(Closed) Most useful DIY/crafting item?

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I *wish* I had one of those paper cutter things that measure and cut straight for you. Would’ve made these past 2 days a hell of a lot easier!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I used my paper cutter a lot! And it’s one of those crafting tools that I still use even after the wedding.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Yeah, paper cutters are pretty damn useful (but only if you’re DIY-ing paper products). Glue guns are good, too.

ETA: Most of the paper cutters people use are the small ones with the slider blade, but the guilottine ones work too. You just have to be careful to keep the paper straight while cutting.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

As soon as I saw the title of this post, I thought “paper cutter!”  I used mine for everything 🙂

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

a great pair of Scissors wire cutters and a good hot glue gun and paper cutter and printer for making templates is awesome as well dont think i have one diy prodject that hasnt called for my hot glue gun at some point and if you can borrow a paper cutter then thats is one less thing you have to pay for

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hot Glue Gun and sewing machine… those are my two. I don’t have a sewing machine and I feel like life could have been a lot easier if I did…

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Oooh that one’s really good, especially with the pull out ruler.  Jealous…

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Yup paper cutter (the one you chose looks perfect!), also I have used a ton of Tacky Glue lately (that is just the brand I settled on though, any glue probably)!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Paper cutter- i bought one yesterday although it doesnt work so well on card, it seems to bend the edges before it actually cuts

Glue gun- i love my glue gun!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012 - Watch tower lodge, Black hawk state Park Rock Island, IL

HOT GLUE GUN!!! omg i dont know where i would be without it!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@jd2012:  That’s the exact same one I have, and it’s great!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i agree on the paper cutter. i use mine all the time. i have a fiskars one, it’s a heavy duty one that folds. i think it’s fiskars, at least. i should check.

a clear quilting ruler is AMAZING. especially with a grid. i found mine at hobby lobby, in their quilting section. i refuse to use any other ruler (and get weird looks in school for it. not my fault people are jealous cause my lines are straight and my cuts are even).

a good x-acto knife too. i’d be lost without mine. then again, i don’t use scissors hardly ever when cutting paper. xacto and a ruler, and i’m good to go.

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