I received a number of requests this year for a gift guide for beginning crafters. These are items we cannot live without!

  1. All purpose scissors. These ones are the best, hands down.
  2. Cricut cutting machine. We’ve been using ours nearly every day this year. Even more awesome if you know how to make your own designs in Illustrator and bring the designs in.
  3. Red glitter twine
  4. Gold glitter twine. I find that I used these twines all the time: for packaging, for hanging, for cutefying (it’s a word).
  5. Black glitter twine
  6. White butcher paper changes lives. It’s purposes are endless.
  7. Lo temp glue gun is probably all you need. Plus, it sticks to balloons!
  8. Fiskars paper trimmer. To get fast, exact lines.
  9. Beautiful scissors. These aren’t the best for cutting, but if you want to take pics, these are them!
  10. Self healing mat.
  11. Glass glitter (it’s the prettiest of all the glitters!) 
  12. Bone folder. Sure, you can make do without, but once you have it you’ll realize how great it is. Great for folding clean lines for paper crafting.
  13. craft knife. Get the comfy grip!
  14. Metal ruler. To go with the craft knife and the mat.
  15. Beautiful pen. So lovely!
  16. We love Creativebug for learning all sorts of rad crafty and artsy classes.

See the rest of the gift guides here!