Individuals can get instructions for a variety of crafts from Pinterest boards, including building garden furniture and stations, weaving, dyeing various types of fabric, making various objects from cardboard and more. Pinterest members can create their own boards to save instructions for DIY projects, or follow the boards of other members to get inspiration for DIY crafts.
The boards on Pinterest list thousands of DIY craft ideas, but they generally do not have any of the instructions there. Users have to follow the link provided under the image to go to the original website or blog post that details the instructions for a specific DIY project. Adding a large number of DIY craft ideas to individual boards adjusts the algorithm of the website, which translates into more personalized suggestions in the future. Users can choose to make their boards public or keep them private.
Some popular DIY craft ideas users can find on Pinterest also include fun projects that require the use of scraps of paper, building a bookshelf, creating bookends from various materials, creating a DIY rope basket and much more. Many of the DIY craft projects on Pinterest are linked to Etsy.com, one of the most popular websites for DIY independent businesses.