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Shop Tour: Michaels opens in Porter Sq.

Posted by Melissa Massello  November 5, 2012 10:00 AM

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Hold on to your glue guns, Cantabridgians and Somervillens: there's a new sheriff of craft supplies in town. As you may have noticed, especially if you hit Shaw's for groceries or TAG Hardware for batteries in preparation for Hurricane Sandy last week, maker market superstore Michaels has opened its doors in the Porter Square Shopping Center (37 White Street, Cambridge).

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Open for business exactly one month today, Michaels' new urban outpost boasts more than 37,000 square feet of craft supplies and classroom space (in the former Burlington Coat Factory location).

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Downtown DIY-ers can now find huge seasonal sales on craft supplies and dozens of classes per week (ranging in price from free to $25, plus the cost of supplies), including workshops for basic knitting, crochet, jewelry making, floral design and cake decorating, to name a few.

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Interested makers can find the entire November schedule online at Michaels.com, or test your arts & crafts abilities at the free gingerbread house decorating demo & course this Saturday, November 10th, from 1 to 3 pm.

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Michaels also provides an entire wall of free project inspiration notecards to take home, many of which will teach you the fundamental skills to attempt popular projects on Pinterest, like yarn wrapping and decoupage.

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Here's some more of what DIY Boston found on our first shop tour:

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A wall of rainbow ribbon.

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Start your holiday crafting with 25% off glass ornaments to create mini terrariums for your tree!

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Pom poms, bells, and googly eyes, oh my!

Have you scored anything at Michaels recently? Tell us on Twitter using hashtag #DIYBoston!

~Melissa

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Melissa Massello is a newspaper journalist turned startup junkie and lifelong Bostonian who prides herself on her do-it-yourself attitude. From making her prom dress out More »
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