View: Randomized
Filtering
Pages
Help
Search across
Search by keyword / Author
Search by keyword :
?
Looking for a specific craft tutorial or tutorials? It's the right place! Search bars on this site (at the top bar or here) allows you to search for what you want to find. For example: an "unicorn costume".
Pro tipsBroaden your search by using fewer or more general keywords (and don't forget to check your keyword for spelling mistakes).
Search by author :
?
Looking for craft tutorials from a specific author / publisher ? It's the right place! Start typing a name, and our system will provide a few suggestions with the given name. If you have found who you were looking for, please choose him/her from the suggestion list.
Filter options / order
Order :
?
Here you can determine the crafts' listing order.

- If you are just casually browsing trough: choose "randomized"
- If you are looking for what's new: choose "fresh first
- And if you feel nostalgic: choose "oldest first"
Tutorial type:
?
Here you can choose from different craft tutorial formats. Written craft tutorials usually come with automatic translations, easy to browse, and print friendly. Video tutorials are more visual, which makes them much easier to understand.
Pro tip: If it's your first time with a specific craft technique, choose a video tutorial for the best results.
Difficulty:
?
Here you can choose from different difficulties. Difficulty indicates how easy (or difficult) the craft tutorial/craft is. Choose one which suits you the best.
Pro tip: If you are looking for crafts & DIYs for a specific group (for example preschoolers or master knitters), difficulties can be a great help to find different crafts that suit their skill levels.
Category :
?
Categories:  Craft categories will help you discover new crafts to fit your needs. Categories are usually large groups with one main topic, but not as exact and useful as sub-categories if you are looking for something specific.
Pro tip: If you are looking for a specific craft type (for example: Christmas decorations,or Kids'crafts ) choose a sub-category as well!
Sub-category :
?
Sub-Categories:  Sub-categories will help you discover new crafts to fit your needs in specific topics. Sub-categories are just perfect if your are searching for specific crafts & DIY tutorials. 
Pro tip: Choose a sub-category to narrow down your search results in specific craft topics.
About us
Mindy is an enormous, hand-picked, quality checked, and categorized craft / DIY tutorial collection. Our mission is to help you discover the world's best free craft tutorials, patterns, and printables! We have fantastic crafts, helpful tips, and step-by-step tutorials from talented and passionate craft bloggers all around the world. Our library consists of thousands of in-depth craft tutorials and covers an immense variety of crafts and hobbies. Whether you want to see specific crafts or just collect a few fun ideas, our team will be here for you every step of the way! Browse through our craft tutorial collection and transform the everyday things around you into fun and useful things! Whether you’re looking to master a new-to-you hobby, improve your skills, or simply get inspired, Mindy is here to help.
How to use this website
Join us to learn crafts, share the joy of creating new things, and learn more each day! Here's a little help on how to use our features:
How do I get more information about the craft?
Click on the craft's photo! This will lead you to the inside view/details view. There you will find a blurb / short review, useful information about the selected craft and a link to the tutorial,pattern or printable
How can I save my favorites?
After registering, you will be able to save your favorite crafts by clicking on the heart icons on them.
How can I share my favorites with my friends?
It's simple: create organizers/folders! After logging in, go to the "favorites/collections" page and create a PUBLIC folder. Place your most cherished favorites into this public folder, and simply share the folder's link with others!
How can I submit craft tutorials?
It's also super simple! Just click on the big pink "Submit tutorial" button at the top of the page, fill up the submission form, and click on "submit"!
The translation is gibberish, what can I do?
Mindy collects crafts and DIY tutorials from all around the world, so presumably, you will find tutorials that are not English. For non-English tutorials, we provide an automatic translation. This automatic translation is generated by Google Translator (an artificial intelligence), which often causes gibberish. We apologize for that! Unfortunately, we cannot fix this, but this is the reason why we collect only photo-rich, detailed tutorials. Feel free to contact us if you need help with a craft.
How can I report a bug?
At Mindy, we take great pride in the quality of our collection and services. If you ever come across something that you think needs to be improved, please reach out by using our contact form.
I need more help!  Terms,Conditions & Policies Contact
Have a nice, creative day!
Mindy
Oops! We built this site using the latest techniques and technologies, which makes this site faster and easier to use. Unfortunately, your browser doesn't support these technologies. For better user experience and for your safety please upgrade your browser (or install a new one):
 Chrome  Firefox  Safari  Internet Explorer  Edge 
This craft category is a huge collection of creative recycling ( repurposing and upcycling ) ideas! Beautiful decorations and useful items out of trash! Besides serving a purpose (again), repurposed items add a lovely touch of creativity and coziness to any space. And most of the time, recycled / upcycled things become even cooler than they originally were! In this DIY tutorial collection you will find tons of creative craft tutorials about recycling, involving paper,metal,plastic and glass.
DIY Jewelry organizer box from paper junks
With this super detailed video craft tutorial you can create this gorgeous and practical j ewelry organzer easily in an afternoon! If you love upcycling and organizing this is a perfect craft project for you! This paper tube and cardboard box jewelry organziner is not just only a super cheap jewelry ornaginzing alternative, but it's also a perfect decor for the girls room! You can create the organizers with any craft paper ( or leftower wrapping papers ) , or simply cover it with paint ( and decorate later with decoupage, stickers, blings etc.. )
. . .
Easy DIY flower petal candle holder - spring homer decor
Preserve some of your spring / summer memories in the form of dried flower petals and create a gorgeous flower petal candle holder ! Looking at all those beautiful flowers in the garden make us want to turn them into something pretty and useful. And then we found this fun and easy DIY flower petal candle holder tutorial by Adventure In A Box, Gorgeous, isn't it? This mason jar craft is so simple, even the smallest crafty hands can create some in no time. This DIY mason jar luminary can be great spring or wedding party decor or you can give them as lovely Valentine's day gifts !
. . .
DIY Sparkly clothespin dragonfly - summer craft idea for kids
Do you and your kids love to sit and observe insects outside during the summer? One of our favorites to observe is dragonflies. They are absolutely gorgeous don’t you think? If you are big fans of them like me you are going to love this sparkly clothespin dragonfly craft. It makes a fabulous insect craft for kids and summer kids craft. You can turn this darling clothespin dragonfly craft into fridge magnets by gluing magnets onto the back of the clothespins. Now you can display kids’ artwork, your to-do list, or important papers in style on your fridge.
. . .
DIY Sock puppet making kit - fun Christmas gift idea for kids
We LOVE making sock puppets and we bet that many children feel the same, so you can’t go wrong with a build a sock puppet kit as a fun Christmas gift idea ! This DIY sock puppet making kit by The Country Chic Cottage will grant hours of fun! This gift in a jar is perfect for the kids on your gift giving list. The kids will love opening this gift then getting creative and building their own sock puppets. You can find hundreds of sock puppet / sock softie ideas around the internet ( even you can find some of them here! ) so choose one, collect the ingredients, stuff them in a big mason jar and voilá' you have the perfect gift for those little creative hands!
. . .
DIY T-Shirt decorations made with hot glue (glue gun stick)
In this video craft tutoria l IdunnGoddess shows you how to decorate T-shirts and denims with pieces of hot melt glue sticks for glue gun using microwave and an iron. If you love repurposing old clothes you will love this brilliant craft idea! These hot glue gun stick bead decoration is one of the easiest homemade t-shirt decor we've ever seen! You can use this brilliant hot glue gun stick bead craft to upcycle your old clothes ! Just create a few hot glue gun stick beads and put it on your t-shirt ( or other clothes ) and voilá it's done!
. . .
Paper plate Santa - easy Christmas craft for kids
Simplest craft ideas which involves recycling are alwas the best! These cute paper plate Santas are not just only a very easy and fun kids craft but it also can be a nice Christmas decor in your home/classroom/nursery! In this nice craft site you will find a step-by-step assembling tutorial in pictures and also in video format!  All you need is to create one of these fun smiling Santas is a few paper plates (with "ruffled" borders) and construction paper. The kids will love this easy winter craft project  and they can gift the Santas for the family members if they wish, because this is also a great present/card if you write in a nice message!
. . .
DIY play kitchen for kids with cardboard boxes
Do you have a few empty cardboard boxes in your garage? Don't throw them out! Luckily, a whole new life awaits them as an adorable play kitchen for kids! This darling cardboard kitchen gives a second life to those old cardboard boxes ! This cardboard box upcycling project is not just a super way to save money but its also a brilliant way to create a unique and fun toy for your kids. You can add to this toy kitchen any extra decorations or utensils that you want from cardboard or simple household " trash " , and of course you can create other play sets with this fun cardboard box recycling idea ( imagine a play garden shed, a work station with tools, or a car repair station! )
. . .
DIY sock pig - sock animal sewing tutorial
Do you know that 2019 is the pig year in the Chinese zodiac? To celebrate this, Craft Passion shows you how to sew this super adorable sock pig ! This lovely little sock pig is just the perfect sewing project for recycling some old ( half-pair ) socks ! Plus, you can whip up this sock pig in less than an hour. This little piggy can be a wonderful stuffed toy , theme decoration, keychain, ornaments or a great handmade gift to make for any occasion. Kids might be able to make it with a little help from an adult too.
. . .
DIY Spring dollar store ombre vase - upcycling craft
If you like to paint, we have a really fun project to share today! Here is a fantastic way to make gorgeous vases in ombre colors using old bottles or unused glass vases and some paint. In this DIY tutorial Living Well Spending Less will show you how to take simple clear vases and make them into any color to fit your decor needs. So don't hesitate: get the tutorial at livingwellspendingless.com and freshen up your plain vases with paint in a range of gorgeous tones. The results are positively smashing!
. . .
DIY Styrofoam egg cactus - fun & quick summer decor
When Easter is over it’s time to start freshening up your summer decor ! If you'd like to add a bit of fun cactus decor to your home, but don't have a greenhouse near you, how about making some adorable DIY Styrofoam egg cacti by The Crafted Sparrow? Those leftover foam eggs from your last Easter decoration are just perfect for this fun cactus decor ! Isn't it super cool? This adorable little DIY Styrofoam egg cactus is just perfect for decorating your home at summer on budget, and it's also an be a fun gift ! You could attach a little faux or paper flower to the top for an adorable blooming cactus !
. . .
DIY Styrofoam ball sock snowman
Look at this cute snowman ! Isn't it adorable? You can whip up an adorable Styrofoam ball snowman with the kids in no time! You can use the Christmas snowman ornaments to decorate your home ( or Christmas tree ) at winter or you can give them as nice Christmas gifts for your loved ones! These adorable little Styrofoam ball snowmen are so happy that winter is here and are so fun to make. This easy to make & frugal Christmas snowman decoration is great for small spaces as well!
. . .
Easy DIY planet costume for kids with hula hoops
Today Amy shares with us her kiddo’s DIY planet Halloween costumes ! Fun idea, isn't it? We love creative Halloween costumes that the kids can dress up in for the rest of the year. With this nice step by step tutorial you will be able to make this fun costume in no time! And the best: if you have hula hoops at home this easy DIY planet costume is a super quick, frugal and easy costume to make! This DIY planet costume can be great costume choice for both boys and girls.
. . .
How to make ATM piggy bank for kids from cardboard
This Easy to make ATM Machine Piggy Bank is a Fun Toy for Kids. You can use both currency notes and coins. This functional cardboard box ATM piggy bank is extremely fun to use and also super fun to make ! All you need is to create one fun ATM piggy bank for yourself ( or for the kids ) is: a few sheets of cardboard , and 3 spring s! This frugal and easy to make cardboard ATM piggy bank will be your kids ( and your ) favorite we guarantee it! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make your own cardboard ATM piggy bank with a few sheets of cardboard !
. . .
DIY Felt reindeer Christmas gift bag from a tin can
Let us present you Creative Mamy's super easy and fun winter craft for kids : the adorable tin can reindeer ! There are lots of ways to recycle tin cans , and turning them into adorable reindeer is one of them. These tin can reindeer penguins are SO CUTE and are really easy to make! A perfect Christmas craft for kids that uses simple materials you probably have at home. This project is definitely a winner for your little ones on a cold and dreary day! Plus: this adorable little tin can Rudolph doubles up as a lovely gift bag which makes it even more perfect!
. . .
Ad
DIY Easy washcloth snowman Christmas tree ornament
With just a hand (mitt) washcloth and basic sewing and craft supplies, you can craft this cute snowman within an hour. It is is an easy craft project with minimal sewing that will decorate your home at Christmas! Older children who know the basic even sewing stitches and the simple basting stitch can also make these snowmen Christmas tree ornaments / winter decors with no effort. You can add more embellishments to your washcloth snowman to give him your personal touch.
. . .
How to make a homemade butterfly feeder ( 2 different ways)
Besides bringing a magical beauty to any garden, butterflies help promote growth by pollinating flowers. You can attract more butterflies to your yard with these super easy to make and frugal DIY butterfly feeders – one made with a ceramic plate and one made with a mason jar – that also serve as attractive garden ornaments. Mother Nature would definitely approve. Dont forget to hot glue some colorful silk flowers on your butterfly feeders to help attract butterflies.  Fill the feeders with the sugar water butterfly food, and watch your beautiful garden butterflies as they enjoying it!
. . .
DIY Floating teacup fall centerpiece - fall decor
Give any room in your house a magical touch with Tsvoric's beautiful floating teacup design! If you love all things ethereal and natural , we can't imagine a better fall decoration than this gorgeous DIY floating teacup fall centerpiece, that turns an ordinary teacup and saucer into an artistic and winsome fall decoration. Throw it on your mantelpiece alongside fall leaves or other DIY fall decors for a perfect medley of quirky woodland designs and cute teacups ! Watch the step-by-step video tutorial and learn the how-tos! ( Ps: you can use a simple fork instead of the wire as a teacup stand )
. . .
Toilet paper roll flowers - easy tp roll spring craft for kids
Spring is coming fast so switch gears to focus on bright and colorful spring activities! These toilet paper roll flowers are perfect to welcome spring! And we love all the colors and options you can do with these! Which spring flower is your favorite? It’s such a welcoming way to brighten up your space or room to have fresh flowers . Of course, these aren’t fresh flowers but they are fun, bright and colorful and who doesn’t love that?
. . .
DIY popsicle stick scarecrow - fun fall craft for kids
Looking for a simple craft project to do with your kids this fall ? This scarecrow craft is just perfect! Scarecrows are synonymous with autumn. Making fall crafts with your kids needs to include some of these cuties! Stephanie from Somewhat Simple will show you how to make these super adorable little craft stick scarecrows in no time from super simple and inexpensive craft materials such as craft sticks. We bet that you have tons of popsicle sticks in your craft box, so It's time to make something out of them for fall:
. . .
DIY Painted rose mason jars - step-by-step painting tutorial (spring decor)
We love upcycling especially when it comes to mason jars ! I bet that you have a few glass jars already at home, and maybe you have created many gorgeous crafts with them, but as you will see, there’s still something new under the sun in the mason jar world ! This gorgeous rose painted mason jar is not just only a perfect stylish ( spring/Easter ) decors for your home, but it's also very easy to paint ! With this great step-by step painting tutorial making these gorgeous rose mason jar vases will be a piece of cake, even if you are a beginner in hand painting !
. . .
Adorable DIY beehive kids room decor from toilet paper rolls
With this brilliant recycling craft idea / kids' room decor project you can upcycle some plastic and paper junk ( toilet paper rolls and Kinder Surprise plastic eggs ) , and decorate the kids room in a fun way at spring ! This adorable plastic egg and toilet paper roll beehive craft can be also a perfect toy to learn numbers! In this nice craft blog you will find a nice step-by-step tutorial on how to make a fun beehive kids' room decor from almost nothing! This tp roll beehive and plastic kinder suprise egg bee craft is so easy, even the smallest crafty hands can create one!
. . .
DIY boho flower wall hanging from egg cartons
If you’re looking for a cheap and easy DIY home decor, this recycling (spring/Easter) craft project is for you!! Seriously this DIY boho flower wall hanging  she created using egg cartons is one to take the cake! It's soo gorgeous but still super easy (and fun) to make and also inexpensive!  You can use this gorgeous hanging flower wall decoration to decorate your home at spring/easter and this brilliant craft project is also a great way to repurpose some egg cartons which is also a very nice thing! You can make this fun egg carton spring flower wall decor with the kids at spring, they will love it!
. . .
DIY Tsum-tsum Olaf plushie - sock plush toy sewing tutorial
Look at this super cute tsum-tsum style Olaf plushie! In this video tutorial BudgetHobby will show you how to make an Olaf tsum tsum plush from a sock! This soft toy making project is a perfect way to re-purpose pairless socks , with a help of a little piece of felt , and hand sewing! Sock knit is a very easy beginner sewing material because it doesn't fray at the edges and it's so stretchy which make these Disney plushies really squishy. ( And socks are also inexpensive and easy to get! ) Create some tsum-tsum soft toys for your kids with this nice step-by-step video hand sewing and plushie making tutorial!
. . .
DIY slipper boots from old sweaters
What's better on a chilly autumn/winter day than a DIY cozy upcycled slipper?  Jen from Home Sweet Soul will show you how to create your own cute and cozy slipper boots from an old sweater - and it couldn't be easier. You don't even need a sewing machine! We think these would make excellent Christmas presents for basically anyone on your list! You can make these cozy upcycled slippers with any types of sweaters from knitted - to cotton fabrics.
. . .
Easy DIY Christmas light bulb garland - upcycling craft
We are so excited to share this brilliant upcycling craft idea with you: a Christmas banner with light bulbs ! Huh? Yup, she used old Christmas tree light bulbs to make a banner for her guest bedroom. We love how it turned out, plus it's super easy to make! Who doesn’t love that? This light bulb ornament garland is such an adorable way to upcycle old light bulbs ! This C hristmas decor project is not just only a great way to upcycle some old light bulbs but it's also a perfect winter craft for the smallest crafty hands, because it's super easy to make! ( You can use vibrant fun colors instead of silver if you want to! )
. . .
How to make a memory pillow out of a shirt (sewing tutorial)
A simple shirt makes a great pillow to hold onto your precious memories! Memory shirt pillows remind you of your loved ones when they are far away from you. Even if they are no more in the living world, you can cuddle up to them just by hugging the pillows. It is a brilliant way to recycle old shirts too. You can also give them as gifts in loving memory of a person related to the recipient. This step by step tutorial by SewVeryEasy guides you through the making of memory shirt pillows:
. . .
Easy fabric pumpkins - fall decor
Make fun fabric pumpkins to decorate your home at Autumn or at the upcoming Halloween party. In this nice craft video you can learn how to make the fabric pumpkin decors in 3 different sizes ( small, medium and large pumpkin ) and she will also share tips on how to make your own size. Whether you have a sewing machine or prefer to sew by hand , this tutorial will show you how! These cute pumpkins are perfect ways to upcycle some old clothes/sweaters or use up scrap fabrics from your craft stash.
. . .
DIY Galaxy shoes - fun Sharpie craft
Are you looking for a fun Sharpie craft for you and the kids ? Then you’ll be over the moon with this DIY galaxy shoe craft by Kids Craft Room! These colorful homemade galaxy shoes are super easy to make using Sharpie pens and rubbing alcohol. This is a great Sharpie craft for kids of all ages and adults as well! How about galaxy shoes for the whole family? Get the tutorial at kidscraftroom.com and let's get painting :
. . .
DIY Mermaid school supplies - back to school summer craft
Ready for school ? Maybe you are, maybe you aren't, but having the coolest school supplies is one of the best ways to start the school year right. These DIY mermaid school supplies created by Projects With Kids are so fun and sparkly, everyone will love them! ( Who doesn't love mermaids?! ) In this fun craft tutorial Projects With Kids will showing you how to make these beautiful and easy DIY School Supplies to fill up those last few days of the summer
. . .
Ad
- - - No more crafts to show - - -
Popular tags of this category:

upcycling

frugal / thrifty

frugal / cheap / thrifty

simple

quick

for kids

decoration

decoration

paper

crafts for kids

school

preschool

christmas

school

preschool

home decorating

gift

textile

fabric

cute

upcycling craft

home decor

winter

vintage

nice adorable cute

toy

glass

paper craft

easy craft for kids

spring

flower

fall

christmas decoration

wood

paint

christmas decor

construction paper

colorful

plastic

figure

cute

winter decoration

box can

toy

garden

easter

storage

sewing

cardboard paper

winter decor

painting

christmas tree ornament

halloween

mason jar

animal

kids room

rustic

fall decoration

wedding

sewn

natural

fall decor

craft for preschoolers

clothes

cardboard

funny

yarn

vintage decor

yarn

wooden

summer

light

storage

thrifty decoration

fabric craft

kids toys

woodworking

crafts for kids

party

easy fall decoration

Support our work!
Welcome to Mindy! Support from amazing people like YOU means we can continue our work. If you enjoy this site, please consider supporting what we do. 

Your donation will help us maintain and expand our free service so everyone can enjoy and share the joy of crafting.

Thank you!
X Close