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20 Craft Supplies Every Crafter Should Have

Updated on November 10, 2015
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Glimmer has been writing about crafts online for almost 4 years. She is an avid crafter who has been creating for most of her life.

Beginners and expert crafters will want to have these 20 items in their craft closet.
Beginners and expert crafters will want to have these 20 items in their craft closet. | Source

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Having been a crafter for at least 30 years now, I know a little bit about craft supplies, and I definitely have my fair share of them. In fact I have more supplies than I'll probably ever use, much to my husband's chagrin.

I've noticed that in recent years there has been a boom in crafting. In every large shopping center you can usually find a big store devoted solely to crafts. Even many of the "big box" stores have a dedicated craft department.

I'm like a kid in a candy shop when I go into one of these places. With their rows and rows of enticing baubles, and the newest thing in crafting technology, I just can't resist bringing something home.

But no matter what new supplies or gadgets I buy, I always rely on a few indispensable tools. I'd be lost without them.

Seasoned crafters probably have most of these things, but the list is a good refresher for them and, for crafting newbies, it's a good guideline to follow.

20 Must-Have Craft Supplies

 
 
Rotary Cutter/X Acto Knife
Embroidery Floss/Yarn
Gridded Cutting Mat
Paint Brushes/Sponges
Craft Ruler
Tape
Glue
Storage System
Glue Gun
Pens/Pencils/Markers
Single Hole Punch
Paint
Craft Paper
Fabric/Felt Scraps
Scissors
Embellishments
Needles/Pins
Paper Plates/Cups
Tweezers
Paper Towels
This rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat aren't just supplies for quilters, any crafter can use them.
This rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat aren't just supplies for quilters, any crafter can use them. | Source

Rotary Cutter/X Acto Knife

If you plan on working with fabric, then a rotary cutter is a must. The nice thing about it is that it can be used to cut other things, like paper and ribbon.

An x acto knife is useful for cutting thicker items, like cardboard or foam board.

Depending on what you work with, either one or the other is necessary.

Craft ruler

A good craft ruler is a definite must-have. It can give you a perfect measurement and figure out how to get that perfect corner.

They sometimes come in sets with a cutting surface and rotary cutter.

Gridded cutting mat

Perfect for accurate measuring and cutting, a gridded cutting mat is a must, and also serves as a protective surface cover. You can find these with the rotary cutters and many times the two are sold in sets.

Glue

There are so many different types of glue available, but every crafter should at least have clear drying craft glue. You'll use it more than you ever think you will.

Types of glue

Glue type*
Various brands*
Craft
Mod Podge, Aleene's
Super strength
Krazy Glue, Super Glue
Wood
Elmer's, Titebond
Dots
Glue Dots, Dot Shot
School
Elmer's, Staples
Epoxy
Gorilla Glue, Loctite
Model/Hobby
Testors, Devcon
Jewelry
E6000, Super Glue
Sticks
Elmer's, Scotch
Glitter
Stickles, Chenille
Fabric
Aleene's, Fabri-Tac
Basting
Quilter's Choice, Roxanne
Spray
Elmer's, 3M
*These are just some of the types and brands available. Choose which type best fits your needs.

Glue gun

One of the best investments I've ever made was my glue gun. I've had it for years and it has helped me make crafts, fix broken drawers, and even hemmed up a skirt in a pinch. It's probably my favorite craft tool and it was a fairly inexpensive.

Remember to have lots of glue sticks on hand so you don't run out in the middle of a project.

Scissors and a hole punch are always a must for every crafter.
Scissors and a hole punch are always a must for every crafter. | Source

Craft paper

Great for a last minute birthday card, or to add decoration to a project, always have some nice craft paper on hand. Craft paper can include scrapbook paper, cardstock and tissue paper. Honestly, any paper can be used as craft paper.

Single Hole Punch

I got a hole punch from my Dad's old desk and I never really thought I'd use it. Well I was wrong. Not only does it come in handy for crafts, but my daughter often uses it for school work papers.

Scissors

As a quilter, I like to have a dedicated pair of really good fabric scissors, as well as other pairs for cutting paper. Everyone in my family knows that they can't touch my fabric scissors. Any others are ok to use.

For basic crafting needs, one good pair of scissors is fine.

Types of scissors include:

  • Craft
  • Fabric
  • Applique
  • Embroidery

You should always have needles and pins handy.
You should always have needles and pins handy. | Source

Tweezers

I use tweezers to pick up beads or small pieces of paper. I also use them to pick out threads and hold things together while the glue is drying.

Needles and pins

A variety pack of sewing needles is a must, along with pins. Even if you don't work with fabric, you may need to embellish something or sew on a button.

Paint brushes/sponges

Brushes aren't just for painting, they are good for applying glue and cleaning up messy projects too.

You can buy a cheap set of brushes and sponge brushes in a variety of shapes and sizes and always have them on hand.

Embroidery Floss/Yarn

If you have floss, you can sew a button on, hem a pant leg, make a bracelet or just about anything else.

Among other things, yarn can be used to make an embellishment, wrap a package, or knit a scarf. It's a definite crafting must-have.

Who can resist creating something with brightly colored yarn?
Who can resist creating something with brightly colored yarn? | Source

Tape

Even if you've never done a craft in your life, a roll of tape is something you ought to have in your home. Crafters can use it to hold down a project while it is being worked on, or even to remove lint from a fabric project. Double-sided tape is good for applying various embellishments.

Storage System

Even if it's just a shoe box or two, storage is a must. Without it, all of these craft supplies will end up in different rooms and closets around the house, and you'll spend more time looking for them than you will on the craft you are doing.

Paint

You don't need fancy oils or expensive acrylics, but it's good to always have some paint on hand for a fun project.

Pick up an inexpensive set of basic colors to begin with.

Pens/Pencils/Markers

A good set of markers should be in every crafter's closet. Permanent markers come in every color of the rainbow. Pencils are great marking tools and pens can put beautiful words down on paper.

The beads may not be diamonds, but these fun embellishments will add sparkle to any craft project.
The beads may not be diamonds, but these fun embellishments will add sparkle to any craft project. | Source

Embellishments

Most craft projects need an embellishment of some kind. Always have an assortment of embellishments on hand.

Beads, buttons, glitter, ribbons, lace, and other fun things are always good to have on hand.

Fabric/Felt Scraps

I'm a quilter so I have loads of fabric, but even if you don't sew fabric is great to have.

Felt can be used to create all sorts of things and can double as a holder for needles, or as a design tool for a sewing project.

Paper Towels

My craft space happens to be in the basement and when I spill something I don't have time to run upstairs, find a roll of paper towels and run back down. By the time I do that, whatever I've spilled has probably already ruined my project or carpet.

Paper Plates/Cups

You'll be surprised how often you need a paper plate or cup to help out while crafting. They make great glue and paint holders, or bead sorters. They can also be used to make a fun craft. Next time you have a picnic, save a few of the plates for your craft closet.

You will be well on your way to creating beautiful crafts when you have these items in your collection of supplies.
You will be well on your way to creating beautiful crafts when you have these items in your collection of supplies. | Source

Now that you know the 20 things you need....

Start crafting! Once you have all of these supplies, or even most of them, you are ready to go.

  • Create something beautiful for your home or a friend.
  • Surprise your spouse with a little something made especially for him or her.
  • Make a craft with your child.

Whatever you decide to do, have fun.

© 2014 Glimmer Twin Fan

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Actually, I know that Bev has some of these things because I've seen them. :) This is one of those articles that should do very well...maybe an HOTD in the making. Nicely done my friend. I'm not a crafter but I know a good article when I see one.

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      Donna Herron 3 years ago from USA

      Ok, I have all this items. But what about the hundreds (maybe thousands) of other things? :) Great article - reminds me that I really need to come up with a better storage systems for my "stuff". I might add to the list a collection of greeting cards or postcards with images to inspire or use in projects. Thanks for sharing!!

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      Susan Haze 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I have so many craft items I have a room dedicated to hold them. This is an awesome hub full of valuable information especially for the newbie crafter.

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      Shasta Matova 3 years ago from USA

      I agree with all 20 of these must-have craft items. I have a dedicated craft room too, although it tends to spill out to other areas of the house. I hadn't thought of keeping the paper towels with the crafts, but you're right. I will remedy that right away. The paper towels can be used in the project itself with mixed media art. Voted up.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      I'm hoping it will do well Bill. Thanks for commenting and I'm impressed you know some of these items, although a lot of them are around the house no matter what. Have a great day Bill!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hi purl3agony - Oh I definitely have way more supplies than these 20 and it was hard to decide on some of them. I'm also always trying to think of ways to get more organized, but I get so involved in a project and then, when I go to clean up I'm in a rush and throw everything in one drawer. Oh well, my guess is that lots of other people do this too. Glad you enjoyed the hub. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      KoffeeKlatch - Even though I have a craft room my stuff appears all over the house, especially when I'm in the middle of a project. I hope this will help newbie crafters. There is nothing worse than being in the middle of a project and realizing that I don't have the supplies I need. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Deborah Neyens 3 years ago from Iowa

      I have most of these things. I had forgotten that I received a rotary cutter from my mother for Christmas several years ago. Once I remembered I had it, it really sped up the process for making a scarf out of old t-shirts (the subject of a recent hub I published). I made an initial scarf without the rotary cutter, cutting out the squares with regular scissors. Once I remembered the rotary cutter, I made two more scarves in about half the time it took me to make the first one!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks Millionaire! Paper towels seems like such a simple thing, but I've had glue all over my carpet and by the time I came back the carpet was too soaked to clean properly. What a mess. And I like your idea of including it in a mixed media project. Thanks for reading.

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Nice overview of basic crafting supplies. Now that cutting mat thingy, yep, I need to go there. If I would just take the plunge then I could paint my table like I've been planning to for sometime now, but if I get a mat then I would have to paint that table and I have so many other projects waiting in the wings… Does an organization system count if I know where everything's at and how to get to it? ;) Seriously, isn't it fabulous to have so many types of products for crafting, such as so many glues to choose from today?!

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hooray! I am so happy to see this hub. I'm just starting out doing crafts and am even knitting myself a bracelet. I like your idea of using a shoebox to store my yarn and supplies :) This is so helpful for me and you've done a beautiful job with this presentation. Voted up and across (not funny) and will pin and share.

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      Preston and Kate 3 years ago from the Midwest

      Hi Glimmer Twin Fan, while I don't have everything on your list, I am only short one or two of your supplies! Does that mean I'm 'crafty?' :) I hope so! Preston and I are finishing our basement right now, and we are designing lots of storage and fun places for crafting supplies! Great hub. -Kate

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

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      I agree with Billy, this Hub should do really well. I am biased towards craft Hubs and now I had better confess! I have most of the items on this list and perhaps even a few more too. Perhaps I will see this one as a HOTD shortly.

      Sally

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Rotary cutters are the best Deb! I use mine for all sorts of things. Even removing stitches when I sew something wrong. The newer ones have ergonomic handles too. I just like my old one so I don't want to buy a new one. Thanks for stopping by and reading.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I have about all this,,,and more and keep saying I am going to fix me up that room and I really need to, it is so thrilling to see all these things and think about the things I could be working on. I think you have given me that little push to get going on that. Thanks! ^

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      What a great hub! And really useful too, I have a few odds and ends floating around, but I am not Crafty so to speak, but this is really helpful for anybody who knows they have forgotten something, (me) lol! and will do really well, voted up! nell

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      Ann1Az2 3 years ago from Orange, Texas

      This sort of organizes everything in a list - great job! All a crafter really has to do is go down your list, check each thing off and find a box or two to store each item! Voted up.

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      Purple Perl 3 years ago from Bangalore,India

      Beginner or long time craft hobbyist, this hub is a must read.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hi RTalloni - My head spins when I look at all of the glue out there. It's a little scary. You craft a lot and I definitely think that mat would be such a help. I've had a really large one for 10 years now and it is finally wearing out, but I use it for everything. It really is the best thing. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thank you so much vocalcoach. I'm glad it is helping you and good luck with your crafting. I find that working on a project really relaxes me and it's always fun to create something.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      You are definitely crafty prestonandkate! It's amazing how quickly we crafters accumulate stuff so that new storage space you are working on will be a big help. Thanks for stopping by and reading.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      I admire your craft skills and your ability to help others in this area. Thank you, greatly.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      A very useful hub which will benefit many.

      Eddy.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I have 11-15 items, just don't have time to work on crafts. I do enjoy being creative though :)

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hi sallybea - I too have way more than these 20 supplies, but I always seem to find something else to buy. Thank you so much for your kind comments. Have a nice day.

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      Lynsey Harte 3 years ago from Glasgow

      Great hub! I have all too much craft stuff- looking at getting a new flat just so I can have a dedicated room!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Jackie - Hope my hub inspired you and since you have most of the stuff you are ready to get going on making fun things! Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks so much Nell! I hope it helps some people and even if you are not real crafty, it's good to have a lot of these items around. Have a great day!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      I'm glad you enjoyed the hub Ann1Az2. I hope lots of people find this list useful.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thank you so much Purple Perl. I appreciate your kind comments.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      This was a nice comprehensive list. When you do crafts, you never know what you might need, so it is a good idea to stay well-stocked. I was surprised that I had all of them!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thank you MsDora - I hope this list does help other crafters and I appreciate your comments.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by Eddy. I hope it helps lots of people.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      I'm impressed you have 11-15 Sunshine! This way you can do some crafty things with your grandchildren and not have to go out and buy lots more supplies. Thanks for stopping by and reading.

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      Bill De Giulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Glimmer. When our girls were younger my wife had all of this stuff in the house . It's all still here somewhere? Great hub for anyone with young kids or who loves to craft. Voted up, shared, etc. Have a great Sunday.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hi sparkleyfinger - It seems I am always getting more supplies, but never getting rid of any. I need more storage. Thanks for reading.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks so much for the support Bill. I think it's always good to have that stuff around, and definitely for people with young kids. Have a nice day.

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      Rose Clearfield 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Fantastic resource for new and veteran crafters alike! I hear you on the getting more supplies but not getting rid of any. The stash just keeps growing. Craft supplies are one of my few shopping weaknesses...

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      Heidi Thorne 3 years ago from Chicago Area

      Yep, got 'em all! Great hub for new crafters. Voted up & shared!

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      You really know your craft! I have a few things on hand and some I may never use, but I like knowing that they are there if needed. Great hub!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Your weakness and mine randomcreative. I can't go into a craft store without bringing a big bag of stuff home. Thanks for the support and stopping by.

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      Richard Parr 3 years ago from Oz

      An exceptionally well put together hub, voted up across the board. I do a lot of craft with my kids, as diverse as building the Eiffel Tower from match sticks to metal medieval armour. I love it. I find you can never have to much craft stuff, and to have the right tool for the job is just rule no.1

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hi heidithorne - Sounds like you are ready to go. Thanks so much for stopping by and your support. Have a great day!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      epbooks - Thanks so much. I have many things I don't use all of the time, but like you said, it's nice to have them around. I appreciate the comments.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thanks so much parrster. Wow, that Eiffel tower sounds fantastic and so does the armour. And you are right, one definitely needs the right tool for the job. Have a nice day and thanks for reading.

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      alfetherlin 3 years ago from Illinois

      This was an amazing hub! I only have ten of these items, but when I whined to my husband, he not only laughed but he promised we'd go to Michael's Saturday! Thank you!

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      raju 3 years ago

      good one

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Good job alfetherlin! Have fun shopping. I love Michael's but it can be a dangerous place for me when I find things I like. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thank you raju.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I do have a stash of most of the items you listed. As a teacher, you never know what will come in handy in lessons taught. Great post and one that deserves lots of credit. Sharing and pinning!

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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      I am also guilty of buying lots of craft "toys", including things like pompom makers, fast no-sew scarf platic thingys and lots of decorative knitting needles. I am sucker for interesting wools, beads and fabrics and my collection has had to be cleaned up recently due to it taking over a couple of rooms! I own all of the above items except the glue gun. Voted useful!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hi teaches - Teachers can definitely use these items, my guess is you'll find most of these in classrooms. Many thanks for stopping by and all of the support. Hope you had a nice weekend.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Suzanne - I am always buying crochet needles because I have hopes that I'll teach myself to crochet someday, but I never do. I also have plastic bins with loads of supplies, many of which I'll probably never use. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who collects things like this. Thanks for reading.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      You not only quilt well, you take fabulous pics too. Shared, Glim!

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      Robie Benve 3 years ago from Ohio

      Great list, it's great for anyone plus it provides great ideas for gift baskets for crafters.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Wow - thanks so much for your nice compliments Michelle. I have been trying to work on my photography over the last year or so. Now if that could only translate to tons of traffic that would be great. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hi Robie - What a great idea...a basket for a crafter. I love that. Sometimes it's so hard to find the perfect gift for someone. Thanks for stopping by and reading. Have a great weekend.

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      Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

      Loved your article, and I wholeheartedly agree with your list of things every crafter should have. When you have the basics on hand, it's much easier to start a new project. I'm addicted to arts and crafts and have a dedicated room and huge closet full of supplies, but I still come out with a bag of "necessities" whenever I go into a craft store!

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      cashmere 3 years ago from India

      What an informative hub! I do some crafts once in a while and have never even heard of some of these tools. I wonder what all I should buy :)

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Thank you Stephanie - Sorry it took so long to respond. I've got a lot of things going on right now. I am so with you on having the basics on hand. They are helpful for everything, not just crafts.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hi cashmere - I'm glad you found the hub informative. Some of the tools are more helpful than others, but all are useful. Thanks for stopping by and reading.

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      Lisa 3 years ago from Northumberland, England

      Fab hub! I think I have most of this list along with about a million other items and a massive range of yarn (finally organised by colour hehe!)

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      Hi littlelighthouse - I have a lot of yarn too. My solution to not adding to my collection of supplies to is to not go to the craft stores. That way I avoid the temptation. It doesn't always work though! Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I recall having a few of these things, including a rug hook.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      aviannovice - So sorry I have not responded sooner. Not sure how I missed this comment, but thanks for reading. I think I might have a rug hook somewhere in my house.

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      Ibidii 2 years ago

      It is good to have a lot of supplies on hand for whatever project you want to try! I have gotten some of these things and the 2nd hand store and that helps to cut costs.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Going to a 2nd hand store for some of these supplies is a great idea Ibidii. I never thought about that although Pittsburgh has a big store with all kinds things for sale that people no longer want. I have seen yarn there and probably should have bought some. Thanks for stopping by.

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      LotusLandry 2 years ago from Southern California

      Gosh, My former Squid Lens has been turned into a Hub about my 10 favorite craft kit products. I think we came up with different and unique selections.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Hi LotusLandry - There are so many wonderful craft products out there I could probably come up with loads more lists. I'm swinging over to check your hub out. Thanks for commenting.

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Love this. I used to have all these but now that we go to different countries for work, I got tired buying and giving them up each time. Used to travel with big suitcases but not anymore so I gave up crafting. But this is a very helpful list which I will go back to when we settle down again.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Thank you aesta1. It's a shame you had to get rid of your supplies from time to time but I imagine it must be difficult to travel around with lots of things. I hope when you settle down you get back to crafting. It's so much fun.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 2 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      A terrific list that is spot on for all keen on crafting. I have been meaning to get a glue gun for ages! Nice to pick up more ideas too on gaps like the Gridded cutting mat and the ruler so many thanks my friend! A very useful hub for all interested in different crafts.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      Hi Suzie - Thanks so much for reading. Glue guns are the best and I couldn't do a lot of what I do without one. Have fun shopping and enjoy your week!

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      Linda Bilyeu 21 months ago from Orlando, FL

      Another fabulous and informative hub! WTG with HOTD, GTF! :)

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 21 months ago

      Thanks so much Linda! I've been taking a bit of a hubbing break this summer so this was a lovely surprise this morning. Now that my daughter is heading back to school I need to get writing again.

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      Kristen Howe 21 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Glimmer, congrats on another HOTD! Very useful for every crafter to store their craft supplies that they need for safe keeping and use for various crafts. Voted up!

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      Heidi Vincent 21 months ago from GRENADA

      Congratulations on winning Hub of the Day, Glimmer Twin Fan!!! Nice selection of 'must-have' craft supplies for crafters.

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      Mary Hyatt 21 months ago from Florida

      Congrats on HOTD! I've always loved crafts of all kinds! When I downsized from my big house into a small apartment, I gave most of my supplies (including my sewing machine) to my children.

      I kept my trusty glue gun, though.

      I never go into craft stores anymore; it is just too tempting.

      BTW: I see the first comment on this Hub was from Bill who predicted this Hub would become a HOTD!

      Loved the way you laid all this info out and your photos are just great, too.

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      Kawsar 21 months ago

      This is very good hub !

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      Bill De Giulio 21 months ago from Massachusetts

      Congratulations on HOTD. In the first comment by Bill he predicted this would be a HOTD. Have a great weekend.

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      Patricia Scott 21 months ago from sunny Florida

      This is a really inclusive list, Glimmer Twin Fan. It is so nice to have these things on hand so that when the urge strikes to create, what we have is at hand. If I want to DIY and have to spend a long time hunting for the items I lose my momentum...so having them and having them organized is a must too. thanks for sharing..excellent choice for HOTD...congrats. Angels are headed your way this evening ps

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 21 months ago from Norfolk

      Glimmer Twin Fan

      Congratulations on your HOTD, so pleased for you.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 21 months ago

      Thanks so much Kristen - People can never have too many craft supplies, but these are the tops. Thanks for reading and commenting. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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      Kristen Howe 21 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      You're welcome Glimmer. It reminds me of my mother who had kept her craft supplies in a closet downstairs in my old home. You too!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 21 months ago

      I really appreciate your kind comments Heidi. It was a fun surprise to see this accolade this morning and I'm glad you enjoyed the list.

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      RTalloni 21 months ago from the short journey

      Back to say congrats on your Hub of the Day award for this obviously useful post.

      I got that table painted, but haven't obtained the mat yet. Still trying to get to the hub on the painted table. However, the mat is still on my list.

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      Rebecca Mealey 21 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I love it, Glimmer. You are tops in the crafting world.

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      Jill Spencer 21 months ago from United States

      What a super hub. Your photos are phenomenal! Congrats on HOTD!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 21 months ago

      Hi Mary - Thank you so much. I have to commend you for being able to give up most of your supplies. I don't know if I could, and you are right about craft stores being tempting. I usually go in for one thing and come out with 2 bags. I appreciate your kind comments about this hub and I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 21 months ago

      Thank you MD Kawsar Ali, I appreciate that.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 21 months ago

      Thanks Bill! I remember that comment! Both Bills who have commented on my hubs leave great comments! I've been out of the loop for a little while so it was fun getting this notification today. Hope you are well and have done some fun traveling this summer.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 21 months ago

      Hi pstraubie - Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I'm glad you find the list useful. Sometimes craft stores have so many specialty tools that are only good for one task. These are things that can be used for multiple projects and other things around the house. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 21 months ago

      I appreciate it sallybea. It was such a lovely surprise to get the email yesterday!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 21 months ago

      Hi RTalloni - Thanks so much for coming back. I used mine the other day to cut some things for the house. It really is amazing how much I use that thing.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 21 months ago

      Well I don't think I deserve that kind of credit Rebecca, but I'll take it and I appreciate it! Thanks Rebecca!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 21 months ago

      Thank you so much Jill - The time of day and the light were perfect that day. I wish it was like that every time I needed to take photos for something!

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      C E Clark 21 months ago from North Texas

      I do have most of these items, but not on hand. They are in storage right now, but I think I know where to locate most of them. :) Congratulations on Hub of the Day!!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 21 months ago

      Thanks Au fait! It's good you know where they are, but it sounds like it may take a while to get to them. I know how that is! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

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