Every home should have its crafting box. With the new school year starting many of us will be trying to get organised and will need to be set up for school projects and home DIY projects. If you do not have proper tools, chances are you are going to be running to the store every minute. Instead of having to do that, you can fill your crafting box with these 17 essential tools.
Scissors – First of all, for a big number of projects you can do at your home you will need scissors. No matter if you have to cut cardboard, duct tape or some other materials, these will come in handy.
Duct tape – Since we have already mentioned it, no craft box can go without it. Besides keeping things together, you can use it to seal some holes on your projects.
Glue – When duct tape cannot do the job or it would spoil the looks of your project, you will need glue. It is good to have both paper and super glue, depending on what you are making.
Glue gun – When you have to glue more precisely, a glue gun might come in handy. You can also use nail polish to make glue sticks in different colours.
Utility knife – A proper crafting box cannot go without one of these. You can use it to cut plastic, cardboard or any similar material you might happen to use.
Small saw – Use it for things that cannot be cut with utility knife. Many of your projects might include some wooden pieces and you will need a smaller saw in order to be able to cut these.
Pliers – When it comes to projects you might do, you might use these to cut some tougher materials. If you are making some jewelry by yourself, these might be useful as well.
Rasps – If you are doing some woodworking these are an absolute must. You can use them to shape wood however you want as well as to remove any rough surfaces from it.
Measuring tape – Whatever you are making, you will need a measuring tape. It is recommendable to keep both pocket and sawing type since you never know which might come in handier.
Construction paper – These are absolutely perfect for many projects. When it comes to dyeing and covering things you made, this is the best material you can use.
Thread – There are so many creative ways you can use thread in your projects. Have a couple of colours in your crafting box since you never know when you are going to need it.
Needles and pins – Sometimes you do not have to slued things together, it is enough only to pin them to each other. Get a box of these and keep it in your crafting box. Needles may also be used for this purpose but for knitting as well.
Magnifying glass – If you excessively pay attention to details, this is something you will enjoy having. When making some smaller crafts you can use these in order to be able to work on the every single detail of it.
Popsicle sticks – These are used for many different crafts. If you have kids you can use these to make some items they can use while playing. Whatever you are making it is always a good idea to have some of these in the toolbox. You can never know when you will be able to use them.
Spray – In case you cannot use construction paper you are going to need one of these. Depending on the things you usually make, it is a good idea to keep several colors always in your crafting box. Colours that are used in most of the projects are black, white and red.
Pens, Crayons and Markers – Many projects will involve drawing or writing, especially if you are making some holiday gift cards. What you can do is get yourself some artline pens which are perfect for something like this. Keep as many colours as you can.
Brushes – If you are going to do some painting you will definitely need a couple of those. Get both bigger and smaller brushes as you will probably need both of these types. There are always some bigger and smaller surfaces to be painted.
- If you do not have one, get yourself a crafting box and put all of these things in it. There will hardly be a project where you won’t have to use at least one of the above mentioned tools. And your craft box can be your first DIY project.
- Emma is a teacher, constantly improving her skills both as a teacher and as a parent. She is passionate about writing and learning new things that can help you to lead a quality life. You can follow her on Twitter here