It is 6:30 am (west coast) and I just finished up with my interview for Martha Stewart Radio. The ladies were so fun and I managed to get in 2 cups of joe before we began. Here is what we chatted about.
Top 15 Craft Tools Every Beginner and Advanced Crafter Should Have.
1. Hot Glue Gun & Hot Glue Gun Helpers
2. Round Nosed Pliers
3. Mod Podge
4. Wire Cutters
5. Basic Sewing Machine
6. Fabric Scissors
7. Self Healing Mat
8. Sharp Hobby Knife
9. Paper Scissors
10. Hole Punch
11. Bone Folder
12. Eyelet Setter
13. Embossing Gun
14. Non Electric Hand Drill
15. Assorted Paint Brushes
Top 5 Unexpected Craft Supplies You Probably Own
1. Old Clothing!
Bridesmaids dress can be turned into a fancy throw pillow.
Kids camp t-shirts can be stitched into a quilt.
Denim skirts are easily transformed into reusable shopping totes.
2. Junk Mail!
Junk mail can be re-crafted into beautiful handmade paper.
Catalogs and magazines can be folded into recycled envelopes.
Scraps of bright colored paper are perfect for paper mosaics.
3. Office Supplies!
Paper clips cam be coiled and bent to create paper embellishments.
Paper tags and rings can be easily made into pendant necklaces.
Clear packing tape can be used to make vibrant clear transfers.
4. Bottles and Jars!
Soy container candles are perfect in low salsa style jars.
Sauce jars are perfect for creating captured fairies.
For the kids: Soda bottles can be made into bird feeders and terrariums.
5. A Computer!
You can create cards, photo collages and paper embellishments with basic programs.
You can download clip art and free craft instructions from the web.
Keys from an old keyboard can be turned into a funky cuff links or pendants.