Futura Craft Station

Great Desk For You or Your Aspiring Artist!

Product Description

The perfect multi-functional contemporary table: Studio Designs' Futura Craft Station with its adjustable work desk is great for drafting, drawing, or crafting on its large tempered safety-glass work surface. The table top angle adjusts up to 35 degrees, useful even as a portable office desk. Features include a large pencil drawer, 4 removable side trays for supplies and 3 slide-out drawers for additional storage (mounts on either side of the table). A 24-pencil ledge slides up and locks into place if you'd rather keep pens, pencils, or brushes on the table top.

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Okay, this desk by Studio Designs is pretty large so make sure you or your recipient has the space before you buy it. The dimensions of this desk are 43.25''W x 24''D x 31.5 - 45''H. That said, this desk is pretty awesome. The quality of this desk for the price is mind-boggling - sturdy, stylish and very functional. It is definitely designed and crafted with the artists' needs in mind. The 38" x 24" tempered-glass work-surface gives you plenty of space to create and design. The three plastic trays can be attached to the left or right side of the tempered glass. These trays and under-the-desk drawers gives you plenty of storage space to keep your various art supplies off your desktop but conveniently nearby.  The adjustable desktop can be adjusted up to 35 degrees. The adjustment is easy and stays securely in place (no wobble). You can also buy additional desk accessories to further customize your desk.

This desk does require complete assembly. The instructions are easy to follow but having two people to put the desk together increases the odds of a smooth assembly. The plastic trays are a great idea but they are a tad flimsy- would be infinitely better if there was a wood tray option. Overall, Amazon users were thrilled with this desk, giving it 4.6 out of 5 stars with over 750 reviews.

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ZZYI Googly

Googly Wiggle Eyes Self Adhesive

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All these colourful googly eyes are made of quality plastic. All googly eyes are self-adhesive. You can just peel off the backs and stick them on anywhere you want. It can also prevent the kids from getting hurt by the glue.

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Putting googly eyes on your craft projects is a simple and fun way to really animate your creations. They are widely available and really affordable. This particular bunch of googly eyes stands out from many of the others on the market for a few reasons. First, these 1500 googly eyes come in a variety of colors (blue, green, red, pink, yellow and white) AND a variety of sizes. Second, they are all self-adhesive - simply pick your eyes, peel the backs and stick them on whatever you have.  This drastically reduces the mess and waste of oozing glue. Lastly, these eyes arrive well organized by size and color in a reusable clear plastic container.

The two biggest issues with these eyes are the backs of the stickers and the sizes. The backs on these stickers can be a little difficult to peel off. The task of peeling the backs off these sticks is made even harder when the eyes are smaller. This brings us to the second biggest issue. There are a lot more smaller eyes than bigger eyes in this container. Overall, Amazon users really like these googly eyes giving them 4.5 out of 5 stars with over 300 reviews.

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Creativity for Kids Hide and Seek Rock Painting Kit

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Creativity for Kids Hide & Seek Rock Painting Kit is a new twist on our favorite 2007 Deluxe Rock-a-Doodle Kit. It’s weather resistant and perfect for you, your friends and family to paint rocks to hide outdoors to spread kindness, encouragement and happiness throughout your community – one rock at a time!

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Rock painting is a great indoor activity for you and your family to enjoy. This complete kit by Creativity for Kids includes nearly everything you need to make your own rock art - 10 rocks, 8 color paints, 2 brushes, a small sponge and a handful of transfer designs. To get started, lay down some newspaper for easy clean up, lay out your rock art materials, and get some cups of water and paper towels. Next, gather your participants and begin painting and decorating your rocks. It's that easy. Once the rocks are finished, let them dry before placing them around the house or outside for a quick game of hide & seek (sort of like easter egg hunting but with rocks). It is important to note that the included paint is waterproof so mind your mess.

This set is pretty awesome, however, it's not perfect. Some of the included rocks are small and not smooth. This makes using the transfer designs difficult because the design is too large for the rock or the roughness of the rock makes the transfer not adhere. Overall, this kit is a great past time for the family. Amazon users give this painting kit a 4.6 out of 5 stars with over 3,250 reviews.

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Photo and Embellishment Craft Keeper

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Sorting photos has never been easier! Each Photo Keeper comes with an outer case that holds sixteen 4” x 6” keepers to help organize and protect photos and small craft items including stamps, stickers, and embellishments. The snap-tight closures keep the contents secure, while rounded corners prevent damage. The in-molded handle makes it easy to transport your photos or craft items wherever you go.  

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Two things drive a crafter crazy, first it is figuring out where to begin a project and the second is finding all the stuff they need to make their project happen. The first part is definitely harder to solve then the second part. The second part can be tackled in various ways, however, some ways are definitely better then others. One of the better solutions to storing all the small/medium things an avid crafter accumulates from various projects is this clear plastic storage container by Iris USA. Each mini-suitcase like container holds 16 individual, 4. 75"L x 6. 70"W x 1. 23"H, case inside. It is designed to fit 4" x 6" photographs, but it can definitely branch out and hold postcards, card stocks, beads, buttons, sewing bits, seeds, and so much more! The entire case is sturdy and durable. It is made in the USA. And, users can lay the entire case flat or upright for optimal storage. This also comes as a set, so users will receive 2 mini-suitcase containers and a total of 32 inner containers.

There were a few quality control issues reported by some users. The main problem reported was the boxes arrived damaged/broken and the second was some of the inner containers did not close properly. Overall, Amazon users loved the functionality of this product giving it 4.8 out of 5 stars with over 1,000 reviews.

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Holographic Sparkle Fine Chunky Glitter Faux Leather Fabric

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ZAIONE has integrated with the latest leather in 2019 and combined them into the similar color series, including Fine Glitter, Chunky Glitter, Hexagon Diamond Glitter, Ultra Chunky Glitter, Holographic Leather, Mermaid Leather, Metallic Lychee Leather. Most of them contain 7pcs different style sheets in similar color

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These fabrics by ZAIONE are the perfect material to give your outfit, trinket or other fabulous accessory that extra pop.  The unique look of each piece is stunning – if you like the picture of the material then you’ll definitely be happy with the look of the material in person.  It’s faux leather material make cutting or sewing it a cinch. Users can pass it through their sewing machines or use their Cricut or Silhouette to create interesting patterns with this material to incorporate into other projects. These pieces are also available in a variety of colors (red, rose, blue, silver, etc.).

These pieces are each approximately eight by twelve inches in size. This makes it great for smaller crafts (i.e. earrings, hair accessories, lapel pins, shirt pockets, etc.). They are a little thicker material so Cricut or Silhouette users may have to do a little manual cutting after it passes through their machines. Some users reported this material had an initial bad smell and others reported that the pieces were not cut to the exact measurements advertised. Overall, Amazon users loved the look and ease of use of this material giving it 4.6 out of 5 stars with over 400 reviews.

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MumCraft Multipurpose Sewing Clips

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Make it easy to hold multiple layers of fabrics, binding objects like Quilts, and holding together multiple objects. No Pins needed for Sewing!

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Pins were pretty much a must to get the right seam for a sewing project. Unfortunately, pins are sharp and can easily prick sensitive finger tips. Pins can also drop or roll off work spaces which can later pose a painful pricking-hazard to you, your family and your pets. Sewing clips were made to solve this annoying and painful problem. They work like pins, minus the pricking-hazard. They are so much easier to put on and remove. These little clips, by MumCraft, were designed to securely clamp in place. They come in a set of 100 pieces and are in a reusable tin box. They're small but brightly colored so users won't ever forget to pull the clips before they feed their fabric through their sewing machine. Users can also forget the hassle of forcing weak pins through layers of material since these clips can easily clamp and hold the layers together.

These clips are a bit smaller then other clips on the market (could be a plus or a minus depending on the project). Some users did complain that these clips were a little too stiff to open, however, most had no problem opening these clips whatsoever. Other users complained that they received a dented tin box. Overall, Amazon users give this product a 4.8 out of 5 stars with over 5,900 reviews.

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Xyron Creative Station Lite

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The Xyron creative station lite is a compact all-in-one tool for adding adhesive, magnet or lamination to your creative projects. This handy machine accepts two different sized refill cartridges minimizing waste and maximizing flexibility for your smaller sized projects. There is no heat, batteries or electricity required and the drop-in- refill cartridges allow you to switch applications quickly and easily. Xyron creative station lite is ideal for making wedding invitations, handmade cards, educational flash cards, and home decorating projects.

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The product description says it all. It's one of the best products an avid crafter/scrapbooker will have in their toolbox. Crafters will appreciate the two size flexibility, the ease of use and their end product. It reduces the time spent searching for the perfect sticker book from crafting stores and online websites. Users can pick between a 3 inch or 5 inch adhesive spool and also pick from Xyron's other refill options, such as permanent adhesive, repositionable adhesive, laminate adhesive, magnet, and more.  Note, if you want long lasting images/stickers use the laminate adhesive spool.

Using this machine is easy. Simply select your image, place and guide your image on the feed tray, use one hand to hold the machine in place and the other to crank the handle (this will feed the image through the machine). Once the image passes through the machine it becomes a sticker. Use the built-in slide cut bar to remove the sticker from the machine. Use scissors to cut the image to desired shape and size, then place it where ever you please. There is absolutely no electricity needed and there is no melting plastic smell.

The two biggest issues with the Xyron is the amount of wasted adhesive and the price of refill adhesive. Overall, users really like the machine's ease of use giving it 4.6 out of 5 stars with over 1,200 reviews.

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Creative Options 1363-83 Grab N Go Rack System

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The innovative grab-n-go rack system adds more storage, more versatility and more value. Each storage system includes a variety of utility boxes that feature the pro-latch locking system that keeps contents secure even if you drop it accidentally. The front Dura view cover offers access to a variety of utility boxes. The top lid also features the pro-latch tension locks and opens to a storage area for larger items.

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At some point, every crafter from nearly every genre of crafting will need a storage solution for all their crafting odds and ends. Enter this grab-n-go storage system by Creative Options. This case is thoughtfully designed, functional and handy. First, this case features three separate pull out storage drawers that each have their own latching lid. Users no longer need to shuffle or stack and unstack their bins to get to what they need. Second, the top compartment is wide open for larger tools. Third, the front latching window is clear so users with multiple cases can quickly see or have a good idea of what each case holds. The best thing about this storage system is its sturdy and secure build. Each compartment is securely latched in so users can easily move their entire storage system without concern that their belongings will get jumbled up during transport.

The biggest issue that crafters have with this storage system is the semi-customizable compartment dividers. So, the drawers have non-movable dividers and additional little plastic inserts to further divide and "customize" the drawers. It would be better if users were able to fully customize each drawer. Is it a deal breaker? For some, but, for most, this is still a functional and awesome organizer. Overall, Amazon users give this a resounding thumbs up with 4.7 out of 5 stars and over 1,400 reviews.

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Acrylic Paint Markers Extra-Fine Tip Set of 12

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Artistro Paint Pens utilize vivid, water-based ink that dries quickly to produce a very durable opaque and glossy finish on light and dark surfaces.

Review on Product

We can all use a little distraction from time to time, especially with everything happening in the world. These paint pens are just the thing to get you and your family lost in an array of painting projects. They're ideal because they cut down on traditional paint/brush mess and waste. Plus, these pens work on nearly every surface so you can skip the fancy paper and canvas - use them directly on rocks, glass, ceramic, etc..

There's a reason these pens are the go-to set for artists of all ages and levels. They're well-priced, feature 12 beautiful colors, have a quick drying and nontoxic ink formula, and they have no strong paint odor. And, its fine-tip allows intricate detail on your projects. Plus, unlike other paint pens, the ink washes off with just a little soap and water. These pens worked spectacularly for most users, however, some users reported issues with their pen sets. These problems ranged from leaky and/or dried out pens to dripping paint and/or inconsistent paint flow. Overall, Amazon users give these paint pens 4.6 out of 5 stars with over 4,800 reviews.

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Craft and Party Blush

Craft And Party 120 ft Fabric Tulle Bolt

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Incorporate this tulle into your DIY wedding craft projects. Use it make your own veil, to wrap your wedding favors, create your own pew bows and swag & drape it through your aisle and/or decorative arch, decorate your tables, etc.

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Tulle is perfect to create that soft and sophisticated look. It's a great material for decorating venues, draping entryways and chairs, incorporating into wedding veils or invitations, sewing costumes and so much more. Unfortunately, tulle at traditional craft stores is expensive. Thank goodness we found 120 feet (54" by 40 yards) of this on Amazon for under $15. True, it is thinner then tulle at traditional craft stores, but again, it is so much more affordable and still looks good. Plus, it's surprisingly soft (not silky soft but definitely not stiff), airy and available in an array of different colors.

Although the tulle fully served its intended purpose, it did need to be aired out for a few minutes to get rid of its funky smell. Also, instead of receiving one continuous piece of tulle, a few Amazon users complained that they received noncontinuous/multiple pieces of tulle. Overall, Amazon users were pretty happy with this product giving it a 4.7 out of 5 stars with over 2,000 reviews.

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