When I was a kid I loved doing crafts. Admittedly I was the kid that used way too much glue which ended up oozing out all over my projects and often on the desk. But I had fun. We didn’t have the selection you can get now. Our 6-year-old gets these huge tubs with a pre-selected batch of crafting materials with which he can make all kinds of things. It’s really cool and he loves them. Of course, the stuff ends up all over the place, but it’s totally worth it because he enjoys hunkering down with his glue sticks, markers and tub of crafting materials.
The crafting business is huge business, whether it’s for adults or kids. DIY is massive for home decor; there are many great online crafting stores that sell amazing materials to create great projects that you’d be happy to put up in your home. There are also many web-based craft stores that sell crafting materials for kids as well as school supplied.
We put together a huge list of what we think are the top online craft stores. Check them out. 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 supplies. You’ll find a huge assortment of craft suppliers from all around the world. Their vintage merchandise are 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 products. So if you’re an indy artist looking for a way to sell your stuff, Etsy is the place for you.
2. Blitsy: It’s a modern site that offers supplies for finishing creative projects such as a variety of paper crafts, adhesives, die cutting, embossing machines, card kits, embellishments, accessories, glitter, sequins, scrapbook paper, scrapbook kits, stamping, mats, albums, page protectors, foiling supplies, stickers, and rub-ons. They also offer an expansive art supplies including oil paints and mediums, pigments, studio easels, painting and palette knives, brushes, table easels, craft paint, clay, ceramic tools, canvas, and boards, panels, drawing kits, painting kits, project kits, and sketching kits.
Blitsy also keeps kids in mind with their supplies for kids’ projects such as paper mache needs, markers, pens, scissors, storage boxes and containers, felt, foam, and pipe cleaners.
3. JOANN Craft & 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 art supplies, jewelry making supplies, home décor, holiday ideas and projects, baking and party supplies and ideas, paper crafting, crafts and hobby supplies, kids and classroom projects. Their local stores also offer many craft classes for their endless selection of project ideas.
3. Create For Less: It’s an online craft store that sells a huge range of products at great prices for sewing, quilting, and crochet supplies (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, hoops, rug making supplies, scissors, rotary rulers, templates, yarns, floss, needles and knitting needles, crochet hooks and ideas and kits), scrapbooking and paper supplies (about 20,000 items available), beads and jewelry making items, and crafts and hobby assortment.
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: It’s an online craft shop that’s especially note-worthy for their art supplies. You can purchase Blick-branded paints and brushes as well as art materials for the pro. You can also check out their art project ideas for a boost of creative juices.
5. Craftsy: This site offers a multitude of information for beginners and advanced crafters to enjoy. It teaches craft education through interactive video tutorials, downloadable workshops, and a community of crafter 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 supplies or you can join Bluprint for a seven-day trial to enjoy thousands of tutorial videos.
6. Oriental Trading: This shop is worth checking out for their essential supplies as well as fun, 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 craft supplies, office and school supplies, electronics, and more. It’s the best place to shop for a wide range of craft 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 craft supplies and hunt for great bargains. Or you can just take advantage of the really low-priced products that usually are tax-free or enjoy free shipping.
11. Jerry’s Artarama: This shop is an online haven for artists. They provide all art supplies including paints and mediums, canvas and surfaces, brushes and tools, easel and furniture, framing, mats/boards, drawing supplies, and paper and pads. Jerry’s Artarama also offer all sorts of artist resources such as free video art lessons, books, DVD lessons, art programs and kits, live art events, and even art 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 art supplies.
13. Utrecht: It’s another online art short for artists. They offer a wide range of art supplies including their own brand as well as top art material brands. Make sure to check out their Deals section for deals and free offers and clearance items.
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 fun and delve into their imaginations and creativity. Their products include school supplies, art supplies, writing items, DIY supplies, accessories, gifts, and unique collections. They also work with AdoptAClassroom and support classrooms by providing eacher grants for classroom supplies, school adoptions and local projects and organizations.
15. Factory Direct Craft: It’s a family-owned distribution company that supports artists, crafters, brides, event planners, parents, and educators worldwide. They offer a wide range of craft supplies including acrylic fillable ornaments, basic craft supplies, craft books, doll making supplies, floral supplies, jewelry making, paper crafting, kids crafts, knitting and crocheting, ribbons and trims, painting supplies, and hobby.
16. Artist and Craftsman Supply: It’s an online shop with many brick and mortar retail outlets that started in 1985. They brands itself as America’s local art supply store and has been 100% employee-owned company since 2016. A&C offers products such for craft, painting, brushes, surfaces, drawing, printmaking, studio, sculpt, and specialty. They also have student kits, how-to videos, a blog, and contests and giveaways.
17. RU Craft: Also known as sewandso, this online site encourages customers to stitch, craft, 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 art, scrapbooking, artist trading card, card making and paper 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 craft 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 supplies, 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. Paper Mart: Paper Mart is a large wholesale packaging company that sells crafting supplies as well. They’ve been in business nearly 100 years. If you need any type of packaging or gift wrapping such as ribbons and wrapping paper supplies, it’s a great option to check out.
22. Consumer Crafts: This store focuses on offering supplies for jewelry, but you can find crafting materials for all kinds of projects including home decor, scrapbooking, kids crafts, Christmas, DIY wedding supplies and more.
23. Save On Crafts: Save On Crafts focuses on selling DIY and craft supplies for home decor and weddings. They have a great selection of vases, candles, holders, DIY floral materials, table settings and more.
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 supplies is very impressive; most of it geared towards kids crafts since it’s objective is to offer learning opportunities for kids via fun crafts and projects.
25. Stuff4 Crafts: This online craft store 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: We’re very luck because our son’s school has a deal with some company that puts together the required school supply kits so that we don’t have search the aisles or online for his required list of school supplies. It’s a great deal. However, not all schools do this which means you’re off to the school supply store in September. If you think you have it bad, be a teacher. They need to set up their rooms each year and that’s where the Discount School Supply store comes in – they offer a great selection of school supplies for teachers (but parents can buy the stuff too).
27. MisterArt: If you like doing art such as painting or drawing, this store is worth checking out for art supplies. The website could use an upgrade, but the supplies are for accomplished artists including painting brushes, air brushes, drawing pencils, drafting materials and more. This is for the serious folks who need serious supplies.
28. Stubby Pencil Studio: I love the name. This online store caters to young kids with eco-friendly markers, crayons, sketchbooks and more.
29. Nasco: Nasco is an art supply store as well as an educational supply store. You can buy all the fun drawing materials you need, but they offer learning materials for subjects other than art such as math. Interestingly, this store also offers craft and art supplies for senior activities, which is a great idea.
30. Bee Happy Crafts: Stickers, fancy paper, inks, painting materials and more make up the super fun supplies at Bee Happy Crafts. They recently launched a newly designed website that is fun and easy to use.
32. Creativebug: The CreativeBug is less a supply store and more an online crafting and DIY learning portal where you can sign up for online classes to learn and do all kinds of projects.
33. BJ’s Craft Supplies: BJ’s offers supplies others don’t such as clockmaking supplies, doll making supplies, Bolo making supplies, DIY lamp and lighting supplies, wind chime parts and more.
34. A.C. Moore: This is a large online crafting supplies store that offers all the usual suspects including kids crafts materials, floral materials, paper crafts, drawing crafts, materials for home decor projects, needlecraft supplies and more.