Bryan and I enjoy DIY projects and try to stay within a budget for each project as much as possible. It can be easy to see the mu-lah fly away at stores like Home Depot and Lowes so when we can, we opt for a quick visit to our local Michaels Craft Store and Jo-Ann Fabrics stores.
Lately, my artistic juices have been flowing if you will. I'd been wanting to create in a quick and easy way and I wanted to paint! I ended up grabbing an awesome watercolor set and paintbrushes from Michaels. I love the Artist's Loft Fundamentals Watercolor Pan set. It has the perfect variety of paints going in, love it! For brushes I wanted to try the Taklon Premium Brush set by Craft Smart. It has a small variety of sizes, for a beginner I think it's perfect! The bristles didn't come out while I was painting or cleaning which was a problem with the first set I bought, bummer! I knew I wasn't ready for a canvas quite yet so I opted for a small spiral notebook and I love my Canson XL Mis Media Pad, 7 X 10. All of this is travel size and can easily fit in a tote and it's not heavy! Here's how I paid half price for each of these products, grand total of $18!
I've got a secret for you... I've not made a purchase where I did not save 30 - 50 % on the highest priced item. I generally save between 30 - 50% on a regularly priced item with each visit. All it takes is about 90 seconds online or a few minutes uploading the Michaels app when you're in the store!
Here's how to $ave. Go to Michaels.com and click on coupons.
1. Select a store. Type in your zip code to select the store where you will be making your purchase.
2. Select the coupon you'd like to use by tapping in the right hand corner and then a little green triangle with a white check mark will appear in the corner.
3. Scroll down to click on the button: get coupon.
4. From there you can print the coupon or just leave it open in your browser on your phone to have the barcode scanned at the store when you make your purchase!