Great accessories for the home crafter

Crafting can be great fun and a way to de-stress and relax after a long day. So whether you are an avid crafter and work on your projects for hours every day, or you are just getting started and are looking for the best accessories to invest in, you’ve come to the right place.

Here you can find a list of the best accessories that any home crafter should have, so without further ado, let’s dig in!

Hot glue gun

This is a classic must-have for any household, not just a crafter. Hot glue guns can come in handy when you least expect them. It’s a good idea to invest in a good-quality gun with a backup supply of glue sticks, so you never run out when you most need them.

Glue guns are useful for temporarily fixing glasses, adding traction to rugs and slippers, and even making window decorations at Christmas time.

Self-healing mat

When you spend hours in your crafting room, it most likely means that your workbench or desk is your pride and joy and where most of your time is spent. This means that you’ll want to protect it any way you can, and the best way to do so is using a self-healing cutting mat.

Unlike basic work surface protectors, self-healing cutting mats do not show lines or marks caused by regular use. Instead they quickly ‘heal up’ to provide a smooth cutting surface with no marks or grooves.

Made from unique composite PVC vinyl materials with solid plastic cores, self-healing cutting mats come in a variety of colours and types including heavy-duty mats, green coloured ones, as well as clear-cutting mats to best suit your space.

Sewing kit

A Sewing set is a great investment for those just starting out in the sewing world, as well as a new piece for veterans of the hobby. They come supplied with everything you need including a rotary cutter, a pincushion, a needle threader, scissors and an assortment of thread colours.

This means you have everything you need to sew items of clothing together or repair them without having to search your house for all the parts you need.

Ribbon and washi tape

If you are obsessed with colour, labelling or organising, you’ll definitely need an assortment of ribbon and washi tape in your crafting room. You can use ribbons for tags, banners, scrapbooks, and decorating jars, while washi tape is useful for journaling, artwork and making cards.

The great thing about ribbon and washi tape is that the designs and colours are almost endless. You may find that purchasing a specialised storage box to keep all your rolls in is useful, as once you start collecting washi tape designs and ribbon rolls you just can’t stop.

Needle-nosed pliers

When working on intricate projects such as making jewellery or keychains, you need a tool that can help to navigate all those small pieces. That’s why a pair of needle-nosed pliers can be such a great addition to your crafting accessories.

Aside from crafting, needle-nosed pliers can even come in useful for jobs around the home. Where fingers are too big, they can bend, cut, grip and reach tight spots. They can also grip multiple wires and even pick up small screws with a strong, secure grip.