Michaels stores carry an expansive selection of arts and crafts supplies, ranging from paper products and stickers to paint, glitter and pipe cleaners, as of 2015. The stores also carry items such as yarn, thread, crochet hooks, beads and jewelry kits. Many stores sell baking and party supplies, as well.
The majority of the items available at Michaels stores are supplies for different kinds of creative projects. Both physical stores and the company's website, Michaels.com, organize inventory according to the general way in which customers use the items and then by smaller specialty sections. For example, the Party section of the Baking & Party category on its website includes subsections for different types of parties, including birthday parties, holiday parties and weddings. It also has a separate Baking section that features products such as baking pans, cake decorating supplies, cookie decorating supplies, and packaging for different baked goods.
Other areas of the store follow this multi-tiered organizational strategy. The Art Supplies section contains areas for drawing supplies, painting supplies, printmaking tools, sculpting materials and 3D printing supplies. Other products available from the retailer include fake flowers and floral accessories, kids toys, photo frames and other types of art technology, which includes airbrushes and light boxes. The store also publishes weekly ads that include samplings of its inventory and special promotions, such as discount coupons.