Shopping guide! Where to stock up on art and craft supplies in Singapore
It’s easy to find most things in Singapore, whether it’s good food, luxury brands, or kitschy kitchenware, and locally-made goods. Handicraft stores? Well, if Daiso, Art Friend and Ikea are the only names you know, then this rather comprehensive list of arts and crafts stores in Singapore will point you to the other places that sell all the tools, supplies and materials you need for your DIY undertakings. Here’s where else to go for the best supplies in Singapore:
From feathers to felt, this store has every variety of craft material waiting to be made into paper dolls, masks or jewellery. The only limit is your imagination! They have stores at Bras Basah Complex, Orchard and its biggest outlet situated at Clementi Central.
Art Friend, 3 outlets including Bras Basah Complex and Plaza Singapura.
Overjoyed is when you can get your hands on all the necessary craft essentials for an upcoming DIY project from this retail store that offers beautifully designed products for everyday needs. From jewelry craft to paper craft, you can surely find materials of all sorts here. What’s more? They also conduct interesting crafty workshops to provide you with fresh ideas that’d keep your creative juices flowing.
Overjoyed,#B1-08, 89 Short Street (Golden Wall Centre), Singapore 188216. Open Mon-Fri 10am-7pm; Sat 10am-2pm. Closed on Sun.
Made With Love
Step into a world of flowery, glittery delight at this popular scrapbooking store in the heart of town. They stock pretty ribbons, cute stamps, stickers galore, and row upon row of colourful printed papers ready for framing all your epic Halloween/Christmas/Thanksgiving memories and more.
Made With Love, B2-08 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road, Singapore 238895, p. 6733 7630.
Whether it’s matte black or sandy-textured paper, this store offers only the highest quality paper to suit all crafting needs. Its the perfect place if you want to make an out-of-this-world poster for your bedroom wall.
Fancy Papers, #01-26, North Bridge Centre, 420 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188727, p. 6336 6162.
Junior De Artist
Junior De Artist caters not only to the young but also to the young-at-heart! One of the rare stores that sell letterpress machines and plates, the staff here are also very knowledgeable and passionate about arts and crafts. They also have creative DIY workshops held on premises, such as making post-it boards, and gift boxes, specially dedicated to the little ones.
Junior De Artist, #03-22 , Novena Square Shopping Mall, 238 Thomson Road, Singapore 307683, p. 6255 7860. Open daily 12pm-8.30pm.
With 2 stores located at Raffles City Shopping Centre and Plaza Singapura, sourcing materials for a wall collage full of happy snaps is very easy. Paper Market stocks absolutely drool-worthy craft materials and offers a wide range of floral embellishments and unique die-cut tools.
Paper Market, two outlets at Raffles City Shopping Centre and Plaza Singapura.
Sin Hin Chuan Kee
With all the pretty things under one roof, Sin Hin Chuan Kee (let’s just call it SHCK) is quintessential for DIYers who need ribbons, threads, zippers, and fashions accessories like statement buttons in their projects!
Sin Hin Chuan Kee, #01-08 Textile Centre, 200 Jalan Sultan Singapore 199018, p. 6298 8622.
This oldie (serving crafters since 1949!) is a dream come true for knitters, beaders, stitchers, and quilters. They also have a variety of interesting ideas and crafty gadgets such as the super pom pom maker, flower loom, and Asian knot templates. Golden Dragon also offers lessons on many different types of crafts like shoe beading, paper quilting, and patchworking.
Golden Dragon, #02-51, People’s Park Centre, 101 Upper Cross Street, Singapore 058357, p. 6535 8454. Open Mon-Sat 10am-8.30pm, Sun 12.30pm-7.30pm.
Get inspired with materials for arts and crafts, sewing, cooking, decorating and parties at this superstore. Everything from fabrics to clay moulds to wooden shapes to paint on. But be warned, you can get stuck in here.
Spotlight, Level 5, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839, p. 6733 9808.
A hop and skip from Spotlight, you will enter $2 heaven: Daiso, Japan’s number 1 supplier of homewares, stationery, decorations, art materials and more. Daiso is the perfect spot for anything Halloween; they usually churn out plenty of fun Halloween products as the season is approaching so check it out!
Daiso, various outlets islandwide including Plaza Singapura and ION Orchard.
Everyone’s favourite furniture giant is also no stranger to art supplies and craft materials. Its range of art and craft products includes well-priced oil pastels, ink stampers with various designs, watercolour paint boxes, blackboards and nice thick pencils.
IKEA, two locations at Tampines North Drive and Alexandra Road.
People’s Park Centre/Complex
Tucked away in the heart of Chinatown, you’ll find a crowded corridor full of textile stores on the second floor of People’s Park Centre. Check out Golden Dragon (#02-51), where you’ll find great supplies for knitting, sewing or embroidery. At People’s Park Complex, make sure to visit Malin Textile (#02-1122) for gorgeous Japanese fabrics.
People’s Park Centre, 101 Upper Cross Street, Singapore 058357; People’s Park Complex, 1 Park Road, Singapore 059108.