50+ Free Art and Craft Supplies and Free Craft Samples

For those who love to make art and work on craft projects, they know all too well that supplies can get very expensive.

Craft, stationery, fabric, and hobby shops may be the places to find supplies easily, but these stores are not the most inexpensive places!

If you are willing to put some extra time and energy into finding free supplies, the costs for your projects will drop considerably.

This page links to internet sites offering free craft samples and art supplies. Scroll down to see what you can easily find using a computer!

As a cautionary statement, please only give information to reputable companies you feel comfortable working with. Read the fine print; a self-addressed stamped envelope may be required. But that is usually all you need to get free craft samples and art supplies from internet sites.

Scroll down to find our list of over 50 places to find free craft supplies or samples.

But internet sites are not the only places to find free craft supplies!

Think outside of the box…we can help!

Where can I get free craft and art supplies?

1. At Home

Let’s start right under the nose with the home.  Your home is a great place to find free craft supplies! Look in the recycling bin, boxes of old items saved for that "someday I'll need this excuse," a basket of old magazines, jars that, with a little work, can have the labels removed, paint from old projects, old clothing, and so much more.

The home can be a treasure trove if you get creative! Needlepointers has an entire department full of ideas for using recycled crafts materials.

2. In Nature

And don't forget about the natural world around you!  Go hiking to find rocks to paint, pinecones for projects, flowers to dry, and so much more. Free craft supplies, my friends.

3. Buy Nothing, Freecycle Groups

There are also websites and apps like, where folks list items they have to give away for free or list items they are looking for. The same goes for Craigslist

Search Facebook for local buy nothing, yard sale, or freecycle groups. Don't be shy. Ask for what you need, and you may be very surprised!

4. Friends or other Crafters

How about checking with a friend, especially a fellow crafter?  Those who enjoy arts and crafts almost always have a stash of items they bought for projects they thought they'd make and no longer need.  They'd probably be happy to give away craft supplies to get them out of their house!

5. Trash to Treasure

If a crafter is bold enough to “dumpster dive,” great treasures can be found in other people’s trash. I'm not recommending going through trash bags, but when a box of items or furniture is at the end of the driveway, think of how they can be used as free art supplies.

Where can I find Inexpensive Craft Supplies?

This brings us to the inexpensive but not free craft supply category. Thrift stores and Dollar Tree are amazing places to find art supplies for a fraction of the cost of buying new.

I made a beautiful 3 tiered tray from Dollar Tree plates and candle holders that I decorate for every season and holiday.  At a dollar per item, that was a bargain project.

And please don’t overlook garage, yard, and estate sales!  People purge their homes when they have a yard sale, and it is sometimes amazing what can be found to use as inexpensive and almost free craft supplies.

More Free Art and Craft Samples and Catalogs

This site has thousands of links to free craft projects, supplies, and catalogs.  For kids, Free Samples and Stuff for Kids may have some fun supplies.  The Free Arts, Crafts, and Hobby Catalogs page has many interesting catalogs that can be requested for free.

So get out there, use our ideas, or think of your own, to score some free craft supplies!

50+ Free Art and Craft Supplies and Free Craft Samples

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12 Free Sewing Patterns PDF Book

12 Free Sewing Patterns PDF Book

This free sewing book has some of favorite and popular sewing tutorials like how to sew cloth napkins, pocket tissue holders, sachet bags, fabric lanyards, cord wrap and more.

Adhesive Tape Samples (Free Samples)

Eastern Adhesives Inc. manufactures Double Coated tapes, Foam tapes, Transfer tapes, and Specialty tapes. Complete the form to request a free sample of one of their adhesives. Eastern Adhestive Inc.

Bookmark - Quilt Block

Printable bookmarks with a quilt block pattern. Block Crazy

Bumper Sticker

If your family are Texas residents, you can request and have mailed to you a free Texas State Parks Guide and sticker! Take Care of Texas

Fabric - Free Sample - Curtains Curtains Curtains

To order just click on the product that you like, which will take you to the product page. To the right of the photo there is a 'free fabric sample' box, clicking on this will add the sample to your sample basket. Curtains Curtain Curtains

Fabric - Free Samples - Back Side Fabric

FREE Sample swatches are for US and Canadian customers only. Swatches are approximately 3" x 3", except for batiks and some prints. Please limit your request to a maximum of 10 swatches. Back Side Fabrics

Fabric - Free Samples - Loaf

Feel free to choose up to 6 gorgeous fabric samples which we'll pop in the next post along with a brochure. Loaf

Fabric - Free Swatches -

Choose up to 8 fabrics from the selection.

Father's Day Coloring Pages and Cards

Father's Day Coloring Pages and Cards

Free Printable Coloring Pages and Cards for Kids to Make on Father's Day!

Father's Day coloring pages and cards make a wonderful handmade Father's Day gift for dad (or granddad) (or someone special) on their special day.

Flower Sample

Free artificial flowers, and test the quality, feel, and appearance.  Just pay shipping. Flowers-by-Design

Free Art Supply Network

Click to see if an art supply network in your area provides free supplies. Broad Room

Free Ballpoint Pen

This compact ballpoint pen is perfect for tucking into a pocket, purse, or notebook for recording craft ideas, making craft do-it-yourself list and listing supplies needed. In Tur

Free Labels at Handy Labels

They have a standard sample pack showcasing their stickers. Simply complete the form to receive your free Handy Brand sample pack through the post via Royal Mail. UK only. Handy Labels

Free Milkweed and Free Black-Eyed Susan Seed Packs

Bees and butterflies are important in our environment as pollinators. Request your free seeds to help restore bee and butterfly populations.

Free Project by Sulky

Free Project by Sulky #ad

Sulky has free project for all season and occasions. Check back often as they add new free projects all the time. Affiliate Link to Sulky

Free Quilt Backing Sample Swatches

Swatches of quilt backing usually measure approximately 3" x 3" and are free to US customers only. For international customers, it is only $.24 each with FREE shipping. Back Side Fabrics

Free Screen Printed and Digital Transfers Samples

Stahl's Transfer Express offers free samples of its high-quality products. Stahl's Transfer Express

Free Sticker and Label Sample Pack offers full-color digital printing on freezer labels stock and also a diverse stock of print-yourself blank freezer labels. Get a sample pack delivered right to your door. Freezer Labels

Freebies for Crafters & Designers

Free Fonts, SVGs, graphics, embroidery designs, crafts and more. Creative Fabrica

Glue Dots

Complete the Contact Information form to receive free samples. Glue Dots Adhesive Products

Graph Paper

Create graph paper with this tool. ABC's of Knitting

Graph Paper Generator

Useful, printable graph paper.

Gumnut Yarn Free Sample

Like to now try Gumnut Yarns hand dyed natural silk and wool Embroidery Threads? Click the link to request a free sample card. Gumnut Yarns

Holiday Gift Tags - Free Printable

Printable holiday gift tags come in handy when you're putting together last minute homemade gifts. Homemade Gift Guru

Knitting Graph Paper

If you plan on creating your own charts, you need knitter's graph paper. Print your own! Sweaterscapes

Lemon Coffee Body Scrub Sample

This sample is half an ounce of body scrub in a little tub. Only one sample per household. Complete the form to receive the free sample. Salon and Day Spa

Llama Sticker

Cotopaxi is offering llama stickers. Cotopaxi

Magnet Sample Pack

Magnet Queen Sample Pack allows you to see the quality, finish and weight of their personalized Photo Magnets before you place an order with us. Magnet Queen

Mother's Day Coloring Pages

Mother's Day Coloring Pages

These free printable Mother's Day coloring pages will make a wonderful handmade Mother's Day gift for mothers and grandmothers this year on their special day.


Don't discard the paint chip samples you get at home improvement stores when trying to decide on a painting color for your home improvment project. These paint card samples can be used for card making or scrapbook embellishments and crafts. Thirfy Fun

Paint Chips and Color Card

Complete the following Dunn Edwards Paints process to order free color chips and color cards. Once you've made your selections and completed the order process, your order will be mailed to the address you've provided. Dunn Edwards Paints

Paper - Free Paper

Curious about our paper stocks at PsPSrint? Place an order for our free sample kit. PsPrint

Paper Samples - CutCardStock

You can request 3 free samples of CutCardStock premium paper by mail. Simple fill out the form on their website. Cut Card Stock

Paper Swatch Samples from Small Business Printing

The samples include a variety of pre-printed swatch samples, a paper sample guide, and other helpful information to get you started. Complete the form and create an account to promptly receive your paper samples. Small Business Printing

Perler Bead Templates

These are free fuse bead templates that you can print out and color in. Kandi Patterns

Pollinator Garden Free Seed Pack

Donate to Save Our Monarchs and receive free seeds. It is a complete Wildflower Garden mixture, featuring several varieties of Milkweed, and includes all of the Perennial and Annual seeds needed for a great looking garden. Save Our Monarchs

Poly-Brush - Free Sample

Free poly-brush sample kit and information on products. Jen Manufacturing Inc.

Quilt Labels - Free Printable Labels

Add a label to your quilt gifts with these easy printable labels. You can customize with your own message, or print one that has the words "Made With Love". All People Quilt

Ripped Sheet - Free Samples

Complete the information on the webpage to receive your free uncut sheet or swatch sample from Rippedsheets sends samples out by First Class US Mail within 24 hours.

Sewing eBooks

Dozens of free sewing eBooks from Sew Daily are one click away. Take a look and start downloading. Sew Daily

Silk Rose Petal Samples

Request a free sample of Silk Rose Petals by completing the simple online form. Petal Garden

Skein of Flower Thread

Check out this site and receive a FREE skein of Ginnie Thompson Flower Thread, conversion chart, shop list and a FREE sheet of charted designs! Ginnie Thompson Flower Thread


Free fabric swatches Smith+Noble

Soap - Handmade Peach Soap Sample

Hurry! Get a free sample of handmade peach soap. Just complete short questionaire. Only one sample per household. This offer is valid while supplies last. So hurry and request your sample immediately. Salon And Day Spa


Here you will find hundreds of free downloadable stencils that can be used for all types of craft projects. Completely FREE. NO memberships, registration or credit cards required. Free Stencil Gallery

Sticker You

Request a free catalog with product samples by filling out a form. Sticker You creates custom stickers and labels. Sticker You

Stickers - Free Printables

FREE printable stickers, free printable sticker charts, incentives sheets, stamp sheets and printable seals. Stickers and Charts

Stickers - Free Sticker Samples

Simple send SASE and receive free sticker samples. Contagious Graphics

Stitch Fiddle

Get inspired, start designing your own knit, crochet and cross stitch patterns, and create your own unique creations. This is a free online chart designer. Stitch Fiddle

Vegetable Garden Guide - Free

Fill out the form to receive your FREE copy of "Garden Fresh" in the mail – just in time for this year's vegetable growing season. (U.S. and Canada only) Burpee Home Gardens

Vinyl Sample Sheet

Get a free sample Sheet of one or ALL of Bren Inc.'s materials. Bren Inc.

WeatherWool Fabric Samples -- Free

The Samples Packet contains Fabric Sample Booklet, Larger Test Swatches, A Mouton Pelt Sample and A wealth of information about wool, and WeatherWool. Weather Wool

Wood Pallets

Wood pallets can be used for anything, from crafts to using the wood to build furniture and home decor. Often, companies or construction sites just want to get rid of the pallets and give them away for FREE. Check your local area for free pallets.

Yarn Ends Sample Package

FREE Our Yarn Ends Sample Package includes all colors from our natural un-dyed wool, wool blend and performance yarn collections. You will receive three separate cards, one for each yarn collection. Thayer Design Studio

Yarn Samples

Complete the form with your address to get a free sample of either a yarn sample card, Sliver (combed top) and Fleece. White Gum Wool

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