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?

Makr

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.

Snapguide

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.

Craftgawker

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.

Guidecentral

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.