Must-Have Tools and Supplies Every Crafter Needs

Whether you make crafts and DIY trinkets for a living or simply love crafting in general, you’ll need these must-have tools and supplies. Having a fully stocked craft room boosts your imagination, making the possibilities endless. Whether you want every crafting medium just in case, or products solely for the one art form of your craft, these supplies will inspire and enable your creativity.

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Tools and Machines

While you don’t need machines to do crafts, many people find that a little automation helps get the job done quicker and more accurately. Think about the style and type of art you like to make. Is it sewing, knitting, candle making, or otherwise? Having the right tools for the job can make the creative process much more enjoyable.

Keep the following tools on hand to add precision and speed to your crafts:

  • A sewing machine
  • A hot glue gun
  • X-ACTO knives
  • Rulers and grids
  • High-quality fabric and paper scissors
  • Adhesives (glue stick, glue dots, fabric adhesive, etc.)
  • Cleaning supplies
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Coloring Mediums

Many artists and crafters prefer a specific coloring medium. However, having multiple avenues for adding color broadens the scope and possibilities of projects you can create. Keep a variety of coloring mediums on hand or stock up on your favorites.

Some coloring tools to consider include:

  • Colored pencils
  • Fine liners
  • Markers
  • Paints
  • Oil pastels
  • Crayons
  • Watercolor
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No craft can ever be complete without embellishments. House various kinds of embellishment supplies to turn any mundane project into a glamorous masterpiece. Consider decorating with grosgrain ribbon to add a colorful touch to crafts, or break out the glitter or sequence to make your work shine!

Some embellishment supplies to keep on hand include:

  • Glitter
  • Ribbon
  • Sequences
  • Washi tape
  • Stickers
  • Buttons

Storage Shelves and Carts

No craft room is complete without storage. Place your supplies on shelves and carts around the space to always know where everything is. Sprawling the supplies in random places makes for frustrating situations when you can’t find what you need.

Use the following tools to keep your creative space organized:

  • Shelves
  • Storage carts
  • Labeled drawers and bins

What kind of crafting do you like to do? These must-have tools and supplies every crafter needs will complete your collection and ensure you have precisely the right things to execute an impeccable work of art. Maintaining a wide variety of tools and supplies allows you to expand your skillset and dabble in other art forms when the mood strikes!

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