Michaels has all you need for any kind of arts and crafts project you are contemplating - beading, needlepoint, plastercraft, baking tins, party decorations, markers, etc. etc. They have dollar bins where you can get Mary Engelbreit to-do lists or thank you cards. For Halloween, they had small ghost, pumpkin or witch's hat votives for only 59 cents (regularly 99 cents). There are free directions for crafts that give you a list of what you need and how to do it. Plus usually there is a flyer with the Sunday paper for 60% off on a regular priced item.
Reasonable prices. Nice service. And they also give quick classes in calligraphy, holiday centerpiece making, scrapbooking, etc.