8 Surprising Things You Didn't Realize You Could Get at Michaels

8 Surprising Things You Didn't Realize You Could Get at Michaels

Lisa Freedman
May 7, 2018
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Quick: Name a bunch of things you can find at Michaels!

Did you immediately start thinking of glue sticks, pipe cleaners, and washi tape? While you obviously wouldn't have been wrong, the craft retailer sells so much more than just, well, craft supplies. We're talking things like rugs, wall hooks, kitchen supplies, and more.

Surprised to hear this? Keep reading for a deeper look at some of the offerings at Michaels.

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1. Indoor and outdoor furniture

Earlier this year, the brand launched furniture on its website. While it's mostly stuff for living rooms, the range also includes things like patio furniture, bar and counter stools, and kitchen carts.

Buy: Flash Furniture Metal Indoor-Outdoor Stackable Chair, $120

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2. Baking supplies

When you think about it, baking is kind of like making an edible craft, so it makes sense that Michaels carries all sorts of supplies for cupcakes, cakes, cookies, and more. The stores (and website!) carry lots of Wilton items, baking pans, packaging gear, and stuff from YouTube sensation Rosanna Pansino.

Buy: Rosanna Pansino Baking by Wilton Decorating Tip Set, $5

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3. Wall art

As in, wall art that you don't have to make yourself! While you can certainly find the supplies to DIY your own stuff, there are plenty of ready-to-hang pieces. And in addition to ordering custom frames, you can also find tons of standard-sized frames at Michaels.

Buy: Wall Plate, $3.50 each

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4. Decorative baskets, bins, and crates

If you love The Container Store, you'll also want to check out the selection of baskets, bins, and crates at Michaels. Most of the options can be used as is or gussied up ... if you get inspired.

Buy: Large Chicken Wire Basket with Rattan Rim by Ashland, $10

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5. Vases

When this post was written, there were 158 entries under the filter for vases. Some were simple glass ones, while others were more decorative and looked like something you'd find (and pay a lot more for) at a store like West Elm.

Buy: White and Gray Two-Toned Short Vase, $12

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6. Play kitchens and play food

The brand's tagline is "Make creativity happen," so we kinda understand why the site offers play food and play kitchens. The prices seem higher than other sites, so definitely do your homework before you commit and try to use a coupon or two if possible!

Buy: KidKraft Pastel Coffee Set, $30

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7. Candles and candle holders

Whether you're throwing a wedding or a simple dinner party, Michaels has votives, tea lights, and taper candles that can help you decorate the table.

Buy: Kate Aspen "Vintage" Blue Glass Tealight Holder, $21 for 12

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8. Food-themed pool floats

We're not exactly sure what the connection here is between pool floats and crafts, but we know Michaels carries food-themed pool floats. That's all we've got. There's this pizza, a pineapple, a doughnut, and more.

Buy: Pizza Pool Float, $5

Note: Some items mentioned here are online only but all orders totaling $49 or more ship for free.

What have you been surprised to find at Michaels?

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