As you all may know, I started showcasing my DIY and upcycling project on YouTube recently. I have been asked several times, where did I get the tools and materials for my DIY projects and how I can get them, too. In this post, I am going to share my list of 22 items, which I call DIY essentials. Most of them I have used already in my projects, some of them I am about to try out. The fact is, all of the items are affordable and you can easily purchase from Amazon. The links I will share under each item.
In one of my video and a post, I fully dedicated to DIY projects from jute twine and created 3 pretty home decor items: a coaster, a lampshade with a chessboard pattern and knotted carafe. If you are curious about those projects, check the post – Simple DIY projects from jute twine. In another project, Upcycling IKEA jute basket, I have used macrame cords of 3 colours to decorate a basket planter.
Jute twine (300m, 2-3mm) https://amzn.to/3hdqIVd
Macrame cord, white (100m, 3mm) https://amzn.to/3ha2aMO
Macrame cord, grey (100m, 3mm) https://amzn.to/3beYzt3
Macrame cord, green (100m, 3mm) https://amzn.to/3xYW8Ex
In my very first video, Sustainable DIY fox planter, I have created a nice fox planter as a birthday gift, I have used some clay to build the ears and legs of the fox. Clay is essential for DIY projects and can be used in many ways. I am sure I will be using it more in the future.
Clay, soft white, 1kg https://amzn.to/3xWBo0i
I have a cute project, where I have build coasters in the shape of mini pallets, you can check out the Mini pallet coasters, using popsicle sticks and wooden sticks. It was a successful project that has received warm feedback.
I have been using a lot of hot glue in my recent projects, so the hot glue gun became my favourite tool.
Hot glue gun (+50 sticks) https://amzn.to/2QYTCwZ
A cutting mat and a ruler became important tools for me as well. Now, having a bit of experience with crafting, a cutting mat is a must-have tool! Trust me!
I still don’t have much experience with woodworking, but one of my upcoming projects is all about that. So I have purchased recently some important tools and material to make my learning smoother.
Sander 125W (+16 sandpapers) https://amzn.to/3vTbWa1
Roll of sandpaper (500mm x 93mm) https://amzn.to/3f67iPj
Dark brown wood stain (0,25l) https://amzn.to/33vlZ9b
Wood stain oak colour https://amzn.to/2RbhWfA
Set of paintbrushes https://amzn.to/3eAVsxL
Paint, Victorian White (750g) https://amzn.to/3fcTcfg
Black spray paint (200ml) https://amzn.to/3euR6Ih
Granite-effect spray paint (400ml) https://amzn.to/3y1oe1V
A good idea to mask part of the surface you want to avoid painting over by using a masker.
Masker (550mm x 33m) https://amzn.to/3xXUmDR
I just started working with metal and you can check my most recent DIY project, Wall decor with wire, where I used wire to create wall decor and home decor items.
In one of my upcoming posts, I will share with you the electric tools I am using for home improvements and DIY. They are a little bit on the high end but highly recommended.
Tell me, what are your essential DIY tools and materials?
You can see them all together on my Amazon DIY Essentials page.
Photo: A screenshot of DIY Essentials page on Amazon.