Even if you need a little help, it’s still DIY. No one does things perfectly the first go around, and that’s exactly why so many great apps for DIY enthusiasts exist. Before you can do it yourself, you need to learn how to do it yourself. Whether you want to improve your skill sets or learn something from the ground up, you’ll be able to find an app to help you with the process.
There’s nothing more satisfying than building something yourself. Whether you want a small storage trunk, a new dining room table, or a large deck in your back yard, Woodcraft can help you get the job done. If you have wooden pallets you’ve been dying to use for furniture, you’ll be able to turn them into something beautiful with Woodcraft’s simple blueprints and custom tutorials.
Etsy’s app is equally great for people who enjoy making things themselves and people who enjoy buying handmade things. If you’ve ever been curious in selling your DIY projects or purchasing goods that were created by someone who has mastered their craft, you’ll find that Etsy is a great way to spend an hour on a quiet afternoon. Since this app involves buying in selling, make sure you’re keeping your information safe with a phone VPN when you’re doing business. Public WiFi is always a little spotty where sensitive data is concerned.
CraftGawker is an unlimited source of inspiration. This app serves as an aggregator for whatever crafts are popular and trending. You’ll find things for sewing, knitting, crocheting, painting, bath and body care, jewelry making, paper crafts, and even clay crafts. Almost all of their featured selections come with tutorials. If you see something and you’d like to try your hand at duplicating it, the instructions make it easy.
Knitting is a very complicated and mathematical skill. It’s almost never as easy as it looks on TV or in the movies. It requires complicated patterns, a lot of foresight, and flawless strategy. KnitCompanion exists to keep new knitters from making mistakes that can potentially mess up their projects. The app will provide the instructions for you, and it will keep track of what you’re supposed to be doing. All you have to do is check the screen.
Do you have a cool design you’d like to see on a shirt, or a tote bag, or even a temporary tattoo? Makr lets you put it there. If you’ve always dreamed of seeing your designs on real life products, you can upload them onto Makr and customize those products. You can buy them yourself, or list them for sale to other Makr users.
WikiHow is the ultimate guide to everything. You can find nearly every do it yourself project on the site, and the app allows you to conveniently take all of that knowledge with you. Stuck on the side of the road and you don’t know how to change your tire? They have a guide for that. If you have an important job to do and you find yourself stuck, WikiHow is a DIY lifesaver.
It’s a holiday weekend, and your air conditioner is broken. If you’re mechanically inclined, iFixit can provide you with the guide you need to take on the job yourself. Experts upload tutorials, sometimes with images or helpful videos, that will show you how to fix some of the most important things in your home without having to call in an expert.
Who doesn’t aspire to be a renaissance man or woman? There’s a little Ron Swanson in all of us, no matter what it is we’re passionate about making or doing with our own two hands.
This has been a guest post by Amelia. Amelia is a passionate writer and DIY decorations lover. She’s interested in the latest interior design trends and fashion blogs.