The best way to start crafting is to gather your supplies. And the best way to keep those supplies organized and handy is with your own customized arts and crafts kit!
With an arts and crafts kit, you can create your own craft workspace, so you know exactly what you need and where to find it when you craft. Don’t make the mistake of losing the needle in the haystack (quite literally) and wasting precious crafting time searching for alternative tools around the house.
Here’s our brief guide and tips for making your own arts and crafts DIY toolkit for adults and what supplies you’ll need (plus our list of 10+ essential crafting tools)!
Benefits of A DIY Arts & Crafts Kit?
An arts and crafts kit is quite simply almost exactly what it sounds like (bizarre, I know). A quick online search will spill out a variety of arts and crafts kits available for example, Amazon, eBay, or many other major online retailers. So, what’s the benefit of creating your own art and crafts kit? Unlike the products you can find online and in stores, your own customized arts and crafts kit is exactly that: tailored to your own needs.
With pre-packaged arts and crafts kits, you’ll likely end up with a paint set and some plain rocks to paint. Pre-made crafts kits do not come equipped with a diverse range of essential crafting tools.
The benefits of making your own kit is that you can include only what you truly want or need and leave out all of the unnecessary items that just take up space.
What You’ll Need:
In order to organize your craft supplies, you should first invest in a storage case. Think separate compartments, like with a compartmentalized shoe storage box or a fishing tackle box.
Having different compartments will facilitate how you organize the different categories of crafts (of your choice).
For instance, if your ideal art and crafts toolkit contains painting and drawing supplies, then separating a compartment just for those tools will greatly help you stay organized (not to mention, to avoid missing brushes that end up in your child’s messy hands).
Here are 10+ essential items you’ll need in your arts and crafts kit:
1. Different sizes/types of scissors
2. Paper trimmer, paper punchers
3. Washi tape, twine, ribbons, and other decorative items
4. Crafting X-acto knife, circle cutter and proper cutting mat
5. Chalk markers, highlighters, pencils, colored crayons
6. Mod podge and foam brushes
7. Different sorts of glue
8. Needle nose pliers (especially for jewelry making)
9. Paints (acrylics, spray paint, etc.)
10. Hot glue gun
And don’t forget your basic needle and thread!
You can even outdo yourself and craftify your arts and crafts toolkit. Make cute labels for different compartments, decorate the storage box, and keep necessary cleaning supplies handy in a separate compartment, box, or basket.
Making your own DIY art and crafts kit for adults has never been easier. It only takes a handful of tools, some drive, and creativity. Happy crafting!