A creative lifestyle blog.

Friday 24 July 2015


Most of my frequent readers will be well aware by now that I have been redecorating my workspace. I am only a few key pieces off completion and sharing my new space with you so make sure that you keep your eyes peeled for that. However after purchasing a new desk, shelving and storage I faced the awe consuming task of organising all of my craft and DIY supplies, not something for the faint hearted thats for sure. 

Despite now having twice the storage that I did previously, I have decided to be strict on my craft hoarding and thought that writing out a list of the bare necessities/must have items would help me to streamline my stash. For the type of DIY projects that I regularly enjoy these are my top ten must have craft supplies. 

1. Scissors and more scissors - Because you can never have too many.

2. Hot glue gun and glue sticks - Always handy when things are taking too long.

3. A large ruler and measuring tape - Because chances are what you think is a centimetre is in fact an inch.

4. Card stock and decorative papers - For birthdays and scrapbooking projects.

5. Hammer and nails - For when the serious DIY projects rear there heads.

6. Low tack masking tape - A painters best friend.

7. Spray paint and acrylic paint - Relatively quick drying and works on various materials.

8. Stamps and ink pads - For gifts tags and hand written letters.

9. Decent quality paint brushes - Because nobody wants stray hairs in their masterpiece.

10. Suitable storage and label maker - Because when you have paint covered hands you don't to misplace a thing.

So there you have it, my top ten DIY and craft supplies. What are your personal must have craft supplies? Do you think that there is anything that I have missed off that you wouldn't be able to craft without?

Obviously this really does depend upon the sort of crafts that interest you. For example if you are into sewing this list will not work for you but why not try and round up your must have items in the comments below? I would love to see what you use to create and I think this makes quite an interesting discussion topic.


  1. I used to be really into cardmarking and then got into sewing/knitting a little bit but sadly I haven't really done any crafts since starting university. (Hopefully that will change in the future!) The two things I seemed to get through more of than anything else back when I used make cards were double-sided sticky tape and those little foam mounting pads. However, the two things I always regret not investing in are a cutting mat and a metal ruler.

    Looking forward to seeing your new workspace - hope it all goes to plan!

    1. Ah yes, double-sided tape always comes in handy!


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