The following sites are professional, top-quality creative use, craft and design element resource sites where you can find a variety of free downloads to use in any number of personal or professional projects. Many of the freebies provided through these sites are limited time offerings, so you’ll want to bookmark and sign-up for e-mail updates to be notified of new free deals.
Most of what is listed below will be for craft projects and digital design projects, but I included a great free resource at the bottom of the list for you music and video creators out there. So, there’s something here for everyone. Check them out, grab some free elements, and get creating!
***Remember to always check the license info when downloading each free element – this way you can be clearly apprised of the appropriate uses of these elements, as laid out by each respective creator. If you intend to make physical products for gifting or for sale, most of these elements will be perfect for that. If you intend to produce print on demand designs, be very careful to understand how this may be done in an acceptable manner. In most cases, you will need to combine the elements with other overlays and flatten the design making it unalterable. But, you may need to alter color schemes, partially hide designs by mixing with others, etc. So, always check your license info.
While you’re browsing, if certain creators stand out for you…consider looking into their other offerings. Many of them will also have low cost paid elements you’ll love to use. If that’s not an option for you, then consider sharing their offerings through social media or giving them a shoutout. There are so many ways to support other creatives in their work!
Inky Deals has some of the best creative freebies for craft and design projects. Everything you download here is of high quality and easy to incorporate into your work. You can use the elements for all kinds of projects, including commercial ones. The listings are very straightforward and you’ll receive all the information you need pertaining to usage right in each download. Just add what you want to your cart – as many freebies as you like – whether you purchase anything or not – and checkout. After checkout, you’ll be provided with download buttons.
The free design bundles here can be sorted by type, such as graphics, photos, templates, etc. From the site, they say: “In our Free Design Resources section you can find an excellent range of Free Designs to download instantly. These design elements are 100% free – no strings attached. You can find items such as free SVG’s, free graphic packs, free illustrations, free icons, free templates, free backgrounds, textures and more. Mostly all of the free designs in this section come with our Premium License for Commercial Use including our Free Design of the Week.”
Be sure to read Design Bundles license info, as it may get a little tricky for certain types of uses. The files you get from here are provided in formats that will be compatible with a number of popular design and crafting softwares. Download each freebie individually as you like. You will need a free account to download.
From the same creators of DesignBundles.net we find FontBundles.net and they too offer great limited time freebies. The free downloads come with a Premium License which allows Commercial and Personal Use. Be sure to read Font Bundles license info for details on usage, but it’s pretty straightforward over here. Download each freebie individually as you like. You will need a free account to download.
Templates, mockups, fonts and more. Licenses vary – personal use, commercial use, or 100% free – just check under each file in the information section provided. Download each freebie individually as you like. Some freebies are demos.
Creative Fabrica offers some amazing limited time freebies on their site. You can use these free design files in any of your projects even for commercial purposes. You’ll find fonts, graphics, and multiple format craft download packs. The designs are ready for use in a Silhouette Design Studio or Cricut Design Space – you can also use these in POD products, with certain caveats (see Creative Fabrica license info for further detail). Download each freebie individually as you like. You will need a free account to download, but you can sign in easily using Facebook if you prefer.
Design Cuts has a freebies section where you’ll find textures, overlays, patterns, mockups, fonts, and more. Each download is provided by different creators and will have its own usage details. To download you will need to sign up for free. Add what you want to your cart, checkout, and you will be provided with download buttons.
The Hungry JPEG website has a freebies section where you can find awesome graphic design resources for unlimited projects. Find patterns, graphics, fonts, and more. Files types and usage is clearly displayed. Browse the offerings, find what you like, and download. You will need to create a free account and accept terms before gaining access. Be sure to check The Hungry Jpeg’s full license info.
This site only offers six freebies at a time and you have to sign up for a free account in order to download anything. You can unlock 6 additional free downloads with a purchase. These freebies are only good for personal use, so don’t bother if you’re in need of something to use in a commercial project. That being said, if you’re putting together something as a gift for a friend or family member, you may find these useful – and the offerings are always changing. The types of downloads could be any number of things, from PS brushes to fonts or card designs.
Free sample packs gathered from various sources for music creators. Vocal packs, drums, lead synth, bass, and special effects. At this time you do not have to join to download these free sample packs, so go grab them – no strings attached. Be sure to check license info in each zip package that you download, as these come from various sources and are subject to variances. The few that I grabbed were free to use in both commercial and non-commercial projects.
If you enjoyed this list, maybe you want to check out my Ultimate Creators List of the Best Resources for CC0 Downloads – you’ll find so many awesome public domain and creative commons zero licensed creative elements for use (as is or altered) in any number of personal or professional applications. I only listed sites that are dedicated to 100% free resources and can be used in private and commercial projects without any need for attribution. This way, you can easily and confidently gather high quality free resources for all your creative needs – including graphic design, crafting, music or video creation, and much more!
Be sure to let me know in the comments if you know of any other great sites that offer professional grade creative design elements for free – especially those limited time offers that we all love to get our hands on!
Also, have you used any of your free findings to create something great already and want to share it? Tell us where to find it in the comments!