Makers, rejoice! Clever crafting tools take your creativity to the next level.
Crafters and makers unite with nifty tools that take projects to the next level.
1. LEATHERMAN WAVE+
Stop riffling through the junk drawer for the right screwdriver. When you need help quickly, pull out the updated Leatherman Wave+, now with replaceable wire cutters. Seventeen other tools include a needle-nose pliers, wire stripper, and serrated knife—some even accessible while the tool is folded. $99;
2. CROP-A-DILE II BIG BITE PUNCH
A 6-inch reach extends to the center of a 12-inch sheet of paper with this super punch. It adds eyelets, grommets, and other embellishments to a crafting project with jaws that can handle paper, leather, fabric, plastic, thin tin, chipboard, and more. $45;
3. DREMEL STYLO+
This small rotary tool is a jack of many trades. Designed for engraving, wood carving, sanding, and etching, the ergonomic pen-shape device keeps your crafting comfortable.
4. CRICUT EASYPRESS
Better than an iron but more lightweight and portable than a heat press, the EasyPress gives any transfer a professional touch.
Use custom controls to get the correct time and temperature for foil, glitter, and metallic projects. $150;
5. CREATIVE STATION LITE BY XYRON
Make your own stickers, laminated flash cards, savethe-date magnets, and more with this streamlined all-in-one tool. The device lets you follow your imagination whereever it leads—without electricity (no pesky cords) or heat
(no laminating smell). $50;
6. SCANnCUT CM350 BY BROTHER
Draw by hand and then scan right into the machine to quickly create stamps, stencils, doll patterns, and more. The new model has a 30 percent larger screen than previous ones and more than 600 built-in designs to improve your output.
7. ROYAL SOVEREIGN FOIL LAMINATOR
Take a shine to personalized projects, thanks to the sleek CL-1223 laminator, which secures solid-color or patterned foil to paper and other surfaces. Laminate die-cut shapes or full sheets up to 12 inches wide.