What craft supplies do you keep on hand regularly?
August 30, 2013 6:10 AM Subscribe
Looking for a list of any and all "standard" craft supplies that you keep around. What are some great things to have on hand in case you want to make someone a gift?
posted by royalsong to grab bag (30 answers total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
My best friend's birthday is next week. She doesn't have a lot of money and often makes gifts for people. She's struggled in the past with just being able to afford the supplies to make the gifts. I want to take $25-$30 into Michael/Joann's and make up a "basic craft supplies kit" for her. I think she'll love this, especially with Christmas looming. It would let her use what money she does have to buy the project supplies of the gifts she might make.
I already have a nice Sterilite box to put the crafts in , but I was hoping mefi could give me some ideas of what to put in it!
For what it's worth, she's in her 30's and would be making gifts that range from teenagers to the elderly. She doesn't know how to knit or crochet (Tried to teach her). If she has any sewing skills, I'm not aware of them. She is an artist with a focus on cartoons and traditional media like watercolors. I want to buy her crafting supplies though, not art supplies.