I want to thank everyone for checking out my 5 days of Halloween last week. I also should inform you that I tested positive for Covid about a week and a half ago and I was down for a good three days. I am feeling much better but my energy is still way down so I will do my best to get posts out on time. Thank you your patience and support! Now onto Tool Tuesday.
Welcome to another Tool Tuesday. You might be wondering why you are seeing pictures of stores for this week. Well we have to have places to get our tools at right? So I only saw it fitting to tell you about all the places I shop for all my crafting needs.
I get craft supplies from all kinds of places and it is not limited to just craft stores. Any store you walk into can have something you can craft with. For example, grocery stores have things like salt for snow or painting techniques, tin foil, parchment paper, wax paper, and any other number of things. A hardware store has wood and sandpaper along with all kinds of paint and brushes. The possibilities are endless.
Dollar Tree is a great place to get craft supplies from. Some stores have what is called a Crafters Corner and it is filled with different supplies. They now care paint, brushes, wood pieces, foam tape, glue sticks, canvases, glitter, stickers, felt, glue and more. Each season they are starting to get in wood pieces too for crafting. Mason jars are another great thing to find at Dollar Tree along with seasonal flowers. It is a one stop shop especially if you are on a budget!
Don’t get me wrong, I will still shop at craft stores because the have the best variety. With places like Hobby Lobby and Michael’s there is always a coupon to help with the cost which is great. They will have larger selection of the types of products you might be looking for. For example, if you are looking for acrylic paint, you will find several different brands, sizes, colors, and finishes. This is what makes craft stores great. They have things for all types of crafting.
Let’s talk about online shopping. You can shop Hobby Lobby and Michael’s online and have it shipped to you or the store and you pick it up. During Covid though I have used Amazon A LOT!! They have anything you could be looking for. It is easy and if you are a PRIME member, you get two day free shipping. I have notices though that a lot of the craft supplies are from China and I try to stick with U.S. based companies unless I’m in a pinch. Amazon is a great option though.
If you are a paper crafter like me, Hobby Lobby and Michael’s is great and all, but I want stuff that is different and paper that is a bit better quality. My favorite place to shop is Heroarts.com. They have great stamps and inks. I also like butterflyreflectionsink.com The lady carries a huge assortment of stamps and inks. Also a lot of patterned paper and tools. She does sales too from time to time. I am picky about what I buy to paper craft with, so these are two of my all time favorite places to get stuff from. I get a My Monthly Hero Kit every month from Hero Arts. It is the only company I have a subscription with because they are U.S. based and all around great company to deal with. That is how much I back the company.
I am always on the lookout for things to craft with. Clearance from places like Kirkland, Rural King, and the At Home store are great ways to pick up stuff to redo at a cheap price. I also get things from Target and Walmart. Both carry great craft sections and the Target Play Ground has things all the time for DIY projects. Walmart is where I buy ALL my chalk paint because I believe it is the best paint for your money.
I hope this gives you an insight into the places I shop for my craft supplies. It is where I buy all my tools to show you for Tool Tuesday.
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