In early 2021, we had to say goodbye to Hobby Lobby’s much-loved 40% off coupon. Cue the sad trombone noise. But the store always has a sale (so much so that they’ve been sued for it), and you can still find the best deals at Hobby Lobby, like fabric, seasonal decorations, mirrors, lamps, and other home decor.
Are you ready? Because I’m about to drop some knowledge on you.
My first Hobby Lobby shopping lesson is always — always — wait until the item/department goes on sale. In the Hobby Lobby weekly ad, there’s a nonstop rotation of 30% to 50% off sales — so make sure you sign up for emails (which you can do via the Hobby Lobby homepage). Personally, I wait for Hobby Lobby’s 50% off sales before buying anything.
Now that you know when to buy, here’s the what:
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1. Buy your fabric at Hobby Lobby when it goes on sale or hits clearance.
Hobby Lobby, being a craft store and all, has a goldmine of fabric it sells by the yard. From outdoor appropriate to wearables to special occasion material, the Hobby Lobby fabric section has it all.
Fabric doesn’t go on sale super often at Hobby Lobby, but I did see a 40% off fabric sale recently. More often, I shop for fabric in Hobby Lobby’s clearance section.
PRO TIP: Shop Hobby Lobby in store to avoid its scalable shipping fee (meaning the fee rises as your total does.) Or wait until Hobby Lobby does a free shipping promotion — another reason you should be signed up for Hobby Lobby emails!
2. Always buy your picture frames from Hobby Lobby when they’re half off.
Twenty dollars to frame a photo that cost me $0.10 to print? No thanks. I’ll head to Hobby Lobby, where I can find picture frames for as little as a couple bucks — all the time, but especially when they go 50% off during Hobby Lobby’s home decor sales.
Plus, custom picture frames are always 50% off their marked price at Hobby Lobby. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never understood why custom framing is so expensive! Discovering Hobby Lobby’s perpetual discount on custom framing was a game-changer for me.
3. The Lob is one of the best places for seasonal and holiday decor.
Hobby Lobby is a one-stop shop for all things seasonal. Tiny gnomes for St. Patrick’s Day? Check. Easter egg dress-up kit for the little ones? Check. Christmas decor out the wazoo? Duh.
Hobby Lobby upped its sales to 66% off Christmas decor for the 2020 holiday season. The Lob is my go-to (alongside Dollar Tree, Michaels, and JOANN) for seasonal and holiday knickknacks, goodies, and decorations.
4. Find the perfect accent piece during one of Hobby Lobby’s wall decor sales.
Hobby Lobby’s wall decor section goes on sale about every other week. Fill your blank canvas with 50% off framed artwork, kitschy signs, and other miscellaneous decorative doodads.
PRO TIP: Discover Hobby Lobby’s full sale schedule, including when to expect pre- and post-holiday discounts.
5. Hobby Lobby’s home decor sales are the best time to shop for mirrors.
Mirrors are another thing that generally seem unnecessarily overpriced to me, but luckily Hobby Lobby mirrors go on sale when home and wall decor do (which is about every other week).
PRO TIP: Read our Hobby Lobby hacks article before shopping there — that’s where you’ll find all our best money-saving tips!
6 . Buy Hobby Lobby yarn when it’s 30% off every other week.
The highest discount I’ve ever seen for Hobby Lobby yarn is 30% off, but luckily the sale emerges every other week. Find bundles from brands like Yarn Bee, I Love This Yarn (HB’s own store brand), and Baby Bee Yarn.
7. Wait for a 50% off sale to buy a lamp from Hobby Lobby.
If you love lamps the way Steve Carell’s character in Anchorman does, then Hobby Lobby is the place for you.
From salt lamps to unique designs (think: antler, pineapple, and football bases), the Hobby Lobby lamp section has it all. Buy when they’re discounted by 50% during a home decor sale.
8. Hobby Lobby is one of the best places to buy Cricut products and accessories.
I don’t recommend buying an actual Cricut maker from Hobby Lobby — sales are super rare, and you can find Cricut machines cheaper from Cricut.com, JOANN, and Amazon — but Hobby Lobby is a good place to buy other Cricut products.
Hobby Lobby Cricut vinyl and accessories go on sale for 40% off every couple weeks, along with the paper crafts department.
PRO TIP: Sign up for KCL alerts for Cricut coupons so you never miss a good deal!
9. Buy 50% off wedding decorations and favors at Hobby Lobby.
You can even design and order your own wedding invitations and thank you cards via Hobby Lobby’s customizable stationery tool online. Fun! And, yes, also subject to Hobby Lobby’s 50% off wedding department sales.
10. Buy puzzles on clearance or during an end-of-season sale.
This one might’ve flown under your radar, but Hobby Lobby is a great place to buy puzzles. Hobby Lobby puzzles fall under the Games and Toys umbrella; keep your eye out for seasonal 50% off sales — think end of summer — and clearance.