How to show off your DIY project on Reddit
We know Redditors love to show their DIY projects. That's why we developed best practices to help display your DIY project in the best light.
Here is how you do it right:
Take great photos. You can just grab your phone and already get good results. But you should get 1 single picture right: the one that shows your final product. It is considered good style to show your final item first, so the reader gets an intial idea what you are going to show and describe.
On Ambytion, this photo should be the key photo and it is going to be shown in XXL. Ambytion is designed to make your projects look great. For all photos, make sure your items are in focus, centered and stand out against the background. Here is a great example.
Create a story page. Instead of using a photo sharing service, try a project page. They are designed to show your project in the best way, support you with best practises and can be shared easily on the internet and especially on Reddit. Need some inspiration? Here are some great pages.
Describe what you did. Did you have a unique approach to your project? Did you discover an innovative way to overcome any challenges that came up? Readers love details and want to know the backstory to your creative process.
Show different perspectives. If you did not take photos of the build process, don't worry! Try to show your item from different perspectives. You still have many options, like describing the material you used or why your project is special. The r/somethingimade subreddit is for you.
Publish your page. Did you proofread your words and double check the order of photos with the arrange tool? Then it's time to publish your project. Simply press the publish button on the toolbar at the right. A notification will pop up and give you the link to your page. Easy!
Pick a subreddit. There are several DIY subreddits out there. The most important ones are r/woodworking for wood related projects, r/crafts for sewing, knitting etc. r/leathercraft for leather, r/arduino and r/raspberrypi for electronic tinkering projects, and r/DIY of course. You can cross-submit to several subreddits. Here is a more complete list of DIY related subreddits.
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Display your final product with a large key photo. It is XXL and immediately draws attention. Add many photos to detail progress and fine points. And it doesn't stop there: You're covered for Pinterest as well. That's right. Create a collage of your pictures in a few easy steps. Awesome.
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