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5 CRAFT SUPPLIES I BUY & USE THE MOST

April 25, 2016

A few weeks ago I shared a post about five craft tools that I simply can't do without. Tools that I am constantly reaching for during my projects.  If you missed that post, you can read about it HERE.

 

Today, I thought I would follow up with a post on five craft supplies that I use the most in my projects, whether I'm creating for the blog or the shop.  Either way, the items in this list are what I buy on a regular basis.  How does it differ from your list?

5 CRAFT SUPPLIES I BUY & USE THE MOST

1.  WASHI TAPE

 

Washi tape is one of those things that you don't think, but you just toss it in your cart because it's oh so pretty.  It's also fairly inexpensive, and can last you a few projects, so it's worth it. With so many patterns and colours available, it's easy to collect quite a few of them. Or hundreds if you're a crazy washi hoarder (I'm sure it's been done).  I am only beginning to explore the possibilities with washi tape, but I have used it in a few projects in this blog already.

 

 

From the blog:

 

MINI WASHI TAPE PAPER SACKS

BEE MINE VALENTINE TODDLER CLASS GIFT WITH FREE PRINTABLE

WASHI TAPE CLOTHESPINS

2.  CARD STOCK AND SCRAPBOOK PAPER

 

I might as well close this website if I didn't own any card stock or scrapbook paper. They are the essence of both the blog and shop, and what I like to explore with the most.  I can go nuts buying new paper, and sometimes have to hold myself back.  Did you ever wonder how easy it is to make personal-sized popcorn bags, or paper boxes in just a few minutes using paper (not to mention fun too!)? Of course, paper is also crucial to a owning and running a card shop.

 

 

From the blog:

 

DIY POPCORN BAGS (NATIONAL POPCORN DAY)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GREETING CARDS

HOW TO MAKE AN ORIGAMI CATCHALL BOX

3.  STICKERS AND EMBELLISHMENTS

 

It's like the icing on a cake.  Putting that final touch on a card, gift tag, or project with a pretty rhinestone takes it up to a whole new level of wowness.  I also love buying stickers, especially numbers and letters.  Over last Fall, I made a whole whack of holiday cards to sell at my craft shows, and on almost all of them I used glitter stickers to spell out words like "Joy" or "Happy Holidays".  A little sparkle goes a long way, and definitely gets people's attention.

 

 

From the shop & blog:

 

BABY CARD

DIY FRAMED ADVENT CALENDAR

ONE CRAFT PUNCH, FIVE WAYS: VALENTINE EDITION

4.  CRAFT PAINT

 

The good news is that with dollar stores, you can buy craft paint at such a steal, and do so much with it.  The hardest part is picking out your favourite colour for a project when there are so many choices! I often try to use with I have on hand first, but lately I've been restocking on some new colours because like washi tape, paint is just too pretty to pass up when you find a colour that rocks your world.

 

 

From the blog:

 

DIY CUSTOM WOOD TAGS

DIY PAINT DIPPED TASSELS

5 MINUTE VALENTINE GIFT BAG

5.  TWINE

 

I am ending this list with twine.  Jute twine, baker's twine, I'll take it all.  The thing is, twine can be expensive, so I try to find it on clearance, and when I do, I stock up.  I've been wrapping gifts with twine for a few good years now.  It's easy and not fussy like ribbon can be.  But you'll see I've found a few other uses for jute below.

 

 

From the blog:

 

HOLIDAY GLITTER TAGS

DIY CUSTOM WOOD TAGS

HOW TO CREATE A SUMMER PHOTO BOOK

 

P I N  M E !