Shannon Lee

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Shannon is a seasoned freelance writer and editor who spends her spare time diving into all things crafty. She can often be found scouring the internet to find new ideas for handmade things that beautify the home or simply make life easier. She often writes about those crafts with hands still covered in paint.


  • Understands the value of crafting in creating a more comfortable home
  • Spends far too much time in home improvement and crafting stores
  • Has worked with The Spruce since 2021


Shannon Lee has been a freelance writer, editor, and novelist for over 25 years. Her writing on crafts, home improvement, and décor has appeared at Bob Vila, Old House Web, Circa, Modernize, and many other outlets. She joined The Spruce in 2021. In addition to writing on home improvement, she's written extensively on higher education, relationships, and the intersection of technology, health, and medicine. When she's not freelancing, Shannon also writes fiction novels.


During her years as a student at Berea College, Shannon turned to crafts and affordable décor hacks to transform her apartment into a home.

Expertise: Crafting, Home improvement, Home Renovation, Gardening
Education: Berea College
Location: Murray, KY
Title: Editor

About The Spruce Crafts

The Spruce Crafts, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a DIY craft and hobby site covering helpful tips and step-by-step tutorials from passionate makers. The Spruce Crafts reaches 6 million people each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.