When I was a kid I loved doing crafts. Admittedly I was the kid that used way too much new , and often still do! which ended up oozing out all over my projects – but I was always looking for
When I was a kid, we didn’t have the sheer selection of you can get now. Our 6-year-old gets these huge ‘ ‘ tubs with a pre-selected batch of with which he can make all kinds of things! It looks like so much – from to simple papercraft projects – the really do dictate the type of projects you can make – which keeps things super exciting!
Of course, the stuff ends up all over the place and I find myself stepping on and tub of crafting materials to create something uniquely – while having a ton of ! and slipping in – but it’s totally worth it because he enjoys hunkering down with his
What to look for in an
The crafting business is huge business, whether it’s for adults or kids. You don’t need to attend an or even a to create something gorgeous and decorate your home. You just need to get your hands on quality .
for their homes, opting for a rather than a store-bought decor item. With heavy-hitter brands like Baker Ross or (in the UK) fuelling the popularity of arts and crafts, it’s no surprise that tons of online stores have popped up over the years, all selling quality materials for and kids crafting alike! is massive for home decor, with many people opting to make decorative
However, it can be difficult to know which to help with your projects? supplier to choose. You may be wondering about the , or maybe you’re looking for an
When shopping around the best thing you can do is research. Read round-up lists (like this one) and look at the key differences between the online stores you’re considering.
We put together a huge list of what we think are the top online like decor items or gifts – and also for kids . stores, perfect for creating
Take a look at our list below (and when you’re done, be sure to also check out all of our home and garden oriented online stores lists here ).
List of Online Craft Stores
1. Etsy: It’s one of the world’s most popular online shops for handcrafted, vintage, unique, and artsy items and . You’ll find a huge assortment of suppliers from all around the world. Their vintage merchandise is defined as anything more than 20 years old. You may even find great bargains from Etsy.
It’s also an online marketplace that serves as an avenue for people to buy and sell of every type. From original paintings to for your own personal projects – Etsy really does have it all!
So whether you’re an indy artist looking for a way to sell your stuff, a lover of original , or a in need of inspiration and , Etsy is for you.
2. Blitsy: Blitzy is a modern site that offers for finishing creative projects, such as a variety of crafts, adhesives, die-cutting and embossing machines, card kits, embellishments, accessories, glitter, sequins, , scrapbook kits, foiling , and rub-on decals, and much more!
They also offer an expansive collection of including and paints, , sets, painting and palette knives, brushes, and many more pro – even easels!
Blitsy also caters to kids, supplying all the essentials for kids’ projects such as storage solutions and containers, felt, foam, and pipe cleaners. mache , safety , sticks, markers, pens, ,
3. JOANN & Hobbies: This online shop also has many brick and mortar store outlets. You can shop at JOANN for threads, lace, embellishments, needles, patterns, buttons, zippers, linings, decor fabrics, yarn and needle , , home décor, holiday ideas and projects, baking and party and ideas, crafting, crafts and hobby , kids and classroom projects. Their local stores also offer many classes for their endless selection of project ideas.
3. Create For Less: Create for Less is an that sells a huge range of products at great prices for sewing, quilting, and crochet (over 4,000 choices of thread, over 200 sewing notions, charm and trim embellishments, cutting boards and mats, thousands of buttons and fasteners, pins, pin cushions – the list goes on and on!
They also sell useful tools, like rotary rulers, templates, needles, and knitting needles, crochet hooks, and tools. They offer a discount for multiple orders and free shipping for orders above $100. Make it a point to check their clearance stores and buying guides.
4. Blick: Blick is an online . You can purchase supplier that’s especially noteworthy for their Blick branded paints and brushes as well as for the pro. You can also check out their project ideas for a boost of creative juices.
5. Craftsy: This site offers a multitude of information for beginners and advanced crafters to enjoy. Craftsy hosts a multitude of , crafting courses and other forms of education through interactive video tutorials, downloadable workshops, and a community of members who are willing to exchange ideas and help one another. There are plenty of projects to choose from including quilting, sewing, embroidery, weaving, kid’s projects, painting, drawing, cooking, baking, photography, jewelry, spin, and so much more.
You can also purchase project kits that come equipped with all the necessary or you can join Bluprint for a seven-day trial to enjoy thousands of videos.
6. Oriental Trading: This shop is worth checking out for their essential as well as , unique and really cool items such as glow-in-the-dark sticky eyes for Halloween decor, chocolate-stuffed bunnies for Easter gifts, or their tiara options for your little princess. They also offer reasonable shipping rates.
9. Dollar Days: This shop offers wholesale prices for their products, including , office and school , electronics, and more. It’s the best place to shop for a wide range of projects without going over the budget. They also have a 49 cents or less and clearance sections.
10. eBay: Everyone’s heard of eBay . You can shop from their large assortment of and hunt for great bargains. You can just take advantage of the really low-priced products that usually are tax-free or enjoy free shipping. This makes Ebay perfect for casual projects and stocking up for and ad-hoc projects where you don’t want to spend much money.
11. Jerry’s Artarama: This shop is an online haven for artists. They provide all including paints and mediums, canvas and surfaces, brushes and tools, easel and furniture, framing, mats/boards, drawing , and and pads. Jerry’s Artarama also offer all sorts of artist resources such as free video lessons, books , DVD lessons, programs and kits, live events, and even contests.
12. Amazon: It’s just impossible to not include Amazon on the list. The largest e-commerce site of all has an amazing selection of , it would be foolish to try and list them all. Instead, I’ll just point out that if you do shop with Amazon, it’s worth getting Amazon Prime, as the free (and fast) shipping means you can get crafting quickly.
13. Utrecht: It’s another online including their own brand as well as top material brands. Make sure to check out their Deals section for deals and free offers and clearance items. short for artists. They offer a wide range of
14. OOLY: It’s a veritable online shop that offers all sorts of colorful, fresh and inspiring products designed to help people of all ages have , , writing items, , accessories, gifts, and unique collections. They also work with AdoptAClassroom and support classrooms by providing eacher grants for classroom , school adoptions and local projects and organizations. and delve into their imaginations and creativity. Their products include school , papercraft
15. Factory Direct : It’s a family-owned distribution company that supports artists, crafters, brides, event planners, parents, and educators worldwide. They offer a wide range of including acrylic fillable ornaments, basic , books, doll making , floral , , crafting, kids crafts, knitting and crocheting , ribbons and trims, painting , and hobby.
16. Artist and Craftsman Supply: This online shop with many brick and mortar retail outlets started in 1985. Artist and Craftsman Supply brands itself as America’s local store and has been a 100% employee-owned company since 2016. A&C offers products for sculpting, crafting, panting and drawing. They also have student kits, how-to videos, a blog, and contests and giveaways.
17. RU : Also known as sewandso, this online site encourages customers to stitch, , and create with their great selection of crafts, cross stitch, haberdashery, threads, fabric, tapestry and long stitch, knitting and crochet, embroidery, books and downloads and sewing and quilting.
18. Simons Says Stamp: It offers an online selection of rubber stamp, altered , scrapbooking, artist trading card, card making and crafting products with a stock of over 100,000 items in their warehouse. They also offer their own Simon Releases which are special offers for the month and their brand items and designers.
19. Michaels: It just recently opened its online store but as the USA’s largest arts and retail chain with more than 1,200 stores in the U.S. and Canada, it’s easily the online mecca for crafters. They offer a vast assortment of arts and crafts , exclusive private brands, and some of the best and most exciting coupons and deals. They accept competitors coupons, offer bulk pricing, and offer a price guarantee of an extra 10% off should you find the exact same item elsewhere.
20. Mart: wrapping , it’s a great option to check out. Mart is a large wholesale packaging company that sells crafting as well. They’ve been in business nearly 100 years. If you need any type of packaging or gift wrapping such as , ribbons and
22. Consumer Crafts: This store focuses on offering for jewelry, but you can find crafting materials for all kinds of projects including home decor, scrapbooking, kids crafts, Christmas, wedding , and more.
23. Save On Crafts: Save On Crafts focuses on selling for home decor and weddings. They have a great selection of vases, candles, holders, floral materials, table settings and more. and
24. S&S Worldwide: S&S Worldwide sells crafting materials for learning. It’s both a brick and mortar store and online crafting materials store. Their collection of crafts and projects. is very impressive; most of it geared towards kids crafts since it’s objective is to offer learning opportunities for kids via
25. Stuff4 Crafts: This offers a good selection of materials for needle style crafts such as needlework, knitting, and crochet. But if scrapbooking is your thing, you definitely want to check out this site as well.
26. Discount School Supply: Discount School Supply store is the perfect place to kit out a classroom(whether you’re a teacher, homeschooling – or you simply want to create a dedicated crafting area at home). They offer a great selection of school for teachers and parents alike.
27. MisterArt: If you like doing artistic activities such as painting or drawing, this store is worth checking out for . The website could use an upgrade, but the are fit for accomplished artists – including brushes, drawing pencils, drafting materials and more. This is for the serious folks who need serious .
28. Stubby Pencil Studio: I love the name. This online store caters to young kids with eco-friendly markers, , sketchbooks, and more.
29. Nasco: Nasco is an store as well as an educational supply store. You can buy all the drawing materials you need, but they offer learning materials for subjects other than such as math. Interestingly, this store also offers and for senior activities, which is a great idea.
32. Creativebug: The CreativeBug is less a supply store and more an online crafting and learning portal where you can sign up for online classes to learn and do all kinds of projects.
33. BJ’s : BJ’s offers others don’t – such as clockmaking , doll making , Bolo making , lamp and lighting , and even wind chime parts! They are a great choice if you happen to have a specific niche when it comes to crafting and , or if you want to take on an unusual project or two!
34. A.C. Moore: This is a large online crafting store that offers all the usual suspects including kids crafts materials, floral materials, crafts, drawing crafts, materials for home decor projects, needlecraft and more.