The ongoing pandemic has caused a lot of us to look for other avenues to make money, whether that’s because of cutting hours, a move to a work-at-home environment, or job loss altogether. If you are wanting to build an online digital storefront for your prints, paintings, photography, or homemade crafts, then a Shopify website for arts and crafts is a good bet. Not only does the platform give you all the tools you need to get your eCommerce shop up and running, but it comes with built-in support and a large selection of themes (layouts) to choose from.
When selecting a Shopify theme for your online digital storefront, you want it to blend or mesh brand with products. But, you also need it to stand out and be designed to work as a complete solution. To help you find the right theme from the list below, look for the following features:
Now that you know what to look for, here are 10 fantastic themes to look at if you want to build a Shopify website for arts and crafts.
The Handy Shopify theme is perfect for those starting out who want to list items like jewellery, cosmetics, home decor, art, and some apparel items. It comes with 20+ pre-designed shop layouts/ideas for you to choose from, giving you a ton of customization and versatility in making your theme unique. You get a mega menu, wishlist feature, live search, currency converter, countdown timer, sale notification, optimized cart, custom FAQ page, and more built right in. All layouts are optimized for mobile devices and it comes with advanced options if you want to get heavy-handed with customizing the basic layouts. It supports Shopify Sections and comes with “site globals” for one-click changes to the entire website.
This Shopify theme is for selling handmade products like paints, photographs, jewellery, and other products from artisans. It is a responsive Shopify theme, meaning that it will work well on cross-browser viewing and mobile devices. It comes with a drag and drops page builder, making it very easy to visualize how your content and advertisements are going to look on the page. It works really well for those who have a large collection of arts and crafts, as it includes a “mega menu” to organize them by. It also comes with a custom slider homepage which you can blend with other plugins to make a truly magnificent introduction to your website.
While this Shopify theme does represent itself as a multipurpose eCommerce option, it can be used for homemade furniture, fashion, jewellery, pottery, and accessories. It is a minimalist design based strictly around Shopify Sections. It comes with 4 homepage options, 4+ unique header styles, multiple currency options, an Ajax cart, built-in wishlist, testimonials, and more. This theme is all about displaying your products, whether it is featured products, a product grid, a product carousel, or a zoom and pop-up filter. It comes with a quick install, cross-browser capability, and has ongoing updates.
While this theme is centred around a personal blog layout, it does come with Woocommerce for adding an eCommerce element to your website. If you’re looking for a Shopify website for arts and crafts that focus on DIY content for handmade items, cooking, illustration or other hobbies but want a pastel colour palette, then Robin is for you. It is mobile-friendly, has 7 blog layout options, unlimited header views, banner management, separate sidebars, post format on colours, 12 custom widgets, multiple font options, translation, unlimited color customization, SEO optimized, W3C validated, and no coding knowledge is required to use.
This theme is fantastic for craftsmen, creatives, or artisans who want to sell their goods with a stylish yet clean and minimal layout that is user-friendly. It comes with pre-built pages for easy choice layouts, comes with one-click installation, and intuitive user interface for easy editing and supports popular plugins. It uses Elementor which is a visual website builder and is WooCommerce ready. It also has social media integration, header and footer layouts, mobile device optimization, and flexible color options among other features. It is SEO optimized and is being updated regularly with new features.
This Shopify website theme is built completely around creative agencies and artists. It is a fantastic option if you want a multi-concept theme that allows you to show off your prints and paintings with compelling layouts and powerful functionalities. It comes with 20+ portfolio layouts, tons of shortcodes, social media integration, pricing table options, WooCommerce, one-page design, dark and light logo variants, and more. This theme has the most Google Font choices of any on this list, clocking in with 800 options. You cannot go wrong with Amedeo if you’re looking to make a website super unique without any coding knowledge.
If you are looking to build a Shopify website for arts and crafts centred around ceramics, tailoring, carpentry, pottery, or painting, then this theme may work really well for you. It comes with a collection of highly customizable, predesigned homepage options and inner page options that are practical. It is responsive, retina-ready, has social media integration, a powerful admin panel, pricing options, tons of shortcodes, blogging layouts, portfolio layouts, social share functionality, dark and light logo variants, 600+ Google Fonts, and more! Yes, it also comes with WooCommerce integration as well.
If you want to go a different route and actually sell classes for your painting and drawing abilities, you can do this with Crown Art. It is a modern, fully responsive, website theme that comes with a visual composer, event calendar, Instagram feed, and is retina ready. It comes with mobile device optimization, is very easy to customize, doesn’t require any coding knowledge, and is SEO optimized. Also comes with documentation and support if you encounter issues.
If you are looking for a sophisticated and elegant multi-vendor marketplace website to sell handmade, artisan goods from yourself and others that you know, Kunstwerk can help. It is focused on any online business that wants to sell arts and crafts in categories like tailoring, jewellery, furniture, ceramics, pottery, carpentry, prints and photography. It comes with 3 predefined layouts for the homepage, works with Elementor page builder, has a one-click installation, and supports Dokan Business. It is fully compatible with popular plugins like WooCommerce, Jetpack, Redux, Disqus, Yoast, and Mailchimp.
While building an online Shopify storefront can be a daunting task, using any of the themes above will make it a lot easier with their visual builders and one-click installation features. Even as a beginner, you can successfully create, design, and publish a Shopify website for arts and crafts with any of the above themes. For more details regarding Shopify themes, contact us.