It’s fair to say that my office/craft room is full of crafting supplies. Overflowing, even. And it seems like no matter how many cute organizational shelves, or boxes, or bins, or baskets, I buy…there is never enough space for it all.
Every now and then, I go through everything and toss out the stuff I’m not using (which is really hard, because, WHAT IF I NEED THAT GLUE STICK three months down the road?!).
There are a few craft supplies, though, that I find myself using over and over again – and often replacing. Today, I’m going to share those with you. These are the craft supplies I can’t live without.
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- Mod Podge – YOU GUYS. This multi-purpose glue is so versatile…I use it for everything! It dries nicely, it works for all types of projects, and it’s available in different finishes.
- E6000 Craft Glue – This is probably the stickiest glue I’ve ever used! It takes awhile to dry, but I’ve used it for all kinds of crafts (I even made these M&M trees with it, and they’re still in brand-new condition several years later).
- Glue gun – Would you believe me if I told you I *just* got my first glue gun about a year ago? It has changed my life. I don’t know how I lived without it. They are inexpensive, super handy, and aside from the occasional burnt fingertip, super easy to use.
- Scrapbook Paper – I’ve written a post about what to do with all the scrapbook paper you have around the house, but really? It’s SO useful! I use it for everything, from crafts to photo backgrounds to wrapping gifts, even! I mostly buy 12×12 pieces, but I also have lots of 8.5×11 and even 6×6 scrapbook paper.
- Card Stock – I feel like I am *always* reaching for my white, 8.5×11 card stock (when it’s on sale at Michael’s for 4/$10, I stock up). But I also love colored card stock, too.
- Quality scissors – I can’t stress enough how much a nice pair of scissors can improve your crafting. They don’t have to be expensive, even – just sharp!
- Paper Cutter – Scissors are great, but when you need straight lines and precision, I always break out a paper cutter.
- Hole punch – I have a single hole punch and this three-hole punch, too (which I use all the time)!
- Foam brushes – I use foam brushes for Mod Podge application and for painting. They’re inexpensive, and if you take care of them, they will really last for quite awhile, too. Here’s a craft where I used a round foam brush.
- Paint brushes – I’m not a painter, and I don’t really LIKE to paint, but despite that, end up doing lots of projects that have paint in them (not to mention all the times I whip out a paint brush for some Mod Podge)!
- Buttons – I’m working on my button collection. They are cute little embellishments to most any craft, as well as making for some adorable crafts on their own.
- Ribbon – Like buttons, ribbon always makes a craft cuter. I pick it up when I see a cute print or color on sale, usually. These planner paperclips are a fun way I got to use some of my ribbon stash!
- Styrofoam cones – I have so many of these sitting around the house (again, I pick them up when they’re on sale or when I have a coupon, usually). I used them recently to make this Darth Vader Christmas Tree, and also these cute Candy Heart Trees.
- Wooden Craft Ring – There are lots of ways to make a wreath, but I swear it will be easier with this wooden craft ring! I just glue stuff to it – easy as pie. This 4th of July Button Wreath is an example.
- Silhouette CAMEO – So..I’ve only had this for a couple of months. And you guys? It. Is. AMAZING. I feel like I can make anything with it – the other day, I made a cute little paper purse for my daughter. I’ve made a model paper airplane for my son. I use it to cut stickers and labels and to make cards. I know it’s expensive, but if you’re on the fence? BUY ONE. You’ll love it, too.
Those are the 15 most-used craft supplies I have in my house right now.
What are YOUR favorite craft supplies?
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