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DIYers know that getting the right goods is just as important as actually having the goods. Skill, patience and a great eye are key, obviously. But an amazing source for custom yarn and discount Mod Podge? Now that’s the stuff. Here’s where you can get it.
Crates and Pallets
Crates and Pallets sells new, reclaimed and diverted wood materials all made in the USA and, to get you inspired, offers step-by-step DIY project ideas ranging from easy (a crate wall light) to advanced (a reclaimed wood wall). Prices start at $12.99 for a small crate.
See also: Walnut Hallow for all your plaque, wood-burning and taxidermy needs.
The Plaid Barn
Even if the Plaid Barn didn’t offer a killer daily deal, we’d still love the site’s thoughtfully edited selection of antique bobby pins, vintage stamps, washi rolls, cabochon flowers and jewelry. But it does! So sign up to get a steal on anything from mason jar lids to chevron tape at up to 80 percent off.
See also: Pick Your Plum for one-a-day deals on crafts and crafty accessories, like lace headbands.
If you love Asian decor, you’ll go mad for Super Buzzy’s quirky, colorful notions, trims, fabrics and more imported from Japan. Snap up whimsical printed fabrics, fanciful charms, sweet buttons, precious patches and other way “kawaii” items.
See also: Yozo Craft for sweet stationery, sewing stuff and fabrics.
The name is a bit deceptive. Cute, yes. But just tape? Not even. Along with hundreds of washi, decorative and paper tape rolls, the online boutique Cutetape stocks colorful deco stickers, stamps, twine, paper craft embellishments and party supplies (so many adorable cupcake liners, so little batter).
See also: Wishy Washi for a smaller selection of just the really good stuff.
Quality ingredients make for a quality product. So if you have a love of the finer things or are working on something extra special, check out the refined selection of yarn, knitting needs, fabrics, notions and more at Purl Soho.
See also: Yarnia to customize your own blend.
Wander and Hunt
Perfect for those too haute for Hobby Lobby, Wander and Hunt is a fashion-focused craft boutique that boasts an on-trend, well-edited selection of findings and embellishments, from color-saturated rhinestones and silk tassels to chunky chains and punk rock spikes. There’s also a small but superb selection of well-priced tools.
See also: MJ Trimming -- the NYC legend is tops for fabric trims, ribbons, buttons and accents.
The SoCal-based Lawn Fawn features a sunny collection of clear stamps and die cuts for every season and reason, all based on original graphic designs created in-house. There’s no ink available (which is a bit surprising), but there are plenty of sequins, stickers, borders, pretty paper and other scrapbooking flair to be found.
See also: Hero Arts for stamping with an eco-bent.
Winning Wall Paper
Wallpaper is suddenly everywhere, which means more amazing patterns to covet for DIY creations. (Yes, it can be pricey, but a little goes a long way. Among our faves? The pretty, posh patterns offered by Farrow & Ball and the edgy illustrations and photo-realistic imagery available at Sweden’s Photowall.
See also: Graham and Brown, where end-of-the-line discounts can be as much as 70% off.
Wallpaper overstock? A bounty of beads? Dead stock of pretty much anything? If it exists, someone is trying to sell it on Esty, which is great for scoring old, obscure and oddly specific items. We especially adore the Swell Goods store. After all, who isn’t on the hunt for blank Russian wood nesting dolls?
See also: Folksy.com, the UK’s answer to Etsy.
Think buying bling is for suckers? Then check out Fusion Beads. Along with a mind-blowing selection of beads, pendants, crystals and charms, you’ll find every sort of finding, component, chain, wire, thread and tool in existence. (Or at least it feels that way.) The site also offers more than 1,800 inspiration projects for free, in case your muse has gone AWOL.
See also: Fire Mountain Gems -- the bead behemoth is great for snagging bargains.
And some more...
Some sites just do it all. If you’re looking for one-stop-crafting, swing by Mister Art, which also carries excellent supplies for fine artist; Create for Less, which has great prices on everything from Mod Podge to dye kits; and Ornamentea, which has a wide selection of cool crafty everything).