Filtering
Help
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 
Have you found what you are looking for? If not, please try again with a more common word or form. (For example: instead "how to make gingerbread house" try "gingerbread" or instead "marigold bouquet" try "flower bouquet"). If you still can't find the desired craft & DIY tutorial in our site, visit our categorized craft idea collections by the upper menu, or come back later - because  we will expand our collection with fresh and exciting new craft &DIY ideas (&tutorials) every day!
DIY Magazine gift bow - gift bow making tutorial
Give your holiday gifting a modern spin by opting for magazine gift bows instead of classic ribbons. These handmade ( Christmas ) gift bows by Origami Twist are so easy to personalize! You can use magazines, wrapping paper, patterned paper, or old book pages in colors that coordinate with your wrapping paper. Christmas is the season to wrap thoughtfully chosen gifts , and shouldn't the outside match the gift within? Make your own cool custom gift toppers with your favorite decorative wrapping paper and this easy-to-follow DIY paper gift bow tutorial!
. . .
How to make paper clay from newspaper (paper clay recipe)
We fall in love with this super quick and super cheap homemade paper clay! DIY paper clay is different from paper mache in that you create a clay like mass , instead of using paper mache paste and strips of paper. You can make this paper clay using shredded paper or newspapers. watch this nice and easy video paper clay making tutorial by RedTedArt and learn how to make your very own frugal paper clay !
. . .
Paper mache snowman from plastic bottles & newspaper
Look at these little paper mache snowmen ! They are so adorable! If you are suffering a bit of paper mache withdrawal over the past few weeks, this Christmas craft will surely brighten up your day! In this nice step-by-step craft tutorial MollyMoo will teach you how to create these super cute paper mache snowmen with simple newspaper and glue. You can find a super easy to make and cheap homemade paper mache glue recipe in Mindy as well ( but of course you can use mod podge or other store bought water soluble glue to create the paper mache snowmen )
. . .
DIY Dancing Christmas elf - newspaper craft for kids
It’s that time of year when our minds turn to Christmas crafts - isn’t it? We just adore the opportunities the festive holidays brings for all sorts of colorful and jolly arts and crafts for kids . This year kick off the season with an adorable dancing newspaper elf craft by Kids Craft Room! You can of course make this cheeky elf from ordinary paper or card but we love the recycled element! Not only does this newspaper dancing elf craft look super cute but you can play with it too and make it dance ! It has long legs that are folded in a way that allows them to move freely as if the elf was dancing a jolly Christmas jig!
. . .
DIY Ribbon basket with newspaper weaving - upcycling craft
Do you love recycling crafts , or you just looking for a gorgeous organizing idea which almost costs nothing? Try these beautiful paper woven baskets ! You will be surprised how easy is to make one! Even the kids can create some to organize their toys / stationary. You can can paint the finished woven paper baskets with acrylic paints/varnish for extra durability. Of course you can make the newspaper baskets in any size and shape that fits into your home decor ! Paper weaving is not just perfect because it's usefulness and gorgeousness but it also helps the environment with upcycling some paper trash !
. . .
DIY Newspaper fox - woodland craft for kids
We have a wonderful craft idea for all the fox lovers out there - let's make a newspaper fox ! This cute newspaper fox craft by I Heart Crafty Things combines using recyclable materials and painting with watercolors so you are in store for an afternoon full of crafting fun. So head to iheartcraftythings.com and make a super cute newspaper fox ! Kids will love making it and you probably have a lot of the supplies already.
. . .
DIY Paper mache ghost Halloween bowl
Gustamonton has instructions on how to create a fun Halloween bowl out of simple newspaper , perfect for all the treats your little tricksters will bring home. In this video tutorial Gustamonton will show you how to make a fun container for those yummy Halloween candies ! This little paper mache ghost bowl is super easy to make and the best: it's almost costs nothing! It's really just a bunch of newspaper and a little glue! So, watch this craft tutorial and create your own paper mache Halloween treat bowl:
. . .
DIY Turtle lamp from newspaper - paper mache lamp
In this video tutorial Creative Mom shows you how to made a thrifty but still gorgeous and unique turtle shaped lamp using a balloon as a base, some cardboard for the paper clay and acrylic colors. This is a creative way to teach children about recycling and also stimulate their imagination. The little turtle is inspired by a cute "Light a Way" character called Turtie. Light a Way is a fairytale-inspired mobile game about a girl who ends the eternal darkness with the light in her heart. Such a sweet story for a super sweet turtle ! So watch this tutorial and create your very own turtle lamp :
. . .
DIY Rocking Santa Christmas decor - recycling craft ( paper clay tutorial )
Transform an old ball , a plastic bottle , some tin foil and a bunch of newspaper ( or cardboard box ) into a g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s Christmas decoration with Creative Mom' step-by-step paper clay sculpting tutorial! Homemade ( or store bought ) paper clay can be molded and manipulated to make just about anything! There's plenty of time to make this jolly little Santa either for your own home or a craft show. We've always loved the delicate rich look of paper clay sculptures and this rocking Santa is truly unique! ( It simply ROCKS! )
. . .
DIY Aluminum foil and acorn cap owl (step-by-step tutorial)
Autumn isn’t just about skulls and ghosts! If you are in the mood for a more sweet, less spooky fall craft, here you go! These owls by artstudio.club are super easy to make with recycled supplies and SO cute! Construct a cute little owl in brown or white using aluminum foil, acorn caps, and store-bought structure paste or DIY paper mache paste. ( Paper mache is a crafting method that involves three inexpensive common ingredients to produce a long-lasting, rock-hard structure: newspaper, water, and PVA glue or "flour glue". ) Make an owl to add to your fall or Christmas decor. If you have an owl-loving friend, fashion an owl to give as a gift , complete with a personalized name tag collar.
. . .
- - - No more crafts to show - - -
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