For Creativity's Sake

Philippines

More and more people are entering a new chapter of their lives. Some are embarking on a new business, while others are practicing their newfound recipes in the kitchen. So if you're someone who wants to turn your binge-watching hours into something more productive, the answer might just be inside arts and craft stores. Experts encourage people into the arts to boost their mood. Creating art conceived from your own boundless imagination helps alleviate stress and boosts your self-esteem. From aspiring to experienced creatives, everyone’s welcome to visit these stores.

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Craft MNL

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Makati City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Established out of love for arts and craft, Craft MNL is a haven for new and longtime artists. The shop sells activity kits, tools, and even soap making materials. Cop the Basic Melt and Pour Kit, and churn out five soap bars you can add to your bathing essentials, but make sure you have a microwave ready. Craft MNL also offers in-studio and online art classes on how to make scented candles and woodworks.

  • Unit 302, Pasay Road Condominium (Pamana-Languages Building), 926 Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

  • https://www.craftmnl.com/
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Hey Kessy

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Quezon City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Dust off your photo albums and give it new life through Hey Kessy's scrapbooking items. They have everything you need to immortalize life's picture-perfect moments like cutesy stickers, trinkets, colorful wrapping papers, and a whole lot more! Once done, show it to your loved ones and have a good laugh about unforgettable captured moments!

  • +63 928 838 0038
  • Level 2, Phase 2, Urban Turf, U.P Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, 1800 Metro Manila, Philippines

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The Oil Paint Store - Art Supplies (Makati Branch)

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Makati City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

A paradise for art buffs in Manila, trust this shop to help you create your very own masterpiece. You've probably seen tons of DIY art project tutorials online, so why not join the fun? The Oil Paint Store houses various arts and craft products like metallic glitters, fluorescent powders, and poster paints. Create new decor for your bedroom or home lounge. You can also unleash your inner Auguste Rodin and mold a beauteous sculpture once you buy their air-dry clay.

  • +63 2 8821 1908
  • Makati Cinema Square 24 Chino Roces Avenue 2nd Level of, beside (Underground Gallery, Makati Square, Legazpi Village, Makati, 1230 Metro Manila, Philippines

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Deovir Quezon Boulevard

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Manila, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Akin to many beginners, it's best to start your art journey through reading books for a better understanding. Scour Deovir's shelf and find covers that’ll teach you about airbrushing, drawing techniques, and painting methods, to name a few. Looking for a new set of brushes for your next artwork? Get them here too! They have paint brushes for your acrylic, oil, or watercolor-based illustrations.

  • +63 2 8734 0106
  • 778 Quezon Blvd, Quiapo, Manila, 1001 Metro Manila, Philippines

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Wellmanson Beads & Accessories

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Manila, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Let Wellmanson Beads and Accessories provide everything you need to fill up your accessory box. The Quiapo-based store parades colorful crystal beads, pearls, pendants, aluminum chains, and brooch pins. Ready to wear accessories are available here as well. Bling it on and create a head-turning sparkler that you want!

  • +63 2 5313 6307
  • 229 Villalobos St, Quiapo, Manila, 1001 Metro Manila, Philippines

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Art forum

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Makati City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Gifting someone an artwork is probably the purest way of appreciation anyone can get. Art Forum's doors are open to help you, if that's your plan. Nestled in Malate, a variety of art essentials like watercolor papers, sketching sets, acrylic paints, and vellum boards dwell inside its store. Get what you need and paint your heart out. You can also get these art items online if you’re too busy to drop by their store.

  • 958p Ocampo St, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila, Philippines

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GST Textile Supply

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Manila, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Sometimes, you need more than just a mind-gripping show or flick to keep boredom at bay. Enter GST Textile Supply, a store that specializes in cross-stitching and hand-knitting products. They have stitching threads, needles, pins, yarns, and cross-stitching kits. The design patterns range from landscapes to paintings. Quite challenging but surely worth the countless hours of needlework!

  • +63 2 7719 9709
  • Zone 025, 871 Tabora St, San Nicolas, Manila, 1010 Metro Manila, Philippines

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The Craft Central

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Makati City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Started as an online shop, the Craft Central is now among the many go-to places of crafters in Manila. The Craft Central carries hard to find art supplies to help artists bring their vision to the canvas. Shop here for their calligraphy kits, inks, pens, workbooks, and pads for your lettering projects. If you're looking for a journaling kit sign, this is it. Available in four colors, festoon it with adorable stickers and washi tapes also sold here.

  • +63 2 8721 6751
  • 111 Legazpi Street, Makati, 1228 Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines

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Michelle's Ribbon & Lace Center

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Manila, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Ribbons always add charm to any DIY project. Here at Michelle's Ribbon and Lace Center, you'll find yards of ribbons available in a variety of colors. The prices range from PHP26 to PHP150 (about USD0.54 to USD3), so everything is budget-friendly. Crafters can also buy Swarovski crystals here to create bracelets or necklaces.

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Craft Carrot

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Pasig City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Art is for everyone. Enthusiastic about learning how to paint on a canvas? Go for it and get the supplies you'll need in Craft Carrot. Paint stunning artwork using their acrylic paints, watercolors, and paintbrushes. After work, it's best to keep all your art essentials in one place,so grab any of Craft Carrot's brush holders and organizers for easy storage.

  • +63 2 8997 2892
  • 1603, 14 E Capitol Dr, Pasig, 1603 Metro Manila, Philippines

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