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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.