Karen Kavett

Who is Karen Kavett?

Karen Kavett is an American DIY influencer who is active on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and other social platforms. She was born on 31st December 1990 in New Jersey, United States. She is known for posting DIY and puzzle content on her social media.  

Early life and education of Karen Kavett 

Karen was a gifted child since she was little. Her parents put her into kindergarten when she was just 3 years old because of their busy schedules. But even though Karen was the youngest one there for a while, she had no problem keeping up. Since she could keep up with the class, Karen went to high school at 12 years old, which is 2 years sooner than other kids. She managed to keep up the whole time, which made her look into college way sooner than expected. She eventually picked Rhode Island School, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design when she was just 20 years old.  

Career of Karen Kavett  

Karen didn't have a hard time finding a job at all. She was approached by YouTube/Google corporate to go work for them as a visual designer. There she worked on different creator tools, such as Upload and Video Manager. While working for a company this huge had its perks, it was all a little too much for Karen. Even though she enjoyed the job itself, Karen decided to leave a while after one year there. After quitting, Karen decided to work as a freelance graphic designer for a while, which paid off. It had given her the opportunity to focus on her YouTube channel while working with some very interesting people. While freelancing, Karen worked with names such as John and Hank Green and co-work on projects such as VidCon.  

Karen Kavett DIY  

Even though she is a talented graphic designer, Karen has always enjoyed trying DIY projects and crafts. Since she enjoyed her hobby and wanted to share it with others, she created her YouTube channel in 2008. While her latest videos were mostly DIY-themed, her earlier videos had other types of content. Karen liked to share her thoughts, whether it was on science, colours or the Harry Potter universe. She also enjoyed posting videos about graphic design, hoping to help people with the same passion. One of her top-rated series was called Graphic Design for YouTubers, where she posted her advice on the visual and technical side of YouTube channels. Her most popular video is Can You Put Crayons In a Hot Glue Gun? with over 1,6 million views.  

Karen Kavett on HGTV Handmade  

Karen was one of the first people who got approached by HGTH producers in 2012. They offered her a chance to collaborate and work with them on a new DIY YouTube channel. Karen accepted as it was a great opportunity to reach more people. She started making videos for HGTV's YouTube channel and Facebook page in 2014, getting very popular in a short period of time. Since she did a great job and cooperated well with the producers, she got promoted to community manager. In this position, Karen's duties grew from just making videos. She newly had to edit all of her and some of the other hosts' videos before posting and doing graphic design for the channel. She also ran the communication side of the channel, which made her in charge of responding to comments and messages.  

Did Karen Kavett leave DIY? 

While producing and editing videos for her own channel and for HGTV Handmade, Karen spent her time trying out new hobbies. One of them became solving puzzles, which she decided to share on her other channel. Unfortunately, Karen ran into a creator's block in 2022. She suddenly realised that she had no more inspiration, and scrolling through Pinterest for hours became exhausting. She found herself wandering between her two YouTube channels, not enjoying any one of them. She finally decided to leave the DIY scene and pursue her hobby of puzzles. After all, she made almost everything she could in the matter of DIY, but she was founding mysteries hidden in puzzles. Karen's leaving video brought up a lot of sad comments from people who followed her for over a decade. But they all wished her the best in her new chapter in life.  

How much does Karen Kavett earn? Net worth 

As of 2023, Karen's net worth is estimated to be over 5 million US dollars. She makes money from her YouTube channels as well as her merch page.  

Interesting facts about Karen Kavett 

  • As of 2023, she is 32 years old.  
  • Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.  
  • She went to high school at 12 years old and to college at 16 years old. ยจ 
  • She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School when she was 20 years old.  
  • She worked for YouTube corporate as a creative designer for over one year.  
  • She created her YouTube channel in 2008.  
  • She became a part of the HGTV Handmade YouTube channel team in 2012 as a community manager.  
  • She has over 194 thousand subscribers on her YouTube channel.  
  • Her most popular video is Can You Put Crayons In a Hot Glue Gun? with over 1,6 million views.  
  • As of 2023, her net worth is estimated to be over 5 million US dollars
  • She ran into a creator's block in 2022 and decided to leave the DIY YouTube scene