Welcome to our main directory of articles and reviews for the best value craft supplies we know of.
- How to make paper
- Strathmore Bristol Board
- All About Cardstock
- Product Review of Core’Dinations Cardstock Paper for Art and Crafts
- Cherry Tape Product Review
- Product Review of Zip Dry Paper Glue
- Mod Podge Product Review
- Glue Dots Product Review
- Scor-Tape Product Review
- Washi Tape Alternatives (With Pictures and Examples)
Markers are useful for drawing, sketching, coloring in coloring books, coloring in the details on rubber stamped images, writing the greetings on your handmade greeting cards, coloring in blocks on color knitting or crochet charts you’re designing or signing your artwork done in other media. There may be other uses, too, but these are the things I use them for most often.
I’ve reviewed the following markers here on our website:
If any of your paper craft projects require you to fold the paper, you’ll quickly realize that a scoring tool is a good investment. A scoring tool empowers you to make crisp, clean, accurate folds.
Wondering which are the best scoring tools for paper? Check out our recommendations HERE.
- Distress Ink Pads by Tim Holtz for Ranger Industries
- Catherine Pooler Premium Dye Ink Pad Product Review
- Brilliance Ink Pads
- Fluid Chalk Cat Eye Ink Pads
- Staz-On Solvent Ink Pads
If you need to color non-porous surfaces like acrylic or glass, Adirondack alcohol inks are exactly what you need. Check out our product review of Adirondack Alcohol Inks HERE.
These handy decorative scissors are some of my most-used craft supplies for card making. I use them to make pretty lacy borders, accents and bands on my handmade greeting cards.
Knitting and Crochet Supplies
Learn all about the best crochet hooks — brands, types and more.
50+ readers shared information about their favorite crochet hooks — so if you want the real inside scoop on which crochet hooks are ultimately the best, you really need to take a look at the insights they’ve shared here.
Knitting needles come in bunches of different sizes, materials and configurations. There’s a lot to figure out when it comes to which knitting needles you might want to buy for a particular project. Our beginner’s guide to knitting needles will help you sort out which knitting needles will work best for your next project.
There are zillions of different yarns you could be knitting, crocheting, weaving, and crafting with. My go-to favorites are listed below:
- Cascade 220 Worsted Weight Wool Yarn
- Knitpicks Simply Cotton Worsted Yarn
- Hawthorne Speckle Hand-Painted Yarn by Knitpicks: Product Review
- Plymouth Yarn Company Bio Sesia 5 Organic Cotton Yarn (Product Review)
Learn About Crafting With Wire:
Learn about various types of hand sewing needles and why you might choose one type of needle over another for a particular project.
Sewing Appliques and Other Appliques
Sewing appliques are useful to have on hand for a variety of purposes. They offer you one of the easiest ways to mend torn items made from fabric. If you have a torn pair of jeans, for example, you can use an iron-on applique or patch to cover the hole and prevent it from growing. Appliques are also useful for decorating your craft projects.
Jewelry Making Supplies
If you’re interested in getting started with jewelry making or learning more about this creative pastime, you might find it helpful to check out our suggestions for jewelry making supplies:
No matter which arts or crafts you enjoy spending time on, eventually your stash of art supplies and / or craft supplies is likely to grow to the point that you’ll benefit from having some organizers to keep them accessible. Check our our recommendations for craft organizers HERE.
See Also: How to Organize Yarn
By Amy Solovay
About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer with a background in textile manufacturing. She holds a bachelor’s degree with a studio art minor; and she has also obtained another degree in textile design.
This page was last updated on 11-7-2023.