Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Store Feature: Bargain Bill's in Rice Lake, WI

My Craft Store began as a modest little store, 700 square feet in size, with just a few crafting items and a little bit of fabric. As products became more available to me, I began to venture into new crafting areas. In 1990, property became available at the corner of Highways 48 & 53 in the small town of Rice Lake in Northern Wisconsin, so we took a leap and built a 20,000 square foot Craft Store. Through the years we’ve increased product lines to include arts and crafts, home décor, scrapbook, stamping, beading, sewing, silk floral, aromatherapy, general supplies and about everything in between! 

You could say we have a love of paper! You’ll find 125 racks of scrapbooking papers, thousands of stickers, rubber stamps, a huge selection of photo albums and embellishments beyond belief!  In another part of the store you’ll see beautiful seasonal silk floral in vibrant colors and a complete array of home décor, including wicker baskets, wooden signs and candles.  But you’re not done shopping yet….check out the huge selection of beads, both packaged and sold by the pound, as well as an extensive line of jewelry making supplies including findings, charms, wire, beading tools and storage containers.

We carry upholstery supplies including vinyl, burlap, canvas, GoreTex, thread, snaps, upholstery foam, upholstery nails and assorted snap fasteners.  Our customers visit us for the large area of sewing, embroidery, cross stitch, latch hook, miles of yarn, tulle and lace!  Just around the corner you will find soap and candle making kits, craft lights, clock workings and a huge area of wedding supplies!

We couldn’t forget the project makers and general crafters, so you’ll find a wall filled with packages of feathers, pom poms, craft eyes and magnets, along with tinsel stems and pipe cleaners. If you are a hobbyist, we carry Balsa Wood, Crafting plywood, Dowel sticks, and wooden items like balls, bowling pins, wheels, letters and animals. Art supplies include stretched canvas, drawing pads, watercolor pencils and brushes as well as oil pastels and other items. And we can’t forget to mention engravers, versa-tools, wood burning supplies, paints, mod podge and RIT dyes, as well as modeling clay, cork sheets and stencils.  There is simply something for everyone and too much to list! 

Bargain Bill’s Craft Store is a fun place to shop! Come and stroll our aisles with a casual shopping atmosphere and you’ll have a great time.  Our staff is knowledgeable and ready to help you with your project! You’ll see them at various craft events in the community, as well as hosts to our in-store Friday Night Crop Nights and Saturday afternoon demonstrations.

Visit our website at, click on the Craft Store.
Find us on Facebook at Bargain Bills Inc.
Find us on Twitter @Bargain Bills Inc.


  1. Utah, Montana, Wisconsin... I need a few more bodies to live in to be able to do all the traveling and crafting I want to do...

  2. Wish we had one in Pittsburgh PA!~ Im seriously jealous !

  3. Not sure if you know this, but there is a Rice Lake in Ontario Canada too, I grew up there! My maiden name was Rice - so it was neat to grow up in an area that was the same as your name - people use to think it was named after my family (it wasn't) Love your store! Lots of space!!!


  4. So cool! This is my LSS. She forgot to mention how nice all the staff is! If they don't have what I need, Jen will order it for me.

  5. I have to stop there everytime I travel to Rice Lake.

  6. I adore this store! My in-laws live about 35 minutes from there and every time I visit, I make time to make it to Bargain Bills.