Michaels Craft Haul – Great Deals on Craft Supplies

Michaels Craft HaulVideo #549: The best time of the year… to get the prices deals on jewelry making supplies… at the big box craft stores…

Topics Covered In This Video:

  • Doing a Michaels Craft Haul… where people buy a bunch of craft supplies and dump them out for everyone to see what they got!
  • I figured out when to get the best deals at craft stores…
  • In January the craft industry has an event called CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) Conference where new products are introduced.
  • In March and April spaces start clearing on the shelves and the new products start to show up in the stores.
  • In June and July they clear out everything that they will no longer be carrying at huge discounts.
  • The stuff I bought was 70% Off the lowest ticketed price… prices that were already marked down for clearance.
  • If you’re not picky, you can get a tremendous buy on many craft supplies and jewelry making materials.
  • Types of things I got in this craft haul were, Martha Stewart Paints, Copic markers, Silver plated findings, chain, Industrial Chic findings, gears, epoxy clay, crystal beads, lockets, bead caps, push pins, bails, metal stamps, etc. etc.
  • So watch your favorite store for when they start clearing out last seasons goods, and get some of these great deals yourself!

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  1. Jocelyn C, 04 August, 2014

    Cindy, what a haul!!! I would have been dancing out to my car, lol. Thank you so much for this cost saving tip!

  2. Jill V., 04 August, 2014

    Great tip! I am logging out and heading for Michaels now.

  3. Jill V., 04 August, 2014

    Just got back with a Michaels haul of my own. The clearance items are on the endcaps. I got a lot of spacer beads and Martha Stewart products like the double epoxy clay and jewelry glaze. Also all the beads are 50% off. Woo hoo!

  4. Catalina, 04 August, 2014

    This started last year with extra markdowns. We, employees, got corp to reduce clearance merchandise faster so we didn’t have to pack up so much to make room for the Christmas season. Like you said, if your not picky, you can get some real bargains. You are lucky to try the epoxy clay. My store never got it in. I would have liked to know how that clay worked. Her molds are cool. They work well with polymer clay. So, people, hurry and look for treasures! They will be packed up soon till after Christmas.

  5. Cindy Lietz, 14 August, 2014

    The Martha Epoxy clay is great… pretty pricey when it was regular price, but worth it on sale. Been hesitant to talk about it much because it is no longer available… but I definitely like it!

  6. Catalina, 15 August, 2014

    I figured as much. Not sure about any of the epoxy clays. Seems like a good idea but I’m not seeing a big need for it. Got a big clay-date with my friend’s 12 year old daughter tomorrow! We will be having a ball playing with our clay!

  7. Jill V., 06 August, 2014

    Um…I haven’t bought clay in a very long while, so when did Michaels stop selling Premo? All they had today was Sculpey III and their own store brand.

  8. Cindy Lietz, 07 August, 2014

    Hi Jill, my Michaels still carries Premo. Maybe it is something that has only been removed from your particular store? Why don’t you ask the staff there. Maybe they will still bring in some for you? Couldn’t hurt to ask.

  9. Jill V., 07 August, 2014

    Thanks, Cindy. I will ask them.

  10. Dixie Ann, 07 August, 2014

    Thanks Cindy on the heads up on Michaels discounts. I went over to ours to check things out after watching your video and lo and behold they had an unadvertised special on Sculpey clay and I was able to pick up all the colors I was out of on Sale and got everything else at 40% off with their big storage clearance sale.

  11. Janet Allen, 08 August, 2014

    Cindy, can I ask about your lamp? Is it a clip-on or is it free standing? I find I need brighter light and your lamp looks like it would do the trick. Thanks. Janet

  12. Cindy Lietz, 14 August, 2014

    Hi Janet, that is just an old clamp on office lamp that I put a full spectrum ‘grow light’ into. Much cheaper than the large Ott lights available out there!

  13. Hermine R, 09 August, 2014

    Great to know. We have had Michaels in Quebec for a shorter time than the rest of Canada so that was a very good info. Since they sell their stuff much higher than Chaton Beads where I usually go, I will keep it in mind.
    Allways wonderful to learn things here.

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