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Stacey Solomon amazes us with her DIY skills – and she just revealed what's in her tool kit

From glue guns to her ‘Junk Trunk’, these are the Tap to Tidy author’s DIY must-haves

One of the reasons we love Stacey Solomon is she knows you don’t have to be a “DIY Queen” to create crafting magic at home.

Sharing some of her favourite simple do-it-yourself projects from her upcoming Tap to Tidy book in the Daily Mail, the Loose Women star also revealed her top crafting essentials!

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These are basic tools that Stacy uses that will help you give things you have around the house – everything from empty jars to old photo frames – a new lease on life.

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Stacey Solomon’s crafting essentials

Here’s your shopping list if you want to get inspired by Stacey to tackle some easy DIY projects while on lockdown.

Hot glue gun

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BEEWAY hot glue gun, £18.99, Amazon

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Fans of Drag Race have seen entire outfits made with the help of a hot glue gun - and Stacey uses hers to work similar magic, using the must-have crafting tool to do everything from adhering fabric to a can to create a couture pen pot, or refreshing a photo frame with hot-glued seashells.

“Junk trunk”

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Bankers Box 85 litre storage container, £31.99, Amazon

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Stacey uses a water tight box to save anything that she might be able to use in a DIY project laters: empty jars and holders from old candles, plastic bottles or old picture frames - whatever she might get inspired by one day!

Basic tool kit

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Apollo 72-piece tool kit, £32.99, Amazon

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Stacey’s crafting projects often require the basics you’ll find in any decent tool kit: a screwdriver, hammer and pliers. This five-star tool kit in cheery pink has a whopping 72 pieces, so you'll definitely find the tool you need no matter what the project.

 

Rust-Oleum spray paint

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Rust-Oleum spray paint in Elegant Metallic Gold, pack of 2 cans, £17.99, Amazon

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No-fuss revamps for furniture and decor are a snap with a handy can of spray paint! Stacey’s favourite brand is Rustoleum.

Recycled craft paper and string

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Recycled craft paper, £13.99, Amazon

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G2PLUS DIY crafts twine, £5.99, Amazon

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The DIY guru no longer wraps gifts using shiny wrapping paper and sticky tape - instead she opts for artisanal looking parcels enveloped in recycled craft paper and tied up with string… definitely one of our favourite things!

Rawlplugs

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Rawlplug Uno Universal Wall Plug Mix, 60 pieces, £3.79, Amazon

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Terratek 13-piece Cordless Drill Driver, was £44.99 Now £36.99, Amazon

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“You don’t ever just drill a screw into a wall,” advises Stacey - instead use a rawlplug, the plastic holder for the screw that you insert into the wall first. Some drill kits have screwdriver attachments that will make the task easier

Staple gun

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Stanley heavy-duty staple gun, £19.99, Amazon

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Similar to a glue gun, a staple gun makes crafting tasks like upholstery work quick and easy.

 

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