DIY Network, a television channel focusing on home do-it-yourself projects
DIY audio, do-it-yourself audio equipment
DIY ethic, the ethic of being self-reliant as opposed to relying on professionals
DIY moving, do-it-yourself packing and moving
DIY networking, different types of grassroots networking
DIY birth or unassisted birth, the process of intentionally giving birth without the assistance of a medical or professional birth attendant
DIY (Dance in Your Heart), a Hello! Project musical group created as part of the Satoyama Movement
The DiY Sound System, an English musical collective
DIY (magazine), a United Kingdom-based music magazine
"D.I.Y.", a 1978 song by Peter Gabriel from his second solo album Peter Gabriel (1978 album)
"D.I.Y.", a 1999 song by KMFDM from Adios
"D.I.Y", a 2014 song by Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott from What Have We Become?
Diyarbakr Airport (IATA code)
DIY (professional wrestling), a professional wrestling tag team
DiY-Fest, a festival of ultra-independent movies, books, zines, music, poetry, and performance art 19992002
WarioWare D.I.Y., a video game for the Nintendo DS
The term "do-it-yourself" has been associated with consumers since at least 1912 primarily in the domain of home improvement and maintenance activities. The phrase "do it yourself" had come into common usage (in standard English) by the 1950s, in reference to the emergence of a trend of people undertaking home improvement and various other small craft and construction projects as both a creative-recreational and cost-saving activity.
Subsequently, the term DIY has taken on a broader meaning that covers a wide range of skill sets. DIY is associated with the international alternative rock, punk rock, and indie rock music scenes; indymedia networks, pirate radio stations, and the zine community. In this context, DIY is related to the Arts and Crafts movement, in that it offers an alternative to modern consumer culture's emphasis on relying on others to satisfy needs. The abbreviation DIY is also widely used in the military as a way to teach commanders or other types of units to take responsibility, so that they'd be able to do things themselves just as a preparation for their own future.