Basic craft tools include products that can be used in multiple crafting techniques. This equipment is indispensable for your art and craft projects. From practical tools like rulers, scissors and glue guns to proper lighting and various other items to make crafting easier. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced crafter, these fundamental craft tools are handy must-haves for your basic craft supplies.
DIY lovers and craft enthusiasts should stock a number of craft basics for creative projects. These basic tools are used in all kinds of crafts, from cardmaking and scrapbooking to jewellery making and calligraphy.
Some tools are used more often than others so should be stored within reach. Because the multi-functional products in this category are essential for DIY projects they are an absolute necessity in any craft room.
A glue gun is a great tool for projects that require a strong bond. The gun is easy to handle: simply place a new glue stick into the back of the gun, plug it in and wait for it to heat up. Once the glue stick begins to soften, the gun is ready to use. The adhesive dries up quickly and is easy to apply to all sorts of surfaces, both rough and smooth.
When designing a scrapbook, bullet journal, brush lettering project or making cards, a ruler cannot be missing from your toolkit. A ruler is a practical measuring instrument and makes it possible for you to draw straight lines or precisely place shapes and letters on or between lines. The ruler can also be used to cut along. When using a craft knife for cutting, an aluminium ruler is handy. Discover our large selection of arts and crafts rulers here.
There are various different kinds of high-quality scissors available that have been designed especially for crafting. The scissors we stock are excellent additions for your scrapbooking and card making supplies. We have left-handed scissors, zig zag scissors or pinking shears, fabric scissors, dressmaking scissors, soft grip scissors, embroidery scissors, kids’ scissors and much more! Keep your craft scissors in top condition by storing them away together with your other craft supplies and only using them for crafting and DIY projects. Choose a pair of scissors from Fiskars, EK Tools, Tonic Studios, Tim Holtz, We R Memory Keepers, Heidi Swapp, our own-label or other brands.
Good lighting is important when working on projects as it helps achieve the best results and protects your eyes at the same time. Crafting during the day means there is often enough natural light around but if you are crafting in the evening or in a dimly lit room, we recommend using a craft lamp.
Illuminate your workspace with a bright craft lamp, also known as task lighting. We have dimmable daylight lamps that give a soft yet bright light. We have craft lights in various sizes and some lamps can be folded up for easy storage.
There are also special light boxes or LED light panels that are perfect for tracing designs and patterns for stencilling, scrapbooking, calligraphy, brush lettering, diamond painting and many other crafts. The useful flat light pads often feature adjustable LED lighting that gives consistent light.