Switzerland is known for their high-quality handicrafts and now you can make a little something of your very own with craft supplies from some of our favorite DIY shops in Zurich.
House of Beads
Any bead you need will be at the House of Beads! They have an extensive variety of colors, sizes, shapes and materials of beads – of 4,500 to be more exact! Everything you need to create your own jewelry including string/thread, earring posts, necklace or bracelet closures is also available. They also do a bit of jewelry repair.
From paper to paint, Zumstein has professional grade supplies for all things print. They also offer courses in watercolor, oil and acrylic painting and specialty courses like calligraphy.
Paper crafts, party decorations, color coordinating office supplies – McPaperland lives up to the name! Their online shops offer an even greater selection of what you need to create small to large scale handicraft items.
The explosive colors of this boutique will give you so many great ideas! One of the more varied craft shops in the city, Liebundgut has what you need to start something from completely from scratch or use some pre-made materials to give you a headstart.
Bernina is synonymous with top-quality sewing machines and their shop lives up to the reputation! Not only can you “test sew” with the machines they have on display, they have gorgeous fabrics for sale with buttons and zippers in every color.
If knitting is your craft of choice, Vilfil lives up to their promise of having everything related to knitting in stock. From different colors and textures to different materials and tools, the shop experts are eager to answer all your questions to help you start your next knitting project.
Migros Do it + Garden and Coop Bau + Hobby
More than just garden and home improvement centers. Migros Do it + Garden and Coop Bau + Hobby each has a crafts department for all your basic needs: paints, canvas, hot glue, stickers, scrapbooking, decoration maaking, rubber stamps, etc. Their selection can change with the seasons, so watch for the turning tides should you be interested in making something for fall.
Various locations throughout Switzerland
Article & Photos by Zuri Girl Ashley Ringger…Ashley regularly contributes fun and insightful articles about life in Switzerland. She might even know more about the country than her Swiss husband! Ashley splits her working life between an international school and Set Sails Media. In her spare time this California native likes to stay active by going to the gym, sewing, traveling, and cooking with/for friends. She also can’t say no to a good book.