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Handmade Charlotte Kids™ Crafts are Here!

The folks behind everyone’s favorite DIY website Handmade Charlotte and the best children’s crafts kit brand, Creativity for Kids®, collaborated to design and develop dozens of double backflip fun craft kits and supplies exclusively for Michaels stores and you! Jump into the sugar coated projects one box at a time.

Finger PuppetsVeggie Bubbles Fruit Headband

You and your kiddos will build a lavender forest theater, spin the yummiest flavored pom-poms into an ice cream chandelier, create top secret bubble rings, and eat lunch with a sparkly mermaid. The originality that oozes from each orange sherbet sunburst package will delight the curious and beautiful mind inside all of us.

Dreamer Pad - Forest PuppetsBig Top Mini MatchboxesAdopt a Cactus

Paint your town and decorate your room in a rainbow of colors with the stylish room decor. Adopt your very own cactus or paint a portrait of Disco Doggy. Create your own folded paper pets with donut origami paper. The making just gets better with each box that you collect.

Handmade Charlotte partnered with Faber-Castell’s® Creativity for Kids to bring the fun ideas to life. Join our super hip craft party today! Hop over to Michaels online or to a neighborhood store near you to check out the adorably smart kits.

Pom Pom Roller Skates

Shop the new Handmade Charlotte Kids + Creativity for Kids crafts online at Michaels.com!

We can’t wait to see what you create. Follow and share your creations with us! #hckids #creativityforkids #madewithmichaels

Handmade Charlotte Kids on Facebook and Instagram

Creativity for Kids on Facebook and Instagram


6 Ways to Decorate and Organize with Chalkboard

If you thought chalkboards only belonged in first grade classrooms, think again! You can bring the nostalgia of the blackboard to your home with a few simple touches. Shake up your standard home décor with decorative chalkboard accents and organizational ideas that are completely customizable. These projects are perfect for parties, storage, decorating your home, and so much more.

Pickled Mason JarsPickled Mason Jars

Organize your kitchen counter with charming chalkboard labels. Add labels to mason jars to transform a simple kitchen item into a decorative accent. This project is a great idea for gifts, too!

Banner & Menu IdeasFun with Chalk Love BannerChalkboard Frame Menu

Decorate your home with a fun and quirky chalkboard bunting! Hang it across your mantle or down your stair rail for a unique décor piece. Change up the bunting panels with chalk to create a completely different look. Hang a chalkboard menu in your kitchen to keep your family informed on what’s for dinner or what still needs to be picked up from the grocery store. Get your kids involved and ask them to use the menu to write down things they need from the store.

If a small garland or framed menu isn’t quite enough for you, go big and paint an entire chalkboard wall!

Custom Oil JarsGlass Bottle Kitchen Labels

Handmade Charlotte Projects

Handmade Charlotte™ Chalkboard To-Do List ClipboardHandmade Charlotte™ Chalkboard Placemats

Create a chalkboard to-do clipboard to keep all of your important papers in order. Set the table with chalkboard placemats so you can write out the names of your guests!

Pick a project, chalk it up, and have fun! Have you ever experimented with chalkboard paint? We would love to see your projects!


Meet Handmade Charlotte

Handmade Charlotte Stencil Project Montage
As a family of die-hard crafters, the folks over at Handmade Charlotte have spent quite a bit of time at Michaels. Whether picking up a quick refill of a favorite paint color or browsing the aisles for inspiration, HC considers us their one-stop shop for all things craft. They told me that they literally haven’t stopped smiling since they found out that their new line of stencils were going to be carried at Michaels stores. To be honest, we could say the same ourselves!

Handmade Charlotte Family Circus

Handmade Charlotte Stencils

Once you enter the world of Handmade Charlotte you’ll never be the same. Handmade Charlotte is a daily dose of DIY craft projects, recipes, and design inspiration to help families live each day to the fullest. But what really makes them special is the collaboration between HC, their readers, and the projects themselves. You’re the key ingredient in bringing the projects to life!

That spirit of collaboration is what inspired Handmade Charlotte to create these new FolkArt® Handmade Charlotte stencil sets. With the help of our friends at Plaid Enterprises, they created over 800 designs to kick start your imagination. The crafting possibilities are practically endless!

Here’s a quick preview of some of the fun projects that have been created using the stencils…

 Stenciled Canister Set

Handmade Charlotte Stenciled Canister Set

With a little paint and some stencils, you can quickly customize glass canisters with whatever words you like. Choose colors to match or complement your decor. Use glass containers to hold snacks, pasta, dog treats, cotton puffs, crafting supplies, sewing notions and so much more.

DIY Chalkboard Cloud Mobile

Handmade Charlotte Chalkboard Cloud Mobile

Write a new message for baby each day with this sweet handmade mobile. One of our favorite uses for FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint — apply on fabric!

DIY Merrymaker Stencil Dress

 Handmade Charlotte Merrymaker Stencil Dress

Stencils add just the right touch of handmade to this vintage-inspired dress. Your favorite little girl will be twirling her heart out all season long!

DIY Party Hat AlternativeHandmade Charlotte Party Hat

Here’s a lovely party hat alternative for your little party girl. It’s a snap to make and can be customized to fit your child’s personality. Let’s party!

 DIY Stencil Floor Pillows

Handmade Charlotte Stencil PillowsHere’s a perfect project for all those who love entertaining outdoors. Super plushy and super comfy!

Rachel Faucett, blogger, maker, Handmade CharlotteAbout The Creator

Rachel Faucett is the “Chief Maker” behind the super famous blog Handmade Charlotte. After opening their virtual doors in 2009 the site has earned worldwide attention. Handmade Charlotte is a thoughtful mix of great design and hands on experiences. The HC studio is located on a farm in Georgia where Rachel lives with her husband Jonathan, their five ridiculously cute children, and an ever-changing menagerie of animals. We are thrilled to support her line of Folk Art stencils! What would you make with these fun stencils?