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    Updated on Jun 27, 2020. Posted on Jun 17, 2020

    31 Crafting Products People Actually Swear By

    A beeswax wrap kit, dollar bill origami book, wrapping paper station, and other craft and DIY products reviewers love.

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    1. A complete DIY beeswax wrap kit — a practical and eco-friendly activity with a finished product you can use every dang day. Reviewers agree, this kit is simply the bee's knees!

    A product shot of printed packaging wrapped in twine with three fabric scraps and three cubes of wax
    Prairie Minimalist

    This kit includes 75 grams of wax blend, one pre-cut 8 inch fabric, one pre-cut 10 inch fabric, instructions, and one XS pre-made wrap. The fabric is sent at random and may not be what you see in the picture above.

    Promising review: "This is a lovely item. It came quickly and it was fun and easy to create the reusable cloths." —Michelle

    Get it from Prairie Minimalist on Etsy for $19.45.

    2. Mini Money Origami, a brilliant book that'll teach you such satisfying party tricks you'll know this was worth every penny.

    Amazon

    The booklet includes instructions on making 40 different shapes, five faux dollar bills, and a real-life DVD — for nostalgia reasons, I'm pretty sure. If you're a little more advanced, grab this Star Wars version and make some stuff that is out of this world.

    Promising review: "Rather than give plastic toys that get shoved into a corner one week later, I gave this money origami kit to a 9-year-old. He loved it! This is active, nonelectronic, nonplastic fun." —Deni Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    3. A Cricut Maker (the actual holy grail of crafting tools) that's sure to cut, write, and score far faster than you ever could on your own. Plus, this works on materials like leather, balsa wood, and even sparkly iron-ons.

    A Cricut Maker on a table covered in vinyl fabric, leather, burlap, twine, and paper goods
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This has made me into a sewist. I wouldn't have said that about myself a few months ago, but I'm hooked! The machine cuts all of the tiny pieces out for me and I get to do the fun part — sew those pieces together. The best thing about this maker is that it can also cut all of the amazing things like cut cards, iron-on, and vinyl projects. It is truly the ultimate cutting machine because I can sit down and make anything that I want." —Johnson Family

    Get the Cricut Maker from Amazon for $369 (available in five colors).

    4. A DIY clay planter kit filled with everything you need to make your very own hanging succulents. ~Plant~ this thing above a window and you're gonna have a brag-worthy piece of decor you made with your own two hands.

    Target

    This includes clay, paint, a paint brush, string, and instructions.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my adult daughter so she had something to do while quarantined! She enjoyed the project and it turned out cute. She had no problems following the info. These are great, fun planters." —Connie C.

    Get it from Target for $14.99.

    5. Or a DIY candle kit for craft-savvy folks who are in the mood to make something that smells like...success.

    A shot of the packaging beside a container of shredded candle wax, a bottle of oil, an empty jar, wicking tools, and a small cardboard box
    Waterloo Candle

    The kit includes soy wax, a cotton wick, a wick bar, fragrance oil, wick sticker, and a medium glass jar with a lid.

    Promising review: "I purchased two candle-making kits for my mother and me. She lives in another state and we were able to virtually make the candles together. The 15 minutes or so it took to make them was quality time that I got to spend with my mom. Thanks for a great Mother’s Day gift idea!" —Amanda Rivera

    Get it from Waterloo Candle on Etsy for $24 (available in six scents).

    6. A casting resin — a rad filler you can use to secure finished puzzles, pour into silicone molds to make geometric decor, smooth out rough woodwork...the possibilities are endless! Endless, I say!

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    Promising review: "This is crystal clear! I have been searching for a different resin to use for creating resin rings and pendants I sell. I was looking for a crystal clear resin, non-toxic, with no smell and bubble free. I just finished my first ring and it is absolutely water-clear in color and has no bubbles. I am so happy that I found this resin. It is very easy to work with a 1:1 ratio and the decent work time. I am a perfectionist and as such demand perfection in my jewelry supplies — this has met my expectations. I'll be a buyer for life." —Michelle Noe

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    7. An embroidery kit that's gonna be great if you love tattoos but hate needles so much you don't even have a sewing kit in your home.

    A piece of embroidery inside of a hoop with a sewn image of a person's back, covered in floral tattoos
    Stitch Happy

    This kit includes certified organic 100% cotton, two needles, embroidery thread, a 7-inch embroidery hoop, a full color instruction booklet/stitch guide, and a traceable printed pattern.

    Promising review: "This shipped within days, even during the pandemic, and it was the perfect quarantine project! I'd never embroidered before, but the instructions were super clear and helpful and the project turned out great!" —McKella Sawyer

    Get it from Stitch Happy on Etsy for $33.15 (available in six fabric colors).

    8. A bottle cutter sure to help you create imaginative pieces of decor worth drinking to!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    The accessories included with the cutter are a pair of gloves, six fixing rubber rings, two pieces of matte paper, and one cleaning sponge.

    Promising review: "This product is awesome. It's safe and easy to use. When you open the bottle you will have the glass cutter along with a pair of resistant gloves and sandpaper, which is very considerate. I’ve had a great time working with it. It takes practice, but overall it's a very good product." —Yansong Liu

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

    9. A pack of 31 leather sewing tools that'll make creating gorgeous leather bags and decor ~sew~ easy and efficient!

    A shot of several tools, threads, and files included in the kit
    Amazon

    This includes two pressure cloth tooth tools, waxed thread, an adjustable groover, a needle, thumb ring, scissors, two finger cots, a frosted strip, three wool daubers, one short-V shaped groover, one leather edge wood slicker burnishes, one soft tape measure, and a leather glue tool.

    Promising review: "This is precisely what I was looking for to start a few small projects in leather. It's inexpensive, but the tools and thread can get me going making some small covers for my carving knives. Sure, there are more expensive tools and materials available, but this kit offers less expensive items that actually do the work." —Jeff

    Get it from Amazon for $20.98.

    10. A calligraphy guidebook that's sure to be the ~write~ way to entertain yourself when you're in the mood to learn a new skill.

    Amazon

    Be sure to grab some brush pens to add some texture with your new calligraphy skills!

    Promising review: "I LOVE this book!! It's soo great for beginners! I’ve wanted to improve my penmanship and learn modern calligraphy and lettering for a long time. I thought I’d give this book a try and I’m so confident in my lettering now. I’m excited to create my own projects and show off my new skills!!" —KHenderson

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    11. A kombucha starter kit with pH test strips, starter, sugar, looseleaf tea, and a lovely glass jar perfect for showing off your beautiful brew.

    A large jar of kombucha with a fabric lid
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've been wanting to try my hand at making kombucha for a few years now but was afraid of making it wrong and becoming deathly ill. One of the blogs I follow recently reviewed this kit and I decided to go for it (and besides, paying upwards of $3.50 per bottle at the store was getting ridiculous). I am so happy I bought this kit! I'm currently brewing my second batch as my first batch came out awesome! I made a ginger/orange flavor and a strawberry/lemonade flavor from that first batch and they taste even better than what I can buy at the store. I actually enjoy looking at it daily to see what new changes have occurred overnight. I think its safe to say I will never buy store bought kombucha again!" —Cheflene

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

    12. A stamp sealing wax set you can get if sending out some faaancy handwritten letters sounds like your new favorite quarantine vibe.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    This includes a wax stamp, tea spoon, two white waxes, three sealing wax sticks (gold, silver, and dark red), and a gift box.

    Promising review: "This kit is really cool! It is super easy to use and I like that you can unscrew the stamp head and change it out (for seasons or whatever occasion you need). I did these for invitations for a murder mystery dinner and everyone seemed to really like the stamp seal touch! I will be buying more stamp heads for Christmas cards!" —Lilaea

    Get it from Amazon for $7.78.

    13. An 18-piece set of mandala dotting tools that'll hit the ~spot~ if you've been itching to get your craft on.

    Several multi-colored painted rocks
    Amazon

    This package includes eight acrylic mandala dotting rods, five wooden double-sided dotting tools, and five dotting tools with brush heads.

    Promising review: "One set does it all!! There's no need to purchase any more tools. This set is made well and the double ends gives you twice as many sizes to work with. I’ve given this as a gift and it was well received!" —Gem Otto

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    14. A rolling craft cart with enough room to store your reams of wrapping paper, twine, brushes, stencils, knitting needles, fabrics, and whatever else you need to make your Etsy-worthy creations.

    A lifestyle shot of the rolling cart filled with wrapping paper, paper bags, boxes, twine, and paint brushes
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this cart! It has just enough storage to organize all of my gift wrapping supplies. It was easy to put together and rolls in and out of the closet very easily, making it so much more convenient — more importantly, clutter free!" —Lisa Bagci

    Get it from Amazon for $81.99.

    15. A complete embroidery kit that'll save the day when your mother calls to *grill* you on how you need a hobby.

    Create The Culture

    This comes with a printed pattern on linen fabric, a 6-inch' embroidery hoop, a range of DMC embroidery thread, embroidery needles, and instructions — all packed in a cardboard box.

    Promising review: "This shop has good customer service and I had an overall good experience. I would recommend this and will most likely be a repeat customer (their apparel is also so cute)." —Kristina

    Get it from Create The Culture on Etsy for $35.

    16. A rainbow explosion cake kit that comes packaged in a daaaarling paint can. This is gonna be the perfect gift for crafty bakers in your life.

    Williams Sonoma

    To get those perf perf layers, be sure to grab this 6'' cake tray set!

    Promising review: "This gives you a bakery quality cake at home. This cake took some time to prepare. The directions were very clear. It took the better part of a day to prepare but it is quite beautiful." —Pekingesepuppy

    Get it from Williams Sonoma for $59.95.

    17. A bonsai starter kit to dazzle all you green thumbs out there. Even if you're brand-new to planting, you won't beleaf how easy this starter kit is!

    A flat lay image of the soil, nipping tools, twin, plants, and other products that come with the kit
    Amazon

    This kit includes four types of organic seeds (Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine, Black Poui, Norway Spruce, and Flame Tree) stored in seed-safe vials for better germination, four biodegradable growing pots, four expanding-soil discs, four bamboo plant markers, one bonsai clipper, and an instruction booklet.

    Promising review: "I love this. My bonsai has already sprouted and it's coming along nicely. The best thing about this product is the customer service. They actually take an interest in how things are going and are willing to help you through anything. They respond personally, no form letters, and they give heartfelt responses to your questions and comments. This is definitely one of my best purchases." —G Eckberg

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    18. A women entrepreneurs coloring book you can color in when you need a break from work but still want to focus on your business.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "24 Shades of Business is a great adult coloring book. There are 16 different types of business pictures to color and seven pages of activities such as word search, maze, cross word puzzle, etc. The pictures in the book are great. The pages are good quality. I was happy to see a book like this. This book will be great to young and old colorist." —Barbara Morgan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.69.

    19. A hot knife foam cutter is gonna delight anyone with a ~burning~ passion for hand making large-scale projects and holiday decor.

    A person carving giant snowflakes out of foam with the heat tool
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a very nice product. It heats up quickly, carves smoothly, and was delivered in under 24 hours through Prime. I will be using this as an alternative tool for my father who was a wood carver but has lost some strength in his hands. Switching him to carving with this tool then curing foam rather than wood carving will be a nice change of pace." —Catherine

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    20. A pack of paint pens sure to add some color to your life...basically every single spot in your life.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These paint pens are very nice. They come in a small box and they are all individually sealed. 12 colors are plenty for whatever you may want to use them for. I used them to paint rocks for my garden. The colors are great and the paint flows from the pens very nicely. The tip of the pens are a fine point so you can use them to write with in addition to coloring or drawing. It took a few minutes for the paint to dry and it did not smudge when dry. I am thinking of other projects I can use these for, perhaps coffee mugs, wine glasses, or picture frames. I will definitely buy more when these run out." —Karen Rinasz

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99.

    21. A Dala horse carving kit – it's gonna be a ~cut~ above any other craft. We're not horsing around, this kit is awesome!

    Amazon

    This comes with everything you need to complete the carving and painting of a Dala horse, including a video tutorial.

    Promising review: "This is a great learner's package, with everything you need to create a decorative carving. The knife is sharp and comes in a shape that makes easy carving. The wood was good quality with a nice, even grain, making it easy for the novice to make consistent cuts. I would recommend this package to anyone interested in picking up a knife and learning the skills of carving." —KD Jennings

    Get it from Amazon for $35.95.

    22. A DIY string art pick to get hooked on from the minute you start!

    A person using pegs and string to create a pineapple image within a wooden frame
    Amazon

    There's no need to shop for supplies! This kit comes with everything you need!

    Promising review: "These instructions are easy to follow — I finished it in two hours. This was so much fun and I love my finished results! It looks so beautiful. It was a gift for my friend. I would buy it again and recommend it to others." —yuyantan

    Get it from Amazon for $32.88 (available in 10 styles).

    23. A custom paint-by-numbers piece — some people may think it's ~sketchy~ to wanna paint yourself. But you, and your well-nourished ego, know better than that!

    Paint Numbers

    Just upload a high res photo directly from the product page, choose the size canvas you want, whether or not you want a frame, and you'll be set to ship! The shipped product will include 24-32 different colors (depending on the painting), a linen canvas, three paint brushes, and a hanging kit and wooden frame (if you chose to get one).

    Promising review: "I love doing this. When I posted it on Facebook I had numerous people fighting over who it would go to. I thought everything was perfect on the picture and the paint covered the entire canvas." —Evie W.

    Get it from Paint Numbers for $48.95+ (available in four sizes, with or without frame).

    24. A craft subscription designed for adults who don't have the attention span to stick with just *one* hobby. More! Is! More!

    A flat lay of one possible package, with pieces of wood and paint
    Cratejoy

    This monthly subscription includes all the tools, materials, accessories and instructions you need to complete each craft. You can expect to make things like wine caddies, epoxy resin decor, candles, etc. while also learning new skills like clockmaking, embossing, woodworking, aaaand more.

    Promising review: "I've loved the boxes I received. The instructions are easy and each box comes with quality materials. These are items that would be beautiful in any home." —Brooke S.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $30/month.

    25. A personalized whiskey making kit you'll wanna show alcoh-all of your friends.

    Man Crates

    You'll get an American white oak barrel, a stand, bung, spigot, essence bottle, paper funnel, and barrel cleaning kit.

    Promising review: "I have bought several of these crates for my boyfriend, but this one by far was his favorite. He is a whiskey drinker and thought the personalized barrel was really cool! He immediately put it on our bar at home!" —Melissa Thompson

    Get it from Man Crates for $99.99.

    26. A soy candle making kit sure to help keep the ~spark~ alive when you and your boo start running out of date night ideas.

    A finished candle surrounded by shaved wax and small oil-filled bottles
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was so impressed with this candle making kit. I've been disappointed in the past with some DIY kid's crafts kits, but this kit is quality. Everything came packaged really well. The box is medium sized, but they used every inch of space inside. My kids can't wait to make their very own candles and I'm so excited to have a quality craft to do with them." —Kristin Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95.

    27. A soap mold and cutter that'll make creating your own soap so easy you'll wash your hands of your old soapy system!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am a beginning soap-maker and I wanted a silicone mold to get me started...this is perfect! The bars were a nice square shape once I cut them. This is a great value for the money!" —H. C. Keith

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    28. A mango hot sauce mix to prove that crafting is the ~hot~ new thing to do.

    A flat lay of everything included in the hot sauce kit
    Amazon

    This includes nine customizable ingredients, tools, glass sauce bottles, stoppers, caps, and labels. The homemade sauce takes about 30 minutes to make.

    Promising review: "Holy!!!! This kit is fantastic. It comes with everything you need to make amazing sauce that will have all of your friends raving. The directions are very easy to follow. I ended up letting it simmer and my sauce thickened a little too much, but no worries, it's still delicious! I kept two bottles and gave away the rest to friends. The next day I received a message that my hot sauce was a hit and my friend was drowning everything in it and they couldn’t have enough. This is great if you are just getting started making your own sauces or makes a great DIY gift as well. I recommend this 100%" —Ninna

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    29. A skein of chunky yarn for anyone who is curious about this arm knitting trend. Spoiler alert: it's very, very fun.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This product is perfect and the best value for your money!" —Dustin Morken

    Get it from Amazon for $31.59+ (available in four colors and sizes).

    30. A digital floral embroidery pattern that'll tell it like it is.

    A flora embroidery that says "UGH"
    Ellucy Stitches

    This PDF has a materials and tips page, a pattern with the stitches and colors used, and a printable image of the pattern for a 6-inch hoop.

    Promising review: "This is a super fun pattern that is easily interchangeable for colors of your choice. The instructions have really clear and concise descriptions for us beginners!" —Hailey Leighton

    Get it from Ellucy Stitches on Etsy for $5.25.

    31. And finally, Toilet Paper Origami, a necessary purchase for anyone who has stock-piled TP over the last couple months and now wants to give those valuable rolls the respect they deserve.

    Toilet Paper Origami, on a Roll
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a delightful and fun book. If you've ever been to someone's home where their toilet paper is embellished, you would be thinking "how do they do that?' This is a fun, inexpensive way to spend some time relaxing and learning toilet paper origami. Who knew? My daughter and granddaughters love it as a craft. Don't bash it 'til you've tried it! You can even leave cute rolls of spare tissue around the bathroom." —Kindle Customer BGCW

    Get it from Amazon for $14.82.

    Me after painting some Popsicle sticks:

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