Online art supplies stores for home crafts

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Being cooped up at home means that we finally have the time to explore interests that we’ve put off for way too long. If not, after swiping through countless Instagram posts of our friends’ homemade art, some of us are probably inspired to dabble in a little arts and crafts on our own too.

These 12 online art supplies stores can deliver all you need to be the next Picasso, right to your doorstep. And you won’t be limited to just painting, you’ll even find supplies for DIY-ing your own bracelets, bags or masks. 

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– Painting, calligraphy, and scrapbook making –

1. Art Friend – for beginners to experts

You don’t have to be an artist to have heard of the store Art Friend. Whether it’s for school or a casual scrapbook project, chances are you’ve turned to this reliable one-stop shop for supplies at least once in your life.

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You’ll be able to find everything you need for your art project here – from paint and canvasses to specialised supplies like resin and sewing items, alongside paper products and even small-scale woodworking items. 

For a crafty family-friendly activity at home, you’ll be able to find sticker packs, colour pencils and crayons for scrapbooking, so you’ll be able to experiment a ton for the rest of CB and beyond. 

Delivery fee: $20 for orders below $100. Free delivery for orders above $100. 


2. Spotlight – comprehensive buying guides for beginners

From basic paper craft and paint supplies to stitching and even doll making supplies, you’ll be able to find all the tools you’ll possibly need at Spotlight. But for beginners who don’t know where to start looking amidst these endless options, you can click on their buying guide that explains what different types of products are for.

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Their projects tab features a variety of crafts you can experiment with from knitting your own purses, designing bracelets and even DIY-ing your own slime. All of which come with detailed step-by-step instructions to help you get started.

They are currently having an online sale of up to 50% off with free delivery for orders above $100, so get your money’s worth by buying in bulk – which won’t be hard considering their wide range of items.

Delivery fee: Free delivery for orders above $100


3. Overjoyed – for marbling or stained glass

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Try out paper marbling – simply swirl the ink in water before laying the paper over to get beautiful, abstract patterns.
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Adventurous souls will be able to try their hand at the art of glass painting, mosaic and even woodcrafting with the range of specialised supplies at Overjoyed. You’ll also find a section dedicated to kids crafts, which features hands-on activities like clay modelling and animal découpage.

If you’re a visual learner, you can click on their videos tab for step-by-step tutorials.

Delivery fee: Free delivery for orders above $60


4. Umistrong – specialises in paint materials


Though we’re unable to attend art jamming sessions at public studios, you can still replicate the experience at home with Umistrong’s art supplies. They’ve curated products for painters ranging from watercolour and acrylic paints to paint mediums and dry media. 

To make your shopping experience a walk in the park, you can also browse items within each category based on experience level – student or artist – so you save time browsing and don’t spend unnecessarily in the beginner stages. 

Key in promo code <UMI10> to enjoy a 10% discount for purchases above $80 from now till 1 June 2020. 

Delivery fee: Free delivery for orders above $100


5. Krafers’ Paradise – quality spray paint

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For those who want to take on large-scale projects or dabble in graffiti , Krafers’ Paradise has an impressive Montana Gold spray paint collection with 214 shades for you to choose from. They can be used on wood, canvas, metal, concrete and glass, so take this chance to get creative with your furniture or home upcycling projects!

For smaller projects, you can snag 1-for-1 offers and 5-in-1 pack deals for canvasses here

Delivery fee: Flat fee of $10. Orders above $100 enjoy free shipping.


6. Papermarket – scrapbooking and craft kits

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Social distancing ourselves from our friends doesn’t mean that we can’t show them love in the form of handcrafted gifts and cards during this tough period.  You can customise your own scrapbook card or gift with the many patterned papers, stickers and washi tapes from Papermarket, so that your friends will be able to feel your sincerity through your handmade gift even though you’re miles apart. 

They also have a special ‘So Thankful’ card kit ($15) for you to express your appreciation to friends working on the frontline. 

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The SG kits features 3 themes – See See Look Look, Makan Makan and Jalan Jalan.
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If you’re missing your friends and family abroad, customise your scrapbook with these exclusive SG papercraft kits ($28.40) which feature some of Singapore’s iconic landmarks and favourite local dishes, and send them to your homesick loved ones. Craft kits include paper cut-outs, sticker packs, patterned papers, cards and step-by-step instructions – pretty much all you need to get started.

Delivery fee: Free delivery for orders above $60


7. Sesco Arts & Crafts – DIY functional products

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Sesco Arts & Crafts takes decorative art a step further by offering functional DIY items from tote bags to fabric umbrellas for you to unleash your art potential on. You’ll even be able to flaunt your end product by carrying it out afterwards. 

Apart from the usual paint materials, the store sells fabric paint and dye for you to experiment with as well. You can pick up Pentel’s fabric pastel dye sticks of 15 colours for only $4.80.

Delivery fee: From $4.50


– Knitting and stitching supplies –

8. It takes balls – knitting tools and yarn

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Knit yourself a fashionable yet functional clutch
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It Takes Balls will change your mind about how knitting is a hobby only pursued by grandmas. You’ll be able to knit fashionable items like purses, laptop sleeves, or even a basket for your furry friend with their DIY kits.

All kits come with all the tools you’ll need along with free and unlimited access to knit parties that’ll help you master the techniques. If you’re a knitting pro, you’ll be able to order their ethically-sourced yarn and tools separately if you’re looking to design your own product.

Delivery fee: Flat fee of $10


9. Wish I Were Stitching – curated knit, crochet, and embroidery supplies

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Wish I Were Stitching sources materials from small independent shops worldwide, so you won’t be able to find their unique items elsewhere. Their extensive range features materials for knitting and crocheting, hoop embroidery, cross-stitching and even sew-on ornaments to beautify your handiwork.

Beginners can purchase their stitch charts from $7.90 and idea books that will give you the design inspiration you need to kickstart your journey. You’ll also be able to find DIY kits from $16.90 where you can find all the necessary tools in one box. 

Delivery fee: $8 for orders below $120. Free shipping for orders above $120. 


10. Lye Nai Shiong – fabrics, yarn, needles for sewing

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Lye Nai Shiong has been in the scene for over 30 years and is long loved by sewing enthusiasts for their cheap collection of materials. Popular fabrics to pick up include their Japanese Printed Nylon Taffeta ($8) that features cute cartoon characters like Olaf and Mickey Mouse. 

They also provide quality imported products from Prym, one of the oldest and long-loved sewing supply stores from Germany and Gutermann Threads, trusted by serious sewists

There’s also a separate category just for mask-making materials, so you can emerge from the CB with your own homemade face masks. 

Delivery fee: From $2


– Beading and Jewellery Making –

11. Koi Ming Enterprise – affordable jewellery supplies

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Although most retail stores are to remain closed during phase 1 of reopening, you can now recreate your own jewellery with affordable supplies from Koi Ming Enterprise. You’ll be able to find luxurious 925 silver and gold-filled accessories suitable for everyday wear, or vibrantly coloured fire Polish beads if you’re going for a louder look.

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Beginners can try out their DIY kit ($100) to string your own jewellery that includes a bracelet, necklace and earrings. They come in 4 designs and each kit comes with an instruction manual. Not only will you get beautiful accessories as the end product, but you’ll also be giving back during these tough times as $10 is donated to Singapore General Hospital with every purchase. 

Delivery fee: Free shipping above $50. From $5 for orders below $50.


12. Beadtlesweet – phone cases & keychains for “decoden”

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Bring back the 2010s by decoden-ing your own phone case or other device covers. Beadtlesweet provides many decoden bases from cute cartoon characters like Smurfs and Doraemon to sophisticated butterfly designs. You can also design keychains and pendants as gifts for your family. 

With their cute designs and extensive bead sets, this will make a good activity for the young’uns to keep themselves busy. You’ll also be able to DIY accessories like bracelets or necklaces.

Delivery fee: From $3.20


Online art supplies stores for your next DIY project

From watercolour to graffiti painting, and from knitting to decoden, you’ll be able to explore new crafts with these online art supplies stores, letting you flex your creative muscles while you stay home. Most of these activities are family friendly, so get your whole gang together for a fun-filled time to lift up spirits during these tough times.

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