Craft Tools to Take Your Wedding Projects to a New Level
As savvy wedding experts, we often get asked about our favorite DIY supplies for creating personalized wedding projects. So, it’s time to share them with you! We must admit, we’re craft enthusiasts, but we’ve learned which supplies are really worth it.
Essential Craft Tools for DIY Brides
Read on for the essential craft tools you’ll want for crafting the perfect DIY wedding details. These supplies will work for various projects, not just weddings. Craft to add your personal touch and make your day truly yours. Let’s dive into the art of crafting!
Whether you’re measuring or cutting, it’s important to have a good ruler in your craft arsenal. It’s also great to have a metal ruler with a cork backing on-hand because it helps your ruler grip onto the surface to ensure it doesn’t slip when cutting.
2. Craft Knife
These handy craft knives are essential for paper crafting. I’ve used them to cut strips of paper for projects and more. Using a ruler and craft blade to cut because they allow you to be incredibly precise. Pick one with a comfort grip if you have lots of cuts to make– your hands will thank you.
We can’t say enough how important a good pair of scissors is. A brand we really love to use is Fiskars. You’ll know them by their signature orange handle, and they are the absolute best for all sorts of materials.
4. Cutting Mat
A self-healing cutting mat is a worthwhile investment to protect your surfaces while crafting. We recommend using it with a craft knife to prevent any damage. Consider getting one at Michael’s with a good coupon as they can be a bit pricey, but totally worth it!
5. Hot Glue Gun + Glue Sticks
You never know when you’ll need a hot glue gun — it seriously solves so many problems! Hot glue can be used for everything from decor to signage to stationery. Trust us, having this on hand will solve a variety of DIY dilemmas. And a cordless one makes for added flexibility and convenience!
When it comes to crafting, there are so many great adhesives that it’s great to have on hand. Some of our favorites are Glue Dots, Tape Runners, Glue Sticks, Rubber Cement, etc. Whether you’re paper crafting or creating some DIY decor, having the proper adhesive is half the battle.
7. Chalk Ink Markers
Ever since we discovered Chalk Ink Markers, we seriously can’t get enough of them! These versatile markers come in a variety of colors and formulas depending on your needs. They are perfect for creating DIY wedding signage or other fun decorative accents for your big day.
Glitter can add a little sparkle to just about anything. We suggest using a fine glitter as opposed to chunky glitter as it tends to stick better and provides a more glistening effect. Plus, using a spray adhesive on your project before sprinkling glitter will ensure it stays in place.
9. A Good Printer
A high-quality printer is the unseen hero of DIY wedding crafts. Whether you’re creating your own invitations, menus, place cards, or wedding signage, a good printer is indispensable. It allows you to experiment with different fonts and designs right in the comfort of your own home. Moreover, it gives you the freedom to make last-minute changes, ensuring every detail of your wedding truly reflects your personal style. Choose a printer that can handle a variety of paper sizes and types to expand your crafting possibilities.
10. Scoring Board + Bone Folder
A good thing to have on hand for paper crafting is a scoring board and bone folder. Many popular sets come with a tiny bone folder and also include instructions for how to fold envelopes, cards, and more! This tool is super handy if you plan to do lots of paper crafts, and thanks to having it on hand you’ll never find yourself without a card at the last minute again because this will allow you to whip one up in minutes!
11. Cricut Cutting Machine
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the holy grail of DIY tools: The Cricut Explore Air! Learn more about using Cricut cutting machines for wedding projects, as well as which Cricut machine is best for your needs.
12. Glowforge Aura
The Glowforge Aura Craft Laser Cutter is a dream for brides who want to add personal, creative touches to their wedding. With precise laser cutting, it lets you create unique details – from elegant place cards to custom favors. This craft laser cutter will make your wedding a celebration of your love story, captivating guests with thoughtful, handcrafted details.
Craft on, brides!
In the joyful journey of wedding planning, the possibilities are endless with the right tools. Crafting for your special day is not only cost-efficient but also adds a personal touch, making each detail genuinely yours. From essentials like adhesives and glitter to advanced devices like the Cricut Cutting Machine or the Glowforge Aura Craft Laser Cutter, let your creativity soar and make your wedding uniquely yours! Each creation reflects your unique love story, creating a memorable narrative etched in your hearts and those of your guests. Embrace the DIY spirit and make your big day truly unforgettable!
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