One way to save money on craft supplies is to share them. If you know other crafts, parents, leaders of community groups, teachers, and other people that might be interested, you can try to form your own buying club. You can pool your resources and your money, buy in bulk, and share the supplies. You can find several sources for buying larger quantities of craft supplies online:
This is usually the first site I check when I need to order craft supplies, especially in larger quantities.
This is also a great site to check for bulk craft supplies and even party supplies. You will find great prices, just not always the very best quality for some items such as stickers.
This site has some great discounts for ordering in bulk!
Another great site geared towards educators and others buying in bulk.
This is an online wholesaler and closeout company. You can buy arts and craft supplies by the case. Most of them seem to be off brands.
This online store has a section devoted to buying large packages of a variety of craft products.
I could spend hours browsing through this site. Find a large variety of craft items, educational supplies, and much more.
Sax is a “trusted supplier to schools, institutions, and creative individuals.” Besides craft supplies, this site has some great articles.
For the most part, this site requires you to buy a minimum of 12 of each item ordered. Prices are even cheaper as you buy larger quantities.
While Ebay may not seem like an obvious choice for buying bulk supplies, you would be surprised at what you can find. Go to the craft supply section and search using the terms “wholesale lot” or just “lot”… These are usually collections of related products or even several of the same item.
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