Staying productive during the pandemic not only helps in increasing creativity, but also good for easing stress.
With everyone mandated to stay home, people have been looking for things to do every day. To kill time, many have been discovering and rediscovering old hobbies. Don’t have the materials to do a crafts and hobby project? Getting supplies and craft materials for your favorite activity is now easier as more and more shops have begun reopening and offering deliveries. Check out the list below so you can get your craft and hobby needs met and start creating!
Payment options:Credit card payments, Paypal, and e-wallets / online banking via Dragonpay
Add more designs to your journal with National Bookstore’s available writing supplies.
Image: National Book Store
National Book Store has reopened for delivery in Metro Manila. Aside from books, other things you can buy from NBS’ website are work-from-home tools, art materials, and school supplies. They are also accepting orders via NBS’ “text-to-order-service,” which is offered in Metro Manila, Cebu, and Baguio. The mobile number to contact varies depending on the area; these are announced in NBS’s Facebook page. Due to limited couriers, deliveries might take 7 to 15 days after payment confirmation.
Finished all the books in your reading list? You can now add more fascinating reads to your shelf thanks to Fully Booked. From educational books to young adult novels, you can get new books through their online store. For orders within Metro Manila, processing will take 3 to 4 days after the order is placed. For provincial orders, it will take 7 days. Expect delays in delivery due to the lockdown.
Got a specific art brand in mind? You might find them on Art Bar’s website.
Artists, you don’t have to skimp on your paint supplies anymore now that Art Bar’s array of pigmented and high quality paints are available for delivery. Aside from paint supplies, Art Bar also offers DIY tools, calligraphy kits, adhesives, and crafting tools. Available products can be seen at https://artbar.ph/.
Operating hours:N/A. Expect for the store’s reply within 24 hours.
Payment options:Bank transfer and Paypal
Craft Central’s stickers and products come in creative designs.
If you’re looking for hard-to-find and quirky arts and crafts supplies, you can check out The Craft Central’s array of available products. Available items for shipping are posted on their Instagram stories. Their products include painting supplies, sketching tools, stickers and gifts, journaling items, pins, music box, essential oils, crochet kits, knitting sets, and paint by number kits.
5. Yarn Source Manila
Operating hours:N/A. Orders will be taken via their Facebook page
As their name suggests, Yarn Source Manila is your source for knitting and crocheting yarns. Whether you’re just starting to learn or are replenishing your supplies, you can choose from Yarn Source Manila’s assorted yarns, needles, instructional books, and other tools.
Be equipped with the right tools and ingredients before making your next baked masterpiece.
Image: Bake & Beyond Facebook Page
When it comes to baking, it is important to use the right tools and ingredients. Luckily, you can get all of these from Bake & Beyond. The shop delivers top-grade baking tools and machines as well as ingredients, raw materials, bakeware, and kitchenware you can use in creating sweet confections.
Operating hours:Monday to Sunday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Payment options:BDO bank transfer, Gcash, Visa, and Mastercard
BM-Jov has assorted succulents and potted plants.
Image: Bm-Jov Garden Center Facebook Page
Are you improving your garden or trying to spice up your home space with plants? BM-Jov Garden Center is every plant lover’s go-to supplier of everything related to gardening. They offer beautiful indoor and outdoor plants in various shapes and sizes. While they offer delivery services, pickup at their shop is also possible, but customers are required to wear masks and gloves when they visit.
Go to Yoorekka to find more stores that are still open during the quarantine.
Even during this dark time, you can still create something beautiful thanks to these stores that remain open!
About Denisse Shawntel Tan
Denisse Tan is currently a work in progress: she’s an aspiring writer, artist, and fashion designer! She’s trying to figure out how to manage her time in achieving all of her goals while also taking in life as humanly possible. Aside from art, she’s a big fan of the color pink, disco music, Bratz dolls, and Genshin Impact. By age 35, she plans to travel to New York City 🗽.
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