Best Picture Framing Materials

Monkey Hook Picture Hanger Home and Office Pack, 30 pc set
Size Name: Pack of 1. MONKEY HOOK PICTURE HANGER VARIETY PACK: 3 Varieties Included: 10 Original Monkey Hook, 10 Gorilla Grade (made of thicker steel so it holds up to 40% more weight than Original) and 10 Flush mount (hanging small items that MUST mount FLUSH to the wall.). The Amazing Monkey Hook is a lightweight, super-strong spring steel product that enables anyone to hang a picture, mirror, or wall accessory of up to 50 lbs.
"Scariest thing to hang- a heavy clock."
"The 'flush' mount hooks are flatter than the regular ones, good for things that need to be closer to the wall, but still stick out about a quarter of an inch (Darn you, physics!)."
"They are hard to keep grip to push into wall so I used a towel to help hold it."
"Doesn’t cause big holes in the wall like when you use wall anchors!"
"A simple but brilliant design for hanging pictures quickly and securely."
"So easy to hang items on the wall."
"These hooks are great because they are very secure in holding heavy mirrors and paintings."
"These hooks are fantastic (just make sure you don't hit a stud, wiring or other in-the-wall structure)."
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Command Picture & Frame Hanging Strips Value Pack, Large, White, 12-Pairs (17206-12ES)
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"This is a review of the Command Picture Hanging Strips Value Pack Large White 12 Strips. (You get a total of 24 individual strips in a box. Each strip is rated to hold 4lbs. -When removing an item from a wall, twist and pull the item up vs. trying to pull straight out."
"The secret to getting them to work well and not fall off is to make sure the strip sits there for a while without weight before adding the frame. If its a really heavy item closer to the 16lb limit, you will probably want to let the pieces sit attached for at least 30 minutes before putting them up."
"Easy to use and remove. Great price. Damage free walls. Arrived in two days via Amazon Prime."
"The cost might be on the high side, but I have used these in our home in Florida, where humidity doesn't;t seen to affect the quality."
"These worked perfectly for hanging my daughter's art board."
"I'm using these to hold up a 24 x 18 inch whiteboard and 24 x 18 inch cork board."
"These frames have been up for some time with no issues, however this morning I was greeted with what sounded like a truck driving through my home. I am thanking God this happened in the middle of the night and not during the day when my children were playing directly in the falling frame's path."
"These were bought to hold up my vintage shower radio that weighs less than 1 pound."
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Command Picture Hanging Strips Value Pack, Medium, White, 12-Pairs (17204-12ES)
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"Holding well there also."
"We even had to adjust one since it wasn't even, and the great thing about these is, they kind of velcro things to the wall!"
"High humidity areas seem to struggle keeping attached."
"If you have not tired these yet, they work really well!"
"The nice thing is that the velchro is the same on both sides and then clips together, which means that the ones on the picture frames can be reused when I move them, and I won't end up with left overs."
"Not sure it would really hold 20 lb frames but it works great for all my frames!"
"Horrible would return it if it didnt take more to actually send it back."
"Hope this was just a bad batch since I've never had this problem with 3M strips before, but they've definitely got some quality control issues to look into."
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Best Frame Molding

MCS 11x14 Inch Frame To Mount Finished Canvases, Black (40003)
The MCS 40003 is a 11 by 14, 3/4-Inch black frame that allows you to mount canvases quickly and easily. Instantly frame finished canvases.
"I can see where some reviews stated the velcro came of the canvas which is understandable, but a couple of staples in each piece of velcro held them nicely."
"The frame itself is nice, but the 16x20 canvas was too small for the opening."
"It did arrive with one piece of wood loose but a small spot of gorilla glue fixed it super quick."
"Super easy to frame a canvas with this frame, and it looks very professional."
"Perfect for what I need."
"Simple to use, well designed."
"Showed well together at local show...."
"I just received this frame and there's an inch long dent on the front and half of the back of the frame is not attached."
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Best Frame Rulers & Straight Edges

Alumicolor Ludwig Precision Heavy Duty T-Square Blade, 48"
Ludwig precision's heavy duty T-squares feature a broad 2 inch by 2.3 millimeter thick blade which is ideal for large cutting projects and drafting Boards. Broad and solidly built black plastic head is 14-inch wide and is calibrated to 5-inch on each side of the blade.
"Very durable and strong."
"works good........"
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Best Frame Sections & Parts

US ART Decor Adjustable Corner Protector, Art Painting, Photos Picture Poster frames Oil  Paintings Adjustable to fit 1/2 inch through 2.5 inch Wide frames 100 Pcs
Color: 100 Pcs Frame Corner. Adjustable and reusable B flute Model White Picture Frame corner protector use four per picture frame ( One for each corner ).
"i've used these even for the small pieces, which i've then wrapped with padded brown paper and stacked in my storage units--these provide enough separation that i've had absolutely no damage to stored or shipped items."
"2) One side has a triangle piece which folds down into the corner protector (I found it helps keep the corner on the item by tension). I personally prefer this one to be on as having the two triangle pieces folded down into the corner protector really helps the protector fit on snug."
"I had lowered my expectations based on the other reviews posted here, so I started with the idea I would spend time punching the corners out of the cardboard, folding them, and then taping them so they wouldn't fall apart."
"I'm not sure how much it costs to kiss-cut cardboard, but $20 for unfolded, die-cut cardboard with no folding instructions and wound with a strand of saran wrap, seems REAL steep."
"I just moved a whole house worth of art across country via storage pods and used these on all of our frames and a few of our flat panel TVs (combined with cardboard to protect the glass and shrink wrap to hold them in place)."
"It is so nice not to have to make my own."
"Should be in everyone's packing gear to save your nice frames and protect your art."
"Do not purchase this product if you place any value on your own time. This manufacturer must be rolling on the ground laughing at the idiots who actually paid money for this product."
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Best Framing Tools

Logan Pro-framing F300-1 Studio Joiner
Drives all v-nail sizes on a magnetic nail holder. Makes a perfect and permanent joint as you would get from a frame shop.
"Even the instructions suggest using a strap clamp for things like 6 sided frames."
"Broke first time I used it, The Logan people replaced the part."
"Fantastic product, My husband loves it."
"An easy way to frame."
"This tool makes framing a snap."
"This is a great product."
"worked very well."
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Best Photo Mat Boards & Mat Cutters

Pack of 25 11x14 WHITE Picture Mats Mattes with White Core Bevel Cut for 8x10 Photo + Backing + Bags
This item comes with 25 pre-cut mats, 25 backing boards and 25 clear bags. Our acid-free whitecore matboards are a 4-ply papermat that provide the aesthetic and design benefits of a bright white bevel. This item comes with the 25 pre-cut mats, 25 backing boards and 25 clear bags.
"I print my stuff out at 7.85x9.85 and it doesn’t cut out enough of the image for it to be noticeable, but it’s easy enough to line up and have some extra space to work with and not have any of the unprinted paper showing."
"But the bag that the sleeves comes in has the adhesive on the flap and wants to stick to the sleeves as you take them out."
"I also purchased the batch of colored mats from the same vendor and I am satified with them both."
"They were perfect."
"I had 20 prints made on very nice paper, but they looked so unsubstantial for selling."
"Mats, backer boards, and cello bags in a reusable box."
"Great set of mats, backs and sleeves."
"This product looks great exactly as it was advertised."
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Best Picture Hanging Hardware

Monkey Hook Picture Hanger Home and Office Pack, 30 pc set
Size Name: Pack of 1. MONKEY HOOK PICTURE HANGER VARIETY PACK: 3 Varieties Included: 10 Original Monkey Hook, 10 Gorilla Grade (made of thicker steel so it holds up to 40% more weight than Original) and 10 Flush mount (hanging small items that MUST mount FLUSH to the wall.). The Amazing Monkey Hook is a lightweight, super-strong spring steel product that enables anyone to hang a picture, mirror, or wall accessory of up to 50 lbs.
"Scariest thing to hang- a heavy clock."
"A simple but brilliant design for hanging pictures quickly and securely."
"These are amazing!"
"These hooks are great because they are very secure in holding heavy mirrors and paintings."
"So easy to install, so strong and little mess!"
"These hooks are fantastic (just make sure you don't hit a stud, wiring or other in-the-wall structure)."
"We use these to hang everything, so I bought some for my son who lives in an apartment."
"I love these hooks."
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Best Mosaic Making Supplies

Milestones 90115122 Mosaic Star Stone Kit
Mosaic Star Stone Kit. Make mosaic star stepping stones.
"My husband and I had a blast making this with our daughter."
"I smoothed out the dent the best I could before we put the concrete solution in, and we pressed the concrete evenly into all sides of the mold, but the plastic definitely wanted to retain the shape of the dent, and we do indeed have a matching dent on the bottom of our stone. The instructions do say the mold is reusable, and it didn't break when we popped out the mosaic stone, so theoretically depending on how much glass you use, if you just did the border with a hand print for example, you could get some concrete from the local craft store and have enough glass to make several of these. We did find, however, when it came to writing the kitty's name on this that the popsicle stick included made thicker and sloppier edges then would allow us to put his whole name on the stone, so we ended up using a wooden kabob skewer, which had a sharper point, and that worked better for us."
"My daughter had a wonderful time helping me mix up the stone mix, and getting it into the mold."
"Made these as presents for my kid's grandparents."
"I'm not a big fan of the colors the mosaic tiles that came with the kit, but I purchased some other glass mosaic tiles to use and it turned out perfectly."
"Like others I did all water in one pour and it worked out well."
"The directions included did not specify how long to wait to try a hand or foot impression, the letters (I had to purchase separately), or the glass."
"I read the directions carefully and do this type of activity frequently, but for me, this just wasn't the best project."
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Best Candle Making Supplies

The Candlemaker's Store Natural Soy Wax, 10 lb. Bag
You can also blend this with the 416 Soy wax to create beautiful tarts.
"Remove can holding wax from heat when thermometer reads 180-185 degrees F. 4) Depending on type of fragrance you're using, let wax cool until you're able to add fragrance. I used fragrance oils from Candle Science (B0092RNCSY most of which were safe to add at 180 degrees F. 5) While wax cools, thread wicks through wick tabs (B001683N86 I fray the end that's going to the bottom of the candle so when I make the wick taught later I won't pull the wick out. Pour in just enough wax to cover the top of the wick tab. Let the wax you just poured cool until it's slightly opaque (should not be liquid, but not completely solid), and then press wick tab down gently (I used a chopstick) into the middle of your container. By the time the wax hardens, the rest of your wax should be ready to pour. 8) Let the rest of the wax continue to cool until 110-115 degrees F. Pour in the rest of the wax, leaving some space at the top of the container so wax won't overflow when burning later."
"After realizing such a thing was going to be very hard to find (or insanely expensive), I read a little bit about making my own, and decided it was worth a shot. I melted this wax in a double boiler made from a saucepan and cereal bowl, and ladled it into a cheap flowerpot from the dollar store. I made a test candle with some Gulf paraffin from Walmart and had some serious contraction problems as it hardened (leaving a big divot in the center), but the soy wax didn't seem to contract nearly as much. It's just about the cheapest wax you can find, so the quality was an extremely pleasant surprise. Echoing what others have said, this stuff is probably too soft for freestanding candle types."
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Best Basket Making Supplies

Introduction to Basket Weaving Kit for 5 Baskets
Includes hardwood basketry handles & hoops, and more than enough reed & cane to complete all the baskets. SKILLS LEARNED: square bases with flat materials, round radiating spoke bases with flat materials, plain weave, folded base, adding notched handles, Cut and Tuck, lashing rims, melon basket construction with God's Eye pattern (also called egg or rib baskets), heart shape baskets. Purchase with confidence knowing that our kits have 30+ years of expert development with illustrated step-by-step instructions.
"No molds sent with kit."
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Best Soap Making Supplies

Glycerin Vegetable Kosher USP - 1 Quart (43 oz.)
Glycerin Vegetable KOSHER USP Food Grade - 1 Quart (32 fluid ounces, net weight 43 ounces) in quality HDPE quart container with resealable lid. Quality HDPE quart container with resealable lid.
"This VG is clear, slightly sweet, and highly viscous compared to propolyne glycol (PG), the other main component of most juices. I personally don't use any PG in my e-liquid, because I don't care for any throat hit, I prefer a max VG juice because it's the ingredient that produces lots of vapor. If you consider the low price of this VG, around $13.00 for a liter, plus the cost of flavoring, (and another necessary ingredient which is highly addictive), you'll be at about ¢35 for a 30ml bottle. Not for me anyway, however using products like this VG will definitely help you keep more money in your wallet and you'll feel the health benefits from quitting smoking 🚬."
"This was the first time I have used vegetable glycerin and my finished product turned out great."
"Instead of paying $20 for official Halloween smoke, I decided to make my own using this GV and water."
"I'm African American and I use this with water and rosemary oil for a daily moisture hair spritz as part of my natural hair health regime."
"This provides room to add my 120ml of flavored juice to the new container and also gives about 1/2 cup of VG to place my new, unused coils--where they prime themselves until needed."
"Vegetable glycerin metabolizes differently than sugar and is used in low carbohydrate foods for sweetness and moisture. Glycerin is added to these products because it is a humectant; a substance that attracts moisture to the skin."
"Making my own juices now and I ordered a few of the Essential Depot solutions, and am glad I did."
"I know for a fact this isn't "USP" since I contacted the USP labs about Essential Depot's Propylene Glycol to check the claim there as well-- regardless I'm not worried about the USP cert since there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the prodcuts these guys make."
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Best Doll Making Supplies

Woodpeckers Decorative Wooden Doll People - Assorted Sizes - Set of 40 Includes 5 Shapes: Ebook: We Include a Ebook with Cool Crafting Ideas.
Sold as a Set of 40 21 LARGE PEOPLE (3 styles) 9 MEDIUM PEOPLE 10 SMALL PEOPLE 5 different shapes and sizes Brought to you by School and Camp Specialty Perfect for art classroom and art projects Decorate with markers,Paint, felt, cloth, yarn and more Ebook: We include a ebook with cool crafting ideas. Sold as a Set of 40 21 LARGE PEOPLE (3 styles) 9 MEDIUM PEOPLE 10 SMALL PEOPLE.
"They are made of good hard woods, easy to work with, come in a wonderful variety of shapes and sizes, and are easy to work with."
"Used the peg dolls to make nativity scenes with my grandchildren."
"Good quality wooden doll people."
"Quality is there."
"Really great selection of shapes and sizes, I can't wait for my kids to create adorable clothes, hair, and draw faces on these cute peg dolls."
"Love the product and the ebook."
"They are exactly what I was expecting!"
"Very good quality carvings."
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Best Floral Arranging Supplies

Darice BOW1003 Bowdabra Bow Maker and Craft Tool
Bowdabra Designer Bow Maker - Large - Each kit includes Bowdabra, Bowdabra wand, 30 minute project DVD, instruction book and 10 yards of Bowdabra bow wire. Press play to learn how to make festive holiday bows and more!
"so easy to use for smaller bows."
"Only thing is that Amazon was more expensive by $2 than my craft store, that really surprised me."
"I have to watch YouTube videos to really get to learn how to make hair bows."
"only tried it once...got to learn how to use it...bought one for larger bows...easier to handle."
"Best thing EVER for making Deco Mesh Wreaths and for ribbons... Love this gadget so much."
"It is however about a thousand times stronger than string!"
"People think it only makes bows but it does so much more."
"Helps make great bows!"
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Best Sculpture Supplies

Luna Bean Keepsake Hands DIY Plaster Statue Molding & Casting Kit
This 2 step plaster casting kit for a pair of hands contains the materials to do 1 casting of the following types: 1 Large Adult Hand, or 2 Adult Hands (Wedding Hands, Anniversary Hands, Praying Hands, etc), INCLUDED: Plastic molding bucket, 1 bag molding powder, 1 bag plaster casting stone, fine sandpaper, course sandpaper, demolding stick, detailing pin and detailed instructions.
"They recommend having an additional person to dictate instructions and/or give a helping hand."
"I purchased this to do for my terminally ill husband and myself."
"Turned out really well for us!"
"My husband and i did this with out 5 year old, 3 year old and almost 1 year old and it turned out great!"
"Tried three different sets of DIY hand kits and this was the one that worked and was easy to use."
"That night we did a hand cast of his and my mom's hands."
"I got this as the San valentines for my hubby."
"I added a little acrylic paint for fun... we LOVE them!"
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Best Paper Craft Supplies

Artist's Choice Sketch Pad ,75 sheets, Pack of 2
Premium Sketchbook - 2 Pack of Sketch Pads (75 Pages Each). BUY ONE GET ONE FREE - 2 Pack of 75 Page Sketchpads. FULL 100% MANUFACTURER MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - If you find any flaw with this book, or any of our products, please contact our US Based Customer Support line and we'll offer you a free replacement or a full refund.
"i love the pad for sketch , and the sketch pen i bought from caicolor ."
"So, when I write this, keep in mind I'm comparing it to sketchbooks I would buy that had the following attributes: medium weight (94 g/m^2), acid free, 11 in X 8.5 in, 70 sheets, with easy tear perforations, a two pocket folder in the front, cardboard backing with a soft cover, paper that is lined up properly when closed, sheets that don't stick to each other, and a wire binding that is the sames style as these ones. My experience buying this product. Pros: -Arrived on time. -Is the right texture of paper for what I want to do. -is the right size for what I want to do. -is basically exactly what I wanted at face value. Cons: -A few of the corners right out of the package were bent-this is irritating as I like to use the whole page, and I make enough mistakes and wrinkles on my own without the paper starting damaged. -the papers don't all line up. I have worked at a bindery before, and let me tell you, the way the paper does not line up when the book is closed is unacceptable. The biggest problem is the way the papers line up poorly, if I put this in my back pack it'll tear up the ones that are sticking out real quick."
"No bleed through as I tested with Sakura microns ranging in .20mm - .50mm. Uniball gel pens don't bleed."
"The perforation is some of the best I've ever seen or used, and I appreciated the obviously well-crafted spiral binding and thick, heavy covers on the front and back."
"I would highly recommend these to anyone who love to draw especially if you are just starting out then this is a great buy!!!"
"This is for my 2 grandsons, I'm sure they will love it, along with blank comic books, colored pencils & charcoals, a perfect gift!"
"I'm so glad I purchased them, My artistically inclined 9 year old daughter loved them!"
"Before I describe the product I'd like to point out a misleading line on the cover of the book " Artist's Choice" it is a misleading statement that implies quality and trust me quality this is not."
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Best Ceramic & Pottery Supplies

Smooth-On Silicone Mold Making, Liquid Rubber OOMOO 30, Easy to Use - Trial Size 2.8 lb
Use this silicone mold making rubber for making perfect reproductions that capture intricate detail of original models. OOMOO 30 is easy to use silicone rubber compounds that feature convenient one-to-one by volume mix ratios (no scale necessary). OOMOO30 is suitable for a variety of art-related and industrial applications including making molds for sculpture and prototype reproduction, casting plaster, resins and wax. MIX RATIO: 1A:1B BY VOLUME - Easy to use silicone rubber compound features a convenient one-to-one by volume mix ratio, no scale is necessary.
"The major problem I had with this product is that it has a very limited shelf life. Shelf life aside, it works well and does create good molds."
"This stuff works just as well for the simple one part molds as it does for the more complex two part molds."
"Still captures all the details and textures of the master, and makes for really sturdy durable block molds."
"I understand that shelf life is an issue for these products (they will harden in the bottles over time) but it would be more convenient if the product could be purchased in larger sizes for making larger molds. I had to order two trial sizes to make one not very large mold."
"I am sure for larger pieces (these are 2 letters with total size of about 1.5" x 1.5" ) where an air bubble or 2 would not hurt this would be perfect."
"My next buy will be some stronger, platinum-cure silicone since it seems to be the best for high temperatures, strength, and a quick cure."
"I couldn't figure out how to make a two piece mold so I just taped a model into a plastic cottage cheese container, head down, and poured the mixed product into the cup. I had pre-determined how much of the product needed by putting the model's head in the cup, filling with water to the depth that was needed, then using two clear plastic cups to divide it in half. I put one of the liquids in one cup, up to the line, and the other liquid in the other cup."
"The OOMOO is from the Tin line and Dragon skin is from the Platinum line."
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Best Stained Glass Making Supplies

Creator's Bottle Cutter Machine DIY Cuts Glass Wine Bottles Includes Abrasive Stone CBC-USA Google Rated Number One Best In The World
• Creator's Bottle Cutter: A high-tech, dependable bottle cutter that is simple to use and creates precise scores around the bottle. No other bottle cutter on the market can do that with any degree of precision that the Creators Bottle Cutter can.
"He cut 7 bottles, and got 7 perfect cuts. He even cut two square Jim Beam bottles and they came out perfect. note: you have to work at it a little more intensely, and the manufacturer says nothing about cutting square bottles, but he had to try, and we now have 2 perfectly cut, square, Jim Beam bases!!"
"Sometimes it took two or three tries but the smoothness of the cut using this device and the heat/cold water method is VERY much better than the tapping method."
"Using the temperature shock method to separate the bottle has been the best method for me (so I prepare a container of ice water to dunk the top of the bottle in after each round of heat - it helps to have many bottles already scored)."
"Fifty percent was the usual regardless of how many I was cutting at the time."
"Haven't had great luck scoring and breaking a glass bottle as yet."
"The additional tools are extremely helpful when processing large batches."
"That bottle cutter just didn't work no matter what directions were followed."
"Might be okay for wine bottles, but for champagne bottles of multiple thicknesses this product did not work."
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Best Weaving & Spinning Supplies

11,750+ Authentic Rainbow Mega Refill Loom by Talented Kidz: 10,750 Premium Quality Rubber Bands, 30 Charms, 250 Beads, ABC Stickers to Personalize Your Case, 600 Clips, 3 Backpack Hooks, Organizer
PERFECT FIT: The carrying storage case lets you organize rubber bands, bracelets, charms, hooks & clips. DIY PERSONALIZED CASE: With the ABC sticker sheet included, you can write your name and personalize your case. Over 2.4 pounds of bands and accessories carefully sellected and exclusively available by Talented Kidz: THIS IS THE ORIGINAL REFILL CASE with THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT CURRENTLY OFFERED ON AMAZON, AUTHENTIC BY TALENTED KIDZ. 11,750 pieces Mega Bundle: Over 10,750 premium quality rainbow rubber bands + 30 Charms + 3 Backpack/Zipper Hooks + 250 Beads + 600 S-Clips + ABC Stickers + DIY Personalized Case Organizer. NO GIMMICKS or FAUX UNIT COUT: 2.4 pounds of premium rubber bands and accessories! The storage case has some removable dividers and lets you place your loom and organize rubber bands, bracelets, hooks, charms & clips. Rainbow Loom® is a trademark of Choon's Designs LLC, which does not sponsor, authorize, or endorse Talented.
"I got this item so she could organize her bands, the box came in perfect condition and the bands are very nice too."
"I teach 43 kids and they have all make a few bracelets and not even half of them are gone."
"My son loved this set."
"My daughter has made several "charms" with the rubber bands and has no problem with them breaking when she pulls and stretches them through the loom."
"I'd definitely recommend this set for anyone that wants a wide variety of colors, a large quantity of bands, and a reasonable price."
"A great variety of bands."
"Whether you want to make necklaces or tons of bracelets, you will have to get more rubber bands at some point."
"My grandchildren both the girls and the boys like them and enjoy making bracelets. The boys like the darker colors while the girls are happy with the brighter ones."
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Best Leathercraft Supplies

Obenauf's LP Boot Preservative 8 oz - Preserves and Protects Leather - Made in the US
Leather preservative from Obenauf's Leather was originally developed in Idaho by a wildland firefighter, developed this unique blend of beeswax/propolis suspension formula to protect leather against caustic fire, retardant chemicals, heat, water and abrasion. Repels water better & longer.
"This stuff completely revived my Durango shoes."
"I also own and use Obenauf's leather oil and have a review of that as well. Basically, the HDLP is for heavy use such as for work and hiking boots while the leather oil is better for lighter duties such as dress boots. I've been using these solely for my heavier boots and belts so I can't say much else for other leather products but I see a few problems with such use. Application: This is a wax, so it has the consistency of a soft runny wax that will melt with body heat. The smell: Obernauf's formula is obviously made from a base of bees wax and other proprietary leather conditioning oils(often animal products but may occasionally be saps or plant based) so there is a smell. My Danner leather hiking boots have been through treks through muddy trails and streams and after a good rinse, the muck and water slides off. However, if you just need a good boot oil with decent protection without as much darkening, I'd suggest the Obenauf's leather oil."
"I saw someone at a coffee shop wearing the same pair of Red Wings Iron Rangers that I had on and we complimented each other's choice of footwear."
"I have been using this on two pairs work boots and my leather jacket I work in. I lost several pairs of boots but the boots that had this product on them look like new and had no mold or mildew."
"We've used tons of different leather care products, some are good and some are bad, but Obenauf's products are by far the best we've found."
"Just received it and slathered on my hiking boots."
"I bought a new pair of Redback boots from Australia and decided to also try a few different leather conditioning/waterproofing products that I hadn't previously used. The boots came all the way from Australia to the US and the leather was rather dry when I received them so they definitely needed some conditioning before the first wear. The boots were brand new so I didn't need to wash them, I just got a good gob of the Obenauf's on my fingers and started working it into the leather."
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Best Suncatcher Supplies

100 QTY: C.S.Osborne & Co. No. 7266-ND 5/8 - Natural Dark/ post : 5/8" head: 1" (mpn# 13796)
7266-ND 5/8 - Natural Dark/ post : 5/8" head: 1" (mpn# 13796). Enter your model number to make sure this fits.
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Best Scratchboards & Foil Engraving

Shuttle Art 120 Unique Colors (No Duplicates) Gel Pens Gel Pen Set for Adult Coloring Books Art Markers
Shuttle Art 120 Unique Colors ( No Duplicates ) Gel Pen Set - The Most Colors Set (120 COLORS) - 9 Types Of Ink - Perfect For Adult Coloring Books. THE MOST COLORS SET: Shuttle Art 120 Unique Gel Pen Set contains 120 INDIVIDULE colors, enjoys the most on Amazon! Each pen enjoys a unique color, which brings much more fun for Adult book Coloring, Scrap booking, Sketching, Doodling, Drawing, Writing, and all the other art designs.
"Having 120 colors in different tones and styles are helpful for my trade, however, one of my markers doesn't work at all (the 79) and the pastel markers 31 - 45 --which are my favorites-- require me to hack away at the paper before the ink starts rolling. I can't yet tell what makes these 3 colors different than the other 100 colors because I can't reach them; to me that's impractical. 3) The metallic, glitter and pastel colors live up to their title (the glitter and pastel are my favorites!). I've owned more than 5 brands of gel pen includng Gelly Roll and even if Gelly Roll has their own level of quality ink, they don't have the colors I want in metallic, pastel and glitter."
"I can't imagine any other color options."
"I was excited to get these and now I've pulled them out and I've had trouble with so many colors not coloring or breaking in color."
"Anyway, after using the new set for over a week, I had none of the problems described before. I'm very happy now with this set, and like I said earlier, 120 different colors makes a great collection! Shuttle Art takes care of its customers. It's too bad because otherwise 120 different colors makes a great collection and the pens I did use worked very well."
"These are the best gel pens I've used and I've bought several sets of other brands."
"There are no repeat colors, but some variations of the colors are pretty close."
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Best Fabric Ribbons

Morex Ribbon Swirl Wired Sheer Glitter Ribbon, 2-1/2-Inch by 50-Yard Spool, Gold
Elegant glitter swirls around this sheer ribbon with glittered wired edges. Wired Sheer Glitter Ribbon.
"This Ruben was a great find as it comes with so so so much on the role, and it's really very high-quality and beautiful Christmas ribbon… I inadvertently bought two rolls but upon showing the ribbon to my daughter she happily took the second role and we are working our way through them with all of our combined Christmas gifts this year!"
"I didn't realize that this would literally be shaky glitter atop The ribbon, I had a bit more faith, I suppose."
"I bought this ribbon to make wedding favors and everyone loved them."
"was disappointed when the ribbon was more than one piece...I was looking for one continuous piece."
"I have used this ribbon in many ways and am very pleased with how it holds up and always looks good!"
"Great price."
"Even after wrapping this around a very large box twice and making a huge many looped bow, there is a LOT of ribbon left over for future use."
"Looks lovely draped around the Christmas tree a decoration!"
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Best Wood Craft Supplies

Walnut Hollow Creative Versa Tool with Versa-Temp Variable Temperature Control and 11 Woodburning Points
The Creative Versa Tool woodburning tool is supplied with 11 points (tips) and features a dial to control the temperature from low to 950 degrees F. The dial means the tool can be used on a variety of surfaces including paper, card, leather, fabric, wood and composites. Includes 11 interchangeable points with a lead-free solder (Universal, Flow, Tapered, Calligraphy, Shading, Transfer, HotKnife, Solder, and 3 Hot Stamp Points).
"This is such a fun tool!!"
"but it would be my first time with wood burning so i didnt want to spend a lot of money. when looking at videos of wood artists using more expensive tools i noticed they use a heat resistant glove."
"for other jobs such as soldering, hot-knife cutting, image transfers and stamping, as well as some lead-free solder, which I appreciate since I was shopping for solder at the time, too. To address the complaints mentioned before: Thus far I haven't had a tip break on me and, although it does take a few minutes to heat up, the temperature control has been working perfectly (Or at least, it's been working - It's a yellow-orange-red scale so I'm not sure what the specific temperatures are supposed to be, but it's definitely hotter at red than it is at yellow). I think it could be improved by adding some sort of indicator to tell whether it's on or not, nothing too fancy, just a little LED would do fine, but, again, I'm happy with it."
"The tip would obviously lose heat much quicker than the internal thermostat, so the pen would decrease heat/turn off because according to the internal thermostat, the pen was at the selected temp, when the tip was much cooler. I solved this problem by blowing on the thick metal portion of the pen, decreasing the internal temp and allowing the entire pen to warm back up."
"I wanted to learn wood-burning, mostly to label and decorate the wooden cigar boxes I use to store craft supplies and small tools. The kit includes a nice assortment of tips (for finer and broader strokes) and is packed in a well-organized storage box. 2) Get a tube of dry graphite lubricant, to lube the threads periodically and 3) Let the tool cool completely before removing a tip."
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Best Craft Supplies

Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100)
Scotch Thermal Laminator Pouches protect documents you handle frequently. Thermal Pouches fits documents up to 8.5-Inch x 11-Inch.
"These laminating pouches are the perfect thickness to laminate bookmarks that fit comfortably between pages. I've laminated both 100lb coverstock as well as 80lb, so I laminate paper on the thicker side and they work amazingly well. I found the best way to feed into the machine is setting the document in the laminating pouch on top of something that is on level with the opening feed."
"My son has Autism and can't talk so I use this to make him pecs communication cards and it works like a charm."
"Another plus here is that unlike the older laminating machines, you do not need to use a "manila folder" to wrap around the pouches before feeding this into the device."
"I use them with my scotch laminator, and they allow my center materials to stay nice and neat for several years!"
"My wife loves crafting and making all sorts of things. It is so easy, that I have even laminated some things for my football coaching and a little mothers day project for the wife."
"Two will go through my Amazon Basics laminator without jamming so it's not that big if a deal, just a waste of laminating sheets."
"I used them to make posters and curriculum for my son's homeschooling and they are FANTASTIC!"
"Have not used these sheets I ordered yet but have been using the Scotch laminator sheets for 25 years."
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