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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?

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Maker Monday: Kimberly from A Night Owl

It’s time for another Maker Monday! Take a look at today’s Michaels Maker, Kimberly Sneed, her favorite crafts and inspiration and everything that goes into her blog, A Night Owl.

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A Night Owl is a creative lifestyle community featuring DIY/crafts, decor, recipes, family, and more! Kimberly Sneed is a working mom on the go. An MBA who works in digital advertising by day, Kimberly enjoys finding the creative aspects of everyday life and fills her weekends with glitter, glue, and other crafting goodness.

1. When did you start crafting?

I have always been drawn to creative things. I took in on as more of a hobby after my boys passed the “baby stage” and I found myself in a house full of guys, trucks and video games!

2. Describe your ideal environment to create a craft project.

I have a craft room! But honestly I do 90% of my crafting on my kitchen island or table. I like to be around my family while I work. So give me a large table or work area and I’m all set.

3. What is your favorite type of craft?

Quick and easy. My favorite comment I get about the work I do is when folks say “hey, I could even do that.” It’s not an insult to me – I always try to create things that are fun, functional and easy to replicate. That’s the point of sharing what I create, right?

4. What craft tool can you not live without?ano#2

Chalkboard paint. Seriously, if it’s not tied down (even sometimes if it is!) I’ll put chalkboard paint on it. I always have a few bottles and cans on hand.

5. What inspires your blog posts?

Holidays, seasons, trends…I find inspiration all around me. I love walking around Michaels to browse new products and think of fun and new crafts and projects.

6. What project have you always dreamed of doing, but haven’t tackled yet?

It’s always home projects that get put off. I’d like to tackle some DIY in the kitchen and update my boys rooms; I’m sure I’ll get to that some day!

7. What project are you most proud of?

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I think one of my favorite crafts to date are these Neon Paint Dipped Pumpkins we did for Michaels Halloween last year! They’re super fun and a new take on Halloween, don’t you think? They were really popular and I just love how they turned out.

8. What project was your biggest craft fail?

Jewelry. I was trying to make a bracelet a few weeks back and it did not go over well. It’s on my list to take some classes and get better at making jewelry this year. I’ve done a few projects and it’s so much fun – just a skill I need to hone.

9. Describe your craft style.

Simple, easy and functional.

10. What is your favorite craft trend right now?

Definitely the RAW movement that Michaels has really capitalized on. I love everything available in the new RAW Bar line. I was just there yesterday oogling all the chalkboard, burlap and cork board products. I love that they are functional pieces that can be easily incorporated into everyday life for added interest and texture, like our new Cork Flower Vases.

11. Who is your favorite person to craft with?

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I’d have to say my mother. She’s who I got all my crafting mojo from; she’s been making things ever since I can remember. I love that she lives nearby so she can come to all my crafting events like the #MPinterestParty we hosted both at our house last year and at our local Michaels. We always have such a good time and she’s such a wonderful and supporting friend.

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Michaels Makers August Challenge: Back to School

It’s always sad to see summer go. It seems like we were just planning trips to the beach and DIYing our flip flops and totes. The change of seasons is always a great time to get organized, whether you’re sending kids back to school, redecorating your classroom or just shaking out the sand and refreshing your home for fall. Searching for some inspiration? We were too, so we asked our Michaels Makers to share some of the creative ways that they tackle the back to school season. Take a look at their projects and let us know what you think!

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Which project are you going to take on before the fall sets in? Do your kids have a favorite back to school project too?

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Maker Monday: Roeshel from DIY Show Off

Happy Maker Monday! Meet Roeshel, the blogger behind DIY Show Off and our featured Michaels Maker today.  DIY Show OffLover of DIY and eclectic decorating, Roeshel shares the transformation of an old fixer upper farmhouse with budget friendly DIY decorating and home improvement stories, before and after room makeovers and fun craft ideas. Roeshel encourages readers to “do-it-yourself” and create a beautiful home filled with personalization and love as well as offers DIY fans an opportunity to “show off” their DIY projects.

1. When did you start crafting?

I’ve been crafting ever since I was a little girl. I loved to keep busy by being creative – some things never change!

2. Describe your ideal environment to create a craft project.

DIY Show Off Craft RoomThe ideal environment for me to create a project is in my craft room, although it’s more likely that my crafty ideas and creative work explodes all over the dining room table.

3. What is your favorite type of craft?

Handmade gifts, crafts for entertaining and seasonal home decor are my favorite types of crafts.

4. What craft tool can you not live without?

I can’t live without my hot glue gun… or scissors… or vinyl cutter… or sewing machine… or paint brushes. Did I mention I’m indecisive?

5. What inspires your blog posts?

Transforming our old house into our forever home inspires most of my blog posts. It’s my life-sized, real-life doll house.

6. What project have you always dreamed of doing, but haven’t tackled yet?

Getting photos printed and organized into photo albums and scrapbooks is always on my to-do list. But because it feels overwhelming, it always gets pushed back down on the priority list, making it even more overwhelming. One of these days! Er…months!

7. What project are you most proud of?

DIY Pipe Cleaner Christmas TreeThere’s such a fine line between DIY and craft projects for me. And most of the time, it’s whatever I just finished working on. I get so giddy and excited – it’s my favorite project until the next project is complete. But my favorite project ‘craft-wise’ in the past year would be my pipe cleaner Christmas tree bell ornaments.

8. What project was your biggest craft fail?

Craft FailIs knitting a craft? I just can’t seem to get the hang of it!

9. Describe your craft style.

My craft style is identical to my decorating style – fickle. I just do what I love, sometimes rustic, sometimes modern, sometimes vintage, sometimes traditional.

10. What is your favorite craft trend right now?

Right now I love crafts with succulents! Doesn’t everyone?

11. Who is your favorite person to craft with?

Roeshel & FriendsCrafting is a great way to spend time with my girls!

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Maker Monday: Chelsea from Lovely Indeed

It’s Maker Monday! Check out another one of our Michaels Makers bloggers and some of her crafting secrets below.

Lovely IndeedChelsea Foy is the maker behind Lovely Indeed, a DIY and lifestyle blog about all of the lovely things in life. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, Buzzfeed, HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, and more. She recently co-authored Make Your Day, a digital crafting book. Chelsea resides in Los Angeles with her adorable husband, where they spend their time exploring and looking for creative adventures.

1. When did you start crafting?

I’ve been making things ever since I can remember! My mom was always finding little bits and pieces of ephemera in her supplies that my sister and I could play with. And one of our favorite things was to go to the craft store and pick out things with our few dollars that we would save from doing chores.

2. Describe your ideal environment to create a craft project.

I have this dream room in my head, that’s all white with a zillion drawers and boxes and shelves for organization. I love making things in a really clean, plain environment so that the project is clear in my head.

3. What is your favorite type of craft?

Anything unexpected or upcycled – I love not following instructions on packages and thinking outside the box. I think it’s so fun to take an object or a supply and use it for a purpose other than the one originally intended.

4. What craft tool can you not live without?

These days, I use my paper cutter daily.

5. What inspires your blog posts?

Things that I see in the real world! Traveling and going on adventures is the most inspiring thing for me.

6. What project have you always dreamed of doing, but haven’t tackled yet?

My husband and I would love to make a reclaimed wood dining table.

7. What project are you most proud of?

Suede & Gold Mousepad

The suede and gold leaf polka dot mouse pad I made a couple of years back is still my very fave. It’s small and simple but came out better than I imagined. I use it every single day.

8. What project was your biggest craft fail?

There are almost too many to count! Most recently, I was trying to use a wood burning tool and scorched my way through a potholder!

9. Describe your craft style.

Fresh, fun, hip, and unexpected!

10. What is your favorite craft trend right now?

Gold spray paint. I want it on everything.

11. Who is your favorite person to craft with?

Lovely IndeedMy partner-in-crime husband – he’s great at tackling the large-scale stuff while I cover the details. It’s a great partnership.

 

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Michaels Makers July Challenge: Raw Bar

Our Michaels Makers were given an extra special challenge this month. Michaels has been working on a new line of products called Raw Bar – created for customers looking for raw, unfinished surfaces that are easily craft-able. The brand new Raw Bar line is a whole series of products inspired by nature. Some of the surfaces and textures you will see include burlap, cork, chalk board, wood, galvanized metal and canvas. We’re pretty excited to see what all of our customers create with the products, so what did we do? – Gave the Michaels Makers a sneak peak of the line! A package filled with Michaels’ new Raw Bar product line arrived on their doorstep with endless possibilities.

The package had the following Raw Bar items: a galvanized metal bin with chalk board front, burlap canvas, cork ribbon, burlap bag, chalk board sign, cork letters, wooden spools and clothespins.

Check out all of the fun crafts these ladies came up with!


Raw BarThe Raw Bar line will be available at all Michaels locations on August 8. Tell us which Raw Bar item you can’t wait to use!