5 Places to Buy Supplies for a Craft Business

Where do you go when you run out of fabric, yarn, paper, ink, clay, beads, ribbon, and all the other supplies you need to make your creations? When ordering online just won’t do and you need materials quickly, many local stores are ready and willing to help. Offering weekly deep discounts (with some providing 40 to 50% off coupons), the following craft supply stores can help you save on your small business expenses.

Hobby Lobby

With endless aisles of crafting supplies, including jewelry making materials, paints, scrapbooking accessories, and needlecraft tools, Hobby Lobby has 480 stores stretching across 40 states. Save on art brushes for your next masterpiece. Gather up the ribbon you need to dress packages for customers. Other products to consider include beads, sterling silver findings, yarn, cutting mats, and supply storage boxes. Another perk to shopping Hobby Lobby is to take advantage of onsite crafting classes. Keep in mind that all stores are closed on Sundays.

Michaels Arts & Crafts

With constant savings, Michaels Arts & Crafts is a popular place for crafters to purchase supplies. From acrylic paints to pastels, artists can stock up on the paper goods and tools they need to produce the art they sell. Pick up embellishments for your scrapbooking business. Choose from an array of beads, charms, and string for handmade bracelets and necklaces. Gain inspiration for crocheting and knitting baby gifts.

JoAnn Fabrics

Despite the name, JoAnn Fabrics carries much more than just fabric for the next fashionable hit on Etsy. Known as a store for crafters that sew, quilt, knit, and crochet – browse the aisles to purchase scrapbooking supplies, jewelry tools and wood crafts. Cross-stitch is pretty big at JoAnn with an array of kits, including counted and stamped selections. Visit the store to find deals on polymer clay or buy handles for your handmade purse creations.

A.C. Moore

A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts offers materials for an assortment of crafters, including scrapbookers, quilters, painters, and beaders. Candle makers can stock up on wax, scents and fragrances. Soap makers can choose from a variety of essential oils and creative design ideas. Candy makers can find tools and accessories to expand their product line, which includes molds, silicon brushes, and fondant rollers.


When is the last time you took a tour of the arts and crafts section of your local Walmart? From a colorful array of beads to scrapbooking materials, there is a wide range of affordable craft supplies at your fingertips. Painters can stock up on canvases and paints. Fabric magicians can upgrade their sewing machine or restock their needles. Other items of interest include pre-cut fabrics, cricut cartridges, laminating supplies, specialty papers, fine art markers, and craft kits.

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