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Post by barbicheesecake on Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:31 pm

I am looking for a craft store (similar to Michaels or Hobby Lobby in the US) to purchase construction paper, plain cardboard[b]or posterboard and plastic sheets which can be painted. Thanks in advance for any suggestions and.......Happy New Year & Feliz Año Nuevo!

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Re: Craft Stores

Post by CheenaGringo on Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:59 pm

Barbie:

While I have no idea about full service crafts stores like Hobby Lobby or Michaels in Mexico, I have seen stores that carry many of the raw materials in Tonala at prices far more reasonable than in the stores you mention. These stores are scattered all over Tonala and it is an enjoyable experience searching them out. Look through the following album and I would bet you will find numerous raw materials: https://picasaweb.google.com/118146709599975173363/TONALAJALISCOMEXICO?authkey=Gv1sRgCK_02oSK__a42wE#5781717592075160898

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Post by Carry Bean on Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:17 am

You might find some of the stuff you need at Abastos.

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Post by Hensley on Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:29 am

Fantasia Miguels is almost equal to Michaels, it is 3 floors and has tons of stuff. It is in Guadalajara on Hidalgo and I think 16th Septiembre.

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Post by martygraw on Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:38 am

There is a store on Mariano Otero, just down from the Plaza del Sol that is very much like Michaels. It also has underground parking.

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A great big thank you

Post by barbicheesecake on Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:04 pm

to everyone who responded to my inquiry. I will be checking out these possibilities very soon. Muchas Gracias! Very Happy .....Oh and a very happy and prosperous New Year to all!

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Re: Craft Stores

Post by Luisa on Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:17 am

You will probably also find these at your local papeleria.

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Post by Rosa Venus on Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:27 am

Luisa wrote:You will probably also find these at your local papeleria.

I was thinking the same thing. If that's all I had on my list, I doubt I'd go to Guadalajara (unless I had some other reason to, or I was buying a huge amount and would save significant money by going into the city). There's also the well-run art supply store in Plaza Montana in Ajijic, as well as probably others.

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Post by gringal on Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:27 am

There is a good papeleria in the Plaza Montana complex on the Carreterra in Ajijic. I have purchased poster board and envelopes there: noticed lots of art supplies are carried.
Another one is around the corner from the main church in Ajijic. Turn right at the corner opposite the plaza.

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