Sweet Critique: Factory Direct Crafts

Factory Direct Craft


One thing you won’t find very much here on Sweet Phenomena is original crafts.  But, you will find me copying others’ crafty goodness.  Or, you’ll find guest posts by folks that are craft geniuses.

I do love creating things, though, and that means we have a fairly regular need for craft supplies.  Our area is not known for its variety as far as shopping and items goes, so I often find myself having to order things online.  Until now, I’ve never really had a central source from which I got these things.

Enter Factory Direct Craft


How did I not know about this place before?  They have everything.  Like, seriously.  Everything.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many craft supplies in one place.

The site is organized well, and has a logical structure.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve visited a site looking for fabric, glue, specialty craft items, etc., and their headings/categories make no sense.  Factory Direct Craft knows how to group like items together {you know, like we teach our kids when they’re little?}, and then sub-head things under that.  Take a look at this:

Factory Direct Craft


To the point.  That’s what I like.  If I’m looking for general craft supplies {the stuff you just “have on hand”}, I see where to go.  Painting supplies to go along with that awesome new art curriculum?  Know where to go.  Totally love it.

And while this might not be a huge thing, I love their pictures.  They’re basic, but eye-catching.  I was instantly drawn to that painting supplies picture.  As we all know, pictures can make or break a site…

But How Are Their Prices?


Their prices are awesome!  I’m not even kidding you.  9″x12″ felt for $.43?  Everything I checked out was an awesome price.  I tried to find things I’ve purchased in town recently, so I remember how much I paid.  After you add in the gas and the hassle, this stuff beats it by so much, it’s crazy!

The prices, coupled with the selection and the convenience of shopping from home?  I’m too stinking excited about this place!!!

Final Thoughts


Run to them.  Make a list of the craft supplies you need and visit Factory Direct Craft.  Any place that has specific categories for googly eyes and glitter is OK in my book!

True Confessions:  I partnered with Factory Direct Craft to bring you this post.  All opinions are mine.