11 Must-Haves for Your Craft Room

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Emergencies happen all the time, You have to be prepared. Anything can happen bruises, floods, zombie apocalypse you name it, but what about DIY disasters? Imagine door knobs falling off 30 minutes before your guests come over for a party and home depot closed 15 minutes ago? You may feel inclined to say well we will just party without knobs but I implore you not to. Plus a guest stuck in the bathroom because you don’t have door knobs is not a good look. Nothing is wrong with a little prepared. Here are some staples in my craft room.

Hot Glue Gun 

Life happens and things break and just have to rig something up you can make it through the evening. I like this Stanley tools glue gun, the dual melt high/low temperature GR25.

Painter’s Tape

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Image via: tapemanblue.com

Spray Paint


All that glitters isn’t gold, until you douse it in a coat of gold spray paint. I like gold. It makes me feel fancy. I even painted my BBQ grill gold, don’t judge me. You can get a high gloss version or rustic “old gold” If you want that “bling bling” bright gold PLEASE get this one by Rusteloeum I completely swear by it. Those are seashells in the background that I painted with this.

Mod Podge

X-ACTO® Knife

Getting the detail you want in your projects can be done with the right precision cutting knife. There are many on the market today, and all are great for cutting many types of lightweight materials.

Elmer’s Glue

Paint Brushes

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In at least 3 sizes: fine tip, medium and large should pretty much cover your basic needs. Loew-cornell paint brushes come in an array of sizes.

E-6000

Acrylic Paint

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Liquitex has an array of colors but all you need are small pots of primary colors and black/white. With these colors you can blend them and create every color under the sun.

Scissors

Sharpie

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I borrowed this essential from the film world. On set, sharpies are magical and a must have. You can use it to take quick notes, touch up furniture, or draw on ceramic cups.

 *BONUS*

Basic Tools

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You always need to pull this and nail that. So a tool set is essential.  This basic tool set from IKEA is useful. 

White Cardstock

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Image via stampinup.com

Tunes

Last but not least you need some tunes to get you through your crisis Ipod with diy playlist

 

Did I forget anything? What is in your tool belt?

 

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