Our History

What began in 1946 as a small startup in the Duncan family’s garage is today a thriving international business with the same close-knit, family-owned vibes our company was founded on. Our dedication to our team and our adaptability to change has evolved this company from the garage to selling creative lifestyle products in every state in the U.S. and 35 other countries.


Duncan family partnership formed

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Duncan Ceramics is launched

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Duncan Ceramics becomes Duncan Enterprises

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Larry Duncan becomes company president

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Duncan enters the craft industry with scribbles

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Tulip and Polymark brands are acquired

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Aleene's glue brand is acquired

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Rainbow Rock Tie Dye is acquired

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Tattoo Junkee & Glimmer Body Art acquired

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Color Me Mine also acquired

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Growth & Expansion with 3 Brands

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Duncan Shifts to Craft Focus

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Aleene's Original Tacky Glue has been inducted into The Association for Creative Industries Product Hall of Fame.

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How We Make an Impact



We make stuff. We sell stuff. Our dynamic sales and customer support teams ensure that our products are sold and supported on an international scale across major retailers.


With 10 brands and counting under one roof, our brand team is all about innovation, diversity and taking our brands to crazy new levels of superstardom.




We think it’s pretty cool that we actually make and bottle a lot of the 30 million pounds of product we ship each year right here at our Fresno facility. Our hard-working operations team gets it done.



It takes a lot to keep a company with 200 employees running. Our finance, IT and human resources teams make sure we’re always operating in top shape.



Creative & Marketing

Climb outside of the box and toss it in the recycling bin. From graphics, video and photography, to trend and our digital presence, our brilliant team of creatives keeps the wheels turning and the quirky ideas on lock.

Get to Know Some of Our Core Brands

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Creativity doesn’t stop, and neither does our Craft brands team. See how we’ve been fueling the DIY industry over the last year with colorful, innovative products & inspiration to meet the needs of the ever-evolving creative marketplace.


Being on our team has some serious perks!


Giving Back

We believe we are part of something much bigger than ourselves … our community.

Our Mission

Simply put, our mission at Duncan Enterprises is to make it easy to experience creativity.

But with such a diverse portfolio of brands and products, you still might be wondering what we actually do in the grand scheme of things. We look at it this way:

  1. We innovate products.
  2. We grow people.
  3. We give back to our community.

How do we do this? Our team follows 6 Guiding Principles that have helped us thrive for more than 70 years:

  1. Practice high ethical standards.
  2. Respect people and their ideas.
  3. Use education, training and recognition to empower team members.
  4. Embrace constant change, improvement and innovation.
  5. Be socially and environmentally responsible.
  6. Achieve continuous long-term success and profitability for all stakeholders.

Bringing It Home

Peep some of the awesomeness Fresno has to offer.


Contact Us


5673 E. Shields Avenue Fresno, CA 93727


Office: 559-291-4444

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January 18, 2017

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, January 4, 2022 – Duncan Enterprises, which had been a leading arts and crafts company based in Fresno CA, has sold its crafts business and associated brands to the Dyson-Kissner-Moran Corporation (DKM), a private investment company, which will operate the business under the name "iLoveToCreate" (

January 18, 2017

Getting your hands on your favorite paint brand just got a whole lot easier. COLORSHOT Premium Paints are now available in select Walmart stores and online at! Our extensive selection of dramatically vibrant colors means you’ll always have the must-have shades you love at your fingertips.

January 18, 2017

Have you heard the news? Aleene's, COLORSHOT and TULIP have joined in on the fun with crafting expert LaurDIY in Season 2 of the HBO Max original, CRAFTOPIA! with host YouTube sensation and crafting expert Lauren Riihimaki, aka LaurDIY, welcoming the nation’s most talented crafters to inspire and excite through a slew of larger-than-life Halloween and holiday season-themed challenges.