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Make Market: What is it?

Looking for that next surface to inspire your creativity? We have it! Check out our new line, Make Market™, exclusively at Michaels. We’ve curated natural and raw surfaces that you can either D.I.Y and personalize to your style, or leave as is and use in your home. With collections of Chalk, Burlap, Cork, Galvanized and even Denim, you’ll find the perfect surface for your next project. Check out a few of the things we created with these fun pieces.

First up, Chalk. Inspired by French flea markets, this nostalgic look has been around for a while. We found a few more unique surfaces with a chalk slate or covered in chalk paint for you to dress up. Check out what we did with these Chalkboard Painted Winebottles (and yes, they come pre-painted so you can just decorate!).

As our journey continues – let’s take a look at Cork. Truly a raw surface, it’s more than just your basic office bulletin board. We’ve got everything from ribbon, to cork tiles, or even just a bunch of raw bottle corks! All can be used in so many ways. Use the ribbon as a decorative way to hang photos or around your favorite lamp. Raw bottle corks can be used as vase fillers, or create something really cool like a serving tray. Check out what we did with the cork tiles below!

Our newest surface, Denim. Denim is hot right now in fashion, and we love the classic look (and the fact we get to wear our jeans to the office!). We have everything from denim canvas, to a single denim pocket & even shades of denim paint. This casual American staple will look great with almost any décor. Check out what we did with our pre-made Denim letters!

Finally, Galvanized. The industrial look has been a trend in home décor across the country. Our trend experts have curated a line you’ll love to craft on or use as stand alone pieces. From letters, to ribbon and basic buckets, galvanized is hot! We took the galvanized ribbon and glued it to painted clay pots, check out how easy it was in this video.

Do I have you excited yet? See the full line of Make Market surfaces at your local Michaels, and share your creations with us on Twitter or Instagram! #madewithmichaels


Michaels Makers September Challenge: Fall Market

Football games, tailgates and home-cooked meals are finally here and all we can think about is what our first bit of fall décor is going to be. We know that entertaining, party planning and decorating is in our future and luckily our Michaels Makers came to us with some pretty great ideas to get us started! We all have a favorite when it comes to decorating for fall – whether it’s your dining room table, your front porch or you like to go all out and decorate the whole house, these 30 ladies have got you covered. Check out what projects they came up with this month – all different and all inspiring us to get to work!

Which project would be fit perfectly in your house this season?