Bring your vision to life by creating DIY masterpieces with quality art supplies, stationery and more from Singapore’s top craft stores.
It’s easy to find most things in our city, whether it’s good food, luxury brands, vintage furniture or locally-made goods. Handicraft stores? Well, if Daiso, Art Friend and Ikea are the only names you know, this comprehensive list of arts and crafts shops in Singapore will point you to 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 art supplies in Singapore…
Best craft stores in Singapore for art supplies
1. Krafer’s Paradise
Conquering a wide space with its gorgeous range of stationeries, art supplies, scrapbooking needs and all the bits-and-bobs you need for your craft masterpieces, Krafer’s Paradise is literally a crafting wonderland. Need any tools and accessories? From stretched canvases and brushes of all sizes to clay and styrofoam shapes, this store has got your back.
Krafer’s Paradise, #04-19/20/21, City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539
2. Art Friend
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! Store locations include Bras Basah Complex, Orchard and its biggest outlet situated at Clementi Central.
Art Friend, multiple locations including Bras Basah Complex and Plaza Singapura; also available online
Overjoyed is how you’ll feel when you get your hands on all the necessary art supplies in Singapore for an upcoming DIY project. From jewellery craft to paper craft, you can surely find materials of all sorts here. What’s more, interesting crafty workshops are conducted to provide you with fresh ideas that’ll keep your creative juices flowing.
Overjoyed, #B1-11, The Cathay, 2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233
4. Elsie Department Store
Into sewing? You may or may not know about this tiny shop at Ang Mo Kio. Featuring sewing supplies, buttons, yarn, ribbons, felting wool and even googly eyes, it stocks all your haberdashery needs. The family-run business has been around for almost 40 years and is truly a hidden treasure.
Elsie Department Store, #01-2607, 709 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Singapore 560706
It’s affordable, accessible, cheeky and always on-trend. Yes, we’re talking about Typo. What does this stationery shop not stock? It’s pretty much hit everything from Disney and unicorns to pop culture. Us older kids are still upset that Typo wasn’t around during our school days.
Typo, multiple locations including Ion Orchard and Nex; also available online
6. Paper Market
Sourcing materials for a wall collage full of happy snaps is really easy. Just make your way to Paper Market, which stocks absolutely drool-worthy craft materials and even offers a wide range of floral embellishments and unique die-cut tools.
Paper Market, #01-120, Great World, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Singapore 237994
7. Fancy Papers
Whether you’re after matte black or sandy-textured paper, the store offers only the highest quality paper to suit all your crafting needs. It’s the perfect place to find materials to make an out-of-this-world poster for your bedroom wall.
Fancy Papers, No. 9 Playfair Road, Singapore 367985
8. Sin Hin Chuan Kee
With all the pretty things under one roof, this craft shop in Singapore 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
9. Tokyu Hands
Think of this all-in-one lifestyle store as Pinterest IRL. Yes, if you ever need some craft-inspo, head over to Tokyu Hands for cool discoveries and all sorts of crafty things. That includes the latest Japanese stationery, unique items, and the coolest tools and materials great for DIY. If you’re feeling rather ambitious, pick up everything you need to jump on the jewellery-making, flower-arranging and dress-making bandwagon!
Tokyu Hands, multiple locations including Orchard Central and Suntec City
10. Golden Dragon
This oldie (serving crafters since 1949!) is a dream come true for knitters, beaders, stitchers and quilters. It also has a variety of interesting ideas and crafty gadgets such as the super pom pom maker, flower loom and Asian knot templates. Wanna pick up a new skill? Golden Dragon offers lessons on 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
Get inspired with materials for arts and crafts, sewing, cooking, decorating and parties at this superstore. You’ll find everything from fabrics to clay moulds to wooden shapes. But be warned, you may or may not get stuck in here for hours.
Spotlight, multiple locations including Plaza Singapura and Westgate
This craft shop has been on our radar, popping up at heartland malls around Singapore and most recently at Jewel Changi Airport. Maybe it’s the quirky “sticky kits” for scrapbooking or fun stationery, but we can’t resist walking into Klosh every time we see it.
Klosh, multiple locations including Jewel Changi Airport and Compass One; also available online
A hop and skip from Spotlight at Plaza Singapura, and you’ll enter $2 heaven. We’re talking about Daiso, Japan’s number one supplier of homeware, stationery, decorations, art materials and more. It’s got outlets everywhere and it usually churns out plenty of fun festive products as holiday seasons approach, so don’t forget to check it out!
Daiso, multiple locations including Plaza Singapura and Ion Orchard
Everyone’s favourite furniture giant is no stranger to art supplies and craft materials. Its range of products includes well-priced oil pastels, ink stampers with various designs, watercolour paint boxes, blackboards and thick pencils.
Ikea, multiple locations including Tampines and Alexandra
15. Arab Street
Arab Street is definitely a treasure trove of artsy things – from wall art to hipster cafes. Now, add craft stores to the list! We love shopping at wholesaler Kin Soon (36 Arab Street) for a range of ribbons with different colours and textures, as well as Sin Hin Chuan Kee (796-798 North Bridge Road) for wallet-friendly DIY items like buttons and sequins.
16. People’s Park Centre/Complex
Tucked away in the heart of Chinatown, there’s a crowded corridor full of textile stores on the second floor of People’s Park Centre. Alternatively, at People’s Park Complex, visit Malin Textile (#02-1122/1134) for gorgeous Japanese fabrics.
People’s Park Centre, 101 Upper Cross Street, Singapore 058357; People’s Park Complex, 1 Park Road, Singapore 059108
17. Wish I Were Stitching
Are you into stitching? Get your needlework in check at Wish I Were Stitching. This emporium has a wide variety of yarn, cross stitch kits, knitting and crochet tools and all your crafting needs. Want to pick up a new hobby? Sign up for a beginner class at its workshop space.
Wish I Were Stitching, #03-12A, LTC Building B, 12 Arumugam Road, Singapore 409958
So, who’s ready to check out these craft shops and stock up on art supplies in Singapore?