Crafting Equipment

Crating is a popular hobby but what materials and tools do you need if you are just starting out? Well, that can be difficult to answer crafting is a very varied hobby after all. But I can help below I’ve listed all the materials you could need from cutting mats in the UK from Rhino to storage cases, tools and more.

Crafting/Cutting Mats Equipment

Whether you call them crafting or cutting mats it doesn’t really matter but you should make sure you get some of these mats if you want to get started with crafting. Cutting mats equipment will help protect the services you’re working on from harm and they are very versatile. All kinds of crafting can benefit from having proper cutting mats equipment so make sure you get some.

Crafting Knife

A Crafting Knife

A crafting knife might not seem like an essential piece of equipment, but these knives can be used in many different crafting mediums. From delicate wirework, jewellery work or just fine detail cutting crafting knives can be used to do a lot of different tasks. So, get yourself a professional crafting knife the versions with removal blades can be more adaptable as well.


Paints are pretty much a given when it comes to crafting but there are so many different types to consider isn’t there? However, if you want to get into crafting you should have an idea of what kind of crafting paint you’ll need.

If you are mainly working on paper or other similar materials then you could have acrylic, water or poster paints. If you are working on fabric then there are plenty of different fabric paints and of course, for other materials spray paints are always a good idea.

A Glue Gun

Crafting materials can take many different forms but while many people will focus on things like paints, paper, and even tools you’d be surprised by how many people forget to get a glue gun. A glue gun is vital towards many kinds of crafting and while in some cases standard PVA or even a glue stick will do the job for more delicate tasks you will need a glue gun.

Digital Software

Crafting doesn’t have to be done using traditional materials, in fact, many crafters these days work solely on the digital platform. However, if you just want to focus on the digital platform you will need some form of digital software. Photoshop is arguably the most popular however there are many alternative programs people can use. So, if you want to focus on digital crafting make sure you have some appropriate software.

Coloured Tape

Tape might seem a little outdated when it comes to crafting these days. But colored tape is an excellent crafting tool that can be used when it comes to all kinds of different creations. Painters tape, in particular, is a great way to make different designs and patterns. There is also colored masking tape and many other variants to try some have different textures and styles to them so they are a very diverse crafting tool.

Crafting Case/Storage Case

Anyone looking to get into crafting should ensure they have adequate storage for all their materials/ tools. One of the biggest challenges crafters face is that they can easily lose and damage their materials due to improper storage. So, make sure you have plenty of proper storage space. You should try to keep things separate whenever possible as well to reduce the risk of mess.

So, that is my list for the most important crafting tools and equipment for beginners to crafting to get. Crafting is a very versatile hobby that can be approached in many different ways so make sure you have all the equipment you need to have fun and keep things safe.