DIY, Dammit! (Hardcover)

A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting

By Joselyn Hughes

HarperOne, 9780062371461, 272pp.

Publication Date: November 3, 2015

List Price: 23.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Doing it yourself always seems so simple. Only 3 steps! Just 5 supplies! Less than 30 minutes! Yeah right.

The truth is, craftin’ ain’t easy. But it also doesn’t have to be an exasperating lesson in your own clumsiness.

Joselyn Hughes knows the struggle. She’s lived it. And now, with DIY, Dammit!, she offers up foolproof craftables that deliver maximum cute with minimal effort. There are easy-to-follow instructions and realistic shortcuts—because waiting for paint to dry is as boring as…well, you know.

With Joselyn by your side you’ll laugh, learn, and end up with handcrafted creations that will impress your friends, family, and strangers you accost on the street. She’s already made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to. What are you waiting for? DIY, Dammit!

Praise For DIY, Dammit!: A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting

“Ever wonder who that cool girl at the party is? The one shotgunning a beer and turning it into a bird house? That’s Joselyn! This book is exactly like Joselyn. It makes you look cooler than you are just by association.”
Grace Helbig, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Grace's Guide and host of The Grace Helbig Show on E!

“Joselyn is the only person I know who can make DIY projects enjoyable and successful. I never thought crafts could be fun until Joselyn had me queef out puff balls. Really...that happened.”
Colleen Ballinger

“There is a bad word on this book.”
Miranda Sings

“…comedian and DIY-er Hughes’s first book is a find: full of good projects and written in a disarmingly funny, low-key tone.”
Publisher's Weekly

“Because I have read DIY Dammit!, I now giggle, laugh, and shimmy as I work on Artsi Craftsi Projects. Thank You Joselyn for saving my Life, inkreasing my Joys of Artsi Craftsi Adventures, and I like your Socks they are cute and nice (see Cover to see Socks).”
Flula Borg, DJ, actor, and YouTube personality

“This book is for crafters who hate the Pinterest-perfect, overly styled aesthetic common in craft books and on blogs, but who still want to make cool stuff. Novice crafters with an itch to create will gain the most from the tutorials; Hughes’s fans will appreciate the ribald humor.”
— Library Journal

“I love [Joselyn’s] everygirl vibe. She’s the crafting bestie you want at your side to laugh when you tape a lame paper moustache above your lip and cry when you hot glue gun your fingers (because dammit, that hurts)!”
Julie Dyer, Try Small Things

“As a silly gal who loves to craft, but lacks patience, time, and attention to detail, Joselyn’s book was the perfect fit for me to get my craft on! Quick, easy, funny (and very cool crafts).”
Arden Myrin, actress and comedian, MadTV and Chelsea Lately

“This book is not only adorable and hilarious to read, it’s USEFUL! The book is filled with easy projects that will actually come out the way the photos depict. The items are easy to find and she even tells you where you can find them!”
Bonnie Joy Dewkett, The Joyfull Organizer

“Dammit, this is a fun book.”
— BookPage