5 Craft Supplies I can’t live without

And they’re probably not what you’d expect. Well maybe some.

Every crafter has their favourite go to items. The pieces that you wind up using over and over again because they are tried and true. So here are my current top 5.

1) My TEKTON stamp set

If you’ve followed me along since I bought this, you’ll know how often I talk about it on here.

Stamp metal, wood, dough – doesn’t matter. This will run you only $14 and will pay you back 10 fold.

TEKTON stamp set - northstory (2)

TEKTON stamp set - northstory

2) E6000 Glue

So one day there was little hanging planter I made on the spur on the moment that apparently quite a few people liked…a lot. And it would not have worked whatsoever without the use of this.

E-6000 permanent adhesive. This is my go to permanent glue for everything. And yes you can use it on fabric and it will last you through many machine washes.

E6000 - northstory

3) Cookie Cutters

I like to bake but I am not the greatest baker. So rest assured if I show you a recipe on here, it’s usually because your toddler will be able to make it as well. But majority of the time I use my cookie cutters for everything but baking. They make the greatest stencils ever for card crafts, dough ornaments and oh yes even the occasional cookie.

Cookie Cutters - northstory

4) Mini Screw Driver Set

Need a hole poked through a homemade ornament without breaking it? Use this. Need a tiny hole punched through ribbon, paper or wood crafts? Use this. Need excess hot glue strands wiped off of a project without using your fingers? Use this. Need bubbles to get out of your Modge Podge Dimensional Magic? Use this.

Honestly I have this on my table almost every single time I do a craft.

mini screw driver set - northstory

5) IKEA fabrics

While there are many fabrics around it’s hard to find fabric that’s user friendly to cut into different shapes (which I do a lot of for my card crafts) but IKEA consistently makes really great thick cotton canvas like fabric that is so easy to work with. The colours and the prints work for almost every holiday from Easter to Christmas. And I have honestly lost track of how many times I have used their ANNBETH fabric, but it all started with this DIY Bulletin Board.

I just picked up a fresh batch of the LAPPLJUNG RANDIG fabric which I can’t wait to get my hands into for some Fall crafts.

IKEA fabrics - northstory

If you have any favourites that you think I need to know about, sound off in the comments! I always love to hear of new products to try out.


  • Reply
    Danielle from Storypiece
    August 21, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    One of these days I’m going to show up on your doorstep with my Tekton in hand. I’ve had mine for six months thanks to your recommendation and have yet to do it. (sad face) You do the cutest stuff with yours, I’ve got to get on the ball with it. Great list!

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    Jennifer @ Brave New Home
    August 21, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Fun post! I still need to buy some of that glue to try out.

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    Victoria • Restoring our Victorian
    August 21, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    It’s official– the internet has ruined me… when I saw the photo of the cookie cutters, I saw the blue bird icon and was like– TWITTER.

    I do not want to think these things. I want to see cookie cutters as lovely representations of tasty treats. Not as time-sucking symbols of 140 characters.

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    Inspire Me Heather
    August 22, 2013 at 8:09 am

    What a great collection of craft supplies, I really NEED a stamp set {sigh} now too!

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    Roar Sweetly
    August 22, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I can’t live without my sticker maker machine….sounds totally random, but it is unexpectedly fabulous and gets used all the time. You can turn anything into a sticker.

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    now at home mom
    August 27, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    oh! me too! I love my cookie cutters, so many fun projects to do with them! 🙂 I can’t live without my glue gun!

    • Reply
      September 11, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      I only recently started to enjoy the glue gun again. I forgot I had it b/c I kept using craft glue and then I needed a quicker bond. Now I am buying refills like candy.

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    August 28, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    I rarely find myself baking, so thanks for the new idea with my cookie cutters! I’m totally going to get them out of the kitchen and bring them to my studio.

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      September 11, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      I just finished using one for a Fall craft this week and for Halloween I’ll actually maybe bake cookies with them. Maybe. Probably not.

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