Meg Allan Cole

Who is Meg Allan Cole?

Meg Allan Cole is an American DIY influencer who is active on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and other social platforms. She was born in Alexandria, Virginia, United States and later resigned in New York. She is known for posting DIY content on her social media.  

Early life of Meg Allan Cole 

Meg started showing passion towards DIY projects when she was just 4 years old. She remembers the time when she tried making her own perfume over and over again, even if it smelled horrible. She would pick different flowers that smelled nice and leave them soaking in water overnight. As soon as she woke up the other day, she would mush those flowers up and pour the final mixture into a bottle, resulting in her own “perfume”. Once she got older, she switched to other, although just as crazy, projects. One of her favourite DIY projects was using Kool-Aid as a colourful lipstick.  

Education and career of Meg Allan Cole 

Besides being obsessed with trendy DIY trends, Meg always loved theatre and acting itself. To pursue her hobby and passion, she applied to Virginia Commonwealth University, where she studied for a few years. She eventually graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and Film, which provided her with useful knowledge for her future YouTube career. Throughout her life, Meg created and hosted more than one DIY-themed show. The most popular ones were Décor It Yourself and Home Décor with Meg Allan Cole for Craft Magazine.  

While working on her YouTube channel, Meg worked as an International Costume Consultant for Savers Thrift Store. She acted as a spokesperson for the brand, appearing in television spots and answering questions in interviews. Besides it being a fun job placement, this position made Meg completely media-trained, which is another great thing for YouTube. Alongside these interesting part-time and full-time jobs, Meg was browsing the internet and commenting on DIY forums. After some time, Meg decided to create a DIY YouTube channel, which she did in 2011.  

YouTube channel of Meg Allan Cole 

Meg created her YouTube channel because she wanted to share her ideas and projects with other people. She already knew how to act and talk in front of a camera which made the whole process a lot easier. She is regularly posting DIY hacks and tips for homemade decorations, Halloween costumes and holiday décor. Her most popular video is 14 Closet Organization Ideas, with over 170 thousand views.  

Her most recent series on YouTube is dedicated to home renovations and reparations. She recently bought a house with her husband and decided to document their renovation journey because it is quite old house. Besides putting down new floors and fixing an old bathroom, Meg shared her tips on how to survive a heat wave or how to pick your first house.  

Meg Allan Cole on HGTV Homemade 

In 2012, Meg was one of a few influencers approached by HGTV producers to take part in their new YouTube channel. Meg didn’t have that many followers at the time, and she thought that collaborating with a TV station would make her name more famous. From 2013 to 2019, Meg acted as a video producer as well as on-air talent for many videos. Meg enjoyed her collaboration with HGTV Handmade but decided to quit to document her health journey.  

Blood & Guts: Exposing Endo  

Since Meg is usually labelled as a DIY content creator, some may forget that she has education and experience in filmmaking. And since she suffered tremendous pain because of a tricky diagnosis, she decided to film a short documentary on the topic. The documentary is called Blood & Guts: Exposing Endo. It is about endometriosis and how hard it is to get diagnosed. More than 10% of all women suffer from endometriosis, including Meg. And while she was experiencing unbearable pain and infertility issues, she met many doctors who neglected her and overviewed her symptoms as a typical PMS.  

Meg’s documentary points out that some women wait decades to be diagnosed and treated properly. In order to help as many women as possible, Meg got in touch with many doctors and advocates who agreed to act in her documentary and help share awareness about the condition. Since the documentary touched many people, men and women, it got a lot of praise and upvotes. It was recommended for Imagine Prods film festival for an award. Meg shared that many women reached out to her and thanked her for the documentary since it helped them find the strength to advocate for themselves.  

How much does Meg Allan Cole earn? Net worth 

As of 2023, her net worth is estimated to be over 4 thousand US dollars. Her earnings come from her personal YouTube channel as well as brand deals and advertisements. 

Interesting facts about Meg Allan Cole 

  • She has born in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. 
  • She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and Film from Virginia Commonwealth University.  
  • She created and hosted Décor It Yourself and Home Décor with Meg Allan Cole for Craft Magazine. 
  • She acted as a host on the HGTV Handmade YouTube channel.  
  • She was in Martha Steward’s show once.  
  • She has a couple thousand followers on YouTube and TikTok.  
  • Her most popular video is 14 Closet Organization Ideas, with over 170 thousand views.  
  • As of 2023, her net worth is estimated to be over 4 thousand US dollars
  • She produced and filmed a documentary called Blood & Guts: Exposing Endo