Ever talk yourself out of starting a craft or reuse project because you don’t have the tools you need to get started?
You’re not alone! DIY can be daunting if you don’t have the basics, so we’ve put together a handy list for a crafting kit complete with the essentials needed for at-home reuse and crafting projects.
With this 11-item checklist and a trip to your local home improvement store, you’ll be ready to go when inspiration strikes.
Whether you’re working with metal or taking on a jewelry project, a pair of pliers is key. Pliers are perfect for bending wires or grasping small things. A pair of chain- nose or round nose pliers will do the trick, but If you can find a tool with multiple functions in one, that’s even better.
Wire comes in a variety of sizes and colors. Starting out, you will want to have some around that is thin and fairly flexible. Floral wire is a great starter because it’s inexpensive and can be used for a wide variety of projects including jewelry crafts.
3. Ruler/Tape Measure
Whether you’re altering clothes or making sure a picture frame will fit, having a measurement tool handy is important. A ruler will be most useful for paper and craft projects while a measuring tape might be a wiser choice for projects of a slightly larger scale.
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