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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.

Art Supply Wholesale Club

Creative on a budget

One of the best of craft supplies shopping for less

Art Supply Wholesale Club lets you be as creative as you want on your budget! They have the supplies to create original artwork, paints of all types and brushes, and canvases to create the paintings that express your personality. Try making your own wall art, or paint something for a gift.

Beads and Jewelry Supplies

Save on beautiful beads and more

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 an online discount bead supply store.

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 savings off featured projects, their selection of low-priced projects, and generous volume discounts.

Discount Crafts

Learn something new

One of the best of craft supplies shopping for less

Discount craft stores have a little bit of everything for artists, sculptors and crafters alike. Try your hand with 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? A good store 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.

Art Stores

The biggest art resource online

Block carving tooks

When that online art supply store is billed as the biggest online arts and crafts store, it’s not just a marketing ploy. They usually really are what they claim. Want to do printmaking with linoleum 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 neighborhood art supply stores.

School Supplies Catalogs

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 stores. 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.

Suggested Craft Supply Catalogs


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