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Take it from someone with experience: getting halfway through a project and then realizing you're one tool short is no fun. Being prepared for your project from the very beginning is key to a smooth and easy DIY. Over the past month we've been collecting tool and supply lists to help you get started on the right foot.

(Images: 1. How to Make an Easy, No-Sew Cushion. All others: As linked above.)