Calling All Crafters: You Need These Things In 2019

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April 5, 2019

From vision boards and wedding stationery to birthday cards and Christmas decorations, there is always something that needs crafting. It is always a good idea to have a dedicated space set up to hold all your crafts – make sure you have plenty of space because we guarantee it won’t be long until the drawers are overspilling with lengths of beautiful ribbon, sparkling sequins and all the washi tape that you could ever dream of.

Whether you are a seasoned crafter or new to the hobby, we are sure you know the essentials that you need to make quirky and unique creations, so here, we are looking at some of the things that you might not have thought of.

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A Laminator

The power of a laminator should never be underestimated. It is an incredibly useful piece of equipment in general – you can laminate kids certificates and drawings to keep forever, schedules and various other household uses, but when it comes to crafts, a laminator really comes into its own.

You can laminate handmade bookmarks or homemade organisers, and if you print off templates and patterns, you can encase them in plastic and use them time and time again – saving your resources, time and money.

A Vinyl Cutting Machine

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Vinyl is a really versatile material when it comes to crafting, but it is not the easiest to cut by hand, especially if the design is intricate.

A vinyl cutting machine, such as the ones recommended by www.vinylcuttingmachineguide.com will make life an awful lot easier for you and free up lots of time to do the more exciting bits.

A Glue Gun

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For many creations, white glue or a glue stick just is not going to cut it when it comes to binding things together, and this is where a glue gun is incredibly useful.

You simply plug it in, pop the stick of glue in and wait for it to melt. There are newer ones on the market that do not get quite as hot, so if you want to use them with kids, they may be worth looking out for.

A Heat Resistant Mat

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If you do use a hot glue gun as we mentioned above, or other tools that involve heat, such as a fusing tool or an embossing tool, you will always need somewhere safe to put it down.

Don’t risk damaging your work surface, or worse, causing a fire hazard, and use a heat resistant mat. They are usually inexpensive to buy and should be one of your crafting essentials.

Tweezers

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Finally, a good pair of pointed tweezers will be invaluable. These are a really cheap addition to your stock of equipment, but one that you will use time and time again, regardless of what craft you are doing.

From picking it up and placing tiny embellishments such as sequins and gems, to unpicking threads – you will soon find that you are lost without them!

What are your must-have additions to your crafting stash?

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14 thoughts on “Calling All Crafters: You Need These Things In 2019

  1. I could not agree with you more. I LOVE to craft and tools are so important. Happy Crafting, Kippi #kippiathome

  2. I think I’ll be looking into the heat resistant mat. I have a cutting mat, but not one I can use with hot glue. Thanks.

  3. Glue gun is my favorite among the list! It’s very helpful doing my DIY projects and very easy to use. Though I experienced a burnt finger a couple of times

  4. I didn’t need another reminder that a glue gun is on my list of essentials! My husband will not be thanking you for this article. Lol. Mostly because he hates going to the craft store with me. But that’s ok. I won’t tell him I was reminded about the glue gun from you. It’ll be our little secret 🤣 I’m so glad I’m not the only one with overflowing drawers of craft essentials for all my projects. I really do need more space for it too.

  5. Man, I wish I had more doing crafts, I used to love making my own jewellery a few yesterday but now dont have that much time while travelling for work. Would love to start making my own clothes soon. Things look like handy items to have about the house though. Thanks for the list.

  6. I’m more of a scrapbooker than I am a crafter…but I do love my laminator and all the different kinds of 2-sided tapes. I have lots of different scissors and cutters for making cool edges and corners. I used to make my own cards, but have since stopped sending them unless a thank-you card.

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