The DIY Dish is a weekly show which features fabric-related projects for home decor, accessories, quilts, embroidery, and more.

The show is hosted by identical twin sisters, Kim Christopherson and Kris Thurgood. As mothers , former elementary school teachers (they even taught in the same 4th grade classroom!), and creators of such DIY websites as YouCanMakeThis.com and SWAKembroidery.com, they love to create and show others how they can do it, too!

Kim and Kris have been featured on national television shows including The Rachael Ray Show and The Nate Berkus Show. You’ll find them in magazines, such as “Where Women Create,”  “Designs in Machine Embroidery, and a regular column in “Where Women Cook” magazine. They are also monthly contributors to the local NBC affiliate lifestyle television show, Studio 5. In 2011, they were named one of the top 40 (#6 & #7!) Women Entrepreneurs by LaunchHer.

Now entering its 4th season, The DIY Dish will be filmed on location at “My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe.” The DIY Dish Web Show brings you the latest and greatest projects, reviews, and how-to’s with everything DIY!  Here’s a look at some short highlights from our past episodes!



Here’s what viewers of The DIY Dish are saying!

The DIY Dish is a feel good type of show. These two girls always leave you smiling. Their step by step directions make everything so easy. Somehow they know exactly what I want or need to make that season. I wouldn’t miss it!
Amy Bohner, Lansdale, PA


“Each new episode has me running off to gather supplies and get to crafting! So inspiring!  Kim and Kris put their all into these videos and it shows!  All their ideas, all their time and all their plans–and they take the time to share it with me! and you! for FREE!”
Kelly O., Ontario, Canada


 I think the most positive experience with The DIY Dish are the great ideas you present that inspire your watchers to expand their skills and develope new ideas of their own.
Janet Kynerd, Memphis, TN.


Love the DIY Dish. It is fun, entertaining, and informative, I always learn something new, be it a new web site, or a new way of doing a craft, or discovering a new product.
Agnes Gates, Warsaw, NY


I was introduced to the DIY Dish from a fellow seamstress who raved about the show and boy am I grateful she did. I fell in love immediately with the ladies who really MAKE the show what it is. The projects stretch your creative immagination and get your brain thinking of new ways to design. I look forward to watching the show every week and only wished I had the time to do every project with the girls of DIY Dish. Bravo Ladies!!!!
Katherine, Orlando, FL


I watched the DIY episode that taught how to cover a lampshade. I did it right after the show and my lampshade turned out as cute as the one on the show. I gave the lamp with gorgeous new shade to my disabled sister and she was so happy with it! Everything on DIY is so easy to do and learn. It’s my fav show!
Sherri Pickett, Mabank, Texas


Because of this wonderful show, and it’s most creative hosts, I was able to make my Sister’s 60th birthday a memorable one. These women truly know how to spark enthusiasm in their audience! I haven’t missed an episode, nor will I!
Judy Chaffee, Naperville, IL


I’ve found all projects on the show to be creative and all instructions are explained thoroughly. I love being able to have the options of where to buy the products shown or use my own creativity to embellish the projects. You couldn’t have found better hosts; they are delightful and share their talents with great enthusiasm and vigor. I’ve missed all the craft shows that used to fill my weekends, but I find this show fills the void very nicely. Thank you for all you have done for fellow crafters.
Sheila Amiot, Houston, TX


Besides being super creative, you two know how to inspire others. After watching one of your shows, I’m excited to try something new that I learned from you.


I have enjoyed learning new things by watching the DIY Dish. The format is fun and refreshing.
Sheryl, Ohio


I love watching the DIY DISH and enjoy seeing the different types of crafts featured each week. I love that I can replay them as many times as I’d like. Keep up the good work.
Deby Sanger, Hickman, KY


I enjoy watching the 2 sisters interact with the show. They are both creative, witty and funny. I love that they are mommies who include their children with their crafts. Overall it is a nice escape for me to enjoy and see bits and pieces of the “creative world.”


I love the DIY Dish!!! I am 15 years old and I love to craft/sew! There is always something new on the DIY Dish! It’s for all levels of experience! I look forward to every episode, knowing there will be a very detailed explanation of a neat, fun craft!
Taylor C., Purlear, NC


The Dish girls are just the cutest! Love that they are REAL…and create REAL crafts that REAL people can do!  Thanks for the inspiration!
Karin, Dawsonville, GA


I enjoy the girls sweet giggly spirits and how they bring back things their elders had taught them and make them new again for this generatio

  • Mandy
    March 24, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Loved it! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!!

  • San
    March 27, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    I am extremely excited about this website!! I look forward to seeing all of your wedisodes. The first 2 were great and very fun to watch. I wish you much success and I’ll be sure to pass this link on to all of my fellow crafters!!

  • March 30, 2010 at 2:40 am

    […] R us”… but, for now… leave it up to girls who can and know how… like Kim and Kris – twin sisters who are crafting, quilting, sewing, embroidering… and are now bringing […]

  • Missy Conn
    April 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    So glad I found you all. I get excited to see whats next! Thanks for the hard work you do.

  • Linda Evans
    April 15, 2010 at 2:20 am

    I would love to do the Welcome Spring! 3 Pattern Pillow Set from you can make this site for my 2 year old granddaughter with a matching quilt, she would love it. By the way love DIY DISH videos.

  • April 25, 2010 at 4:28 am

    It was so nice meeting you both today. You are seriously so adorable, and so, so sweet.

  • May 14, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Oh my gosh! Just found you from the Creative Connection Event page and I have a million TWIN questions for you! ESPECIALLY because you are teachers !!! I have identical girls and…oh serious, if you have time and I could just unload my “twin parenting” experience in education thus far on you and you could offer me some advice, I’d be so grateful!!

  • mary e malone
    May 26, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Hello again. Just love the shows. Can you tell me the name of the tape you used on the wash cloth tote bag please.

  • Anna M.
    June 4, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I just found you thanks to One2One Network! You are great. I’ve already been through 3 episodes and I can’t wait to watch the rest!

  • Claire
    September 14, 2010 at 4:34 am

    Have just watched episode 1 of your second season on i-tunes and as a dedicated fan from series 1 it is SO good to see you girls back. Love the owl!
    I am currently based in India and find it tricky to get some of the crafty bits and pieces you use in your projects. Wondering whether you might consider in the future offering an online ordering service for the products/brands you use? I know some companies do ship internationally but when you are just wanting small quantities it’s not really worth it. Would be great to be able to order packs of everything you need for your projects. Bit of a sideline for you in product fulfilment?!?!??!?!

  • Ann
    September 16, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    How often are you own? Can’t wait to see what is next? And I have always wanted an embroidery machine to embroider my grandkids things I make. I am so excited to have discovered you. Ann better known as nana

  • Doug
    September 24, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I saw you guys on a plane flight back from Utah 2 weeks ago. I swore you were Osmonds. Are you? I was sitting 1 row in front of you.

  • Mandy
    October 5, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    you two do such a great job!Keep up the good work!!!!

  • October 27, 2010 at 6:28 am

    I love your creativity and your videos are great!

  • November 10, 2010 at 1:05 am

    I loved the segment on the Nate Show, where you both were challenged to find the best deal for the money at a Texas fleamarket. Just wondering,…are you girls related to Marie Osmond? You both look so much like her and the Osmonds, I was so curious. You probably get this all the time, but in searching, I found your wonderful web-sites and blog…..I am certain we will see alot more of you talented girls!!!! Thank You!!!!!! Joan

  • November 15, 2010 at 10:49 pm

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  • Wanda
    December 17, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Wishing you and your families a Blessed Christmas, healthy New Year and the best season of DIY DISH ever.

  • January 28, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    […] favorite blog that I found is called The DIY Dish.  It is a blog all about crafts – ALL kinds of crafts – from sewing, scrapbooking, […]

  • February 8, 2011 at 3:52 am

    […] All you have to do is send us a short video (less than 1 min, 30 seconds) letting us know why you would love this prize package for you and your friends!!  Won’t this be fun?!? Send them to info@theDIYdish.com. Entries will be taken until February 27, 2011 and will be narrowed down to 5 finalists.  ALL 5 FINALISTS will receive the Epic 6 and the voted winner will receive it for 10 of their friends, too! (Plus, the “CRAFT NIGHT”!  We can’t wait to meet you!) Official rules found here. […]

  • yholee
    February 8, 2011 at 8:02 am

    hi…i’m one of your avid fan from the Philippines and am just so disappointed that we are not qualified to join the fun…but anyways, just watching and learning from you two are rewarding enough…more power to the both of you and keep up the good work…i didn’t dare to make a video since ..well, we’re not qualified…..thanks and more power!!!!!!

  • February 8, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I am not computer savy enough to send a video but I want you to know how much I appreciate your show. I dabble in a little of this and that. You keep me inspired. If I could video my friends from age 30 to 60 (like me) would cherish your warm and youthful personalities. My sisters are twins and you remind me of them. A little bit of family any time I tune into DYI. Thanks for the good times. You make us smile.

  • February 8, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    The “I Love You” book is really cute. I would LOVE to have the tools to make something like that! :)

  • Linda Warner
    February 17, 2011 at 2:00 am

    I am a fan but don`t qualify for contest as i`m fromCanada, you girls are awesome……good luck to all the participants, consider yourselves lucky…..i looooooovvveee crafting

  • March 30, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Please check out our web site,just for fun.We are in Cyprus!I love your site.
    Any feed back would be great!
    Have you done a wedding episode?

  • March 30, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Sorry I gave you our email not our web site.Please check it out

  • Laurie Stearmer
    July 23, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I just came across this site, and love it. And I swear I know you from Utah State University. I don’t know if you would email me back, but it would be fun to know if this is you two. In fact, I think I was set up with your brother on a blind date many years ago. Small world, and congrats on your success!

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