Friday, September 19, 2014

DIY BOO Candy Jars for Halloween

Use mason jars to make a boo-tiful candy display for Halloween! This project has been around for awhile, but it is definitely a favorite.  Fill these with treats and they would be perfect for my kitchen counter.



Crafted by Pershette.

Supplies

  • Mason Jars
  • Candlestick Holders
  • Wooden Coasters
  • Wooden Letters
  • Wooden Spools
  • Beads
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Spray Paint
  • Ribbon
  • Adhesive
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

All supplies for this project can be found at our Bonney Lake store.

There are a variety of ways you can put this together, however, the two main items are the mason jar and  candlestick holders (wood, glass, etc.).

1.  Using the paintbrush, paint the wooden candlestick holder. If you have a glass (crystal) one, you could spray paint it, use Adirondack Alcohol Ink to give it color, or even cover it with glitter using Mod Podge.
2.  Once you have that done, set it aside to dry.
3.  Spray paint the outside of the mason jar lid to match the color of the candlestick holders. You may choose to use another form of paint if you do not want to use the spray paint.
4.  To stabilize the candlestick holders, glue the bottom of each one to a base, such as a wood coaster or a similar item. If the candlestick holders are large and sturdy, then you can skip this step. 


A coaster was added to the bottom for extra support.

5.  Using a strong adhesive, like E-6000, glue the bottom of the mason jar to the top part of the candlestick holder. 
6.  Set aside to let dry.

That was the main part of the project. Now, let's move onto the decorating!

For this project, Pershette first glued on a miniature wooden spool that she had painted black onto the middle top of the mason jar lid. Then, she stacked skull beads on top of the spool, gluing each one together. She finished it off with a little wooden candle cup.


You can replicate what Pershette has done to recreate the decorative lid, or gather the desired embellishments to make your own mason jar lid with your style in mind. 

7.  Using the paintbrush, paint the wooden letters that spell out the word "BOO."
8.  Set aside to let dry.
9.  Using scissors, measure and cut the amount of ribbon, in the color and style of your choice, to tie the letters onto the jars.
10.  Screw the lid onto the mason jars that are now adhered to the candlestick holders.
11.  Tie a ribbon around the knob of the mason jar lid.
12.  Then, hang a letter from each one of the knobs of the mason jar lid.


Now, just fill each jar with Halloween candy and it's ready to display!

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bonney Lake Scrapbooking Workshops October 18, 2014

We are absolutely excited to give you the details on Teresa Collin's visit to our Bonney Lake store!

Teresa Collins will be here on Saturday October 18, 2014 teaching two workshops, and each will have a different theme.


Workshop 1: Life Emporium Collection
"Accordian Book and Paper Book"
10:00 am - 1:00 pm, $70.00
First, you'll create a beautiful accordion book titled LIVE EACH DAY WITH GRATITUDE. Such a perfect reminder of what matters most. Then, create your own book from paper using the page to page method of book making. You will use wood and real cork accents within your own MY STORY & LIFE book. This project is perfect for male or female. Learn how to use the punches and tools that you already have in a creative way. You will feel inspired to document YOUR story and what matters most to you. Using Teresa Collins LIFE EMPORIUM collection, you will love the details and many technique taught during the workshop. Use the Teresa Collins Cut N' Boss Machine to die cut, emboss and MORE!

Photos Needed: 4x6, 5x7, wallet or smaller in all orientations of the subject that you are doing the book about.



Workshop 2: Tinsel and Company Collection
"Big 2-Ring Book"
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, $75.00
The big book is 6.5" x 9.5" and filled with flips, flaps, cards and more. We will even be spray painting in this workshop! (done outside, of course!)

Create this stunning project with Teresa Collins using her beautiful new collection Tinsel & Company. This book is full of techniques and you will create 3D and dimensional elements with dies and more. Use her brand new 4" wood ornaments in the book! The mixture of gold and metallic papers are sophisticated. You will be prepared for the holiday season by simply adding your photos and journaling later. This big book will be a holiday keepsake! We will be using the new Teresa Collins Cut'N'Boss Embossing and Die Cutting Machine. Please bring your favorite punches to the workshop as well. PHOTOS are not needed.



Registration is required, and if you sign up by September 28th, you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a dinner date with Teresa and her design team.
If you would like to do both projects, you will need to register for both the morning and afternoon workshops.

All supplies will be included, however, you will need to bring your own adhesive, scissors, paper trimmer and any other tools you would like to use during the workshop.

To register for one or both workshops, please call (253) 862-6822 or sign up online here. Seats will fill up quickly, so reserve your spot now!

Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to craft with Teresa Collins in person!

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21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Win It Wednesday September 17, 2014 - this glass container  is a great decorating item - it can be filled with all kinds of seasonal decor and candles that reflect the current season or holiday.  It is 8 1/4" x 6" and retails for $29.99.


Here is a great example of how this container can be used for the fall season.


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The winner will be announced on Thursday September 18, 2014 and has 14 days to claim this prize before it is considered void. Contact our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822.

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253-862-6822
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

DIY Fall Sunflower Mesh Flower

Geo Mesh is very popular and makes beautiful decorations. Nicole created this sunflower wreath this morning and it is a large impressive fall decoration.


Supplies
  • 1 Roll of Brown Geo Mesh
  • 2 Rolls of Yellow Geo Mesh
  • Wire Wreath Form
  • 1 Pack Gold Chenille Pipe Cleaners
  • 2 Packs Yellow Chenille Pipe Cleaners
  • Scissors

Monday, September 15, 2014

Tomb Elements card by Stampendous

Tomb Elements Card



Supplies:
Stampendous Tomb Elements Stamp W134
Detail Black Embossing Powder DP111
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad VM001
Zip Dry Paper Glue
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Brown Kraft and Black Cardstock
Stripe and Dot Cardstock
Black Ribbon
Brass Loop and Brad
3D Foam Squares
Embossing Heat Tool

Instructions:
Fold 11" x 5 1/2" Kraft cardstock in half to form card base.
Cut 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" black cardstock.
Cut two 2 1/2" squares of stripe cardstock and two from the dots.
Glue them evenly on the black cardstock with one  of the stripes going horizontal and one vertical.
Put the loop onto the upper right, poke a hole and attach the brad.
Glue to the front of the card.
Tie a ribbon through the loop in a knot.
Stamp the tomb elements on 3 7/8"x3 7/8" Kraft cardstock with Versamark ink.
Pour detail black embossing powder all over the ink.
Tap off excess and return to the jar.
Heat with a heat embossing tool to set.
Color as desired with light colored pencils. Adhere to the card front at a slight angle with foam squares.


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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Deco Mesh Pumpkin Wreath for Halloween

This festive Deco Mesh Pumpkin Wreath will catch the attention of those who see it! It will be quite large when it's finished, so be sure that the place you plan on hanging it will be big enough. It would be perfect on your front door!



Here are the supplies you'll need...

• 1 Roll of Deco Mesh in Orange
• 2.5 Yards of Deco Mesh in Green
• A small piece of Black Deco Mesh
---> (Deco Mesh is sometimes called Poly Mesh or Geo Mesh)
• 16" Styrofoam Wreath Form
• 6 Yards Orange Floral Satin
• 1 Yard Green Ribbon
• Floral Pins
• Scissors

All supplies for this project can be found at our Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop store in Bonney Lake, WA.

Let's get started...

1.  Wrap the Styrofoam form with floral satin and pin it to secure.

Use floral satin ribbon to cover the foam wreath

2.  Cut the orange and green mesh into 12" pieces. They will look like rolls.
3.  Pin the end of each mesh piece to the wreath form. This will make the roll stick out, creating dimensional texture.



 4.  Continue until the form is covered, including the center. To fill the center, just pin the mesh pieces sideways to direct the roll of mesh towards the center.
5.  Pin the green pieces at the top for the leaves. Pin the black piece for the stem.
6.  Make a bow with the ribbon to attach next to the stem. (Here's a video on how to make bows).


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to leave a comment below!

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Stampendous Star Costume Card

Star Costume Card is a cute Halloween card that is an easy project and fun to make.


Supplies:
Stampendous Star Costume Stamp HMQ10
Halloween Wish Stamp H309
Fall Micro Glitter Kit MGK01
VersaFine onyx Black Ink Pad
Zip Dry Paper Glue
PrismaColor Colored pencils
Purple, White and Yellow Cardstock
Strip Patterned Cardstock
Zig Ballpoint 2-Way Glue pen
Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle Dies

Insrtructions:
Fold 8 1/2"x5 1/2" purple cardstock in half to form card base.
Glue 5 1/2"x3" striped cardstock to the bottom of the card front.
Glue 5 1/2"x1/4" yellow cardstock to the front above the stripe.
Stamp the greeting on the bottom right of the card front.
Stamp star costume on 3 1/2"x3 1/2" white cardstock.
Color as desired with PrismaColor pencils.
Cut out with 2 7/8" circle die.
Glue to 3" purple circle cardstock.
Glue to 3 1/4" yellow circle.
Glue to front of the card.
Add orange glitter to the pumpkin with the glue pen.

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253-862-6822
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Our September Ad Has Your Fall Crafting Supplies

Our September ad runs through Sunday September 21, 2014. We have all of your fall crafting supplies and decor. Click here for the entire ad.



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253-862-6822
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Day of Remembrance

Today is a day that will forever be remembered as a day of horror and sorrow. September 11, 2001 is a heartbreaking memory. We owe so much to the brave soldiers who protect our country and freedom!
Thanks to all who served and continue to serve our country.





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253-862-6822
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Win It Wednesday Fall Decor

Win It Wednesday September 10, 2014 - Fall swag for your mantle or table.



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.
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The winner will be announced on Thursday September 11, 2014 and has 14 days to claim this prize before it is considered void. Contact our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822.

(Facebook has complete release by each entrant or participant. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.)

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253-862-6822
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