Find some new favorites and take your craft projects to the next level with this big list of unusual craft tools & supplies!
As you may know, I’m a long time craft addict. I’ve been crafting since I was a kid and also went to design school for architecture. So making stuff is pretty much my life. Over time, I’ve become really interested in the history of crafts and art. Especially the supplies and tools that makers use and used in the past. I get really excited to look through old craft tools & supplies in stores or at garage sales. You never really know what you’re going to find!
I also belong to an online group for DIY enthusiasts and some of my favorite posts there (AND my favorite segment on This Old House) are “what is it?” questions where someone posts something they don’t know the purpose of. Usually the purpose of said item isn’t clear from its appearance which makes for some fun mysteries. And almost always there is someone else who DOES know what it is. And no, these aren’t always defunct useless objects, they can just be unusual craft tools & supplies.
I have learned so much from these posts and segments. Do I always remember it all? No. But I still find them endlessly fascinating. Even though I pretty much never ever know that the thing is at the start. It’s kind of amazing the things that people have invented that are so cool and yet, we don’t even know they exist!
So today, we’re going to talk about unusual craft tools and supplies. And we are doing this for no other reason than it’s fun and interesting. And hey, maybe you’ll find an unusual craft tool you need but didn’t even know existed! So let’s get started!
Unusual Craft Tools & Supplies
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