[Please keep in mind any sales or discounts you see in the following photos may not be valid due to the date the photos were taken. The stores in your area may carry different items, and they may stock their Halloween merchandise at different times. To see what I found in stores last year, click here.]
For Halloween decor, Michael’s does start stocking early and they usually do have some good stuff. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen much of a change in recent years. For the past three Halloween seasons, everything looks the same. 🙄

I mean, there are a couple new items here and there. But the overall collection stays about the same. You know what to expect, in other words. I’m not sure if this is a good thing, or a bad thing.

How Do You Feel About It?

Do you enjoy knowing what to expect? Or would you rather they change it up a bit? They do have a lot of DIY options for me to craft something completely my own, and I have! That’s something I’ll keep doing every Halloween.

The spider (above) is quite heavy! It’s got a notch on the back to hang on a wall. I may get it, eventually. 

I want this Enter If You Dare sign for my bedroom, or my hallway. I’d keep it up far beyond the Halloween season, of course. 

This year, I love that they have much many more plaster DIY items to choose from. I remember when they’d only carry four: a skull, a haunted house, Frankenstein’s monster and a jack o’ lantern.

If you decide to stop in and browse, make sure you download the Michael’s app in case you decide to buy something. The app gives you a 40% off coupon to use on any regular priced item! I used it on one of those clear skull jars (last photo, top shelf. Hard to see), which I pained candy pink.😍

I’ll stop in every couple of weeks and check for new items, and I’ll keep this post updated. I’m really hoping they get some good stuff in soon, so keep your fingers crossed!


July 31, 2017
August 23, 2017


  • Kate

    They have a lot of great stuff. I’m partial to that skeleton wine bottle holder and those old-looking potion bottles. I love the old, scary looking decor the most.

  • Holly Habeck

    I love Halloween! Can’t wait for it to roll around again soon. Thanks for the inspiration!


  • IamBryant

    I am so excited that it is almost fall because it is basically my favorite time of the year. I love it because of all of the holidays that happen during the Fall/Winter months. What I love about Halloween is all of the great Halloween movies there are to watch. Michael’s is a great place to buy decorations, and you have gave me some inspiration on how to decorate my new apartment for this Halloween.


    • Me too! Halloween is just the start of it all. The second half of the year it’s the most fun, hands down! 😀

  • Mitchelle

    They are definitely creepy. Thanks for the reminder, we have to plan for a Halloween costumes.

  • Kristal Xavier

    Micheal’s always have the best stuff to decorate your house for the holidays.

  • Okay, looks like I need a Michaels run ASAP. So much cute stuff!

  • Love this post! It’s getting me excited to hit Michaels & decorate our house for Halloween!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Me too! I need to go back in there, I’m waiting for them to put up their Dia De Los Muertos stuff!

  • Aida Arain

    Thanks for the awesome pictures! I’m in need of new halloween decor, and this is perfect.

  • I never really think to go to Michaels for fall/Halloween decor anymore and it’s probably for the reason you stated — their inventory remains pretty consistent year to year. But if you miss out on getting something one year, it’s probably nice to know you’ll probably find it again the next year!

    • Yep, it’s getting a little too predictable for me! I’m really hoping they change it up next year. We can’t be the only ones noticing this!