6 Craft Stores Where You Can Get Your Artsy Fix
Karen Jane Ng
Anybody else here who are yet to graduate from the love of doing crafts? You know, that passion we have for simple artsy stuff like scrapbooking, hand lettering, room decorating, knitting, jewelry making, among others? Yep, we're still head over heels in making sure we still have the upper hands to have those things done.
Whatever age you are at, it's important that we continue to practice and develop the artistic urges we have in us. Whether we do it for future business endeavors or merely just for stress-relieving functions, you best believe both are right reasons to hoard crafty items to your heart's content! Here, we've listed stores to tolerate your artsy obesessions!
1. Common Room PH
It's a great place to shop for craft supplies that are exclusively made by local artists. Desk essentials, postcards, sticker packs, cardholders, totebags, planners, coasters - everything from the material used to their designs not only scream Filipino talent but also Filipino heritage. Common Room PH has branches in Katipunan, Alabang Town Center, and Power Plant Mall.
2. Hey Kessy
In addition to selling basic art necessities like stamps and washi tapes, Hey Kessy also promotes pottery and jewelry making. They collaborate with local artisans for workshops and offer custom pieces handmade in Asia. If you want to make your own though, paraphernalia is available at their store in UP Town Center.
3. Art Bar PH
If you long to elevate your drawing, painting, and illustration skills, head over to Art Bar PH as they got the right tools you need which are budget-friendly. They have every kind of brushes, pencils, markers, watercolors, and canvas you might need. The best part of it is they're practically everywhere: Serendra, Quezon Avenue, Rockwell, Alabang, Megamall, Baguio, MOA, and SM Cebu.
This store has tons of quirky stuff that's perfect for achieving your dream Pinterest-inspired bedroom. We also recommend you to check out their journaling section if you're looking to spice up your new planner. As far as we know, Typo also has room for personalizing your belongings. Visit them at Bonifacio High Street, SM Megamall, and TriNoma.
5. The Craft Central
It's safe to say that Craft Central is very much worth a stopover at the mall. It flatters all types of craft enthusiasts including fans of stationaries, calligraphy, crocheting, accessorizing, or any unique novelties. They are committed in helping you accomplish your DIY goals. You'll find them at SM North EDSA, Vertis North, Greenbelt 5, SM MOA, and Megamall.
Nobody wants boring things and the feeling is mutual with Quirks, a shop that takes pride in carrying a wide range of hard-to-find bizarre items that we've only seen on the internet. Whether you just need a cute lamp at home, a stylish passport holder for your next travel abroad, or just collecting your fave pop culture icon's merch, drop by Quirks' branches at Power Plant Mall, SM Aura, and SM Megamall to get your fix!
It's a different feeling when things around you are organized and most especially when they are polished according to your taste. And that, for sure, is where our love for craft will take us. So keep doing what you do, girl!