Our Top 5 Craft Tutorial Sites 29 Sep

We love nothing better than getting crafty on our days off but sometimes we need a little helping hand with where to start. There are some great sites out there and not to mention tons of great pins on Pinterest with fun and creative craft tutorials. We take a look at our top 5 favourite sites for craft tutorials.

#1 Minieco

We love Minieco, a craft tutorial site by Kate Lilley, and we are big fans of her Minieco Craft Book. Focusing on paper crafts and things for kids, this bright and colourful website is the perfect place to go if you want to wile away an afternoon. We especially like the animated gifs of the finished product. Take a look at Minieco here.

We loved this 8-bit popup card tutorial, the perfect retro handmade gift for someone! See the tutorial here.



#2  Brit + Co

Brit + Co is an American website that has heaps of tools to get you creative. The website was set up as a platform for girls and women but we think that there are tons of things on there that everyone can enjoy. Brit + Co cleverly make their tutorials seasonal – so there are some brilliant DIY Halloween ones on there at the moment. See what Brit + Co have to offer here.

This candle tutorial uses wax crayons for the brilliantly vibrant colours and we think it is ace! Take a look at the Brit + Co tutorial here.



#2 Handmade by Charlotte

Nominated as being in the top 50 design blogs for parents, Handmade by Charlotte offers a range of cute tutorials for kids and the home. Ranging from paper crafts to fabric work, Handmade by Charlotte’s DIY tutorials are fun for all the family that don’t break the bank with an emphasis on upcycling and recycling on many of their tutorials. Take a look at their site here.

We think this DIY Cardboard Cash Register is perfect for mums, dads and kids to get involved in. Take a look at the tutorial here.



#4 Sugru

We love a bit of upcycling here at Fred’s which is why we had to put Sugru Guides on the list. If you haven’t heard of Sugru before it is a self setting rubber that can be moulded by hand and bonds to almost anything. We’ve fixed laptop chargers, loose camera lens caps and wobbly table legs with this brilliant invention. Sugru have put together tons of great step-by-step guides and tips on how you can use it on their website, take a look here.

Why not try their tutorial on transforming an old book into a iPad cover using Sugru, have a look here. Fancy giving Sugru a try? We stock it here.





#5 Mod Podge Rocks

If you haven’t heard of it before, Mod Podge has been taking the crafting world by storm since 1967. Amy Anderson who runs Mod Podge Rocks loves it so much she made devoted her website to crafty tutorials using the fabled glue. You name it she covers it in over 250 tutorials, she’s even produced a Mod Podge Rocks book.   Take a look at her Mod Podge inspired tutorials here.

We love this Deer Valley DIY stool tutorial, perfect for giving your home a bit of a makeover. Read the tutorial here.




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