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Must-Have Craft Supplies for Beginners

by Ted Stumpf 11/28/2021

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If you are just beginning your own crafting adventure, then you will want to stock your craft closet with a few basic supplies. When you have the right tools and instruments at your disposal, you can easily take on any craft project that inspires you.

These are the craft supplies that any beginner should have:

Several Pairs of Scissors

Scissors are the one tool that you need for almost any type of craft project. While you are likely to have at least one pair of scissors lying around the house somewhere, it's important to remember that the basic pair of scissors that you have in your kitchen may not cut it for some of those intricate projects you want to do. It is best to purchase at least several pairs of crafting scissors in different sizes. Larger scissors are often best for larger projects while smaller scissors are ideal for crafts that require delicate cuts.

Paint Brushes of Various Sizes and Styles

Painting is a medium that is used in many crafts from woodworking and miniatures to sculpture and canvas creations. If you plan to become a serious crafter, then you are going to need a lot of paint brushes. Different paint brushes will accomplish different techniques, so it's important to purchase brushes of various sizes and styles. With a solid paint brush supply on hand, you can feel confident knowing that you will be ready to begin any craft that inspires you.

The 3 P's: Pens, Pencils and Paints

Coloring is one of the most basic crafting concepts, and you will want to have all types of coloring supplies available so that you can bring your beautiful creations to life. Colored pens and pencils are perfect for drawing, calligraphy and scrapbooking. Paints can be used most obviously for painting but also for ceramics, pottery and more. In addition to buying your favorite colors and shades you also will want to consider vibrant, pastel and primary hues, as this allows you to shade as needed and add depth when possible to any project.

Cardstock of All Colors

As you begin to stock your beginner craft supply closet, you will want to start picking up cardstock of all sizes and colors. You will find that you have use for sturdy and thick cardstock as well as lightweight cardstock that can easily be folded or bent as needed for particular projects. When you have a stockpile of cardstock at your disposal you never have to worry about having the right piece of paper for the next step in your project.

Bottles and Sticks of Glue

Glue quite literally holds most crafts together, and you will be surprised by the various types of glue that can be found down any crafting aisle at the store. Some of the most common types of glue that you will want to have on hand include all-purpose glue, tacky glue, felt glue and glue sticks for hot glue guns.

These basic supplies will help you get started with nearly any type of crafting project. If you are an adult who is looking to get into the crafting craze then it will be worth it to invest in these products and utensils.

About the Author

Ted Stumpf

Ted draws energy and joy from building synergetic relationships with his Clients. Ted's nature is graciously gregarious and persevering; he's honest; and he's been dedicated to a substantial list of clientele throughout his 25 years in the hospitality business and almost two years as a REALTOR. His passion is creating a sincere, successful relationship with people.

Ted grew up in a family of Realtors in central Indiana, earned a degree in economics and philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, and jumped into all aspects of the restaurant business. His ensuing hospitality career path eventually led him into the Event Management Sales & Service role in hotels and quickly guided him to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and finally to a luxury resort in the Napa Valley, where he, his husband, and their dog have resided for almost a decade now.  

The irony is not lost on Ted that his ‘growth’ journey has culminated in“living happily ever after” in an agricultural area with a small-town feel and sense of community strikingly reminiscent of his youth…and as a REALTOR nonetheless!