11 DIY Craft Supplies


Make Your Own Craft Supplies!

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about crafty people it’s that they can make just about anything!  You can save money by making supplies yourself, get exactly the color you want, or just be able to whip up some baker’s twine without having to run to the store.

Making your own craft supplies rocks!  Try some of these cool DIY tutorials…


You know you want some of this beautiful tape…well, make it!  Cathe Holden {one of my favorite bloggers} shares how she created this fabulous decorative tape.  It all starts with pretty wrapping paper and double-side mounting adhesive.  Easy Peasy!


Cathe also designed these cool printable handmade labels that you can download right here on Everything Etsy.  Stick one on everything you create!!!!


Recycle and old t-shirt and learn how to cut continuous t-shirt yarn at Releve Design.

DIY Baker's Twine

Laura Beth from A Step in the Journey made her own baker’s twine…get out of town…it’s so cool!

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Make Geo Clay Beads and design your own jewelry.  That’s what I call HANDMADE! :)


What a pretty and useful sewing tool caddy!  You can find all the details at Flamingo Toes…you’ll love this super creative blog.


This is a fun project…DIY pencils from Scissors.Paper.Wok – I could use a bunch of these on my desk.

17803360996974306_5XSA14hk_cEveryone loves pom poms!  Learn how to make Mini Pom Poms from twine with Meet Me At Mikes and The Baker’s Twine.  You can’t have too many.


Storybook Paper Flower Tutorial are perfect for wreaths, bouquets and so much more.  You’ll find easy instructions at 100 Layer Cake.  I would love to add a few of these to a hanging lantern we have…the possibilities are endless.


Create chalkboard paint in any color {A Beautiful Mess} in no time at all!  Ya gotta love that.

One more…DIY Mod Podge for your crafty projects {Do It Yourself Divas}.

I hope you found a few new ideas and maybe you can save yourself a little time and trouble the next time you need some craft supplies.

Do you make any of your own craft supplies???  I’d love to hear about them in the comments!



  1. says

    I have seen the t-shirt yarn before and have wanted to try it. I love all the ideas here and will explore all the creative blogs you mention. Thank you!

  2. says

    Wow, I was looking at baker’s twine just yesterday~ and here I had a dozen rolls of white cotton string and tons of sharpies~ who would have thought! Thanks, Kim and Laura, for sharing this fantastic idea! Love all the others, too!

  3. ester says

    Hello I am Esther from Spain
    Can you tell me where to buy washi tape please
    Your page is very nice thanks
    My email is

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