Saturday, November 22, 2014

Create Whimsical Christmas Stockings For Your Family

These fun Christmas stockings are just perfect for Whoville families or those who whimsy. We would like thank Genevieve for sharing these. To visit her blog click here.
You can make these out of fabric or felt - you choose.


Supplies:
1/2 yd. Felt, Main Body
1/4 yd. Felt, Top Cuff
1/6 yd. White Felt
1 yd. White PomPom Fringe
5″ White Ribbon
Heat ‘n’ Bond, Ultra Bond

Click here for patterns:
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Click here for complete directions.
** Note: All Seams are a 1/4″. **
Print out the pattern. Cut and tape together stocking pieces. Begin by cutting out all your supplies from the pattern. Note: BEFORE cutting any of the white pieces and the polka dots, apply your heat ‘n’ bond to the back, but only to the white pieces and the polka-dots.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Create Your Own Winter Scene in Glass

Winter scenes are so easy and fun to make! Once you start, you could end up creating an entire village. Why not! You could add these to your Christmas village and add lights to create a little winter wonderland.


Start by choosing your container, which could be a vase, apothecary jar, bowl, mason jar, or a glass (like shown below - very cute by the way). Place your artificial snow in the bottom and then start adding your little treasures. We have a great selection to choose from, so come in and we'll help you pick the pieces for your winter scene.



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Workshop in Bonney Lake

"Pinpointing the rise of the Ugly Christmas Sweater is no easy task.  However two icons (or enablers?) stand out. We have Bill Cosby (as Cliff Huxtable in The Cosbys) and Chevy Chase (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation) who made it fashionable to wear these hideously appealing sweaters.

This trend would fade in the 90’s, but would resurface once again around 2001.  This trend has steadily moved upward and as of 2010, ugly Christmas sweaters are once again highly fashionable." Source: UglyChristmassweater.com  

Are you embellishing a sweater you have found in a thrift store or your grandmother's closet? We can help! We have fun felt shapes, bells, Christmas decorations and much more! Don't forget the battery-operated light string - it will be the final touch that will give your sweater the attention it deserves!

Visit our Ugly Christmas Sweater board on Pinterest for great sweater decorating ideas.


JOIN US on Sat. December 6, 2014 4:00pm-7:00pm at our Ben Franklin Crafts store in Bonney Lake, WA for an UGLY SWEATER WORKSHOP! Cost is $7.00. Sign up in store.  Call Christy for details: 253-862-6822.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Quilt Silent Auction For Bonney Lake Food Bank

You are invited to participate in a silent auction to raise money for the Bonney Lake Food Bank. The holiday season is a great time to share what you can, and this is a fun way to raise much needed cash to help families in need. Every family deserves a special holiday meal.

The quilt is the Mineral Forest fabric collection by Andover, and measures 78"x70".  It will be on display in our fabric department through mid-December. A special thanks to Todd, one of our quilt display designers, for donating this lovely quilt for a great cause. The materials and hours of work involved in creating it, and the price of the quilting process make this a retail value of $300.00. We can not thank him enough for his generosity.  This auction item will have a minimum bid of $150.00.

Your bid may win this gorgeous quilt, but the real winner is our community and the Bonney Lake Food Bank!


The details:
Minimum bid is $ 150.00
Email your bids to Bladvertsing@bfranklincrafts.com or bring to fabric department
This silent auction closes December 10, 2014.
Winning bid will be due on December 12, 2014.
Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop employees are excluded from participating in this auction.

Win It Wednesday Giveaway for Nov. 19, 2014.

A fall inspired fat quarter star is our giveaway this week, it's perfect for a small project.


To be entered in this Facebook giveaway, go to our Facebook page and COMMENT and LIKE this week's WIN IT WEDNESDAY Facebook post! Feel free to SHARE if you wish.
https://www.facebook.com/BFranklinCraftsBL

The winner will be announced on Thursday November 20, 2014 and has 14 days to claim this prize before it is considered void. Contact our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-682.

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253-862-6822
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Advice From A Dog Framed Art

Karen created this fun piece of art to display in the frame department. This is one of many cards from Ilan Shamir's Advice prints. We hope you will enjoy this advice!


Advice from A Dog
Be loyal
Delight in the simple joys of a long walk
Unleash your talents
Hide your favorite snack
Make new friends
Learn new trick, no matter your age
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them!
- Ilan Shamir

Supplies:
  • Lifestyle Collection Shadowbox Frame
  • Advice From A Dog Card
  • Raining Cats & Dogs Scrapbook Paper by Graphic 45
  • One Black Cardstock Sheet
  • Three or Four Dog Biscuits

Directions: 
  1. Glue the advice from a dog card to black cardstock and allow to dry.
  2. Trim black cardstock to create a 1/2 inch border around the entire card.
  3. Cut down the Raining cats and dog paper to fit the shadowbox frame.
  4. Glue the card to the Graphic 45 paper.
  5. Glue the dog biscuits on the paper and allow to dry completely.
  6. Place the art in the frame and secure back to the shadowbox.
Hang your new art on a wall, or use an easel to showcase this on a shelf or tabletop.

 

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Monday, November 17, 2014

DIY Jewelry for Christmas Presents

It is easy to create thoughtful gifts for the jewelry lovers on your Christmas list. We are here to inspire you to make jewelry that fits everyone's style.
Charm bracelets are so easy to personalize. We have a wide variety of charms and there is truly something for everyone!


You can create this button bracelet in less than one hour!


Supplies:
  • Silver Textured Disks Chain
  • Assorted Buttons
  • Clasp
  • E6000

Directions:
  1. Use wire cutter to cut silver disc chain to the desired length for a bracelet. (aprox. 7-8 inches)
  2. Attach a clasp with needle nose plyers.
  3. Now use E6000 to attach buttons to each silver disc on the chain.
  4. Allow to dry - your bracelet is finished.

 

 

We also have great ideas for Christmas jewelry. What would you create with these fun charms?




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Sunday, November 16, 2014

DIY Folded Fabric Ornaments

Starting your holiday crafts now will help you have everything done before the Christmas season gets here! 

These would be cute in your Christmas tree, or attached in a garland over the fire place! What about giving those for gifts! One for each member of the family, or even for teachers. Everyone will appreciate this hand-made gift!


Thank you Katrina for sharing the steps to creating these adorable fabric ornaments.

TUTORIAL: Here is the step-by-step tutorial on Katrinastutorials blog.

This video by Crouton Crackerjack shows you step by step directions.
YouTube VIDEO: Below you'll be able to view a video by Crouton Crackerjacks. Thank you for this great video!



Enjoy!

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Our Annual Frame Shop Open House is Nov.15th

Join us today, November 15, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for our Frame Shop Open House! If you have been waiting for the right time to custom frame a treasured photo or a beautiful piece of artwork, now is the time! We also have new styles of high quality ready made frames that are gorgeous.



Custom Moulding will be 30% Off.
We have a large selection of high quality mouldings for you to choose from.


You will be be entered into a drawing for a $75.00 gift card with your purchase of a custom moulding on Saturday Nov. 15th, 2014 and for a chance to win this 20"x14" framed Ian McRae print valued at $200.00.


We will feature work by local artist Ian McRae, who will appear for artist signing from 1:00 -5:00 pm.
For one day, the entire selection of Ian's prints will be 20% off, and all framed art by Ian will be 50% off!


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Friday, November 14, 2014

DIY: Space Needle 12th Man Shadow Box

Looking for an easy craft that will help you show your love for the Seattle Seahawks? This project is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Open the shadow box.
2. Adhere the Washington Map Paper Sheet to the back.
3. Peel and stick the vinyl #12 and Space Needle to the front of the glass!
You're done!



Remember that Christmas is right around the corner! This would be a great hand-made gift that any Seahawks fan would love!

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Create An Easy Snow Scene in an Apothecary Jar

The apothecary jars are great to use all year round as decor pieces, but this is my favorite use for them. The trendy Christmas village has now spread to the popular jar decor. These are stunning in daylight or evening!



Supplies Needed:
One Large Apothecary Jar with Lid
Firefly Lights, Battery Operated
Ceramic House
Bristle Brush Trees in Variety of Sizes
Decorator Snow
Optional: Holiday Ribbon Bow

Instructions:
Pour the decorator snow into the apothecary jar filling about 1/3 of container
During the firefly lights into the snow and bring the wire up and out of the back of jar.
Set house down in the snow and add bristle brush trees.
Add the bow to the top of lid if desired.
Place lid on your apothecary jar.

You are now ready to turn on the lights and enjoy your new holiday display.

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