If you are a regular reader of the blog, then you will know that we love crafts! It is so fun to create something new; the kids have a blast with it too. If you are here for the first time then now you know that we love crafts. As a result, I thought it might be fun to share with you some of the ways I save when I buy my craft supplies. As well as where the best places to look for craft supplies. If you have got dreams of creating a Pinterest perfect home or craft, then you need the right supplies. So here I will share some of my wisdom. I hope that you find it useful.
Where to Shop?
There are a ton of places that sell craft supplies. If you are kind of new to it all, you might not know about these outlets just yet, though. You shouldn’t have to look too hard. First off, you will want to decide if you want to shop online or in an actual store? Sometimes shopping online can be tricky, as you can’t see the true colors of things. Sometimes the sizes of things might be incorrect, or the fabric not as you imagine it. I don’t want to put you off buying craft supplies online. It is just something to bear in mind when deciding.
If you choose to shop online, then there are so many places to look. You could start off with eBay for starters. You can things in bulk when you buy on there. So it is perfect if you are doing crafts for a school project or even making decorations for a wedding. You can find some little trinkets and things like ribbon on stores like Etsy too. If you are after personalized items, like labels or ribbons, then that is a good place to look. Save-on-Crafts is a great online store if you are looking to save some money on your supplies too.
If you are looking to go into an actual store, then there are plenty of options for you too. It does depend on where you live, as to how many options you have. Michaels and JoAnns are the most common names that you will know for crafting. If you are looking for more places, though, you could try small and independent wool and supplies stores. They are quite often just one of a kind and are more likely to be found in city center locations. So do a little research as to what is around where you live.
How Do You Save Money?
Crafting can be expensive if you’re not savvy about it. One of the things that I always like to do, though, is looking for coupons. You know if you find Michaels Coupons that you are onto a good thing! Then you can get some money off the things that you want to buy.
I also find that buying in bulk is best in the long term. If you run out of all your supplies, all at the same time, then it is going to be costly. So buy as much as you can, when you can. Things like hot glue gun sticks are great to stock up on, as well as fabric and cardstock.