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Gift Guide for the Beginner DIYer

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Know a beginner who’s shown an interest in home and craft DIY? This gift guide will help you pick out the perfect gift for them!

#giftguide #diy #beginnerDIY 20 gift ideas for the beginner DIY'er in your life. Top home improvement tools for home renovation, furniture flipping and woodworking.

Gift Guide for Beginner DIY

Buying our own home has allowed us to take on so many amazing DIY projects. I wasn’t raised building or crafting, but over this past year I’ve become more comfortable with a tool in my hand.

Problem: One of the biggest challenges most people face when they see a project I’ve done and want to replicate it is they don’t have the right tools.

Solution: I’m rounding up my most frequently used tools for DIY projects, painting, crafting, etc. that are beginner friendly.

Painting Supplies

Spray Shelter // one of my favorites for paint spraying projects. This shelter is rather large and will save your driveway and cars from overspray.

Paint Sprayer // I’ve used this paint sprayer for so many projects, including our bedroom accent wall, mudroom cubby, fireplace stone makeover, outdoor playhouse makeover.

Paint Brushes // I’ve tried SEVERAL different paint brushes and these are by far my favorite and most comfortable to use.

Paint Brush + Roller Cleaning Tool // game changer in cleaning out your paint brushes and rollers.

Spray Paint Handle // For anyone that spray paints frequently [me] this is VERY useful! Simply clamp it on your spray paint can and it will save your trigger finger from aching.

Power Tools

Jig Saw // while not ideal for perfect cuts, it’s one of the easiest hand tools to use. [DIY Wood Fiber Art]

Drill // an essential beginner DIY tool

Drill Bit Set // goes hand-in-hand with the drill

Miter Saw // As a beginner, this is one I became comfortable with using first and one I use most often.

Orbital Sander // don’t forget the sand paper! 60, 80, 120, 220, and 400

Brad Nailer // my absolute favorite tool! This is cordless, so no need to drag around an air compressor.

General DIY Tools

Caulk Gun // the least favorite part of DIY but makes all the difference in the end result.

Safety Glasses // another essential item.

Hammer // pretty basic, but if your beginner DIY’er isn’t ready for a brad nailer, they’ll need one of these.

Wood Glue // best glue for wood working projects.

Stapler // great for crafters

Saw Horses // sometimes you need an extra pair of hands. These are it.

Stud Finder // See also [How to Hang a Shelf for Dummies]

Speed Square // super handy tool to have and one I used for this Geometric Wall

Clamps // the more the merrier

Kreg Pocket Hole Jig // very handy jig for securing wood pieces together

Level

Tape Measure

Did I forget anything? Let me know what your favorite DIY tool is!

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Wednesday 28th of October 2020

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