The Best “how to” craft video sites
The internet is loaded with millions of ways to do anything you can possibly think of, and every year it becomes easier and cheaper to post videos. To take advantage of this resource all you have to do is a little bit of searching in order to find the right ones. And that is the key, to find the right ones and the best ones. I taught myself to knit and make jewelry by watching videos online. Don’t waste your money on sites that make you pay a monthly fee. Here are some of the best sites—that you can use for free—when it comes to “how to” craft videos.
Etsy.com and Craftzine.com are two sites that post quality “how to” videos of craft projects. If you are looking for a rainy day activity to do with your kids, grandkids, or for yourself, these are good sites. They come up with the idea, and all you have to do is buy the supplies. To find videos on Etsy, just click on Blogs, then Videos, and How To’s. Every other Tuesday they post a new “How Tuesday” video that spotlights a craft made by an artist that also sells their work on Etsy.com.
Videojug.com is an excellent resource if you have a question or are wondering how to do something. You can also pass on your wisdom by answering questions and posting videos of a subject that you would like to educate people on. There are what they call different channels that cover every topic. In the “Creative and Culture” channel, you will find art and craft videos. Those videos are broken down in to specific topics such as scrapbooking, woodworking, even napkin folding.
Similar to Videojug, registered members can post projects with photos and videos in the community section. Members can make comments and share projects through Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. They have some quarky site features, like their ever-changing humorous motos. However, it’s hard to narrow down specific videos once you find a certain category.
You can find anything on YouTube. It is the most popular site that is souley devoted to videos. Anyone who has an account through the site can post a video. This can be a bad thing if you are looking for a particular subject (like crafts) because you can go through a dozen videos before you find a good one. Vidoes can be out of focus or just of poor quality. The best way to tell if they are popular is by the number of times its been viewed, but sometimes even that doesn’t guarantee that watching it is not going to be a waste of time. If you are willing to take the time to sift through the bad ones to find a good one, then go for it.
Google is a good search engine to find videos on other sites. The way it is organized by search options allows you to narrow down your search and get videos that you are interested in watching. There is an option to view high quality videos, which makes them clearer to view on “full screen” mode. Like YouTube, there is a library of videos, but Google allows you to skip through by segmenting the video, showing a snapshot at every 30-second to one-minute increment, depending on the length of the video.
Have you found any how-to craft sites that you like to visit frequently?! We would love to hear from you.