If you’re new to DIY or are just tired of having to run to the craft store every time you start a project, we hope this little list can help get you started. These are items that we keep on hand for whenever the creativity bug bites!
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We use our glue gun for A LOT of things. And we love the mini variety because its easy to store and doesn’t take up much room!
If you don’t love hot glue guns, my favorite alternative is E-6000. It can hold just about anything together and lasts FOREVER
Especially if you will be cutting fabric, but also other meduims, such as cardstock and cardboard, an Exacto knife will help keep all of your lines nice and straight.
This will come in handy for almost any DIY project you will need, especially if you are following another DIY-er’s instructions! Worth the $4 investment for sure.
Mod Podge works great on fun DIY items such as coasters and photo collages.
And it comes in a variety of finishes depending on what look you’re going for.
I actually have a little bit of an obsession with Spray paint. Most items in my house are actually repurposed using spray paint and I always get compliments. Such a fun, easy way to refresh something. I love the Rust-Oleum brand if you are in need of a metallic and I always keep a nice variety on hand.
We actually use acrylic paints a lot when we decorate our Magic Bands for the parks, but these can be used on a variety of projects and you will want to make sure you have a decent color palette to choose from.
If you’re using paint, you’re going to want to make sure you have nice, clean lines. This is achieved using Painter’s Tape. I personally love Frog Tape but there are a variety of tapes to choose from.
We always keep fun, magical fabric on hand for our Mickey Ears, lanyards, headbands and more. Even if you’re nowhere near being a seamstress, fabric can be used for much more than just sewing projects. So if you find one you love, grab it up!
Even if you’re not into sewing, having a simple sewing kit can do wonders! Even for the simplest of projects, a sewing kit can prove useful! Obviously if you have a sewing machine, you may forgo this option, but we have both….just in case.
Because ribbon makes everything prettier! But really, it does come in handy for all types of projects and whenever we are out, we are wishing we had stocked up! Have it on hand whenever possible.
Not everyone is into glitter, but I think everyone needs a little more sparkle in their life and glitter is always a good reminder to not take things too seriously. We use glitter especially during the holidays for cards, candles, and ornaments. I like this collection for all your basic colors, but if you’re really into Disney Princesses, then you’re gonna need a little more shimmer, so check out the bling collection instead. If you need to get your toes wet first before buying a whole set, Target sometimes has bottles of glitter for 1 dollar in their dollar section.
We hope you have found this list useful to get you started and hope it helps spark your creativity!