Want to shave off unnecessary dollars for your wedding budget? Or elevate your big-day bash with personalised, handmade details? Welcome to the world of DIY (do-it-yourself) weddings, where savvy brides roll up their sleeves and get chummy with glue guns, art materials and Pinterest tutorials. Here's where to go for the city's best craft supplies...
From feathers to felt, this store has every variety of craft material waiting to be made into paper centerpieces and wedding favours. The only limit here is your imagination! Stores are located at Bras Basah Complex and Orchard for easy post-work pop ins.
Art Friend, #03-33 Bras Basah Complex, Blk 231 Bain Street, Singapore 180231, p. 6336 8338
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 best wedding moments.
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. It's the perfect place to head to if you're making your own invitations and place cards.
Fancy Papers, #01-26 North Bridge Centre, 420 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188727.
With four stores located all around the island (the one at Raffles City is most central), sourcing materials for home-made photobooth props 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, various locations. B1-27 Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103, p. 6333 9007.
The Little Happyshop
Home to chic paper goods, stationary and crafting products, The Little Happyshop is an online retail shop that has kept loads of crafters happy. Their oh-so-pretty MT Masking Tapes are to die for and make gorgeous accents for escort cards, centerpieces and favours.
Shop The Little Happy Shop online.
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 DIY enthusiasts who need ribbons – and we mean lots of them. Choices include grosgrain, wired, ultrasonic-embossed and, best of all, customised ones for personalised wedding favours featuring you and your partner's names.
Sin Hin Chuan Kee, 796 North Bridge Road Singapore 198766, p. 6298 8000. Open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm. Closed on Sun.
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 if you're hell-bent on being a DIY ninja.
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.Spotlight
Get inspired with materials for arts and crafts, sewing, decorating and parties at this superstore with everything from fabrics to clay moulds to wooden shapes to paint on. Warning: You will spend hours getting lost in the store's endless rows of craft supplies so try not to make any plans after.
Spotlight, Level 5, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839, p. 6733 9808.
A hop, skip and a jump from Spotlight, you will enter $2 heaven: Daiso, Japan’s number one supplier of homewares, stationery, art materials and more. The store usually puts out seasonal products, but also offers quaint decorations year-round for celebrations of any kind. Psst... we love the idea of buying those tiny buckets and vases for rustic wedding favours.
Daiso, various locations. Level 5, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238839, p. 6884 9210.
Everyone’s favourite furniture giant is no stranger to decors and art supplies. Its range of craft products includes well-priced oil pastels, ink stampers with various designs, watercolour paint boxes, blackboards and nice, thick pencils.
IKEA, two locations. 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764; 317 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159965, p. 6786 6868.