I am starting a photo studio and i am trying to buy cheap equipment (lights,props,...) or even if I find the material I make them myself. Does anyone know any online shops? In Europe preferably. Thanks
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The term is usually "DIY" not "DYI" although this may be different in the country where you are from. If you are going to "DIY"(Do It Yourself) that usually consists of buying products from non-traditional vendors. So the equipment would likely come from home improvement or hardware stores to begin with, and may also include some online retailers(although again not traditional photography vendors).
Not too sure about cheap equipment but I like to buy some of my equipment from WEX Photography. As mentioned in another answer Ebay may be a good place to go to get some second hand equipment.
I don't think you can really make your own strobes and other lights, but you sure can make light modifiers (snoots, grids, gobos, cookies,etc.) http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/03/lighting-101-cereal-box-snoots-and.html
Props are nearly always just found stuff, so look at your local thrift store.
I made a setup to hand backgrounds from my ceiling using some electrical conduit and chain, which I used until I decided to spring for some portable background stands.
You can order cheap (new, not second hand) speedlights, light modifiers and props from China on eBay - you can't get everything and what you do get are cheap knock-offs (so don't expect the quality of original Canon/Nikon/Prophoto/etc.) but you can get a lot of things for ridiculously cheap prices - and for most Chinese sellers international shipping is free.
The largest collection of photography related DIY tutorials I know of (they also have an e-book that seems like a nice easy way to get the basic tutorials - but I didn't buy or read that e-book myself so I don't really know what's in there)