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!)
DIY Ladybird Party Invite
Fruity note cards // Triangular envelopes
You’re a gem // pop-up card
Easter ‘origami bunny’ treat box
Paper Liquorice Allsorts
Paper Liquorice Allsorts
Printable valentines wrap
geometric heart: love letters // popup card
geometric heart: love letters // popup card
Giftwrap // Paper Donut!
Cut + fold paper stars
Paper Gems: New Templates
Folded origami decoration
pacman popup cards
Halloween Lego
Halloween // Spinning paper toy
Printable clock
‘shake-it’ confetti wrap
Accordion paper folding
Pop-up Halloween invitations
Geo gift boxes
Printable confetti paper
Graphic gems giftwrap
Paper diamonds
Easy DIY geometric beads
oh happy day // strawberry treat box
Geo-paper totem!!
Envelope templates (C6, C7, C8)
Origami rabbit // chocolate wrapper
Simple hanging vase
Printable father’s day card // Isometric font
DIY Thaumatropes
Watermelon bunting
Boxed geometric heart
Mini paper medallions
Paper diamond by Jean Carvalho
Printable 'cross-stitch' wrap
Christmas pixel popups
Winter geometric decorations
Papercraft kit
Ghost treat boxes
Printable Halloween Wrap

641 thoughts to “Minieco tutorials”

  1. 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

    1. More than congratulations for your wonderful site. I am from Uruguay and felt just atonished with such beautiful things. Thank you very much for sharing!

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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?

  5. 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…..

  6. 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! 😀
    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 🙂

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

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

  9. 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

  10. 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 🙂

  11. 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

    1. 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 ^_^

    1. 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 🙂

  12. 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 😉 )

  13. 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~~~~

  14. 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!

  15. 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!!!

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

  17. 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!!

  18. 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:)

    1. Hi Nicki & Lima,

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

  19. 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 🙂

    1. 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”

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

  21. 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…..!!!!! 😀


  23. 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?

  24. 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!

  25. 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!

    1. 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.

  26. 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!

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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

    1. 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

  30. 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.

  31. 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!!!

  32. 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!

  33. 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!!!!!

  34. Hey There. I discovered your weblog the usage of msn. That is a really neatly written article. I’ll be sure to bookmark it and return to learn extra of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I’ll certainly return.

  35. 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

  36. 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.

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

  39. 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.

  40. I found your site through a url in your PDF files posted on 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.

  41. 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.

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

    Thanks for sharing!

  43. 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 🙂

  44. Hi! I love the designs, that’s a new idea for replace spheres (you know how kids are). You’re so amazing!!! And excuse my english, I’m not very good. Greetings from México.

  45. Oh Dear! I love your site so much.. Sorry for my English! Love the Blog and the Tutorials <3333 thank you thank you… hugs and kisses from germany

  46. I LOVE your blog!!!! I discovered it recently, and am now a total convert! I have used several ideas as presents for my mum’s birthday, and have many more lined up for christmas. Thank you so much!

  47. Hi there!

    Thank you so much for your effort in preparing this website to share your creation to us. I am preparing a card to my girl, and she loves panda. Would you please to teach me how to make 8-bit panda pop-up card? I wanna give her a surprise gift to motivate her, since her examination is coming soon.

  48. Hallo! Your blog is so cool! And patterns is easy to understand. Thank you so much for lot of fun! Your blog is my favourite 🙂

  49. Just wanted to say that your site is amazing, it is so colorful and stylish, even if you feel bad one single look at the site makes you happy. Thank for being not afraid of colors. Best site and best author ever =)

  50. I love your site…. such creative ideas!! I also love the photography. All your ideas and instructions are easy to understand. Thanks for an amazing site!! 😀 😀

  51. Dear Kate
    Special thanks for your website. I’m Mohsen from Tehran, IRAN. I like papercraft and origami.I do most your toturials and enjoy them.
    I had request from you, I need your book MiniEco (a craft book) ; but impossible pay for me. because we are not in IRAN the debit cards (Visa or Master cards) for international purchases. Is it possible for me to Free download PDF file or mail to my home address???? please help me.
    Merry Christmas

  52. Your blog is amazing. I was looking for some fun invites for my little girls second birthday and knew as soon as I saw the design that this year was a ladybird theme. I love to craft (with limited time) and your projects are brilliant. Just right to get creative inspiration and feel like I’ve made something in a day!

  53. Amazing ideas beautifully made, put together and combined. You really have a talent to put together shapes and colours. The pictures already look like art. Very professional.

  54. Hi Kate
    I just wanted to compliment you on not only your incredible Creativity (projects & tutorials) but also your incredibly beautiful website.
    I’ve pinned it onto both my Pinterest accounts and also mentioned it on FB with a blog post to follow in the next month.
    I am just so impressed with ALL your work and I am so grateful to have stumbled across you via Pinterest.

  55. I’m curious to find out what blog platform you happen to be using?
    I’m having some small security problems with my latest website
    and I’d like to find something more safe. Do you have any solutions?


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  61. so blessed to find this website. really open my creativity to think outside the box.
    Thanks for doing this. Keep up the good work. God bless you

  62. 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.


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