Essentials That Need to Be in Your Craft Kit
When hit with a sudden feeling of inspiration, you will want to immediately break out your craft supplies. To create something new. If you are missing a key material or tool for your spur-of-the-moment project, your plans will be dashed.
What Are the Basic Essentials for a Crafting Kit?
Having a basic crafting kit does not mean that you will never have to go to the store to pick up a new tool or material. It means that you will be prepared for most projects you find or make up all on your own. To start the foundation of your kit, get a large toolbox or makeup case.
Then fill it with the following supplies:
- A hot glue gun
- Sharpie markers
What If You Have a Specific Hobby?
Once you have established your kit with the basics, you should add on items that are relevant to your specific interests.
For instance, if your primary passion is to knit or crochet, you should stock up on different types of yarn for your future patterns. Go to Yarnspirations to find an assortment of yarn brands, colors, weights and fibers to be prepared for any project.
By having a variety of choices, you can decide to make clothing that is completely different depending on your mood. One week you can start a delicate lacey hat and the next attempt a chunky over-sized scarf.
If you visit the online yarn store, you will definitely find the yarn you’ve been looking for and other surprising options that will catch your eye — shipping is free on orders that are over $75 to locations in the United States and Canada. They also have a number of tools and accessories that are considered essentials for crocheting and knitting. You should order them if they are not already in your kit.
What If You’re Always On-The-Go?
It’s easy to collect all of the supplies you could possibly need for your projects at home. It’s trickier when you are always taking trips on buses, trains or planes. When you are making a travel-size craft kit for any of your journeys, you should minimize.
Consider the size of your project and the number of materials for the sake of convenience. It would be better to practice making small granny squares instead of finishing up a blanket.
Remember that many popular craft tools like scissors, wire cutters and needles may not be allowed past security checks. Make sure to look up the safety regulations ahead of time.
When you get excited about a new project, you don’t want to be stopped by a mistake as simple as not having enough glue or yarn. If you make yourself a handy kit for your favorite hobby, you will enjoy any creative task from start to finish.
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What do you put in your craft kit?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.