Simple Art Projects For Adults

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One thing you can try for increasing the power to do crafts in the home, as well as to provide you with more choices on what to do with the kids, is to utilize some of the tools you might have available in your house. Your laptop or computer and printer could help you. But not just with ideas, but with the preparation for completing the craft projects you decide to do together.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

You could print things like pictures to include within your crafts, patterns and templates for sewing, stencils you can use to paint and draw with, coloring pages, and guidelines for virtually every other type of craft you wish to do. After all, there are a lot of crafting ideas online, and all you need to do is search based upon what type of crafts you wish to do. To illustrate, if you wish to hand quilt, then do a search for quilting instructions and patterns. If you like to do a little scrapbooking, you can search for template and page ideas, embellishments to print out, as well as for stickers to generate yourself. The options are endless when it comes to printing and crafting.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

When you're preparing to do some craft printing, whether alone, with many friends, or with your kids, you may want to ensure you are not caught between steps without ink. For those who are likely to be printing a good deal of crafts continually then you should be thinking about stocking up on your printer ink cartridges by purchasing them in large quantities. Be certain you have enough of both black and color ink cartridges so you have all you need. You will want to be sure you've got the best varieties of paper to print out everything you would need for your project. Making use of several kinds of paper enables you to be equipped for any craft you have in mind. Whenever you are likely to be printing crafts often, at the very least get some card stock, photo paper, standard white colored paper, and sticker paper easily accessible.

You may want to keep in mind that the best results come from using ink that is made by the brand of your printer. Meaning, if you're using a Canon Pixma printer, use Canon Pixma ink cartridges. This will make sure that you're results are vibrant and flawless.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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