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Lauren Riihimaki Shares How New Show 'Craftopia' Is Going to Change Crafting

Lauren Riihimaki Shares How New Show 'Craftopia' Is Going to Change Crafting

Lauren Riihimaki is dishing on her new show Craftopia!

The 26-year-old YouTuber, also known as LaurDIY, just debuted her new competition series on HBO Max.

Lauren opened up about the show and how it’s going to change things in the world of crafting.

“I think crafting has never really gotten the spotlight that it deserves and I think Craftopia is really going to change that,” she told People. “I think anything that occupies your mind and hands while getting creative is such a fun release and being able to stay busy while doing something fun is really relaxing.”

“There’s just so much creative innovation that these kids bring to the challenges,” Lauren continued. “I grew up in a different generation where we didn’t have access to learning how to master any kind of craft medium that you possibly could think of through the internet. They all really came with their own expertise, and I was there to motivate them and give a few tips, but I learned so much from them.”

VIDEO: Click here to watch the Craftopia trailer!

“I feel like I’m in the big leagues,” she added. “Obviously producing YouTube videos is home grown and it’s very entrepreneurial, but it was such an honor to be part of such a collaborative effort. If I had an idea, they were so down to execute it. I feel like they really trusted me and my digital expertise.”

LaurDIY Hosts New Show 'Craftopia' For HBO Max - Watch The Trailer!

LaurDIY Hosts New Show 'Craftopia' For HBO Max - Watch The Trailer!

The trailer for LaurDIY‘s new show is finally here!

Lauren Riihimaki will host Craftopia, a new competition series where crafters meet larger-than-life challenges, making the most amazing creations the world has ever seen.

“Words can’t even express how excited I am for you to see this series, this has been such a dream of an experience,” she wrote on Instagram.

Craftopia will premiere on HBO Max when it launches on May 27th!

Lauren‘s new show was first announced back in November, and shortly after, she reacted to the exciting news in a vlog.

Chase Hudson & Avani Gregg Hit the Red Carpet at 'Mulan' Premiere

Chase Hudson & Avani Gregg Hit the Red Carpet at 'Mulan' Premiere

Chase Hudson and Avani Gregg stepped out for the premiere of Mulan!

The TikTok stars hit the red carpet at the event on Monday evening (March 9) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chase Hudson

Also in attendance was Alisha Marie, Remi Cruz, LaurDIY and Alex Wassabi.

Other attenees included Jordyn Jones, Nia Sioux, Bretman Rock and Mya and Myka Montoya.

The live-action Mulan movie will be hitting theaters on March 27th.

READ MORE: See the super sweet video Chase posted with Charli D’Amelio!

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Lauren Riihimaki Opens Up About PTSD & Anxiety Diagnosis

Lauren Riihimaki Opens Up About PTSD & Anxiety Diagnosis

LaurDIY aka Lauren Riihimaki is getting candid about her past experience and what led to her anxiety.

The 26-year-old YouTuber shared a new video where she opened up about someone close to her having a violent seizure right in front of her, which led to PTSD and anxiety.

“Hi my DIY babes, today’s video is something I’ve been thinking about making for years now, but honestly wasn’t really sure how to even start,” Lauren wrote in the video description. “I’ve referenced my anxiety in the past in smaller ways, but I want to tell you my full story today and let you know that I am right here with you in this daily battle. My past has made me who I am, and I hope that shedding a little more light on mental health and telling my story can make even just one person feel a little less alone. I love you, believe you and KNOW that things get better.”

“I have a generalized anxiety disorder that may have been triggered by trauma, with mild PTSD. Even more specifically, I have Agoraphobia and Emetophobia,” Lauren shared in the video.

Niki & Gabi Look So Chic at Streamy Awards 2019!

Niki & Gabi Look So Chic at Streamy Awards 2019!

Niki & Gabi step out in style for the 2019 Streamy Awards!

The social stars hit the red carpet at the event held on Friday (December 13) in Los Angeles.

They were joined by fellow social stars Lauren Riihimaki (aka LaurDIY), Gabbie Hanna, Trevor Moran, JC Caylen, Kian Lawley, Rosanna Pansino, the Merrell Twins, and Rebecca Black.

Niki & Gabi were nominated in the Lifestyle category, but lost out to Rickey Thompson.

The twin sisters also hosted the Streamys Premiere Awards, where Niki performed her new single “Sad Holiday” live for the first time. Watch the official video if you haven’t yet!

READ MORE: Niki DeMartino Reveals Sweet Way Her Boyfriend Helped Her Out of ‘Depressive Slump’

45+ pictures inside of Niki & Gabi and more at the event… More Here! »

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LaurDIY Rocks Pink & Blue Braids For 'Craftopia' Wrap

LaurDIY Rocks Pink & Blue Braids For 'Craftopia' Wrap

LaurDIY is showing off her cool, multi-colored braids on social media.

The -year-old influencer and entrepreneur rocked blue, pink and white braids for the final episode of her upcoming HBO Max series, Craftopia.

“AND THAT’S A WRAP!!! 🌈 we wrapped season 1 of Craftopia yesterday and I’m so full of feels,” Lauren wrote on her Instagram. “This show is INCREDIBLE, so many creative minds and passionate hearts behind it and I can’t wait to share it with you in May 2020 on @hbomax ✨”

She added, “Everything from the set design, the outfits (yes that is a custom graffiti craftopia jump suit), hair, makeup, judges, crafters and crew on this show was PERFECT and I couldn’t have asked for a better family to bring this to life 😭❤️”

“I’ll miss having wild colorful hairstyles everyday and playing in literal pools of glitter, this show is going to blow your minds 🌈😭❤️✂️⭐️”

We can’t wait to watch it! For more information on Craftopia, head HERE!

LaurDIY & Alisha Marie Both Try Being Assistants For The Other For a Day - Watch!

LaurDIY & Alisha Marie Both Try Being Assistants For The Other For a Day - Watch!

Alisha Marie and LaurDIY took on a unique challenge for their vlogs this week – being assistants for the other for a day.

The two took on a ton of work for the day, including making appointments, running errands and more.

“I can’t decide if I’m employee of the month (day lol) or fired????? HAHAH,” Laur shared in her vlog.

Alisha added, “guys i kinda failed miserably.”

You can check out both of Alisha and Laur‘s vlogs below now and decide who was actually the better assistant.