sugar. If you enjoyed candy jewelry as a child, you have to try out Lauren’s adult-approved candy bracelets. All you need is string, a needle and your favorite colorful gummy candies. Thanks for the delicious fashion tip, Lauren!

Make Lauren’s DIY Candy Jewelry

Looking for more fun and easy jewelry projects? Check out College Beat’s DIY with Lauren Conrad!

Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling has held many titles over the years, including reality TV star, actress, author and jewelry artist! In her YouTube segment, “What Would Tori Do”, Tori tackles one of our favorite topics–how to create trendy jewels without breaking the bank. Tori utilizes everything from pre-loved tees to jump rings in her budget-friendly jewelry challenge, and the end result is funky, stylish and completely doable for everyone–even beginners! If you want to recreate Tori’s tiered necklace with your own repurposed goods, follow our link below!

Create an on-trend and wallet-friendly necklace with Tori!

Cara Delevingne

Cara has made a name for herself as Karl Lagerfeld’s muse, a spunky girl who marches to the beat of her own drum and of course, total eyebrow goals! As it turns out, Cara loves to unravel and unwind with a pair of needles and a ball of yarn. Cara’s fiber art passion was spurred by creating a knit beanie backstage at fashion shows. The coolest part is, you can find the same pattern for Cara’s cute and cozy Giles Eek Hat on Wool And The Gang’s website. In the words of Cara,  “Knitting is the BOMB”!

Further reading: Cara’s Wool And The Gang Hat

BONUS! Johnny Depp

We’ve watched all of his movies, swoon over each one of his magazine covers and are blown away by his rugged good looks. Little did we know, this permanently in-demand actor spends his off days with a canvas and paint brush. Depp is known for painting his famous friends with great detail and emotion. He has painted Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Jack Kerouac, Marlon Brando and even his children.

“What I love to do is paint people’s faces, y’know, their eyes. Because you want to find the emotion, see what’s going on behind their eyes.” –Johnny Depp | Source 

Learn more about Johnny’s passion for painting

Get inspired with Bead Fest

When we think about pour favorite celebrities, reliability does not always come to mind. After all, our top stars could be doing almost anything with their spare time, so when they choose to spend their days crafting and creating, it’s pleasantly surprising and deeply inspirational. We all know how busy the superstars mentioned above are on a daily basis. Let’s take a cue from them and make creating and unleashing our creativity a priority!

We’re still fresh with new inspiration from Bead Fest Santa Fe, and you can get inspired with us at Bead Fest Philadelphia this August 16-20 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Who knows, maybe we’ll even be joined by a crafty celeb (hello, Tori Spelling!). Hey, we can dream!

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