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Our House Rules

Craft Supplies

Craft supplies are tools, ingredients, or materials whose primary purpose is for the creation of an item or special occasion.

Craft supplies may be handmade or vintage in nature, or they can be commercial (meaning they are not handmade or vintage). Party supplies may also be sold as Craft Supplies.

Examples of craft supplies:

  • Beads

  • Paints

  • Fabric yardage

  • Patterns

  • DIY kits

  • "Blanks" whose primary purpose is for crafting


Blank nesting dolls
Blank aluminum cuffs
Blank canvas

Party supplies are also allowed on Etsy. Examples of party supplies include:

  • Balloons

  • Confetti

  • Cake toppers

Examples of items that do not qualify as craft supplies:

  • Mass-produced clothing and accessories ready for retail sale

  • "Blanks" that are ready to use as is

NOT allowed:

Ready-to-wear boots
Swimsuit tops
Blank sweatshirt

Last updated on Feb 1, 2018