4. Paint Brushes
As you take on projects more often, it’s common to accumulate different sizes and types of paint brushes, but for the purposes of a starter kit, you don’t want to be without a foam brush. Foam paint brushes are inexpensive, and extremely versatile. Whether you’re giving furniture a second chance with new paint or stain, or applying decoupage adhesive to a handmade craft, these brushes are up to the task.
Tape products come in a wide variety. As you take on more projects you will most likely accumulate different kinds for different uses. The most common types needed for home projects are double-sided tape, painting tape and duct tape. If you’re starting out, pick one that best suits the projects you like most (ie: duct tape for outdoor repair projects, etc.)
Having a pair of durable, all-purpose scissors on hand is invaluable. When it comes to crafting, scissors might be used for cutting anything from paper and fabric to string or wire. As you continue to build your craft kit you can eventually expand your collection to scissors with decorative edges for different projects, but first make sure you’ve got the basics covered.
7. Utility knife
Sometimes referred to as a craft knife or by the popular brand name X-Acto Knife, this tool provides a short, sharp blade at the end of a metal or plastic handle for cutting sturdier materials such as foam, paper and card board.
8. Sewing Kit
Sewing tools aren’t just for home ec anymore! Try to keep a sewing kit (or at least a needle and thread) in your crafting kit at all times. Apart from endless clothes reuse options, odds are you’ll find it valuable if you work with jewelry and paper crafts as well.