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Crafters are always in the middle of a project and their current tools have probably seen better days. This year treat them to a new version of their old favorite tools, or buy them something new to get them started on a new project.
Crafters don’t need a fancy sewing machine, but there are so many projects that require a sewing machine. So, just get them a simple machine that will get the job done!
This is definitely a pricey gift, but your crafter will get a lot of use out of it. Our family actually has a different Silhouette machine and we use it a lot for homeschooling, labels and other random projects. It can cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric, and other materials into intricate projects. When the blade is replaced with a pen, it will sketch instead of cut.
If your glue gun looks anything like mine, it’s time to upgrade to a new glue gun. The Surebonder is a great option. It heats quickly, is easy to grip and has a comfortable trigger, and it has a removable stand. Make sure you buy the right size glue sticks. Trust me, it’s not fun to chop up your glue sticks to make them fit.
I feel like I was in the dark for so long and then I found the light of a rotary cutter. These slice through fabric like butter. These are perfect for quilting or just cutting regular fabric. Some more trendy projects I like using a rotary cutter for are bunting and tassels.
I’m going to go ahead and count these as the same gift, because you can’t have one without the other. $25 for both of these is still a pretty great deal. If the Silhouette Cameo was too much of an investment, this is a great alternative. The mat can even be used with your rotary cutter craft projects. Take a look at some creative Xacto projects.
This gift and the next gift are for the industrial crafters or the ones who like to redo furniture. A drill can come in handy and it’s nice to have your own rather than have to go on the search for your husband’s every time. A basic drill should do for any of the crafter’s jobs.
An electric sander is another lifesaver. Have you ever tried to sand a piece of furniture by hand? It’s also useful for other craft projects that call for distressing. Since it’s Christmas, why not spring for the sander that includes dust collection? You’ll be glad you did!
Metal stamping is very popular right now. Whether is labeling spoons for your herb garden or personalizing metal jewelry, this is a great option. Maybe they’ll use this Christmas gift to personalize metal ornaments of next year’s tree! This kit is even good for stamping leather, so you’ll get your money’s worth.
Whether you’re etching your front door, bathroom window or drinking glasses for gifts, glass etching is a great gift to a crafter! It’s a fairly simply project. You can even pair it with a vinyl creation from your Silhouette to make specific designs.
If you’re not sure what project your crafter is in the middle of, you can’t go wrong with a Michael’s or Hobby Lobby gift card.