LaurDIY Dishes on Her How She Got Started with Crafting as a Kid

LaurDIY Dishes on Her How She Got Started with Crafting as a Kid
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Once a DIY queen, always a DIY queen!

After nearly seven years on YouTube and nearly eight million subscribers, Lauren Riihimaki (known online as LaurDIY) has definitely become a master at all things do-it-yourself projects. Ever wonder how she got her start?

Now we know! During a recent interview, Lauren gave us the inside scoop on her history with arts and crafts, and as it turns out, she’s been obsessed from the start!

“I just have always been an artsy kid. I don’t even know what the start of it was. I was the only child, and there’s pictures of me watercolor painting as a little kid. I can barely hold a fork, so I’m holding a paintbrush!”

And the best part? Her earliest DIYs were gifts for her parents!

“My parents have such an embarrassing collection of holiday gifts from when I was six. One time, I made this huge DIY ‘SpongeBob’ town, and I really made Bikini Bottom. So it had Squidward’s house, and SpongeBob’s house, and Sandy’s house…One time I made a paper mache arm for my nana, who had just broken her arm…The DIYs form my childhood are wild.”

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In case you missed it, Lauren recently revealed the one YouTuber she’s dying to collab with!

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