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Craft and Hobbyist Free Catalogs to Request

Updated on September 18, 2012

Corn Husks

I try to gather many of my craft supplies from nature. When I make corn on the cob for dinner, I always save the corn husks and dry them to make corn dollies.
I try to gather many of my craft supplies from nature. When I make corn on the cob for dinner, I always save the corn husks and dry them to make corn dollies. | Source

Requesting Craft Catalogs

Whether you are looking to buy craft and hobby supplies or are seeking inspiration to start a new craft or hobby, there are many wonderful catalogs available to meet your needs. Here are links to some of the best craft and hobby catalogs that can be requested online.

Dick Blick Art Materials

The Dick Blick Art Materials catalog is my main, and most favored, catalog. With it, I am able to order all sorts of supplies for my eclectic interests, from paints to sculpting materials to brushes. The catalog is also inspiring and gives me many new ideas for crafting. The catalog, however, isn't good for yarn (knitting and crochet) and for sewing enthusiasts.

Parents and teachers will love the children's crafts. There are craft kids for children of all ages as well as bulk crayons, markers, paints, and paintbrushes.

Oriental Trading Company

Get the Oriental Trading Company catalog if you have kids. When my teenagers were young, I would buy them oodles of fun craft supplies from this catalog. Some of the craft items include beads, glitters, craft kits, scrapbooking supplies, floral, candle making, and soap making supplies.


If you knit, crochet, cross-stitch or do any kind of needlework, request the Herrschners catalog. The catalog has many wonderful supplies and kits that include latch hook kits, beads, scrapbooking, mosaics, paper crafts, and fabric crafts.

Finding Free Craft Supplies

As an avid crafter, I am always keeping my eyes open for free craft supplies. My number one place to find craft supplies is outdoors. When taking walks, I fill my pockets and backpack with pretty stones, acorns, flowers, and leaves to dry. I also keep my eyes open for wood that can be made into carved hiking sticks.

The second place I look is online. Craigslist has a free section where I can often find free wood pallets for many different craft projects. Sometimes people are giving away free paving stones and bricks.

Edmund Scientifics

A wonderfully fun catalog, Edmund Scientifics carries items for hobbyists interested in alternative energy, astronomy, chemistry, geology, magnetism, microscopes, optics and lasers, physics and electric, robotics, and weather. Guys love this catalog.

Micro Mark

If you are seeking a large selection of hobby tools, request a catalog from Micro Mark. The catalog has a wide variety of items, including adhesives, pin vises, drill bits, motors, hand tools, kits, cutters, model ship tools, organizers, decals resin, miter boxes, and more.

Model Railroading

If you are interested in model railroading, check out the Walthers Model Railroading catalog. Walthers carries so many products for peole interested or involved in this exciting hobby. The website includes information for those interested in getting started in this hobby and they have videos to watch online.

Metal Detectors

Here is a hobby that I always wanted to get into - metal detecting! Garrett Metal Detectors is a great catalog to request if you are also interested in this hobby.

A Main Hobbies

Get catalogs for any number of fun hobbies at A Main Hobbies. This is a great resource for people who are interested in RC airplanes, boats, cars and trucks, helicopters, motorcycles, model rockets, trains, and so much more.


There is only one catalog you will want for dollhouses - Request a free catalog for this favorite hobby and get building and designing your own miniature house.


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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Cool hub. :-) I grew up in a areas where corn dolls were still woven by hand and made a point to expose my kids to them when visiting. Great stuff! :-)

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