I have a long loving relationship with Michael’s Craft Store.  It’s my go-to place for frames, art supplies, baking supplies, ribbon and everything else my crafy-heart desires.  I am pretty sure I could shop there every single day and never run out of things to see.  Having a Michael’s less than 5 minutes away from my house just adds to that store addiction. 

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When I was invited to a recent VIP event at the new Michael’s in Southlake, TX, my hands glittered with excitement until the date arrived.  Me + a few of my blogging friends + a fun craft + Inspiration from top crafters at Michael’s?  Count me in!denim canvas chore chartAs I walked into the new Michaels, I couldn’t get over the selection and ambiance of the store.  There are great displays, inspiration posters for DIY ideas and department signage you can see from wall to wall.

denim canvas chore chart

My favorite new section would have to be the Make Market, which is located right at the entrance.  It’s today’s trendy craft projects, just waiting to be put together and customized at home.  You can find denim projects, twine projects, chalk board projects, galvanized projects, burlap and more.  We each made a craft from this department, and it was oh-so-easy to complete!  That picture above is of the Chore Chart I made with a denim canvas and a few jean pockets (all available in the Make Market!)  Add a glue gun and a little twine and you have a functional art piece!  I just need to write chores on popsicle sticks and we’re all set!
denim canvas chore chartI also enjoyed the new features of the Framing Department.  On our tour, we were told Michael’s is the leading framing store in the US, which might seem obvious after you hear this update: Now, you can go into Michael’s and have the store scan your photo to upload onto a computer monitor, which will allow the framing specialist to show you a variety of digital frames that will compliment the picture!  You can even get the cost break down and find out just how many details will go into your framing project!

Grand Opening in Southlake, TX

Stop by this Sunday to see the new Michael’s in Southlake, TX.  It’s located at 1051 E. Southlake Blvd.  Grand Opening celebrations will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a performance by the Carrol Dragon Cheer Squad at 9:45 AM.  Make sure you get there early – the first 100 customers will each receive a mystery gift card ranging in value of $10-$100!  

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