I've had lots of questions about what are essentials or "staples" in my crafting supplies for those who are just kind of getting started...so I've gathered a list of my favorite things for y'all. I hope this is helpful.
Let's talk glue guns! Y'all gotta have one! I hope you do too. This particular glue gun has changed my crafting life though! It's an awesome CORDLESS GLUE GUN and it's been great to have and not be tethered to the wall! It's seriously a game-changer for crafting!
Another thing that's a must-have if you're a crafter is MOD PODGE. I do a lot of decoupages and this stuff is great! It's relatively inexpensive, and it's something I make sure I never run out of. I highly recommend you do the same! I like to use the Matte, but it also comes in Gloss and I believe Satin. They also have a fabric Mod Podge, however, I've found the regular works just fine on fabric.
Let's talk wood! Wood beads are all the rage right now, and I have added them to so many projects to upcycle and upscale them! Especially Dollar Tree Upcycles! Wood beads can be dyed, painted, stained, or left natural depending on what look you're going for, but they're easy to work with for stringing or gluing in place. I love that you can buy a variety of sizes and shapes, and Amazon has a great collection of WOOD BEADS HERE. They are inexpensive, and I say they're a must-have for any crafter!
Now let's talk scrapbook paper! The scrapbook paper is great for crafting, not just for scrapbooks! I love to keep a variety of colors and patterns at my disposal because you never know when you might need some for a project. Hobby Lobby sells it by the sheet, but you can also get it in pads at various places including these adorable Farmhouse Style prints HERE AT AMAZON.
Paintbrushes are also important. If you don't have good paintbrushes you can't do detailed work on projects and that could leave you feeling very uneasy about how a project turns out. A good paintbrush can literally be the difference between an awesome project and something you pitch in the trash! I love THESE PAINT BRUSHES. They work great, and they're not too pricey!
What are you going to dip those paintbrushes in? Y'all need some paint. There's lots of paint you can choose from but here are a couple of kinds that I like and keep on hand: APPLE BARREL ACRYLIC PAINT and WAVERYLY CHALK PAINT. Both of these can be purchased at Walmart.
There are other things I like to keep around like ribbon, and raffia, magnets, flower, glass jars, and so much more. I buy a lot of these items from the Dollar Tree. I encourage you to use the Dollar Tree as a BIG resource for crafting supplies! They have an abundance!
I hope this was helpful to you and if you have any questions feel free to message me! I'm always happy to give recommendations or help out where I can with fellow crafters!
Until tomorrow, be blessed!
Hi I'm Jen, and I'm so glad you're here. I have a passion for Jesus, my family, and connecting with a more simple way of life. I love to write, and enjoy many creative avenues. I look forward to sharing so much with y'all so come back often!
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