Must Have Craft Supplies

I’m often asked to do a project last minute, or need a quick gift. I can’t always run out to the store to get supplies, and don’t care for a lot of clutter. This is a list of craft supplies I cannot live without. They are tucked into my first two desk drawers for convenient use.

ribbon – offers beautiful presentation for gifts, parties and more
double stick tape – I use this in so many ways, such as these little flags, this birthday display, or lined envelopes 
sticker paper – I use it on a whim to create mailing labels, labels for items in my kitchen, gifts, favor bags and more
great card stock – you can quickly create a thank you card or use it for one of many craft projects
paper cutter – quick straight lines!
fabric scissors – fabric scissors give ribbon a polished edge
foam brushes – I rarely use anything else. I’ve used them to paint on fabric, pots, etc.
glue gun
envelopes – again, great for quick stationery or a birthday card
kraft paper – I use this for easy cleanup, gift wrap and everything in between
one great spray paint – I have in a soft gold
spray adhesive – adhere anything from fabric, paper or glitter in seconds

What craft items can you not live without?

Julie Blanner is the voice behind the stylish lifestyle blog filled with do-it-yourself inspiration for effortless entertaining, home design and thoughtful gift-giving.


  • Reply January 16, 2013


    I’ve made a New Year’s resolution to craft more this year and this list is a great way start off. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply January 16, 2013

    Julie Blanner

    Finally, a resolution to enjoy! Having the right tema at your fingertips will keep it simple.

  • Reply January 18, 2013

    The Pink Doormat

    This list is so useful. As for me I’d like to add Mod Podge on my “crafting must haves”. I can make a lot of projects using it.

  • Reply January 19, 2013

    Julie Blanner

    I have that-I used to use it all the time and haven’t in a while. I’d love to know what you use it for! I can always use a little inspiration!

  • Reply July 10, 2013

    Rubbie Statford

    I’ll try using and become more into crafting for this summer. I’m not that good in decorating stuff or rearranging my furniture and some sorts that’s why most of the time I end up buying new ones. That’s why I admire people like you who’ve got talent when it comes to crafting. But for now, I’ll try using these crafting supplies to give a new charm with my house overall appearance and design. Thanks for these!

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  • Reply December 19, 2013

    Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas

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