{Field Trip} Michaels

The blasted 40% off coupon to Michaels was burning a hole in my pocket, so I ran over there on my lunch break to see what I could get into. It’s one of the first places I hit when starting a craft or DIY project, and they never disappoint.

I’m amazed by their selection of scrapbook paper. I’ve used it for everything from my Dining Room Chandelier to the Pancakes & Pajamas Party.

scrapbook paper

With two kids, we make the birthday party circuit! I prefer to give gifts that encourage learning and creativity (yes, I’m that mom!), and Michaels has a great selection of Craft and Science sets.

bday gifts

When creating large Gallery Walls, these are some of my favorite frames. Hard to beat $8 for a two pack! If you add a large matte, no one will know they were so affordable.


One of my favorite projects in Babygirl’s Room is the {DIY} Photo Canvas Art. I wait for a 40% off coupon, then snatch these up. They are also fun for a rainy day, my kids love painting on a real canvas!


Finally, it’s hard to beat Michaels Holiday Decor and gift packaging. No matter the holiday, I find something to coordinate! Take out boxes are my favorite way to package gift cards, so I stock up at the end of the school year for teacher gifts.


So what did I end up with on this shopping trip? Random, per usual.

It’s for several different projects, so don’t tax yourself too hard trying to figure out what I’m up to. Are you cursed blessed like me and have multiple Michaels nearby? Oh, and so cool, Michaels now allows you to show the coupon on your smart phone! So you don’t have to waste paper printing it out, or beat yourself over the head when you leave it behind. Smart cookies!

***Final day to enter the Anniversary Giveaway! I’m choosing the winner of the Mack Daddy Prize Pack tonight!

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  1. No, just one and that seems to be enough to keep me in trouble!! They really have a fabulous selection and are a great go-to resource! Looking forward to what you do with your finds…Janell

    Posted 5.26.11 Reply
  2. I heart Michaels- and didn't realize you could use a coupon from your phone!!

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  3. Lauren wrote:

    I just realized how cute it would be to package gift cards in takeout boxes a few weeks ago and am loving the idea! It makes such an ordinary gift seem so fun.

    I give the same gifts when my kids go to parties. It's what my kids get and love, so it's what we give as well.

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  4. Definitely a great idea to stock up when you have the coupon- I have one too so should really do this- I feel like I'm at Michael's every other day so a sale is good!!

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  5. I've never really shopped at Michael's, but one is about to open up a mile from my house. Can't wait to see what's in store 🙂

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  6. 3 Michaels + 2 Joanns. I'm blessed! haha

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  7. Michaels is truly amazing! Even overwhelming at times!!! Looks like you got some good loot! 🙂

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  8. Michaela wrote:

    How fun! I love Michael's. I frequent it when I'm home for summer!

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  9. The joke in my family is, if I'm not at home they just assume I'm at Michaels. OK so it's usually true but….

    The other thing I LOVE is their $1, well now $1.50 section. DANGER ZONE!

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  10. I adore Michaels – just found some urn planters from there! I never think of them for bday gifts though – thanks for the tip. Looks like you found some great scrapbook paper.

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  11. We all know I can't stay away from Michael's too long! I start to break out in hives. Excited to see your project.

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  12. Allison wrote:

    I could stay in Michaels for hours and do some serious damage. Love their coupons! I also am loving that raspberry spray paint you bought!

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  13. They have a coupon using your smart phone? I had no idea! This I need to look into. Yay!

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  14. Yes I have the same curse, er um "blessing" of having multiple Michael's nearby…and I could get lost for hours in that place! I'm waiting to see what you cook up, you clever girl!

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  15. emily wrote:

    Growing up, I wanted to work at Michael's as a career. Some days I still wish that! Can't wait to see what you do with that pink spray paint!

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  16. Wish I had a Michael's closer to me! Can't wait to see what you do with all your fab stuff!

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  17. You are so lucky that you have amazing craft shops near you! Its so hard to get that stuff in the UK – cant wait to see what you get up to! xx

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  18. Amy wrote:

    Back again… Just realized I think I might know what you're up to with that mirror and those floral circle thingies…. Maybe… 🙂

    Posted 6.15.11 Reply