Minieco tutorials

Here’s a picture-list of some of my tutorials. There are others!! If you are interested in seeing more have a potter through the archives!

Origami fortune teller (aka chatterbox!)
Origami fortune teller (aka chatterbox!)

DIY Ladybird Party Invite
DIY Ladybird Party Invite

Fruity note cards // Triangular envelopes
Fruity note cards // Triangular envelopes

You’re a gem // pop-up card
You’re a gem // pop-up card

Easter ‘origami bunny’ treat box
Easter ‘origami bunny’ treat box

Paper Liquorice Allsorts
Paper Liquorice Allsorts

Printable valentines wrap
Printable valentines wrap

geometric heart: love letters // popup card
Pop-up heart card

geometric heart: love letters // popup card
Pop-up love letter

Giftwrap // Paper Donut!
Giftwrap // Paper Donut!

Cut + fold paper stars
Cut + fold paper stars

Paper Gems: New Templates
Paper Gems: New Templates

Folded origami decoration
Folded origami decoration

pacman popup cards
pacman popup cards

Halloween Lego
Halloween Lego

Halloween // Spinning paper toy
Halloween // Spinning paper toy

Printable clock
Printable clock

‘shake-it’ confetti wrap
‘shake-it’ confetti wrap

Accordion paper folding
Accordion paper folding

Pop-up Halloween invitations
Pop-up Halloween invitations

Geo gift boxes
Geo gift boxes

Printable confetti paper
Printable confetti paper

Graphic gems giftwrap
Graphic gems giftwrap

Paper diamonds
Paper diamonds

Easy DIY geometric beads
Easy DIY geometric beads

oh happy day // strawberry treat box
oh happy day // strawberry treat box

Geo-paper totem!!
Geo-paper totem!!

Envelope templates (C6, C7, C8)
Envelope templates (C6, C7, C8)

Origami rabbit // chocolate wrapper
Origami rabbit // chocolate wrapper

Simple hanging vase
Simple hanging vase

Printable father’s day card // Isometric font
Printable father’s day card // Isometric font

DIY Thaumatropes
DIY Thaumatropes

Watermelon bunting
Watermelon bunting

Printable valentines wrap
Printable valentines wrap

Boxed geometric heart
Boxed geometric heart

Mini paper medallions
Mini paper medallions

Paper diamond by Jean Carvalho
Paper diamond – Jean Carvalho

Printable 'cross-stitch' wrap
Cross stitch printable wrap

Christmas pixel popups
Christmas pixel popup cards

Winter geometric decorations
Geometric decorations – Winter

Kaleidocycle
Kaleidocycle

Papercraft kit
Papercraft kit

Ghost treat boxes
Ghost treat boxes

Printable Halloween Wrap
Printable Halloween Wrap

Pompoms!
Pompoms!

I ♥ marbling

Papercut gems

Gems + crystals paper

Butterfly sun catcher (+ template)

Shapes confetti

Stellated dodecahedron (+ template)

Woven gift-wrap // pastel edition

Papercut gems (+ template)

8-bit popup cards!

Paper diamonds (+ template)

Shapes garland

Easter bunny garland (+ template)

Eye bombing!

Teddy bear toast

Galaxy crayons

String-tie envelopes (+ template)

Pixelated popup heart card (+ template)

Flying fish

Hama bead weaving

Easy geometric eraser stamps

I ♥ mathematics // platonic solids garland (+ template)

Crackers! (+ template)

Easy Christmas decorations (+ template)

Paper gems (+ template)

Hand-drawn giftwrap

Shadow puppets (+ template)

Macramé/hardware bracelet

Pacman Halloween garland
Macramé & hexnut bracelet
Paper butterfly (+ template)
Pencil crayon jewellery
Tea light luminaries (+ template)
Felt pen inks

Woven space invaders

Macramé owl

Acorn cap bracelet

‘Cut out and keep’ skeleton

Woven gift topper

Owl crayons

Pencil crayon necklace

Stick + drill = threading game

Rainy day mobile

Acorn cap shaker

Rainbow spinners

Cardboard houses

Recycled book garland

Catapult Aeroplane

Magic potion #2

Magic potion #1

Elastic band guitar

Bird feeder with perch

12 point origami star

Cardboard tube/bell shaker

Fishing game (+ templates)

Feed the birds!

Origami hanging decorations

Handmade twig boat

Rolled paper beads

Gold leaf lined acorn caps

Sewn paper garland

Balloon bongo, rice shaker & güiro!

Hoot hoot garland (+ template)

Homemade threading beads

Sewing cards (+ template)

Knitted ankle bells

Folded paper snake/garland

Natural dye for homemade playdough

Ice cube painting

Homemade pavement chalk



 

162 Comments Leave yours

  1. Hividay #

    I just want to congratulate you and thank you for your blog to share it with others, there is much creativity and style. I do not write English very well apologize for typos. thanks

    • Val #

      Dear, you have no typos and do write in English very well. No need to apologize.

  2. Just discovered your website. Great, great ideas and projects. Congratulations.

  3. Kate #

    Thank you! Hividay…your english is great so no worries! x

  4. I did most of the musical instruments presented on your site: the rice shakers, the guitar and the tubular cardboard bells and we loved them. My daughter played with the guitar a long time until all the rubber bands snapped. Great ideas, I’ll keep on reading you. Here’s how they turned out (not as pretty as yours, but definitely, as entertaining): http://laurafrunza.com/2011/03/31/instrumente-muzicale-din-reciclaje/

  5. Michaela Cooper #

    I’ve been trawling sooooo many sites and blogs over the last few months but yours is by far the most inspiring that I keep coming back to. Your use of colour and aesthetic appeal inspires me to create. Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. Kate #

    Hi Michaela…that’s such a nice compliment…thank you!

    I genuinely love doing this blog..things have been a bit quiet over the last three months due to work commitments but I’m looking fwd to posting a lot more over the Autumn.

    Good luck with your creating..x

  7. I have been on so many tutorial sites and just found yours…wow! I am so happy. Your tutorials are so easy to follow and so many things to try. Thank you

    • Kate #

      Thanks Barbara, very kind of you to say. Come back soon!

  8. I am so glad I found your absolutely amazing blog. Never EVER stop posting! Thank you so much for making my day wonderful. :)

    • Kate #

      Thanks for the kind words Ruby!

  9. Jenny #

    I really admire and love your creativity. . Your creations are great, simple yet very elegant and pretty cute. . I just love it. .
    Uhhmmn, By any chance, do you have any template and tutorials in making a PAPER GLOBE?

    • Kate #

      Hi Jenny. Thanks for the compliments. I’m afraid I don’t have a paper globe. One day maybe!

  10. Mary #

    I love your website! I am so excited to try some projects. You are great! A HUGE thank you!!!!!!

    • Kate #

      Thanks Mary…really kind of you to stop by and leave a comment.

      See you here soon!!

  11. Ruth #

    Hey Kate, stumbled upon your website via other blogs that i look at and I must say I LOVE YOUR WEBSITE. Amazing creativity, the beauty that is created out of the simple things in life or must I say stuff you find at home. Sure to try them out…..

    • Kate #

      Thanks Ruth :-)

    • Agreed, I ended up here thanks to the teddy bear toast, but you have so many other pretty things on this site.

  12. Oh… so cute your web :)
    I study graphic design and i found your web when i was searching for some images and i cant save it between my favourites webs! :D
    Congratulations! All that you make is very beautiful and funny.
    Too many originals ideas that inspired me!
    Thanks a lot for teach to the kids with simple and little things like these.
    Im sorry for my english… im from Argentina jejeje.
    Send you hugs and go ahead with your lovely project.
    Regards from my country :)

    • Kate #

      Hey Sabrina…thanks for the very kind comment. Your English is very good so no need to say sorry.

      *Waving to Argentina*

  13. Awesome creative ideas -and brilliant to just immediately see them rather than having to wade through a ton of words. Thanks :)

  14. Susan M Jensen #

    Hi I dont have website. Your childrens ideas are very pretty and should be fun.Thank You

  15. Gotta say Kate. You are seriously creative!

  16. lucky #

    Hi
    I am from India.I was so amazed with your talent that I had to take the opportunity to appreciate it.Just awesome.

  17. Basimah #

    I am in love with the display of the paper diamonds! Awesome!

  18. Hava #

    Lovely. Love the simplicity and bright colours.

  19. Fernanda #

    Amazing! :)

  20. merhen #

    love the site, lots of idea’s and clear instructions

  21. Androniki #

    I just found this blog and it’s really amazing!!!! Congrats!!!! Keep sharing these wonderful ideas with all of us!!!! :)

  22. Nena #

    OMG, your crafts make me so happy! Thank you for sharing your creativity with everyone! I really look forward to see what else you’ll make in the future! X3

  23. SUSHI #

    Here is so much beautiful stuff that I think I can not pass this year test at university

    • Kate #

      Thanks Sushi…good luck with your exams! ^_^

  24. dushyant idhatia #

    amazing work sweetie !

  25. Amazing work you got there. Do you have a pinterest page?

  26. I lost in love your colours & work . . … :)

  27. Amazing!!! Great ideas! Congrats!

  28. Hello,

    I’ve just discovered your beautiful blog (via Pinterest) and now have a series of little projects planned for the school holidays! Thank you for such inspiring tutorials (and beautiful images). I’ll be back :)

  29. May #

    Thank you so much for the wonderful little projects ,these are not just for kid’s anyone starting out on Craft could pick up
    these project’s fairly easy

    • Kate #

      Thanks for the nice comment May ^_^

  30. Sarah #

    Absolutely BRILLIANT and creative and AWESOME projects!!! I LOVE them all!!!!!!!!!!!!! A job well done!!!!!! =D

  31. Just purchased your book at a local store. Wonderful, wonderful use of colour! Congratulations.

    • Kate #

      Hi Gebrichi, thank you for buying my book. Thrilled that you managed to get it at your local book store. You are right….I am a colour lover ^_^

  32. kat #

    How do you take such impeccable pictures! I am in awe and dying to know your secrets!!!!

    • Kate #

      Hi Kat, my collection of terrible photos is much, much larger ;-) I have an entry level SLR which does a grand job. I also have really bright conservatory which helps enormously….oh and a large piece of white paper which I use as a reflector. It’s all pretty lo-fi….but it works for me and my budget :)

  33. Mun #

    Hi

    Just discovered your web-site and I love it,pictures are gorgeous,I found out a lot of ideas and I can tell you that for example,my son will be delighted to make the catapult aeroplane !So thank you so much for sharing it (and please disculpe this bad english ;) )

    • Kate #

      Thanks for the kind comments Mun. BTW your English is great :)

  34. Rhonda #

    The link I used was supposed to take me to your home made Modge Podge recipe, but didn’t. Could you post it please?

  35. Tessa #

    I just wanted the reciepe for the Mod podge??? I also think you are very talented! Thank you & have a nice day! Tessa from Ohio USA~~~~

  36. Mary #

    You are SO talented! Thank you for sharing.

  37. debra #

    I am looking for the ratios for the homemade mod podge with with sugar, flour, white vinegar & water?

  38. Karla #

    Hi, I’m from Tijuana, BC Mexico

    I am in love with your page!!! thank you for all the Templates

    Also your photos are amazing :)

  39. Only a talented person can do that. Great Work!

  40. panwad #

    Thanks you for sharing your very very cute and goood ideas you’re so creative :D

  41. sally #

    The pin on Pinterest said you have a recipe for modpodge but I don’t see it. Thanks, dear.

  42. Laurette Thomas #

    Hi, just looking for the mod podge recipe that was on Pinterest. It, apparently, is a better one than what I’ve been seeing. I have the ingredients (flour, sugar, water, vinegar), but nothing else. The pin leads here, but can’t find it. Thanks!

  43. VelindaDawn #

    I am not very computer literate but can usually figure out pintrest. But when I click on your homemade mod podge I can not seem to get the recipe to come up. It just sends me to your page & I can’t seem to figure it out from there either. Heeeeeeeeeeeelp PLEASE!!!

    • Kate #

      Hi Velinda,

      See comments above

  44. Kristina Sullins #

    Hi, I came here via pinterest looking for a home made modgepodge recipe. Am I just blind? I’m not seeing it.
    thanks

    • Kate #

      Hi Kristina, see comment above

  45. susan #

    what a wonderful site,with lots of ideas .just found out what mod podge is, where can i find your recipe?

    • Kate #

      See comments above

  46. Mercè #

    such an amazing blog! Thanks for sharing! AWESOME!!!!

  47. Karla #

    Does the homemade modge podge really work?

    • Kate #

      See comment above

  48. Batool #

    LOVE the colorfulness of all your creations! Gorgeous uplifting colors and photos :)

    • Kate #

      Thanks Batool ^_^

  49. Almejo #

    your collection is great for teachers everywhere
    Thank you so much!

    greeting from Mexico !

  50. Jessica Stowell #

    I was just wondering if you could email me about the home made modge podge. I would just like to know the mesurements. Thanks so much!!

  51. Thank you for all these good ideas, it’s so great! You’re fabulous!
    From a Frenchie :)

  52. Chloe #

    Hi!!! I would like to say I love the design of the popup cards:DDD And thank you very much for providing the templates for us. I would like to ask if you would like to have a popup card for christmas? As I want to make different diy cards for my friends and families:)

    • Kate #

      Hi Chloe,

      A Christmas popup is definitely on the list…but probably not for another month or so ^_^

  53. Nicki #

    Hi
    I can’t download the paper gems templates – please, please help!!!
    Thanks Nicki

    • Nikki, I’m having the same issue with the skull-robot-tree thingy. Did you download it after all?

    • Kate #

      Hi Nicki & Lima,

      Can you explain what happens when you try? Can you right click the link and select ‘save target as…’?

  54. Love your templates! They’re so colorful and bright, just perfect for a kid’s blog. The skull one was a big hit a few days before Haloween!

  55. Efrain #

    Great work everything is so cool

  56. Your pictures are amazing.I just love them especially the candle and the bracelets.I would really like to have one of each.Keep up the good work!

    • Kate #

      Thanks Alice ^_^

  57. DG #

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful ideas. I love your website

  58. asma #

    I just wanna to thank you for these brilliants ideas that you”re sharng with us

  59. pinned this for the home mod podge, but no receipe..how much flour,or sugar..or just trail and error..

  60. Sana Jamal #

    Absolutely in love with this page!! have to try so many things.. thank you for sharing your creativity! :)
    stay blessed! keep spreading colours and smiles :)

  61. Isabel #

    I’ve noticed in a lot of your post you have polka-tape, I was just wondering where you got it?

    • Kate #

      Hi Isabel,

      It’s washi tape….from amazon I think. Google the following and you will find some near you! “polka dot MT washi tape”

  62. ashley #

    hey kate
    i just stumbled upo ur website while surfing n its just awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    totally amazing…keep up d good work n keep posting :D

    • Kate #

      Thanks Ashley ^_^

  63. Hi.!
    I was looking up for something else….and when I saw your website I forgot everything…It was so wonderful…that whenever I get chance I just surf this one….U have very cool ideas…and I’m feeling jealous…Why God didn’t gave me mind….as creative as yours…..!!!!! :-D

    • Kate #

      Thanks for the kind words Anjali ^_^

  64. layal #

    this is the awesomest thing ever..and i want to work with you on Facebook.:) .. brilliant.keep your works up

  65. Dave #

    Could you please send me the DIY Modge Podge recepie?

    Thank You,
    Dave

  66. ALZBETA #

    OBJAVILA SOM VÁŠ KRÁSNY BLOG, PLNÝ NÁPADOV. ĎAKUJEM VÁM, ŽE JE MOŽNÉ JEHO ZDIEĽANIE.
    PRAJEM KRÁSNY VEČER A VEĽA TVORIVÝCH NÁPADOV.

    • Kate #

      Thanks for the kind comment Alzbeta ^_^

  67. sylvia #

    On pinterest I clicked on an image that was hopefully going to tell me how to make my own Mod Podge… but I can’t find it… any help?

  68. Dany #

    Oh my god, your page is amazing! I’ve been searching for something like this and now I’m so glad for have found this site. Congratulations!

  69. Michelle #

    I just discovered your blog a few days ago, and I absolutely LOVE it! Could you please create more paper craft templates? I especially like those…
    Keep up the good work!

    • Kate #

      Hi Michelle,

      more papercraft to come. I work at snails pace though! Do follow the blog via the methods above then you will know when something new has been added.

  70. shirley adams #

    i clicked on mod sploge on pinterest and it took me here, but i cant see any recipe for it on here

  71. Priscilla #

    Hi Kate, came across your blog today and I’m so in love with the colours and designs! Going home to start on some craft projects!

    • Kate #

      Yay…have fun Priscilla :)

  72. Phuong Le #

    OMG, I love this page. I read the Vietnamese handmade, so I fond a origami heart box but they don’t show me how to do it. But I want to do these box for my bf…and I searched google about 1 hour and tah lah… I GOT IT. Tk uuuuuuuuuuuu So Muchhhhhhhhhhhh.

    • Kate #

      Thanks Phuong ^_^

  73. Susan Sanche #

    I would like the recipe for the cheap Mod Podge.

  74. Margaret Bandiera #

    Hi, I clicked on a link in Pinterest that promised a recipe for home made mod podge and ended up here. Although I love the look of your page and will come back to it at some stage to check it out properly, I really wanted the recipe and I just don’t have the time at this point to look for it.

  75. i am delighted to see your work.. this is sooo beautiful

  76. Howdy would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with? I’m looking to start
    my own blog soon but I’m having a hard time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something
    completely unique. P.S Sorry for being off-topic but I had to
    ask!

  77. Cuc #

    I love your blog! Everything looks so cute, bright and crisp! :) thanks for sharing!

  78. Where is the tutorial for making the Modge Poge with flour, sugar, water and vinegar? I can’t seem to locate it. Could you please assist me? Thank you.

    • Answers #

      Scroll down right hand side of page it say key word type homemade glue it will bring it up.

  79. Thank you so much for sharing your great ideas!
    Your blog is very inspiring and your creativity is breathtaking!
    Congratulation and thanks again!

  80. Only a talented person can do that. Great Work!

  81. Lianne #

    If I make this, untill when can I keep this? Will it be useable for a long time? Thank you!

  82. Jeanette #

    DIY Mod Podge…amounts?

    • Answers #

      If you scroll down on the right hand side of the page it say enter key word just enter homemade glue it will bring it up

  83. Woah that web site is actually impressive i like examining your content regularly. Continue being inside the terrific pictures! You already know, lots of people are hunting around in this facts, you might enable them to enormously.

  84. Charlotte from AZ #

    Kate…Love the beads and your blog! You are very creative! I have made lots of paper beads, but never glittered them…what a cool idea! I will definitely be trying it! …as well as many more of your creative ideas! Thanks so much for sharing and I will continue to follow!!!

  85. I was suggested this website by my cousin. I’m now not positive whether this submit is written by him as nobody else understand such certain approximately my difficulty. You are amazing! Thanks!

  86. Donna #

    Wow I’m so blessed I saw your site. You make everything so easy to understand, and so easy to follow, and having 3 previous brain injuries I’ve always had trouble comprehending everything so gave up on even crafting and yours I understand and can do so thank u so very much. Because of u I get to craft again Wahoo!!!!!!! God bless you!!!!!

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  88. zahra #

    that was excellent. I appriciate ur kindness for sharing your beautiful ideas. Wish u all the best

  89. Reisa #

    All I can say is WOW I just found your site and love it thank you so much for sharing your talent

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  91. Dear Kate–

    I am in love with your site. You are so talented (and not to mention generous with all these free projects)! I’ve successfully completed a few of the projects on here and I’ve had such a blast so I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you! <3

  92. Daniela #

    I never leave your blog! You’re an inspiration to me. Thank you for all the cool things you do.

    • Kate #

      Thanks for the kind words Daniela ^_^

  93. That is very fascinating, You’re an overly skilled blogger. I’ve joined your feed and stay up for in search of extra of your wonderful post. Additionally, I’ve shared your site in my social networks

  94. Fredda #

    Thank you so much for your tutorials! The Pacman-Garland ist gorgeous!

  95. Angela #

    I loooooove your site!!!, thank you so much for all the great tutorials!!!.

  96. Hayley #

    I love these tutorials! I’m a brand new teacher and don’t have much yet. The instrument tutorials are great for teaching music on a budget.

  97. Sara #

    I’m totally in love whit this site!!!
    why didn’t I know that this site existed rather?

    :-)

    bye!

    • Kate #

      Thanks Sara ^_^

  98. Shane #

    What is font did you use for the title?

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  100. Sarah #

    SO GLAD I came across your blog in search of making paper stars!! Thank you so much for having brilliant tutorials!
    Happy Holidays, Sarah

    • Kate #

      Happy holiday to you too Sarah :)

  101. Gina #

    Hi, I just stumbled upon this site and I absolutely love this. :D

    • Kate #

      Thanks Gina ^_^

  102. Desiree #

    These crafts are so amazing and so beautiful. I’m using a couple of them for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for sharing your art with us, it’s so great.

    • Kate #

      Thanks Desiree ^_^

  103. I found your site through a url in your PDF files posted on Instructables.com. I was a designer for over a decade and find your projects playful and delightfully entertaining!

    Sorry for my English, I’m from America.

    I’m saving your address in my favorites as I expect to be checking back to see what you’ve been up to.

    • Kate #

      Thanks for the lovely comments Bryan :)

  104. Sakshi #

    I am so in love with your blog. Been on it the entire day.

    Could you help me out with suggesting me a box suitable for soap packaging?
    Something simple, something different. :)
    Thanks a million.

  105. I certainly learned about much of this, but never the less, I still assumed it had been helpful. Very good task !

  106. Thx for sharing such good post with us. Looking forward to another great blog. Good luck to the author! all the best!

  107. Very good article. I’m experiencing a few of these issues as well..

  108. Minnie #

    I just wanna say I love your blog. There are so many great ideas. I will definitely try them out :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  109. Kate #

    great work

  110. rina #

    Wowww, all of these are so awesome!!
    Thank you so much for sharing. I love to make a craft or scrapbook for my friends n beloved one. These give me more ideas to make them :) gonna try them all :)

  111. awesome Pictures :)

  112. Catherine #

    Merci pour tous ces magnifiques diy.

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