Art & crafts

April 7

Michaels Canada Printable Coupons Up to 60% Off

Posted by on April 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Michaels Canada Printable Coupons Up to 60% Off

There are four new printable coupons this week for Michaels Canada that will save you on your purchases.  You can save anywhere between 40% to 60% on almost anything with these coupons.

You will find four different coupons this week:

  • 50% off any one regular price Item
  • 60% off entire regular price purchase of Recollections stickers & embellishments
  • 40% off entire regular price purchase of Martha Stewart Crafts & paper crafting
  • 60% off + get an extra 20% off sale price entire custom framing order

In addition to these coupons, you will find some incredible deals in store. They have all of their baskets on sale at 50% off the regular prices, they have all Crayola products on sale at 40% off the regular prices and they even have photo boxes on sale for 6 for $10.  All of these items would be perfect for Easter which is just around the corner.

We will have all Michaels Canada coupons posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum. You can either print these coupons off or add the free Michaels app to your smartphone and get them scanned at the counter.

(Expiry: 10th April 2014)

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March 30

Michaels Printable Coupons: Save up to 60%

Posted by on March 30, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Michaels Printable Coupons: Save up to 60%

Michaels Canada has four new printable coupons out that will save you on your purchases. This week, you can save up to 60% on items at Michaels Canada.

This week, there are 3 coupons to print off:

  • 20% Off entire purchase
  • 40% Off regular priced jewellery
  • 60% Off + 10% off Custom Modern Day Designs & Framing Essentials

The 20% off coupon is a really great one!  You can save the 20% on everything including sale items and regular priced items.  Right now, they have all of their Easter baskets on sale at 40% off so you can save an additional 20% on top of that!  With Easter just a couple of weeks away now, this is the perfect opportunity to stock up.

They also have 30% off their Easter collection right now. This includes value packs of Easter crafts, spring fabric flowers, decorations, mesh and ribbons and much more.

We will have all Michaels Canada coupons posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum. You can either print these coupons off or add the free Michaels app to your smart phone and get them scanned at the counter.

(Expiry: 3rd April 2014)

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March 27

5 Frugal Easter Crafts For Kids

Posted by on March 27, 2014 at 8:00 PM

5 Frugal Easter Crafts For Kids

With Easter fast approaching, your child may be begging you to dye eggs. Personally, I don’t like dying eggs because then I have to use up all the raw eggs and I don’t like wasting food. I know I can do hard boiled eggs, but then I have to make sure I use food-based dyes and my kids won’t eat the eggs anyway, so I’m left eating 12 purples eggs. There is a way out. You can do other fun crafts and not spend a ton of money either.

5 Frugal Easter Crafts For Kids

These way too cute bunny juice box covers are so simple and cheap to make. I would also suggest you could use empty toilet paper rolls. Scrappin with my bug has all the very easy instructions on her blog.

5 Frugal Easter Crafts For Kids

These little chicks are made from paper plates. I love how they foster the fine motor skills with cutting and they don’t need to be perfect. I love this for any age. Check out what you need at Housing A Forest.

5 Frugal Easter Crafts For Kids

Check out Craft Jr. to figure out how to make these totally adorable and easy finger puppets. You know you or your kids won’t be taking them until May.

5 Frugal Easter Crafts For Kids

Pop a few, glue a few. Make these marshmallow Easter bunnies with ease while getting a sugar fix. No Time For Flash Cards has the best crafts.

5 Frugal Easter Crafts For Kids

Puffy paint is fantastic as it makes a fun sensory experience and a unique type of painting. Make some Easter farm animals with puffy paint. For directions on making puffy paint, you’ll have to check out Nurture Store.

Bargainmoosers, what are your favourite frugal Easter crafts? Share them with us!

Banner photo credit: DHendrix73

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March 21

Michaels Weekly Printable Coupons Up To 60% Off

Posted by on March 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Michaels Weekly Printable Coupons Up To 60% Off

Starting today, Michaels Canada has four new printable coupons out that will save you on your purchases.  Save up to a whopping 60% on your purchases for one week only.

Here are the coupons you can get this week:

  • 40% Off 1 regular priced item
  • 15% Off frames, Shadow boxes & framed art
  • 40% Off regular priced Recollections Stickers & Embellishments
  • 60% Off + 10% off Custom Modern Day Designs & Framing Essentials

If you have been in a Michales store recently, you would have noticed all the Easter stock they already have on hand.  They have everything from Easter baskets, decorations, and Easter baking needs, to fun crafts and even items to put in the Easter baskets.  It is a great place to stock up for all of your Easter needs.

Another thing to keep your eye out for is St. Patrick’s day items.  They will be on sale up to 75% off right now.  I love shopping for items like this after the holiday so I am all stocked up for the next year.

We will have all Michaels Canada coupons posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum. You can either print these coupons off or add the free Michaels app to your smart phone and get them scanned at the counter.

(Expiry: 27th March 2014)

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March 6

7 DIY Ideas For Storing Jewellery

Posted by on March 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM

7 DIY Ideas For Storing Jewellery

This past weekend, I cleaned out my jewellery box and was actually amazed at the amount of jewellery I have and the pieces I have, because I can’t usually find it under the heap it is in. I’ve decided I want a way to store my jewellery where I have easy access and can see what I have to pick the best piece for the outfit. Of course, I turned to Pinterest for this one, and thought I’d compile my findings for you.

7 DIY Ideas For Storing Jewellery

Using drawer pulls, this very unique jewellery holder is just the ticket. Whether you have the extra drawer pulls or you spend a few dollars on them at Home Depot, this idea is easy and inexpensive. Mr. Kate shows you how.

7 DIY Ideas For Storing Jewellery

Again with drawer pulls, but this time with a found piece of driftwood, this piece from Visibly Moved is definitely rustic glam. This is a very handy way to hang necklaces and bracelets and the cost will be incredibly minimal, especially if you pick up the vintage looking drawer pulls at a thrift store.

7 DIY Ideas For Storing Jewellery

Using wood again, this time in the form of branches, you can make this jewellery holder as large or as small as you’d like depending on your branches. What a perfect way to display your pieces and add a nature feel to your room. I got this idea from The Wallflower.

7 DIY Ideas For Storing Jewellery

Old frames serve a new purpose here, with simple screws or nails to hold your jewellery while the frame displays it nicely. Todd & Lindsey took the extra step to wrap the frames for a little extra oomph.

7 DIY Ideas For Storing Jewellery

Recycle glass bottles in a pretty way, by wrapping them with your best bracelets! You could frame them in a crate like the photo above, or just stand them on your dresser. I also saw one idea where the person has sprayed the bottles to add colour. I got this grand idea from Homedit.

7 DIY Ideas For Storing Jewellery

How amazing is this suitcase turned jewellery display case? Honey Girl Studio did it with a vintage suitcase and retrofitted the case with pegs and cork board to display all of her jewellery. I think it is amazing!!

7 DIY Ideas For Storing Jewellery

Use an old (or new) cutlery holder to organize your jewellery into sections. This makes total sense and would cost like next to nothing. If you want instructions on how to fancy it up, check out Homemade by Jen.

Bargainmoosers, do you have any lovely ideas for storing jewellery in the DIY way?

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March 5

Michaels Canada Coupon: Printable $20 Off Class Supplies

Posted by on March 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Michaels Canada Coupon: Printable $20 Off Class Supplies

If you were planning on heading into Michaels this weekend, then you will want to take a look at the awesome coupon they have right now.  Along with their normal printable coupons, they have a bonus coupon that will save you a lot of  money.  Save $20 on your order of class supplies when you purchase a class of $20 or more.

Michaels Canada offers a variety of classes that are great for men and women both young and old.  You can learn things like cake decorating, painting, knitting, jewellery making scrap booking and more.  Many of those classes, you will need to pay for and then pay for the supplies as well.  This coupon code will allow you to save a great deal of money.  When you sign up for any class that is $20 or more, you will get $20 worth of free class supplies.

This coupon is valid for Saturday March 8th only so the classes offered may vary from town/city/province. They are a great learning experience and friendly place to meet new people. I would love to take a cake decorating class because normally they can be quite expensive.  Michaels offers them for just $25!

The coupon has some fine print with some exclusions to it so make sue to read that before making your purchase.  Additionally, you will notice a misprint in the fine print.  At the bottom it states “Valid in US only”  This is not true.  It is a Canadian coupon from the Canadian website and it clearly says at the top “Valid only in Canada”.  I called my local Michaels store and they told me that there will be no issues using it unless you are in Quebec as they will not accept it.

This awesome Michaels Canada coupon and all others will be posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum. You will also be able to use your smartphone to show this coupon if you don’t want to print it off.  Just make sure to download the free Michaels app to your smart phone.

(Expiry: 8th March 2014)

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March 2

Michaels Weekly Printable Coupons

Posted by on March 2, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Michaels Weekly Printable Coupons

There are so many new items out at Michaels Canada for the new month of March and it always helps to have a coupon that will save you on those items.  This week, there are three new printable coupons for Michaels that will save you on your purchases.

There are three new coupons this week:

  • 40% off one regular priced item
  • 40% off regular priced Recollections Stickers & Embellishments
  • 60% off + 10% off Custom Framing Classics Collections

I headed in the other day and they have a ton of spring crafting items, St. Patrick’s Day items and Easter items already in stock.  We have been getting some really cold weather here in Calgary so staying warm inside is a must for my kids.  I love to do crafts with them and my go to store is Michaels.

If you dont want to waste paper on your printer printing these coupons off, there is another option. You can get them scanned from your smartphone.  Download the free Michaels Canada app and you will have them handy on your phone, rather than having to print them off.

We will have all Michaels Canada coupons posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

(Expiry: 6th March 2014)

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February 27

5 DIY Art Pieces For Your Home

Posted by on February 27, 2014 at 8:00 PM

5 DIY Art Pieces For Your Home

I recently painted my home and now with the clean-looking walls, the room feels bare. All those fingerprints, nose smudges and crayon drawings really brought the place together. With them gone, I’m going to have to put up some artwork to add character. Art work can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be, and you can easily do it yourself, which makes it also special and unique.

5 DIY Art Pieces For Your Home

This canvas wall art is perfect for a child’s bedroom or even a bathroom. Fun and whimsical, it is also incredibly easy to put together. While They Snooze has the directions and the cost put together for you.

5 DIY Art Pieces For Your Home

How about some interactive art? This dandelion 3-panel canvas actually lights up! You might think this piece would cost a fortune, but it is very inexpensive. Off Beat Home has all you need to know to put this together.

5 DIY Art Pieces For Your Home

This West Elm hack is so easy, the kids can do it. West Elm is crazy expensive, but this canvas project is not, but it gives the same effect! Check out Bliss-At Home for the how-to.

5 DIY Art Pieces For Your Home

So incredibly easy, this bird art is simply bird silhouettes found on the internet and printed, then framed. The results are stunning and Live Love DIY has all the nitty gritty.

5 DIY Art Pieces For Your Home

This stencil project is incredibly easy and looks amazing in the kitchen. Tailor it for any room in the house where you want that vintage, distressed look. Follow the instructions at Debbie Doos.

Banner photo credit: anneh632

Bargainmoosers, have you created any DIY art for your home? Show us in the comments below!

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February 15

Mastermind Toys Canada Printable Coupon: Free Mosaic Kit With Friendship Bracelet Kit Purchase

Posted by on February 15, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Mastermind Toys Canada Printable Coupon: Free Mosaic Kit With Friendship Bracelet Kit Purchase

Head over to Mastermind Toys with your printable coupon (or show it on your smartphone), buy a friendship bracelet kit (for you or your kids) and you’ll get a free mosaic kit.

Each kit is worth $24.99, so you are basically spending $25 to get $25 worth of stuff free. What a sweet deal! The coupon is only good Saturday and Sunday.

With all the popularity of rainbow loom, it is obvious kids love making bracelets. Friendship bracelets are good for boys and girls as they are simple and easy to make and you can make any style you like. Using embroidery floss, bracelet wheels and pattern templates, plus beads, you can make a number of bracelets and it will only cost you $24.99.

On top of this, you’ll get a mosaic kit, which is so much fun. My kids have done a number of these, which are basically stickers you stick on to a picture to make a mosaic picture. It is so good for their fine motor skills. It is valued at $24.99, so this is a great 2-for-1 deal.

You can find this printable coupon for Mastermind Toys in the forum.

(Expiry: 16th February 2014)

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February 11

Michaels Canada Coupons: 8 Printables For Up to 65% Off

Posted by on February 11, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Michaels Canada Coupons: 8 Printables For Up to 65% Off

There are usually three or even sometimes four new printable coupon each week for Michaels Canada but this week there are even more. Save up to 65% with these eight different printable coupons for Michaels Canada.

There are eight new coupons this week:

  • 15% off Frames, Framed Art & Shadow Boxes
  • 40% off one regular priced item
  • 40% off regular priced Bead Gallery & Strung Beads
  • 40% off regular priced Paper Crafting Themed Stickers
  • 50% off one regular priced item
  • 60% off + 10% off Custom Framing Classics Collections
  • 60% off Custom Framing & Modern Day Designs
  • 65% off Custom Framing & Modern Day Designs

With a selection like this for printable coupons, you are sure to find all of your Valentine’s Day needs and get them at a discount. They even have some deals on the ever popular Rainbow loom that is all the rage right now with the kids.

We will have all Michaels Canada coupons posted up on the Bargainmoose coupon forum.

(Expiry: 13th February 2014)

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February 4

Michaels Canada Printable Coupons: Up to 50% Off

Posted by on February 4, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Michaels Canada Printable Coupons: Up to 50% Off

I can’t believe that it will be Valentine’s Day next week and I haven’t even started my shopping yet!  This week, there are four printable coupons that you can use on your purchases at Michaels Canada for all of your Valentine;s Day needs.

There are four new coupons this week:

  • 40% off one regular priced item
  • 40% off regular priced Jolee’s 3D Stickers & Embellishments
  • 50% off + 30% off Custom Framing Classics Collections
  • 10 Bonus Air Miles with a $30 purchase

Additionally, Michaels accepts Air Miles now so you will be able to earn Air Miles with every purchase.  This is a nice little bonus for those of us that collect points!

Michaels has a ton of different craft ideas for Valentine’s Day out right now and you can also get your valentines cards and fun backing  items as well.  I love the heart shaped baking pans and the foam hearts for crafts for kids.

As always, there are two options to get these coupons.  You will be able to print off these coupons or get them scanned from your smartphone.  Download the free Michaels Canada app and you will have them handy on your phone, rather than having to print them off.

You will find all of these Michaels Canada coupons posted on our Bargainmoose coupon forum. Just print them off and save while shopping.

(Expiry: 6th February 2013)

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January 31

6 DIY Valentine Ideas For Kids

Posted by on January 31, 2014 at 8:00 PM

6 DIY Valentine Ideas For Kids

Year after year, kids hand out cards to their friends at school, proclaiming the entire class their Valentine. Have you seen the price of these cards? I totally don’t believe they are worth the $5 for an amount of cards which is never enough for the class, so you have to buy three boxes and then have 12 left over. If you want to do something really special, that won’t cost a lot of money, instead of a plain old card that the kids will throw out, check out the brilliant ideas below.

6 DIY Valentine Ideas For Kids

My favourite idea, and the idea we are going to do for the kids this year to give out at school, is to make cake pops. I love that these are homemade, the kids will decorate them and I know that their friends will eat them. Cake pops are so easy to make and as inexpensive as buying a box of cake mix (or making your own), sprinkles and icing, plus the sticks. All Day I Dream About Food (great name, me too!) made the pink ones above, but if you don’t have a cake pop maker, you can try this recipe using marshmallows from Echoes of Laughter.

6 DIY Valentine Ideas For Kids

I did this idea a few years ago and it is mega-simple, and even a form of recycling! Get all of your broken crayons together, peel off the paper and melt them in a heart shaped mould in the oven. I got my mould for $2 at the dollar store, so you really can’t get much more frugal than this. Plus, it is a colourful idea, great for the kindergarten or preschool set. Get full instructions at Fun At Home With Kids.

6 DIY Valentine Ideas For Kids

I love, love, love this idea of your child making bracelets with a little message attached. With the huge popularity of rainbow loom, your child can make someone else a bracelet instead of the 74th one for you. (Photo Credit: The Berry)

6 DIY Valentine Ideas For Kids

With all those leftover corks you have (admit it!), your child could make this very cute cork craft for their friends. This is especially cute for the younger ones, looks easy and is basically free, save for the googly eyes. Get the instructions for these love bugs from No Time For Flash Cards.

6 DIY Valentine Ideas For Kids

What’s more frugal than a free printable? These guitar ones are amazingly cute and are so much nicer than a Spiderman card. Check out Bird’s Party Blog to get them!

6 DIY Valentine Ideas For Kids

This idea is very cute and takes only a sucker and a photo of your kid. You can usually get a deal on prints, so you’ll spend as low as $0.08 a print, plus the cost of the candy, and that’s it. Use PicMonkey to alter your photo or add a message. (Photo Credit: Buzzfeed)

(Banner Photo Credit: Christos Tsoumplekas)

Bargainmoosers, let me know in the comments below if you have any DIY valentine ideas.

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January 24

6 Inexpensive Ways To Decorate For Love Day

Posted by on January 24, 2014 at 8:36 PM

6 Inexpensive Ways To Decorate For Love Day

With your Christmas decorations long down, your house may look as grey and bare as it does outside. With Valentine’s Day approaching, you can colour it up with some red, pink and hearts everywhere. You could also do a few little spiffy decorative ideas and perk it up a bit.

6 Inexpensive Ways To Decorate For Love Day

Using felt, this project is so simple the kids could help. You could use any colours you’d like, or a rainbow of colours like the above photo from Say Yes.

6 Inexpensive Ways To Decorate For Love Day

The House of Smiths made this lovely large decoration from an old window. I love it so much, I’m asking for this for Valentine’s Day from my lovely and handy hubby!

6 Inexpensive Ways To Decorate For Love Day

This cork heart is easy to make, but the hard part might be drinking all that wine to get the corks! Who am I kidding, that won’t be hard either. Check out A Champagne Dream for the instructions.

6 Inexpensive Ways To Decorate For Love Day

As with every holiday, a door wreath is a must. Valentine’s Day is no exception. This flirty wreath comes from Debbie Doos and is really easy to make.

6 Inexpensive Ways To Decorate For Love Day

What’s Valentine’s Day without a beautiful DIY burlap canvas? This doubles as a gift and decor. While it takes a few steps to make, as you can see, the results are stunning. Just ask The Pinning Mama.

6 Inexpensive Ways To Decorate For Love Day

This beautiful and incredibly simple idea can be added to your existing decor. Money Hip Mamas sure know how to make a frugal Valentine’s Day and I love it!

Bargainmoosers, what are your favourite ways to decorate for love day?

(banner image credit: quinn.anya)

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January 21

5 Frugal & Fun Winter Crafts for Kids

Posted by on January 21, 2014 at 8:00 PM

5 Frugal & Fun Winter Crafts for Kids

During the lengthy (and chilly) winter months, it can sometimes seem difficult to find new ways to keep your kids entertained when they have to stay indoors. Although a visit to the museum, aquarium, or science centre may seem like the way to go, if you’d like to avoid paying the hefty admission prices, staying inside and making some unique crafts with your family may be a more sensible idea. Since we still have a few more months to go until Spring arrives, here are a few frugal and fun winter crafts you and your family can try out on your next snow day.

Homemade Playdough

Who doesn’t love to play with playdough? With this wonderfully simple recipe from The Imagination Tree, you can make your own playdough out of ingredients from your kitchen for virtually pennies on the dollar.

5 Frugal & Fun Winter Crafts for Kids

Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish

All you need are some paper plates, white yarn, and special acrylic paint to make these cool glow-in-the-dark creatures. Kristin from Craftiments provides step-by-step instructions on how to make the jellyfish crafts. Just make sure place them in bright light for 30 minutes before turning the lights off to see them glow.

5 Frugal & Fun Winter Crafts for Kids

Caterpillar Clothespins

If you want a craft that is both simple to make and adorable to play with, these caterpillar clothespins are just what you might be looking for. You may need to make a trip to the dollar store to get some pom poms, googley eyes, glue, and clothespins, but after that you can let your kids go wild. Thanks to Frugal Fantatic for the great idea!

5 Frugal & Fun Winter Crafts for Kids

Paper Plate Dream Catcher

A great way to ward off bad dreams, this paper plate dream catcher is also a fantastic craft to keep your kids entertained when it’s raining or snowing outside. Full instructions can be found on 4 Crazy Kids blog.

5 Frugal & Fun Winter Crafts for Kids

Paper Bag Puppets

I remember this being one of my favourite crafts as a kid because the number of different puppets you could make was endless. Plus, all you needed to make a whole production of puppets is a few paper bags, some markers or crayons, and some craft paper and glue. Although there are a number of websites with free design ideas to choose from, 86 Lemons provides instructions on how to make animal puppets for everyone to enjoy.

5 Frugal & Fun Winter Crafts for Kids

Bargainmoosers, what are your favourite winter crafts to make with your family?

(Image credits: Franklin Park Library, Tim Pierce)

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January 19

Michaels Canada Printable Coupons: Up To 50% Off

Posted by on January 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Michaels Canada Printable Coupons: Up To 50% Off

Michaels Canada always has some great coupons for us to print off and save with in stores but this week, they have five different coupons to print off. Save between 25% and 50% with these printable coupons for a limited time only.

Here is a look at the coupons this week:

  • 50% off + 25% off Custom Framing Modern Day Designs
  • 40% off one regular priced item
  • 40% off regular priced Jolee’s 3D Stickers & Embellishments
  • 40% off regular priced Botanical Garden Collections & Ashland Signature Accents Modern Romance
  • 25% off Frames, Framed Art & Shadow Box

Valentines day is just a few short weeks away, and Michaels already has some great items for it. I love heading in to grab some craft supplies to do at-home-crafts with the kids for special occasions such as Valentines Day.

As always, you will be able to print off these coupons or get them scanned from your smart phone.  To get them scanned, just download the free Michaels Canada app and you will have them handy on your phone, rather than having to print them off.  Personally I prefer this option.

You will find all Michaels Canada coupons posted on our Bargainmoose coupon forum.

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