Decorating Toolbox 101

By: Home Decorating Digest

Where is that hammer ?

Save time and frustration by assembling your own decorating toolbox. Most do-it-yourself projects are hampered by the lack of tools (or knowing where to find the tools) to get the job done.

Storing Your Tools: A toolbox, caddy or a storage step stool can be used andwill allow you to organize your tools by making them available for easy to carrying.

The Right Tools for the Job:

Hanging Things:

  • Push Pins
  • Plastic Anchors
  • Picture Wire
  • Thumb Tacks
  • Sewing Machine Needles (to hang pictures without large wholes, holds approximately 30#)
  • Cup Hooks

Attaching Things:

  • Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Can of Spray Adhesive
  • Staple Gun & Staples
  • Multi- Sized Rubber Bands
  • Plastic Twist Ties
  • Fusible Interfacings
  • Fabric Glue
  • Sewing Needles & Thread
  • Starch ( Easy on Easy off walls for fabric wallpapering or for appliqu├ęs)

Cutting Things:

  • Good Pair of Scissors for Fabric
  • Utility Scissors for everything else
  • Box Cutter
  • Woodworking you may need a light weight handsaw.

Measuring Things:

  • Yardstick
  • Tape Measure
  • T-Square or Level

Decorating Things:

  • Gold Touch-up Pen
  • Spray paint Black& White
  • Sandpaper
  • Brushes
  • Craft Paint in your decors color scheme
  • Assortment of ribbons, buttons and fringe.

These tools may not all fit in your toolbox, yet are good to have on hand.

  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver - Phillips and Flat Head ( get multiple sizes)
  • C-Clamps
  • Iron & Ironing Board

Take the time in advance to gather your equipment and that next do-it-yourself project will be simpler and faster to accomplish.

Where is that hammer? In your Decorating Tool Box

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