Michaels Grab Bags Are Only $5—and They’re Full of the Cutest Home Items

No one knows exactly what's in the Michaels grab bags—but that's the fun of it. Here's what might be in yours!

Michaels is my family’s go-to store for any and all crafty endeavors. Whether you’re working on a poster project for school, need painting or scrapbooking supplies, picking up seasonal crafts for babysitting or simply browsing the aisles for home decor, Michaels has it all. It’s easy to lose track of time wandering around the store, and somehow, I often find my cart piled high with items that weren’t on my list.

Michaels Grab Bags Sept 2021 Via Thekrazycouponlady.comvia thekrazycouponlady.com

Especially tempting is the clearance section near the front of the store, where deals like 50% off photo frames will stop you in your tracks. You’ll find Michaels grab bags in this area, too, and these are a must-have for Michaels enthusiasts. Priced at only $5, these surprise bags are full of goodies that you’d otherwise have to purchase at a much higher retail value. Plus, the mystery bags often include cute seasonal decor. Here’s everything you need to know before you head to Michaels!

If you need some decor inspiration for this season, check out these easy fall home decor ideas.

What’s in the Michaels Grab Bags?

It’s going to be a complete surprise! Well, kind of. Generally, the items fall into home decor and lifestyle categories, so expect things like planners, framed art, scrapbooking supplies, stickers, craft kits and other knickknacks that you can use to decorate your home.

These items are often markdown pieces from the previous season, meaning that you can get your hands on a ton of seasonal decor and save it for next year. Though the contents inside the bag are a surprise, it’s going to be a good deal. The contents of the box will add up to way more than $5—this grab bag haul from The Krazy Coupon Lady had a retail price of over $150!

How to Snag a Michaels Grab Bag

Because these boxes are a bargain, it’s best to check with your local Michaels to see if they have any in stock. Just give the store a quick call and ask if they’re currently selling $5 grab bags, and a store associate should give you all of the information you need. Some stores do grab bag events seasonally, or even certain days of the week, so try to find out ahead of time when the products will be available.

If your Michaels is selling grab bags, head on over and get your hands on one ASAP. Keep in mind that what’s inside the bag varies from store to store and from bag to bag, so items aren’t guaranteed. Still, Michaels grab bags are undeniably a steal, and a fun way to purchase decor.

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Hannah Twietmeyer
Hannah is a writer and content creator based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a passion for all things food, health, community and lifestyle. She is a journalism graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a previous dining and drink contributor for Madison Magazine.