How big is your craft stash? If you’re a crafter like me, you have boxes and drawers full of craft supplies and craft tools that you haven’t used in years. Why not make some money off those old craft supplies?
Craft supplies are expensive. And usually, after you finish a big project, you have some supplies left over. Plus over the years of collecting craft supplies and tools, your style may change. Pull out all that paper, stamps, scissors, and other specialized tools that you haven’t touched for a year or more, and let’s figure out how to make some money… even with the supplies you’re not crafting with anymore.
If you need help cleaning out your craft stash, read 12 Things You Should Throw Away in Your Craft Room.
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What Old Craft Supplies Can I Sell?
Extra craft supplies should be in EXCELLENT condition, especially if you sell them online. You don’t want your buyers to be disappointed. My rule is, how would I feel if I ordered online and received this in the mail?
Tools can be gently used. Just make sure you explain any flaws in the description of the items when you list them. I’ve sold rubber stamps with ink stains on them before. The buyers were still please because I described their faults in detail and took lots of photos. So the buyer knew what to expect when they opened my package. And they were still getting a great deal… those rubber stamps can get expensive!!!
- scrapbook paper and other scrapbook supplies
- rubber stamps
- pens, pencils, and markers
- crafting tools: Sizzix, scissors, pliers, paper punches, metal punches or metal stamps, or storage containers
Where to Sell My Craft Stash
- Facebook — Share a picture with your personal Facebook friends and see if anyone wants them.
- Instagram — Post a picture on your feed and ask people to contact you if they’re interested.
- Facebook Marketplace
- Facebook Groups — There are lots of local Facebook groups for selling items.
- garage sale, yard sale
- flea market
- eBay — This is where we sell most of our extra craft supplies. People are looking for bargains on eBay
Other Hints for Selling Old Craft Supplies
Whenever you list your extra craft supplies online, make sure you use the word “destash”.
Make kits or mystery packs with your craft supplies and sell them in your Etsy shop or Facebook page. We did this very successfully one year at Christmas! I added a few vintage Christmas ornaments in the box along with all the red, white, and green craft supplies I could find. These were a hit!
Consider a craft supply swap with other crafty friends. This may not help you declutter, but at least you’ll have craft supplies that fit your current style and projects.
If your items don’t sell after a while (or if you just don’t want to mess with listing, pricing, and shipping), you may want to just donate them. There are many places that would love to have your extra supplies. Some places will give you a charitable donation receipt for your taxes, too.:
- thrift stores
- churches (especially with a preschool or Mother’s Day Out program)
- senior centers
- Scout troops
- community centers
- children’s hospitals
More Craft Stash Ideas
If you enjoyed these craft ideas to reduce your stash, you might also like these destash, cleaning, and organization ideas:
- 12 Things to Throw Away in Your Craft Room
- 7 Organized Craft Rooms, Small Spaces on a Budget
- 6 Things to Clean in Your Craft Room with a Lint Roller
- The 5 Best Places for Selling Crafts Online
- Where to Sell Extra Craft Supplies, on The Spruce
Thanks for reading our articles! Leave a comment and let me know if you’ve sold anything from your craft stash.
‘Til the next project,