Four DIY Apps for Any Project

June 16 2014, 10:00 AM

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Many of us do-it-yourselfers spend a questionable amount of time on Pinterest. But if you can forgo pinning long enough to download a new app, these four can help you get ideas for, say, unique, custom paper products, or help make the sometimes-stressful process of a furniture overhaul easier. Did we mention they're all free?


iOs, Free

Letter templates made easy: Whether you want to create baby announcements, save-the-dates, or business cards, Makr lets you choose from an array of templates, customizable fonts, colors, and textures. Want stickers or labels? No problem, Makr can do those too.


iOs, Free

Enjoy a step-by-step guide to practically anything. Want to know how to make a dog bandana? Build a terrarium? Make homemade shampoo? Snapguide has you covered. The app works by allowing users to share their own how-tos in a series of click-through photos with short, no-fuss text descriptions.


Android and iOs, Free

Craftgawker has been around for a few years (it has accumulated about 41,000 DIY crafts and arts ideas), but it was recently updated to include streamlined scrolling, added “popular” counts, and a tap-and-hold feature to share on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook.


iOs, Free

Scroll through Guidecentral for DIY inspiration and how-tos for free, or submit your own project or trick. If they select your submission, you get $7. That's enough for a couple of lattes—or maybe materials for your next project.