One of my favorite things to do when my kids were little is crafts. I always had a big bin full of buttons, glue, glitter, foam cut-outs, construction paper, little plastic eyes. You name it – we had it! They were honestly some of the best times of my life, and the ultimate in quality time.
Back then, my kids and I had to drive about 15 minutes from home to find a craft store that had everything we were looking for (and that’s probably the reason I had such a huge stash – so we didn’t have to go out each time we wanted to get creative!). Of course, in my defense, we did not have internet when my kids were little. I realize I’m showing my age here, but the thought of being able to purchase crafty-type stuff online sounds dreamy.
I was recently looking around for arts & crafts supplies online, (not to do projects with my grown kids lol), but for ideas for the new retirement home my husband and I just put an offer on. I can’t wait to decorate, and I needed some inspiration. I definitely found it recently when I discovered an online retailer (Factory Direct Craft) with a huge amount of affordable craft supplies (good to know for when I have grandchildren too!). I am looking forward to making some of my own decor for our new home, and I might even take up candle making or floral arrangements.
The website I found is really neat – they have just about everything imaginable from kids craft supplies to home decor, party items, candle and soap making supplies, how-to books and much, much more. I have it bookmarked for future reference too.
Yes, I am feeling the urge to be crafty again. And when those grandkids come along, this grandma will be set!
*Although this is a partnered post, the story above is all mine