25 Essential Crafting Supplies

25 Essential Crafting Supplies. A list of indispensable, useful tools and products every crafter needs to have in their craft box. Whether you are just beginning to make your own crafts, are a special occasion crafter, or a crafting veteran, this list of must-haves crafting products are important to getting the crafting-job done!


A list of indispensable, useful tools and products every crafter needs to have in their craft box. Whether you are just beginning to make your own crafts, are a special occasion crafter, or a crafting veteran, this list of must-haves crafting products are important to getting the crafting-job done!

25 Essential Crafting Supplies

I love DIY projects. But before you get started, you need to be certain you have all of the right tools on hand to get your projects done right. Note: lot on this list will make a great gift for the crafter in your life!

Below is a list of my must-have crafter’s tools. Let’s get crafting with the help of these essential craft supplies.

General Crafting Supplies

  • Exacto Knife: This easy to hold exacto knife is a must-have for every crafter.
  • Self Healing Cutting Mat: This mat is the perfect place to cut a variety of materials. The healing feature helps keep the mat smooth, which gives it a longer life.
  • Hot Glue Gun: Glue a variety of materials with a solution that is permanent. This glue gun comes complete with the hot glue.
  • Wire Cutters: Stop struggling with scissors and other methods to cut wire by adding this pair of wire cutters to your crafting tools.
  • Straight Edge: Another essential crafting supply every crafter should keep on hand.
  • Paper Cutter: Get the perfect cut while working with paper. This one has a ruler that runs along both sides to help align everything just right.
  • Scissors: I keep a variety of scissors on hand for different uses. Here are some of my must haves:
  • Tape Measure: Make sure to always measure twice and cut once!
  • Pliers Set: This set comes with 6 different types of pliers including needle nose, long nose, flat nose, and more.
  • Floral Wire 22 Guage: Bunch together flowers and other mediums with the help of floral wire. This works really well because it can be tucked away and kept out of sight. Floral tape also helps!
  • Goop: My all-around favorite adhesive outside of a glue gun. This stuff is waterproof and temperature resistant.
  • Mod Podge: Seal projects with the help of Mod Podge.
  • Paint Brush Set: Having a decent set of paint brushes on hand can make or break a project. This set comes with a variety of sizes.
  • Craft Paint Kit: The colors in this set are amazing! Plus, these paints can be used on a variety of surfaces.
  • Construction Paper Set: Keeping a set of construction paper on hand guarantees that you won’t find yourself running out at the last minute to pick up a certain color.
  • Crafting Tweezers: Easy to grip tweezers allow crafters to place small items exactly where they need to go.
  • Wood and Leather Pyrography Pen: Wood and leather burning create an amazing effect on crafts. This set has everything you need, including a case to keep it all in place.
  • Washi Tape Set: Decorative tape in different patterns and colors.
  • Rotary Cutter: Get a precise cut on fabric, vinyl, and other mediums with this rotary cutter.
  • Gold Leaf Sheet Pack: Add a little bling to your crafting projects with the help of some gold leaf!
  • Glitter Set: Another way to add some sparkle and shine to your craft projects.
  • Crafting Storage: Depending on the volume of crafting supplies you have on hand, there are a few different bins, trays, and even toolboxes available to keep all of your supplies in place. Here are some of my favorites:

Now to get to the good part… crafting! For some inspiration, take a look at a few of these craft projects I know you would love.

For even more crafting inspiration and project ideas, visit the Craft Section of my website.

If you are on the hunt for crafting gifts, any of these items are a great place to start. Instead of packaging them inside of a gift box, use a Tool Box instead.

What essential craft tools do you keep on hand?


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Fresh Pine DIY Candle

Fresh Pine DIY Candle. Make your own homemade fresh pine scented candles. This candle making craft is easier than you think. You can make these in no time flat using this step by step how to make a fresh pine candle tutorial. Make a few and give them as gifts!


Fresh Pine DIY Candle

Make your own homemade fresh pine scented candles. This candle making craft is easier than you think. You can make these in no time flat using this step by step how to make a fresh pine candle tutorial. Make a few and give them as gifts!

A wonderfully scented holiday candle which is perfect for fall and winter festivities when you want to bring the smell of freshly cut pine trees indoors. Get into candle making! It honestly is not difficult to do!

If you are looking for more candle recipes to try, you have come to the right place!

Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles – so easy to make and smells ooooooh so good!
Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle – help open up those passages.
Homemade Vanilla Sugar Candle– The sugar makes for a beautiful glistening look and smells a lot like home baked cookies.
Homemade Coffee Bean Soy Candle – The wonderful scent of fresh coffee – in a candle!
Homemade Mason Jar Soy Candle – any color, any scent! Truly customizable!
How to Make a Candy Corn Candle – if you like candy corn…
Homemade Autumn Spice Soy Candles tutorial – my favorite of all the candle “recipes” on this blog!

Fresh Pine DIY Candle. Make your own homemade fresh pine scented candles. This candle making craft is easier than you think. You can make these in no time flat using this step by step how to make a fresh pine tutorial. Make a few and give them as gifts!


Fresh Pine DIY Candle Materials:

• 2 cups Soy Wax
• 1 Candlewick (with a weighted bottom)
• Large Nonstick Pot
• Wooden Spoon or Spatula
• Chopstick or Wood Stick or Pencil
• 1 Crayon, any color – It is vital that you DO NOT use food coloring as it will not distribute in the mixture. You could use Candle dye that works with all soy candle wax.
• 10 drops Pine Essential Oil OR Wintergreen Essential Oil
• 1 Mason Jar or Jelly Jar

Fresh Pine DIY Candle. Make your own homemade fresh pine scented candles. This candle making craft is easier than you think. You can make these in no time flat using this step by step how to make a fresh pine tutorial. Make a few and give them as gifts!


Fresh Pine DIY Candle Directions:

• Place your candlewick in a jar allowing the wick to drop to the bottom.
• To hold the candlewick in place, wrap the top around a pencil or chopstick.
• Place the stick over the jar and let the bottom of it drop to the bottom. A weighted candlewick does this nicely and settles on its own.

Fresh Pine DIY Candle. Make your own homemade fresh pine scented candles. This candle making craft is easier than you think. You can make these in no time flat using this step by step how to make a fresh pine tutorial. Make a few and give them as gifts!


• Begin by heating the soy wax flakes on low heat right on your stove top. It is best to use a nonstick pot to help avoid burning and sticking.
• Continue to stir the soy candle flakes as they slowly melt. Be sure to keep the liquid moving so it does not stick or clump.
• Add in 10 drops Pine Essential Oil OR Wintergreen Essential Oil. You may use more or less essential oils if you like.
• If you would like to color your candle can now tint the soy flakes with a crayon (any color is fine, green was used in this tutorial) or candle dye. It is vital that you DO NOT use food coloring as it will not distribute in the mixture, it will clump and not mix.

• Remove the mixture from the stove and slowly (and carefully!) pour it into the jar.
• Immediately re-center the candlewick if needed.
• Store the candle in a cool place until it sets. Do not touch it while it is setting. Let it sit for a full 3-4 hours before moving.
• Once the mixture has hardened, remove the pencil and you can snip the candlewick to shorten it.

Fresh Pine DIY Candle. Make your own homemade fresh pine scented candles. This candle making craft is easier than you think. You can make these in no time flat using this step by step how to make a fresh pine tutorial. Make a few and give them as gifts!


• Light and enjoy!

Safety tip: never leave a lit candle unattended!

Note: None of this is meant as medical advice. I am not a doctor, and do not play one on the internet. Please consult a physician if you have any questions about using essential oils so your doctor can better explain to you the benefits, possible side effects, and any warnings about essential oils.


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Sunflower Knot Wreath

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!

Sunflower Knot Wreath


This is a simple wreath craft. It is knots, well, ties. The color choices + the wreath frame are what makes the flower color. Here are some color combination ideas:

Sunflower: yellow flower petals, brown center

Daisy: white flower petals, yellow center

Gerbera Daisy: red, pink, orange, light purple, or peach flower petals, yellow center

Notes:

• On this frame, the petals touch one other at points, do those first and then work up, so center to tip. It will be easier.

• I purposely took the photos of this flower wreath in different places so people could see how the background obscured the flower design. I never touched the knots to straighten anything so you could see how it would look. With a solid background (the fireplace wall), it is a bit more difficult to identify as a sunflower. With a see-through background (the glass door), it is easy to envision this as a sunflower. Keep that in mind when deciding where you are going to hang your Sunflower Knot Wreath.

If you are interested in easy wreath crafts, you may be interested in these homemade wreaths. I am all about easy to make crafts! So, nearly any adult can make the crafts on my blog, including these wreaths:

For Easter or Spring:

DIY Easter Egg Wreath – so simple and highly customizable!

Easy DIY Bunny Butt Wreath – this adorable “bunny butt” wreath is probably the easiest one you could possibly make.

Patriotic:

Easy DIY Flag Wreath – this is a great summertime, 4th of July, Veteran’s Day wreath that is pretty straightforward to make.

Halloween:

BOO-Tiful Halloween Wreath – while this beautiful DIY Halloween Wreath will not scare anyone, it is lovely and stylish Halloween decor.

Thanksgiving:

Easy Thanksgiving Wreath DIY – for the “forgotten” holiday between Halloween and Christmas.

Christmas:

Easy Christmas Tulle Wreath – the colors are what make this Christmasy. If you swapped the red to blue, it would easily be a “winter wreath”.

Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath – I have always labeled this as “Christmas”< but honestly it is more November through February than specific to Christmas.

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


Sunflower Knot Wreath Materials:

• 2 yards Petal Color(s) Fabric, cut in one yard increments (you could do two yards, but my folding instructions are for 1 yard). Yellow 100% Cotton, 45″ wide was used for the craft shown
• 1 yard “Seeds, Florets” color. Brown 100% cotton, 45″ wide was used for the craft shown.
18″ Sunflower Wreath Frame
• Measuring Tape or Ruler
• Pen or Pencil
• Scissors

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


Sunflower Knot Wreath Directions:

• There is no need to press or steam your fabric unless it is extremely wrinkled, prohibiting you from being able to cut a straight line. Precision and exact measurements are also not necessary. The irregularity of the cuts adds character to this cute wreath!

• Lay your fabric in half onto a flat surface. This fabric is 45″ wide.
• Fold in half so that the long length is what you see (see photo).
• Fold in half again so that the long length is what you see (see photo).
• Fold in half a third time so that the long length is what you see (see photo).

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


• Mark off one inch at the end of the fold.

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


• Cut to the end (approximately 4 5/8″ long). You will have a bunch of folded over piece of fabric (see photo).

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


• Put your scissors in between the folds at the end, and snip (see photo).
• Continue to do this for all the yellow fabric and all the brown fabric.

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


• Insert a piece of yellow fabric at one of the petals. On this frame, the petals touch one other at points, so do those first and then work up – center to tip. It will be easier.
• Simply tie one fabric around the wire, pull tight. You are not double knotting.
• Scrunch together the fabric every few knots so you do not end up with hole.

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


• Do all the yellow petals first.
• Then the brown inside frame.
• When you have finished, make sure the knots are all on the outside of the frame.

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


• This is what the sunflower knot wreath looks like against one of my front doors.

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


• This is how the sunflower knot wreath looks against one of my clear stormdoors. You can see every detail clearly.

Sunflower Knot Wreath. This DIY tutorial on how to make a sunflower knot wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. An hour or so of your time results in this lovely sunflower knot wreath, perfect for your front door!


• This is what the sunflower knot wreath looks like above my fireplace. While admittedly a darker area, you can see how looks fuller even though I never touched the knots in any of these three final photographs.

• This is a simple craft to do. Once all the material is cut, it can be done while watching an hour of your favorite television show.


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