Michaels Craft Stores Have Changed For YOU #GetCraftyBoston

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You may have noticed from my Instagram feed that I’ve been getting back to my crafty background lately and having more fun gardening and decorating my home. One of my most favorite stores, Michaels Crafts, asked me if I could come and check out one of their 27 Boston-area stores unveiling a new look including brighter, wider aisles, more colorful designs and better signage to easily navigate the store.

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I was super excited and when I first walked into the store I could feel the changes immediately with its open space feel. The way you walked into the store you could clearly see every department labeled and even though I had never walked in that store before I could have quickly found what I needed. As you can see below that the employees were dressed in red. This made it super simple to know who to approach when I walked in.

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They had such a warm greeting and plenty of snacks and food out for us. I just loved their Italian Soda Bar table. How cute is this?

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Along with a room full of other talented local bloggers they gave us a fun craft project where we made the Boston skyline with a chalk board canvas, scrapbooking paper, a craft knife, and a tape runner. They all came out so nice and while we all did the same project it was fun to see how they all still looked so different.

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We then got a tour around the new store. You can see along the back wall how each department is clearly stated. You can see them from almost all points in the store. I loved the wide aisles and that at the end of each one they had markers that told me exactly what was in each aisle.

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On Sunday, May 4 27 Boston-area stores unveiled their new look with a grand re-opening. Festivities began with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Michaels will be giving away more than $1000 in gift cards at each store and attendees can register to win an Ottlite Desk Lamp.

Michaels creative expert Jo Pearson, a fan favorite on TLC’s Craft Wars will be touring the stores the week of May 5-9 doing free demonstrations at the below Michaels stores:

Monday, May 5 4-6 p.m.
Michaels – Danvers
35 Independence Way
Danvers, MA 01923

Tuesday, May 6 4-6 p.m.
Michaels – Stoneham
Redstone Shopping Center
19 Main St. Ste 1,
Stoneham, MA 02180

Wednesday, May 7 4-6 p.m.
Michaels – Everett
17 Mystic View Rd,
Everett, MA 02149

Thursday, May 8 4-6 p.m.
Michaels – Chelmsford
265 Chelmsford St,
Chelmsford, MA 01824

Friday, May 9 4-6 p.m.
Michaels – Saugus
Fellsway Plaza
607 Broadway
Saugus, MA 01906

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I’m a regular at Michaels and I’m really excited to check out my local stores. Hopefully, the new looks will trickle to Western Massachusetts because I just loved this store! I need to head out there soon because I spotted this new Polaroid style camera i want to check out more. I also need some ribbon, plant holders, some glue dots, and, well, you get the point. Happy Crafting!

 

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Comments

  1. our Michaels is dark and crowded. i wonder if it’s been upgraded yet.

  2. There is a Michael’s Craft Shop very close to our house. I generally shop there for all my jewelry needs.

  3. I hope they start remodeling some of their older stores. While I love Michaels, they’ve always felt a bit cluttered and claustrophobic to me.

  4. Ok, I’m loving the Polaroid style cameras. I miss having a Michaels…. that’s the one thing I miss the most since we moved. I used to love browsing around.

  5. Wendy says:

    We have a Michaels nearby. I’d LOVE to have a makeover in it, Esp in staff! i do love the stuff I can get there!

  6. robyn says:

    oh gosh, I wonder if our local Michaels have started remodeling yet? It’s currently crowded and messy. The redone store looks so nice!

  7. Donna says:

    I love Michaels and need to stop by one, soon. I always get frames there, too. I’ve never taken one of the craft classes, but need to get a couple of my girlfriends together and take one. 🙂

  8. Vickie Couturier says:

    wow,the stores are bright and cheery and lots of room to walk around,,next time im in Boston ill stops by one of their stores

  9. Oh I do hope they take this nation-wide! I love shopping at Michael’s for their variety and quality, but the dark and small aisles do leave something to be desired.

  10. Yes, I’ve been trying to do the same! Love Michael’s!

  11. That looks like such a fun event, and I love how your store looks now! I wonder if they’ll be redoing my local Michael’s.

  12. Shawna says:

    What a fun event! I liked the things that where implemented like the staff wearing red so they can be easily identified by customers. I Love Michael’s b/c my kids & I do lots of crafts! There are several Michael’s near to me..some nice & new and some older.

  13. Julie Wood says:

    I like the Micheal’s Craft store where I live. They have a new store not far from where I live and they have such great deals on my craft projects. I always find sales and the new store is gorgeous. Your new store looks so nice.

  14. Sherrie C. says:

    Michaels is one of my favorite stores ever to shop for craft necessities but our closest store is nearly 60 miles. away. I would sure love to see one come to our area soon so I don’t have to drive so far to get there.

  15. Tammy S says:

    I love Michaels! I was wondering why my store was going through a remodel when it’s only been open a couple of years. How nice it will be when it’s done! I think it will be great to have bigger aisles and to have them labeled better. I can’t wait. I love the Boston Skyline project they had you do. Very cute!

  16. saminder gumer says:

    i love this store and all the supplies they have. i used to shop there all the time and then the ones near me closed down. i miss it and would love to go back again.

  17. Oh a Michaels makeover would be nice, I always have difficulty navigating our stroller through the cluttered aisles.

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