Tuesday, September 27, 2016

DIY Sorting Hat


Make a Sorting Hat - it is a great decoration for the October season.

Supplies:
Paper Mache Hat
Photos for Reference - Sorting Hat from Harry Potter movies
Paper Mache Clay
Paper - Mulberry, Rice or Tissue
Glue or Mod Podge
Acrylic Paints - Browns
Brush

Instructions:
- Add paper mache clay to the paper hat base to give this hat a face. Refer to photos for accuracy. Build up heavy brows, a flat nose, wrinkles in the forehead and a wide, wrinkled mouth. Add a few wrinkles to the back of the hat and under the collapsed peak. Don't smooth the clay too much as bumpiness will add character to the hat. Allow to dry completely.
- Coat the hat with glue or Mod Podge and add tissue all over, giving a leathery texture. Buch up the tissue paper more where you want wrinkles to appear, and stretch it flat and even where you want the surface to appear worn and smooth, let dry.
- Paint the hat with medium brown acrylic paint and let dry.
- Mix water in to dark brown paint with a 1:5 water to paint ratio. Use this color to add shadows inside the mouth, under the brows and between any wrinkles you want to appear darker. This thinned paint will seep into the cracks and crevasses, giving dimension. Allow to dry.
- Drybrush a layer of light brown paint over the other shades of brown. For this use only a small amount of paint on a completely clean, dry brush, with just the tip of the beristles touching the hat. This paint should only show on the highest points of the hat, wrinkles, large flat even areas and the tops of the brows. This will give the sorting hat a weatherbeaten, worn look.

Thanks to Petersen-Arne for sharing this project.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall One Day Sale in Bonney Lake


Fall is officially here and we are celebrating by having a One Day Sale this Saturday. Stop by and check out our great new items. We have ideas for seasonal craft projects, holiday decor and fun everyday items. We will have a demonstration on creating gift bags and food-safe goodie bags from 1-3:00 pm.


For Saturday, September 24th only, buy a custom frame and get 40% in Ben's Framing Bucks valid on your next custom moulding order.


Start your holiday projects now - we have all of our holiday fabric on sale for 30% off Saturday only.



Click here to see the two page flyer.



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253-862-6822
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

DIY Wicked Halloween Glass Block

Create this "Something Wicked" Glass Block for your Halloween decor.


Supplies:
  • Something Wicked Vinyl Phrase
  • One Large Glass Block
  • One Pumpkin Pick
  • Halloween Ribbon
  • Pumpkin Firefly Lights, 30 count

Directions:
Remove backing from vinyl, center on block and apply vinyl phrase to the front of the glass block.
Place the Firefly lights inside of the glass block, leaving the on/off control outside.
Wrap the ribbon around the outside of the block and glue in place. Glue a pumpkin pick and bow to the top.


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Win A Seattle Seahawks Scarf and Gloves


Win It Wednesday, September 21, 2016 -
Enter to win this official NFL Seattle Seahawks gloves and scarf set. You will stay warm while showing your 12's spirit at football games and everywhere else when you wear this great set. Go Hawks!

To participate in our September 21, 2016 Win It Wednesday Facebook giveaway, COMMENT and LIKE this week's post! Feel free to SHARE if you wish.
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The winner will be announced on Thursday September 22, 2016 and has 14 days to claim this prize before it is considered void. For questions please contact our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Make this Autumn Glass Block


Autumn leaves are beginning to drop from the trees - make this Fall decoration to bring the season indoors.

Supplies:
Autumn Dancing In The Breeze Vinyl Phrase
One Large Glass Block
One Box of Fall Leaves
Firefly Lights, 30 count

Instructions:
Apply vinyl phrase to the front of the glass block.
Place the Firefly lights inside of the glass block, leaving the on/off control outside.
Fill the inside of the glass block with leaves.
optional: add a ribbon around the outside and place a ribbon bow on top.



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Monday, September 19, 2016

Rusty Lantern Fall Decor



This Fall tablescape will look great on your table or mantle.


We took one lantern, 


and added the vinyl phrase "grateful", then placed a candle and wooden pieces in the lantern. Place this in a tray with leaves and other Fall items for a great centerpiece.


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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Papercrafting Demos in Bonney Lake

Stop by on Saturday September 24th for FREE demos from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm! Stephanie will show you how to make your own goodie and gift bags. We will also be demonstrating the incredible MIST Stamping Tool. It is going to be a fun day.






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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Celebrating 30 Years in Bonney Lake

Saturday October 1, 2016 is our 30 Year Anniversary, Customer Appreciation Day event and you will not want to miss it! We open at 9:00 am and the first 100 customers will receive a FREE gift. We will have demonstrations, make and take projects, a mega gift basket giveaway, a deluxe Polychromos Colored Pencil set giveaway and a 40% coupon for one regular priced item.









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Friday, September 16, 2016

DIY Boo Eyeballs Sign


Planning on decorating for Halloween? Here is an easy project that is great for all ages and skill levels.

Supplies:
Darice Sticky Back Eyes
Black Wooden Box Sign
Moolit Collection Scrapbook papers
Unfinished Wood, Letter B
Black Acrylic Paint
Mod Podge
E6000 Adhesive

Directions:
Paint the front and sides of the letter B with black paint and allow to dry.
Place the letter upside down on the scrapbook paper and trace around it.
Glue the paper to the letter with Mod Podge and allow to dry.
Now glue the letters and eyes to the sign using E6000.


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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Boo Boulevard Wooden Sign



Sherai is one of our new crafters and she has been creating new store displays for us. Everyone loves the directional signs and this Halloween one is perfect for the Fall season.

Supplies:
5 Unfinished Wood Sign Boards
1 Unfinished Wood Sign Post
Boo Boulevard Vinyl Phrases
Black Tie Americana Satin Finish
150 grit Sandpaper
E6000 Adhesive

Directions:
Remove UPC stickers from the boards.
Paint all sides of the boards and post. (We painted 2 coats)
When paint is completely dry, unwrap vinyl, remove backing and center each on a board.
Firmly rub the vinyl to adhere and peel.
If desired, lightly sand the edges of wood with sandpaper to give a "worn appearance".
Using E6000 adhesive, glue each sign to the largest wooden stake. Apply pressure for 30 seconds to stick.

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