Even if you don’t consider yourself an artistic person, sometimes making art purely for your own entertainment can be highly therapeutic. It’s not about creating the next Mona Lisa but rather allowing yourself to have an outlet for your emotions and releasing them in a healthy manner. Sometimes the simplest things can be among the best things to do in Orange County. If that sounds like something you’d be into, then we invite you to check out some of these arts and crafts stores right here in Orange County, California. Before you know it, you’ll be able to start making your own crafts from the comfort of your own home. Enjoy!
Art Supply Warehouse (Westminster)
Since 1977, serving artists, students, and other creative people in southern California is Art Supply Warehouse. The crew has been successful by emphasizing courteous and helpful service while offering a large selection of products at the most competitive pricing. They specialize in supplying a broad range of gifts, toys, new and old books, art equipment, and other goods.
“My bestie has been coming here since high school now in our mid 30’s we find ourselves traveling from the San Fernando valley to come and buy supplies for his first mural he’s doing. He’d rather spend the money somewhere he’s familiar with and he knows the quality of the products are good. I always have so much fun coming here. I never want to miss a trip out there. The staff is always so knowledgeable of all the products. We definitely have our eye on a lot more items he wants to get when he does more projects like this. Love this place.” – Joel C., Anaheim
Studio Vintage (Lake Forest)
Studio Vintage is self-proclaimed “a place to create” when it comes to all the things to do in Orange County. They provide a range of open-to-the-public and private programs intended to spark and develop your individual creative style. From custom wooden signs to hand-stamped jewelry to boutique shopping, we believe in giving you a wide range of options so your creativity may run wild! The best handmade presents in South Orange County may be found in their “Unique Boutique.”
Whimzy is open by appointment and during the Tustin Flea Market on the 4th Sunday of each month. You must call the staff at 714-573-1025 to set up an appointment to shop there.
“This is a super cute store located in downtown Tustin. The owner was super friendly when my friend and I went in and I loved the eclectic girly variety of options she had for the shop. It was the type of eclectic variety that you can go shopping with your little girl and she would be entertained and not wanting to leave vs being super bored with nothing that sparked her interest. Great store with craft inspiration and ideas and a variety of more neat knick knacks.” – Taylor L., Sandy, Utah
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