We get asked on a daily basis about our craft rooms. Everyone wants to know what supplies we use the most, or what they should buy to beef up their crafty stockpile. We did some brainstorming and came up with a list of things we use frequently, and that we couldn’t live without in our craft supply stash.
Recently we have both found ourselves using bucket loads of mod podge. Decoupaging is still very much “in” and one of our favorite things to do. You can get a big container of mod podge at your local craft store, or if you are just doing a small project they sell “travel” sized mod podge at the dollar tree. Pay attention to what finish you are getting because it comes in several different ones.
Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
Any hot glue gun will do the trick. They sell them at the dollar general and those work just fine. My favorite is the cordless glue gun I got off of amazon.
We could talk paint brushes all day, because painting furniture is our passion. For crafting purposes, we mostly use the multipack you can buy in the craft section at Walmart. Our number one favorite chalk paint brush is the Dusty by Paint Pixie
Apple Barrel Paint
At 50cents a pop, this is definitely our go to craft paint! You can get it at Walmart in the craft section.
From Burlap ribbon, to cutesy ribbon, you can never have enough laying around. Any time we see any that we love for a good price we jump on the chance to get it. Pro Tip: Once you find the buffalo check ribbon in stock, don’t hesitate to buy it! Buy ALL.OF.IT. It is extremely popular and seems to fly off the shelves pretty quick.
This one has Erin all over it. Rafia makes everything better for her, even a pretty bad Monday!!
Scraps, Scraps, and More Scraps.
Scrap wood, scrap pieces of fabric, scrapbook paper, All.the.scraps. We pretty much save it all, every little sliver and strip. I would have to say we use every bit of it too. We are “make it with what we have” people without a doubt, so we are always checking our scrap piles before heading to the craft store.
Sanding block, aka sanding sponge, or as Erin likes to call it, “THE ERASER”! It’s no secret we like to do our fair share of distressing. Not only that, but we make our fair share of mistakes as well. That’s when we call in our trusty sanding block to help fix the problem!! We like to get them at the Dollar Tree. They work really well for almost any project.
You’ve heard us say we make our own, and that is 100% true. You can find the recipe we follow right here. If we are talking about pre-made chalk paint, then our top favorite right now is, DIY. You can order it online or buy it from a local retailer.
Last but not least, we have to mention the Jute/Twine stash we both keep. I once tied a chair down in the bed of the truck with a roll of crafting Jute I found in the back seat. Later on I used that same jute on a project!! It really is versatile, and I’m not sure I’ve ever made anything without using it in some way.
Of course this doesn’t even scratch the surface of the bottomless pit that is our craft supply stashes, but it’s definitely a good foundation for beefing up your craft room. If you find this list to be helpful could you do us a little favor and…
PIN IT FOR LATER….
xoxo- Lizzy and Erin