Home DIY projects make for great weekend activities. While weekends tend to fill up with plans, it’s a great feeling when you find yourself with an open Saturday and time to craft. Once you finally find yourself with extra time on your hands, nothing kills the crafting buzz faster than needing to go out and buy all of your materials. To make sure you have a well-rounded supply kit, we’ve put together a list of craft staples you’ll most likely need to begin your DIY project.


1. Claw Hammer

It is good to have a hammer for those projects that require a little extra handiness.


2. Mason Jars

Mason Jars provide endless options for DIY projects. You can paint them, hang them, or use them as decor in their original form. Having Mason Jars on hand is an easy way to get your crafting fix.


3. Stencils

Stencils allow you to create without dragging out all of your DIY supplies, and are an easy way to learn calligraphy or create beautiful cards.


4. Twine

Twine is a crafting essential that works for a variety of DIY projects.


5. Variety of Paint

Many DIY projects include paint. Having a variety of paints (paint pens, chalkboard paint, outdoor paint, watercolor, spray paint) will equip you for making colorful creations that you’re proud of.


6. Faux Flowers

Faux flowers make great accessories for pieces of decor. Whether you’re creating a vase or homemade garland, having faux flowers on hand will add the perfect finishing touch.


7. Scissors

If you are setting out to do a DIY project it is inevitable that you will be needing a pair of trusty scissors.


8. Bifocals

Nothing ruins an afternoon of crafting quicker than needing to constantly squint in order to see the project details. A pair of bifocals will help you see those finite details with ease. Luckily, we know where you can get your very own pair. 

Bifocal readers have unmagnified lenses which also contain inserts with the magnification of your choice in the lower portion of the lenses.


9. Cardstock

Cardstock paper is perfect for any DIY paper project you have in mind. It is also good for making unique and personalized cards.


10. Hot glue gun

No craft supply kit is complete without a hot glue gun. You may not need your hot glue gun for every project, but you will be happy to have it on hand when you dive into those more complex projects.