Are you a crafter or DIY-er? With the influx of YouTube tutorials and TikTok how-to videos, people are tapping into their creative sides with the greatest of ease. Since March is National Craft Month, now is the perfect time to learn something new…and you can support small business craft stores in the process.
Learning a new skill or craft can help put your mind at ease and allow you to relax, even if just for a short while. Whether creating artwork, baking, or working with yarn, there is no shortage of fun projects to find and make with a quick Google search. Before you shop for supplies for that new idea you just have to try out…do you know which small business craft stores can provide what you’re looking for?
The metro Detroit area is home to numerous small businesses, many of which have been highlighted right here on Detroit Mom in the past. National Craft Month presents the perfect opportunity to dive into the small biz scene with a side of yarn and baking supplies, please!
Without further ado, I present to you…local small business craft stores to support for all of your crafting needs.
- Blick Art Materials | Dearborn/Detroit/Royal Oak
With multiple locations to serve your needs, Blick offers supplies for paint, canvas, brushes, paper, framing, ceramics, and textiles!
- Greens Art Supply | Rochester
Committed to working with art education (looking at you, teachers!), Greens offers supplies for adhesives, boards and mats, brushes, canvas, ceramics, paint, and paper.
- Miles Cake and Candy Supplies | Clinton Township
Along with supplies for cakes, candy, and cookies, Miles also has a section on their website complete with how-to videos and recipes to try your baking skills out on.
- Kitchen Creations | Farmington Hills
Not only supplies for baking and packaging options, but they also offer to take your order over the phone!
- Cake Connection | Jackson
The supplies for cakes, candy, and cookies bring you in, but you’ll stay for the over 900 cookie cutters they have in stock!
- Baker’s Pantry and Supply | Monroe
Get your supplies for making cocoa bombs here!
- Party Cakes Decorating Supplies, Inc. | Shelby Twp
In addition to supplies, Party Cakes also has dessert stands available for rent — perfect for the tasty dessert you are going to bake and want to show off!
- Sarah’s Cake and Candy Supply | Troy
Check out their fun stencils and airbrush colors for all your cookie decorating needs.
Beads and Jewelry, etc.
- Munro Crafts | Berkley
With Swarovski crystals, polymer clay supplies, beads, wire, and tools for jewelry making, you’ll definitely want to check out their March Sale Days on March 13th and 23rd.
- Too Cute Beads | Farmington
Their jewelry kits offer a fun option for creating a beautiful piece, all on your own.
Paper and Stamps
- Hollanders | Ann Arbor
With a wide variety of decorative paper and bookbinding supplies, you’re sure to find just what you need for your next project.
- Stampeddler | Northville
Rubber stamps, paper, and ribbon… check!
- DTown Vinyl | Detroit
Offering tons of vinyl and craft supplies, but you’ll also want to check out their adhesive grab bags!
- Michigan Craft Vinyl | Livonia
Since they are open seven days a week, any day is a good day to check out their craft vinyl supplies!
- The Craft Hut | St. Clair Shores
Not only do they offer heat transfer and adhesive vinyl, but they also supply blank items (like shirts) to use the vinyl on.
- Have You Any Wool? | Berkley
Check out their “Motor City Yarn Club” for exclusive hand-dyed skeins and their options for classes via Zoom!
- The Yarn Stop | Clawson
Check out all of their kits to try your hand at many different yarn projects.
- Fun With Fiber | Farmington Hills
They offer a wide assortment of free patterns right on their website.
- Crafty Lady Trio | Macomb Township
The perfect spot to shop for all of your crocheting, knitting, and stitching needs!
- Skeins on Main | Rochester
In addition to yarn and needle accessories, there is an option to attend a socially distant class for knitting or crocheting.
And finally… for those craft supplies you don’t know what to do with, consider reaching out and donating to Arts and Scraps in Detroit. According to their website, Arts and Scraps uses recycled materials to provide learning and creative opportunities to individuals of all ages. Consider donating to help them continue to provide opportunities to others, or check out their website to set up a time to shop!
National Craft Month is another opportunity to shop small.
Tapping into your crafty side is a great way to unwind and relax after a week of school for your kids and work for yourself. Figure out which category of supplies you need to shop for, check out the shop websites, and get to crafting! Don’t be afraid to try a new skill or something you aren’t familiar with. I can’t wait to see what you create while shopping small!