Arts and Crafts are big business at the moment – millions of people have been participating in this hobby for years and visiting craft fairs, with the advent of easy eCommerce solutions and marketplaces like eBay and Etsy more and more people are making a part time or full time living from the items they produce.

If you would like to display your creations in a blog format or even sell the items you create, then WordPress is one of the best website solutions to use – its free to download and use and you can use a free theme or pay a small fee, typically around $50 or so for a premium theme which will include more features and support from the theme seller should you need help getting your crafts website up and running.

In this post Im going to look at themes suitable for an arts and crafts website where you can use to blog about the hobby, display your favorite items or even sell your creations using WordPress and an eCommerce plugin.

Premium Arts & Crafts Themes

These themes are premium, which means you will need to pay a fee to download them – many will include other themes bundled in the price, often they will have extra features and all will include customer support should you need help with your theme.

Boutique

Boutiques give you the power to open your own online storefront. The theme has been built to integrate with some of the most popular eCommerce plugins available, allowing people to use their favorite system without any conflicts.

Feather

Feather has a light and airy quality that gives your website a fun and care-free vibe. The theme is simple, but its subtle details and textures have been designed with care. If you are looking for a subdued design that is still stylistic and impressive, then Feather just might be the theme for you.

eStore

eStore provides an elegant solution for those looking to sell products online. The theme is easy to configure, and offers integration options with some of the most popular (and free) ecommerce plugins, including eShop and Simple PayPal Shopping cart.

Kelly

Celebrate with Kelly Theme; whether you’re running a website for party styling services or a blog filled with party ideas & inspiration. Following the slider, there is a featured section (with 4 thumbnails) where you can display your popular posts or link to your Etsy products.

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Isabelle

Meet Isabelle, a chic and feminine WordPress Theme for stylish bloggers. Featuring auto-slider to highlight your popular posts or categories & designed to show excerpt post with thumbnail in two columns (shown in demo site). Be confident in your blog with Isabelle Theme.

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Geraldine

Show your whimsical brand with Geraldine Theme, whether you’re just starting a wedding blog or you’ve run your event planning business for awhile. Your beautiful images will have a great new home to be shown off in with the large slider on top.

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Handmade

Handmade is a WordPress blog designed with the arts & crafts and cooking in mind. The gorgeous design and tiny details make this theme both unique and flexible.

Pinboard

Big fan of Pinterest? You’ve got to love this new theme we have to offer – Pinboard. It features an auto stacking layout with infinite scroll as seen on the Pinterest desktop site. If you are unfamilar with the term “infinite scroll”, it means that new posts are loaded automatically when you hit to the bottom of the page

Olea

Olea allows you to Sell handmade, creative & craft goods. It is a WordPress theme designed for usage with WooCommerce plugin powered e-commerce site. Clean, readable, informative and attractive for visitors.

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Delice

Looking for a good theme for Cooking or Crafting? If you’re a housewife, chef, mom or just a lover of good food wanting to build a cooking blog or own website – Delice Plus theme is right for you! Also if you like crafting and to make something nice by your hands – you can use it for your website or blog.

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Handmade

How to find more customers for a hand-made and natural products project? Welcome them with a candy-like design in so optimistic warm colors that shows all the products in eye-candy manner.

handmade

Candy Queen

Whether you’re looking for a WordPress theme for your candy boutique, florist design studio, beauty salon, this beautiful and clean responsive multi-purpose onepage design is suitable for anyone who want’s to showcase their portfolio in a unique, feminine and playful way.

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Wind Cake

Wind Cake is a one page WordPress theme, perfect for your choice. The theme is very sweet, cute and unique, is ideal for bakeries, ice cream shops, gift shops and more.. Furthermore, you have 4 color schemes – blue,violet,orange,green and also you could select your own color scheme using color-picker to adapt the theme for all activities.

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Elegance

Elegance is a beautiful and elegant WordPress theme. This theme features a lovely floral header design with an elegant script font, and a beautiful wooden background image.

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Bow on Top

Bow on Top is a beautiful and girly WordPress theme. This theme features a bow illustration in the header design, cute coordinating fonts used throughout, and a soft blue and gray color palette.
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Cute Sweet Shop

The cute design of this theme is developed specifically to present delicious cakes and other confectionary products. The high-resolution pictures in vanilla style just show theme from the best side and make mouths water. The concept is completed by tender colors, clean white background, and handwritten fonts. Buy it and use all its benefits right now.

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Free Arts & Crafts Themes

These themes are free to download and use on your site, they typically do not include customer support so you will have to be familar with installing and configuring WordPress themes to use them.

Chooko Lite

A sweet, colorful and responsive WordPress Theme.

chooko

Sobe

A lighthearted personal blogging theme for sharing life’s most memorable moments.

sobe

Sela

Sela is not your typical business theme. Vibrant, bold, and clean, with lots of space for large images, this theme will look great on all devices, from desktop to mobile.

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Yarn

Like its parent theme, Saga, Yarn is specifically tailored to writers, focusing on the display of the written word, using big, bold images to draw your reader in. Its pink and brown palette can be easily changed to meet your preferences.

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Frau

Frau has a great variety of functionalities such as easy to follow code, social networking features, YouTube and Flickr integration. It comes with easy to modify widgetized sidebar and an extremely versatile layout scheme for easy modification.

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Ever After

A wedding blog-centric theme decorated with subtle but gorgeous textures and ornaments. The wide one-column layout is great for photos and videos of your wedding or your wedding plan that you want to share with family, friends, or the world.

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Scrappy

A fresh, feminine, scrapbook-style theme

Patchwork

Patchwork comes in three color styles – Maude (default), Babycakes and Sunny – and you can easily switch between them in the Theme Options panel. It also supports custom drop-down menus, a widget-ready sidebar, and custom header and background features.


Author:

Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, a small internet company based in the UK. Kooc Media runs several high-profile websites including WPLift, ThemeFurnace and DesignersTalk.

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3 Comments

  1. Stephanie Chung

    Thank you for this list. I’m an avid crafter so this really helps!

  2. Damn… boutique is looking pretty great for craft sellers. Probably gonna be recommending that to some of our clients :)

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