Content by Tammy Schoppet, Founder of  Rental Decorating Digest

Assemble your own decorating toolbox!  Do-it-yourself decorating can be satisfying and great for the budget. Having the right tools on hand makes this process even more worthwhile. Here is a list of the most widely used tools for basically any decorating project.  With the right tools you can accomplish anything!
Hanging ThingsPush Pins

Plastic Anchors

Picture Wire

Thumb Tacks

Sewing Machine Needles (to hang pictures without large wholes, holds approximately 30#)

Cup Hooks

Attaching ThingsGlue Gun & Glue Sticks

Can of Spray Adhesive

Staple Gun & Staples

Multi- Sized Rubber Bands

Plastic Twist Ties

Fusible Interfacings

Fabric Glue

Sewing Needles & Thread

Starch ( Easy on Easy off walls for fabric wallpapering or for appliqués)

Cutting ThingsGood Pair of Scissors for Fabric

Utility Scissors for everything else

Box Cutter

Woodworking you may need a light weight handsaw. 



Measuring ThingsYardstick

Tape Measure

T-Square or Level

Dear Joe,



Decorating ThingsGold Touch-up Pen

Spray paint Black& White



Craft Paint in your decors color scheme

Assortment of ribbons, buttons and fringe. 

The HardwareThese tools may not all fit in your toolbox, yet are good to have on hand


Screwdriver – Phillips and Flat Head ( get multiple sizes)


Iron & Ironing Board

Storing Your Tools: Tools can be stored in a toolbox, caddy or step stool which allows for easy access and will keep your tools organized in one central location .  
Replenish as needed and you are ready to conquer any decorating project!