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Best of … craft supplies shopping for less

Written by: Editorial Staff

July 29, 2011
Filed Under Best of, Crafts 


One of the best of craft supplies shopping for lessContributed by Denise McGill, Top 10 Guru

Making and designing your own home décor, jewelry or scrapbooks puts a personal touch to your projects that just can’t be replicated from store bought merchandise.

So if you are looking for a flirty necklace for a night out or want to make your own wedding accessories, it is time to go craft supplies shopping.

If you have the time and a little bit of imagination, your craft projects are a one-of-a-kind creation that can’t be duplicated. Craft supplies are much more affordable … not to mention fun to make … than buying something “off the shelf.” So browse among these five online craft stores to see what catches your imagination.

Get creative and save money shopping, too.

Consumer Crafts

Creative on a budget

One of the best of craft supplies shopping for less

Consumer Crafts lets you be as creative as you want on your budget! They have the supplies to create scrapbooks of family vacations, cake and candy decorating accessories for all occasion, and jewelry making kits to create the designs that fit your personality. Have a wedding coming up and want to keep the costs down? Then try making your own floral decorations for the tabletops or outdoor decorating. These arrangements are guaranteed not to wilt!

Prima Beads

Save on beautiful beads and more

PRIMA BEAD beaded bracelet

Sure you can grab a bag of beads at your local craft store and string them together. But if you want to create beaded jewelry that doesn’t look like a summer camp project, you’re going to need to get better materials…and learn new techniques. But that can get expensive, right? Well, not if you shop at Prima Bead.

They offer an amazing selection of beads, charms, chains, pendants, string and findings that look like real jewelry from the start. Then they make it affordable with their weekly 25% off featured project, their selection of projects under $20, and their generous volume discount (up to 25% off!)

Sunshine Discount Crafts

Learn something new

One of the best of craft supplies shopping for less

Sunshine Discount Crafts has a little bit of everything for artists, sculptors and crafters alike. Try your hand with these modeling clay kitties. They can be a great accessory for a child’s dresser or nightstand. Love to paint and create your own artwork to decorate your home? Sunshine Discount Crafts has all the painting supplies for the Picasso in all of us. They even offer the supplies for paper mache, wood, and doll projects. With a little time and lots of imagination, you can affordably design your own home décor and projects.


The biggest art resource online

Block carving tooks

When Mister Art is billed as the biggest online arts and crafts store, it’s not just a marketing ploy. They really are what they claim. Want to do printmaking with linolium block carving? They have it covered. Photography? Glass etching? Architectural drawings? Yup, they have all that, too. In fact, I couldn’t find any kind of art for which they didn’t have at least some supplies or tools.

And all that volume means more than just one stop. It means savings, too. Their prices would be hard to match, much less beat, in your local art supply stores.

Discount School Supplies

Kid friendly art supplies, great prices

child painting

Kids deserve access to great arts and crafts supplies, too. But sometimes cost can get in the way, especially for cash-strapped parents and teachers. Thank goodness for Discount School Supply. They offer the paints, glue, papers and other craft supplies kids love…and prices that make the people paying the bill smile.

Arts and crafts are a wonderful way to express your creativity. But if price is an issue, a little bit of shopping around (and finding great resources like this article!) can help you get the supplies you need without breaking the bank.

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