Black Friday has become a huge shopping day in the U.S., acting as the kick-off of the holiday shopping season. It’s noted that 30 percent of annual retail sales occur between Black Friday and Christmas. Black Friday — which is the day after Thanksgiving — is not only the perfect time to snag holiday gifts for loved ones, but it has also become a good time for stocking up on items and snagging great deals across all shopping sectors. That means that DIYers can take advantage of this holiday to purchase project materials at a bargain price. Below, learn about some of this year’s best Back Friday deals pertaining to DIY supplies so that you can use the day to stock your craft closet.
Michaels craft store is known for having great coupons and sales. Although their 2018 Black Friday flyer hasn’t been officially released yet, last year on this holiday there were many DIY-related deals to be had. For instance, select ribbons were 70 percent off, yarn was deeply discounted, stamps were half off, scrapbook paper was discounted to $5, and many other items were included in the sale.
Additionally, the flyer offered enticing coupons for additional percentages off your total purchase or on individual items. The sale began early on Thursday evening, lasting through Saturday, giving individuals ample time to shop. Last year, Michaels stores were open at 7 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and they’re expected to run on the same schedule this year. However, check with your local store in case their hours are different.
Home Depot is also offering up to 40 percent off some appliances. Shoppers can also receive a discount of up to $500 on some appliances. Home Depot is also offering deals of up to 40 percent off flooring, 60 percent off home decor, and 25 percent off workwear.
Another craft store that had great Black Friday deals last year and is expected to repeat the trend for 2018 is Hobby Lobby. Just like Michaels, Hobby Lobby is a hub for craft related items and this holiday presents the perfect time to stock up on supplies while they’re cheaper than usual.
Some of the best Hobby Lobby deals from 2017 included 30 to 50 percent off faux florals, 50 percent off of jewelry making supplies, 30 percent off of select fabrics, and deeply discounted art supplies.
Especially for anyone who enjoys quilting or sewing, visiting Joann on Black Friday is a must. This store had a wide variety of sale items and specials last year for Black Friday. Fleece and flannel fabrics were 70 percent off while the store offered deeply discounted sewing machines. Furthermore, the entire store’s stock of buttons was 60 percent off and select thread was 40 percent off. The store also carried flyers that had coupons that could be used at certain points of the weekend, getting shoppers even more off of their already discounted purchases. These deals ran from the Wednesday before Thanksgiving until the following Wednesday, giving shoppers an abundance of time to visit the store and take advantage of these hefty and alluring deals.
Lowe's Home Improvement
For all you handymen and women out there, Lowe's has already started offering Black Friday deals. Some of this year's top deals include 40 percent off some appliances, 20 percent off select Christmas decorations, and 40 percent off select tools. Lowe's is also offering bonus savings of up to $600. So if you are considering a major remodel, now may be the time to stack up on supplies. The deals are available as supplies last.
While many visit Walmart on Black Friday to shop electronics deals, that doesn’t mean they don’t have great deals pertaining to home improvement and DIY, too. Last year, the store had many deals, including special prices on tool chests, sewing machines, and many other tools and devices to be used around the house for home improvement projects. Step stools were also on sale, which are a valuable item to have in your home when the need to complete a DIY project strikes. The store will be offering a pre-Black Friday sale beginning at the start of November, however, DIY-centric items don’t seem to be on the list of products available for the early sale.
These sales are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to great DIY Black Friday deals to take advantage of while they last.