I decided the switch plates in my dining room need a little kick. I could have used paint, or decoupage, but when I saw this easy DIY on Guidecentral,I knew that was it!
Are you familiar with Guidecentral? It’s like a nightclub for craft/DIY/food tutorials. No bouncer, no velvet rope, but you can meet and greet with amazing projects all night long. Cocktails optional (but there are some good cocktail recipes in there too).
Guidecentral is open for viewing by anyone on a computer, but, even better, you can join the community for free. You can download the app for your phone tablet (Apple or Android) and then you can cruise craft tutorials while you are waiting in line at the grocery store. Not bad, huh?
Actually, I liked it so much that I signed up to be a Guidecentral Maker by posting a couple of my tutorials from my phone, and it was surprisingly easy. This is sort of a new concept for those of us who spend time looking/making craft tutorials on the internet. From my standpoint, there are three crowds of people that will want to start posting on Guidecentral;
- People looking to make some extra money. Guidecentral pays Makers $7 for contributing the project, plus a little more for every person that views and likes the project. The more interaction, the more money you can make.
- People who want to share their creative projects without the weight and obligations of operating a blog or youtube channel. I know a bunch of people who would love to start sharing their ideas on the web, but are intimidated by the technology. This is much easier. If you can upload an attachment to an email, you can make a guide on Guidecentral.
- People who already have a craft blog (or similar) but want a new venue for sharing old content with a new audience. If a Guidecentral user digs your vibe, they’ll click through to your profile and find your site, along with all your other awesome stuff. As you can see, I posted a couple of mine (this Fall wreath made with coffee filters and this jewelry hanger made from an old sign). This also works great for folks with Etsy shops looking for a new way to reach out. Guidecentral members come from all corners of the globe. Who knows what (or who) is out there!
I’m happy with my new switch plates, and I have a nifty new library of creative adventures waiting on my phone at any given time. Hope you join in the fun!