Walk through your local craft store. It’s overwhelming! Just stepping into the store I feel like my creative juices are on overload. Oh, the Crafts I Would Buy! I’m like a dog drooling over a bone! I see silk floral arrangements on my left, oh what wonderful wreaths I could make. I see little mason jars on my right, how cute would these be as silverware holders for a rustic themed party?
I haven’t stepped more than five feet into the store and I am already in hyperdrive. My husband and son hate when I tell them I “need” to run into the craft store for just a moment. We all three know that I am going to take more than just a moment. If I could, I would spend hours in there.
I can’t paint, but I will spend 15 to 20 minutes looking at canvases and professional artist paints. I will just stand there and imagine what I would paint if I could truly paint. But when I get into the aisles for the craft stuff I do know about, such as the cake baking aisle or the polymer clay aisle, all hope is lost for my husband and son to get me out quickly.
My recent trip to the craft store got me thinking, “If I could have any product in here what would I want?” You may think that’s an easy question. And for some, I’m sure you knew immediately what you would get.
There is probably an item that you have been fawning over for months just waiting for the right coupon and/or sale to come along for you to pounce. For me, that’s a tough question. I have so many different interests at different times, that to say I want one particular special item is hard. So I decided to break it down by my interests.
This is actually quite simple. I would buy a Wilton Tool Caddy. I am so tired of spilling my cake decorating tips all over the floor in my pantry. I can’t tell you how many bottles of my icing dyes have leaked all over my sprinkle containers. It’s such a waste of money and that stuff is hard to get off your fingers!
Update: Marie bought me one of these for my birthday and I absolutely love it! It as just the right amount of space for all of my cake decorating supplies.
I would love a Needle Felting Mat Brush and/or the Needle Felting Handle Holder with the 7 needles in it. I know these are two, but they are both needed. Right now I use a Styrofoam sponge to poke the felt and the needle sometimes goes through it and pokes my leg or fingers. Blood and felt don’t really complement each other well.
Update: Marie also bought me this set for my birthday. Let’s just say this combo makes needle felting a lot less painful!
The Silhouette Cameo is my #1 pick! This thing is awesome. I have the very first Cricut that only does the 6”X12” paper. The Silhouette can cut any length. It will even allow you to create your own temporary tattoos! Considering how I love to create decorations for DIY parties, it would be great to be able to just print out my own temporary tattoos for the goody bags.
Update: My wonderful husband bought me a Cricut Explore Air for Christmas! While it’s not the Cameo, I have to say I absolutely love all the features that come with it. It’s a huge upgrade from those older model Cricuts.
I really need the Oven Bake Clay Template. This will allow me to be more accurate when creating tutorials and make my creations more uniform. Creating a Yoda with one arm fatter and longer than the other doesn’t really look all that great.
Honestly, I should probably just work at a craft store so that I can use the employee discount to support my habit! I would own the whole store if I could. Who needs a “She Shed” when you own the craft store? But for now, I will have to keep dreaming about the Crafts I Would Buy. What about you? What item would you buy at the craft store if money was no object and why?
(I was not paid to promote any of the products listed above. I genuinely like them.)
Hello, I’m Aleisha. I have always been interested in the crafting world. Growing up I would often find myself in my grandma’s sewing room or in my mom’s craft room “helping” with whatever task they would give me. As an adult, my love for crafting turned into a degree in Event Planning, where entertaining and crafting collide. When I am not crafting or entertaining, I am spending as much time as I can get with my husband and two sons. I am also a complete Disney Junkie!