Best DIY and craft apps for iPad: Pinterest, Etsy, Makr, and more!

Be more creative and learn to do anything with these awesome DIY and craft apps for iPad!

Craft and DIY projects aren't just great time killers, they can also be huge money savers. From learning how to refinish that coffee table on your own to creating centerpieces and home decor on the cheap, anything is possible. Whether you want to contribute your own ideas or just check out other people's, the iPad has several really good craft and DIY apps to choose from. But which are the absolute best?


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Best DIY and craft apps for iPad: Pinterest

Pinterest is one of the largest networks in the world when it comes to DIY and craft projects. From finding ideas for your wedding to saving money on your next home project, it's all there. Just create boards and pin things you find to them. You can follow your friends and see their pins as well. You'll also find lots of family friendly crafts on Pinterest that are great for kids. Pinterest somewhat doubles as a social network too.

If you're want family oriented project ideas or are planning an event, Pinterest is a great place to start looking for ideas.


Best DIY and craft apps for iPad: Makr

From business cards to baby shower invites, Makr can help you create any kind of card you can think of. Makr is a great way for small businesses or individual craft makers to create a brand and get started with marketing themselves. Shipping is available in the United States but for $1.99 extra you can print at home.

If you're looking for a way to make unique and beautiful cards of any kind, Makr is your one stop shop.


Best DIY and craft apps for iPad: Snapguide

Snapguide is somewhat similar to Pinterest but focuses more on DIY than crafts. There's still a healthy amount of both though. The one thing I love about Snapguide are the step by step instructions members can not only follow but create on their own. Snap photos, enter a description, and then share your guide with the Snapguide community. It's a great way to learn and to share what you know.

For the adventurous DIY'er, Snapguide can teach you pretty much anything you'd want to do on your own.


Best DIY and craft apps for iPad: wikhow

Anything you want to know how to do you can figure out with wikiHow. From learning how to tie a specific type of knot to putting up your own drywall, there are tips and advice for anything you could image, and even some stuff you'd never have imagined. I frequently browse the main page of wikiHow simply to learn things I never would have otherwise.

If you have a curious side or just want to know how things work, you need wikiHow in your life.


Best DIY and craft apps for iPad: Etsy

We understand that not everyone has time to do their own DIY projects at home. That doesn't mean you can't save a little money. Etsy is an online community of extremely talented individuals that offer their crafts for sale. I've found all kinds of things on Etsy from laptop bags to home decor. No matter what you're looking for, you'll almost always find it cheaper on Etsy than your local department store. And you're support a small business at the same time.

If you don't have time to work on project but still want home made crafts in your life, shop on Etsy.

Your picks?

These are my favorite DIY and craft apps but I want to know yours too! What kind of projects have you done on your own with the help of a DIY app? Did it save you money? Let me know in the comments!

Allyson Kazmucha

iMore senior editor from 2011 to 2015.