Free and Low-Cost Events at Michaels throughout January 2015

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Michaels, North America’s largest specialty retailer of arts and crafts, is offering a variety of free and low-cost in-store crafting events for adults and children during the month of January. Events include vintage crate and canvas décor workshops and free events where kids can stitch felt bags, make Mardi Gras masks and more! A complete list of in-store events is below. Events are available at all locations nationwide unless otherwise noted.

FREE EVENTS

Make it with Michaels Workshop – Vintage Crate

Thursday, Jan. 8 | 6:30pm-8:30pm

Michaels will guide you through making a plain wooden crate pretty with chalky paint, vintage style stencils and simple distressing techniques. Free with the cost of supplies.

Creative Classes Open House

Saturday, Jan 10 | 11am-3pm

Discover hidden talents this new year! Stop by to meet Michaels’ talented instructors and sign up to take a class.

FREE Intro Class – Scrapbooking 101

Monday Jan. 12 | 6pm-8pm

Learn the basics of Scrapbooking with Project Life®, Heidi Swapp style! Featuring new and exclusive Project Life products designed from Heidi Swapp’s latest collections. This back-to-basics approach is so simple it’s revolutionary! Free with cost of supplies.

FREE Intro Class – Jewelry 101

Tuesday Jan. 13 | 6pm-8pm

Learn to design your own do-it-yourself creations. Tassels are a fun way to add interest to any project. Learn the basics of bead stringing while making your own suede tassels. Free with cost of supplies.

Make it with Michaels Workshop – Canvas Décor

Thursday, Jan. 15 | 6:30pm-8:30pm

Michaels crafting experts will teach you how to create a custom canvas with 3D textured modeling paste and acrylic paint. Free with cost of supplies.

ArtSkills Demo

Saturday, Jan. 17 | 1pm-3pm

Learn to make an eye catching title for your science fair poster! 

Make it with Michaels Workshop – Word Canvas

Thursday, Jan. 22 | 6:30pm-8:30pm

Create your own inspiration using stickers as a stencil for your favorite phrase or quote. Free with cost of supplies.

Make it with Michaels Workshop – Renew Your Treasure

Thursday, Jan. 29 | 6:30pm-8:30pm

Good as new! Let Michaels show you how to upcycle anything with soft, chalky paint and wax. Customize one of Michaels’ unfinished wood items or revamp that vintage treasure you nabbed at the neighbor’s estate sale. Free with cost of supplies.

 

KIDS CLUB EVENTS

 

Stitched Felt Bag

Saturday, Jan. 10 | 10am – noon

Sew much fun! Stop by for the Stitched Felt Bag Event… and take home a completed project. Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 and up.

Freeze Frame

Saturday, Jan. 17 | 10am-noon

Snowflake it yourself! Stop by for the Freeze Frame Event… and take home a completed project. Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 and up.

Mardi Gras Mask

Saturday, Jan. 24 | 10am-noon

It’s a piece of (King’s) cake! Stop by for the Mardi Gras Mask Event… and take home a completed project. Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 and up.

Wooden Valentine’s Frame

Saturday, Jan. 31 | 10am-noon

You wood love it! Stop by for the Wooden Valentine’s Frame Event… and take home a completed project. Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 and up.

 

 

 

Lindsey Clair

Lindsey Clair is a homeschooling mother of three daughters. She is married to her best friend Ron since 1999! Lindsey possesses a degree in Child Development and just completed her BS degree in business marketing with a social media concentration. She is currently a professional blogger and social media manager. Lindsey is also a trained musician in the areas of piano and vocals. Her hobbies include reading, shopping, blogging, and hanging out with family and friends.