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Basic Crafts Kit

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television


When making gifts or decorative items for your home, it's essential to have the right supplies accessible. The basics listed here, which should cost less than $200, offer virtually endless possibilities for crafts projects. Store your kit in a toolbox, a painter's tray, or a picnic basket.

Tools and Materials
Glues, Tapes, and Adhesives
Glue gun and glue-gun sticks
Adhesive transfer tape
Double-sided tape
Scotch tape
Blue painter's tape
UHU glue stick
Krazy glue
Sobo glue

Crafts Tools
Small scissors
Heavy-duty craft scissors
Pinking shears
Needle-nose pliers and wire cutters
Two or three basic punches
Bone folder
Emery boards
Awl (for poking holes and scribing metal)
Small spring clamps
Heavy mat knife (for cutting tougher materials like steel, veneer, cardboard, or wood)
Rubber gloves

Marking Tools
Sharpie markers
White pencil
No. 2 and No. 3 pencils
Craft sponge brushes
Extension cord

All items available at crafts and hardware stores.

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