Friday, August 29, 2014

DIY Seahawks Memo Board

Sara created this Seahawks memo board - this would be the perfect way to keep track of fall schedules and your Seahawks schedule and game tickets!


Supplies:
  • 18"x24" Canvas
  • Seahawks Fabric, 2/3 yard
  • White Satin Ribbon
  • Silver Satin Ribbon
  • Grey Buttons
  • Navy Blue Floss

Directions:
  1. Cut 2/3 yd. fabric in half.
  2. iron out any wrinkles.
  3. Pin fabric in place.
  4. Turn over to back side.
  5. Start by stapling center top and center bottom.
  6. Next staple top left & right, bottom left and right, pulling tight as you work.
  7. Fold corner, pull tight and staple to make a neat and flat edge.
  8. Attach white ribbon by stapling from diagonal top and bottom corners. Cut end.
  9. Now attach two silver ribbons diagonally from the middle, one going to the middle left and the other to the middle right. Cut off ribbon roll.
  10. Repeat this from the bottom with the silver ribbon in two diagonal strips, weaving under the white ribbon.
  11. For buttons, glue a thumb tack in center of the intersecting white and silver ribbon. 
  12. Glue a button threaded with navy floss to the tack.
  13. For other crossed ribbons, use a sharp needle and tie buttons with navy floss at center of intersecting ribbons.
  14. Trim away any excess fabric and ribbon.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

DIY Magnetic and Chalk Board

Here is a very useful organizational board for your home or college student's dorm room.
Who doesn't need an organizational board? We sure do! But this one is even more functional because you can use magnets AND chalks to write notes and attach pictures.

All you'll need is 1 frame, 1 magnetic board & 1 roll of sticky-back chalkboard paper. Stick the self-adhesive chalkboard paper to the magnetic board and insert into your frame! That's it!

The self-adhesive chalkboard paper makes this project so easy to make!

Use 1 metal board and 1 sheet of chalkboard paper to create your board!

DIY Magnetic & Chalk BOARD


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WIn It Wednesday Halloween Table Decor

This week our Win It Wednesday facebook prize is a set of four Halloween table placemats and two orange frosted glass candle holders.  This will give your kitchen table a festive fall look in a matter of minutes. 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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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DIY Labor Day Wall Art

Sometime you want to decorate for upcoming holidays, but do not have very much free time.  This is the perfect project for busy crafters. It will only take a minute to create this easy wall art for Labor Day weekend.


Supplies:
12"x12" Barnwood Frame
12"x12" Old Glory Scrapbook Paper by Americana
12"x12" Mat Board for Backing
Die Cut letter for "Happy Labor Day"

Directions:
Use die cut machine to cut letters.
Glue letters on to flag scrapbook paper.
Glue paper to the backing.  Allow to dry.
Finally, place the flag artwork into the barnwood frame.

Your Labor Day wall art is ready to place on your mantle or hang on a wall.


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Monday, August 25, 2014

Count Maxwell Halloween Treat Bag

Halloween will be here soon and we are happy to share this fun treat bag from the design team at Stampendous. The House Mouse stamp design is sure to be a hit with the young trick-or-treaters.


Supplies:
  • Count Maxwell Stamp, HMQ09
  • Tricky Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set, SSC1208
  • Halloween Micro Glitter Kit, MGK01
  • Trick or Treat Frantage Color Fragments, FRC08
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad, STF092
  • 4.75"x6.75" Kraft paper Bag
  • Zip Dry Paper Glue
  • Orange and White Chevron Ribbon
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • 1/8" Hole Punch
  • Zig ballpoint Glue Pen

Instructions:
  1. Stamp Count Maxwell on the paper bag in black ink.
  2. Stamp the greeting above him.
  3. Color as desired.
  4. Fold the top down about 1 1/4".
  5. Punch two holes through all layers.
  6. Put the ribbon through the holes and tie in a bow on the front.
  7. Add glitter to his cape with the glue pen.
  8. Add Color Fragments to the bottom with Zip Dry.
  9. Allow the decorated treat bag to dry before filling with goodies.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

DIY Mini Burlap Pumpkin

This burlap pumpkin is an easy do it yourself home decor project for the fall. Make one, or several to create a festive display for your home.


Supplies:
Styrofoam Ball 4"
Roll of Burlap, 5" wide
Fall Silk Leaves
Floral Pins
Scissors
Glue Gun
Toothpicks

Instructions:
  1. Use a knife to cut a 1/2" slice off the bottom and top of the foam ball.
  2. Cut 8 six inch lengths of burlap.
  3. Fold each piece into thirds lengthwise.
  4. Pin each piece at the bottom and top of the ball.
  5. Fold the ends of each piece of burlap under at the top of the ball and pin from underneath. This hides the pins and the rough cut edges and gives a clean look.
  6. Leave a small bare space at the top center of the ball to attach the stem later.
  7. Pin the next four pieces into the bare spaces on the ball the same way.
  8. For the stem, cut a 4" length of burlap. Fold in thirds lengthwise and roll into a tube. Glue the ends to secure in place.
  9. Glue a toothpick into the top of the ball and glue the stem in place in the toothpick.
  10. Add floral silk fall leaves to top of pumpkin with pearl headed floral pins.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

DIY Fall Twine Jars



 

Supplies:

  •  4 quart jars
  • Bakers twine in orange, red, yellow, and brown
  • Gold sequins of whatever preferred size
  •  Elmers glue
  •  E6000 (big size)
  • Scissors



Directions:
1. Using a clean, dry jar, put a generous, 1/2 inch wide layer of E6000 around the base of the first jar. Immediately start adding twine in one continuous line around the jar until it covers the glue. Keep repeating this step until the jar is completely covered. 
2. Repeat step 1 for the other three jars in the other colors.
3. On your first jar, lightly draw the letter "F" with a thin sharpie line and a stencil, if preferred. On the next jar, do the same thing with the letter "A", and the last two with the letter "L".
4. On the first jar, put a moderate line of Elmer's glue on the sharpie line and quickly stick the gold sequins on the glue so that, after repeating this step a few times, it creates the letter "F". Repeat this step for the other letters, let the jars dry, and you're done!

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

DIY Designer Clock

Unless we told you, you would never know this clock was made from fabric. Debbie, our customer service manager, created this clock for an employee contest in our store. Her clock was the winner!


Supplies:
  • 14"x14" MDF Board
  • Fabric (choose a style you like, at least 16"x16")
  • Embellishments of Your Coice
  • Dauber (for adding patina to embellishments)
  • Spray Sealer ( for embellishments, use after Patina is added)
  • Elmer's Spray Glue
  • E-6000 Glue
  • Clock Mechanism
  • Upholstery Tacks
  • Enviro Tex Lite, 8 oz.
  • Patina (optional)

note: You will need something to put under board to catch Enviro Tex when poured. ( She used foil with sides folded up and a couple of even boards to lay clock board on to keep raised off the foil. Disposable cup and some kind of stir stick are also needed. A large popsicle stick works well. You may also want to use disposable gloves.



Directions:
  1. Lay fabric on board and decide how you want the pattern to look.  keep in mind where you want the clock to be placed.
  2. Cut fabric 2" to 3" larger than the board.
  3. Spray board with spray glue and lay fabric on, smoothing out any bubbles or folds.Be sure to do this on back of the board, too.  You can just spray the edges where fabric will be. (This is where you may want to use disposable gloves). Allow to dry.
  4. Prepare embellishments (if you choose to use them with embellishments).
  5. Place upholstery tacks where clock will be. (Be sure to place something under board when adding tacks. She used a couple of pieces of foam core because tacks are longer than the thickness of the board. Then bend the points back.
  6. Glue embellishments using E-6000.  Let dry.
  7. Mix and use Enviro Tex according to directions.
  8. Pour Enviro Tex over top of clock. note: She used popsicle stick to help smooth the Enviro Tex over clock board. If you choose to use a larger box of Enviro Tex you can just pour directly in the center.
  9. Allow to dry.
  10. Drill holes for the clock mechanism according to package directions.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ben Franklin's Facebook Giveaway - Mini Bakers!

Our Win It Wednesday Facebook promotion for August 20, 2014 is a set of 4 Mini Bakers! 

These durable small casserole dishes are oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. You may choose four of one color, or mix and match to suit your taste. The retail value of this giveaway is $31.88.

 


 

To be entered to win, go to our Facebook page and COMMENT, LIKE and SHARE this week's WIN IT WEDNESDAY Facebook post!

The winner will be announced on our Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop Facebook page on Thursday,August 21, 2014 and will have 14 days to claim their prize.

What will you do with these Mini Bakers? Click here to visit our Pinterest Board with great recipes to fill these small individual Mini Bakers.


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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Teresa Collins Workshop October 18, 2014 at Bonney Lake

Teresa Collins Designs Workshop Coming to Bonney Lake

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop in Bonney Lake is hosting two Teresa Collins Workshops on Saturday October 18, 2014. You will not want to miss this! There are only two workshops in Washington this entire year for Teresa Collins Designs, October 18th at our Bonney Lake location and October 17th at our sister store in Monroe! Our morning class in 3 hours long, and the afternoon class is four hours. Pre-registration is required,  call 253-862-6822. You may sign up for one or both workshops. Classes will fill up, so please sign up early.


Workshop One: Life Emporium
Saturday October 18, 2014

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teresa Collins Designs


My Story & Life Scrapbook Workshop
Live Every Day With Gratitude Scrapbook Workshop

 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 LIFE EMPORIUM, 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- 4x6, 5x7, wallet or smaller in all orientations of the subject that you are doing the book about.

Bring to workshop:

Scoring Board
Adhesive
Red line Tape- you will want a good strong tape
Liquid adhesive
pop up dots
stapler
journaling pen
ruler
trimmer
scissors
punches- star, corner rounder, circle, heart, etc.
paper piercer
corner rounder



Workshop Two: Tinsel & Co
October 18, 2014, 
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Teresa Collins Designs


Here is a workshop that is full of beauty and documenting the Christmas season.
Create this stunning project with Teresa Collins using her beautiful new range- Tinsel & Company. This book is full of technique and you will create 3D and dimensional elements with dies and more for your book. Use her brand new 4 inch 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 TC cut n boss embossing and die cut machine with Craftwell. This is a very BIG project that you will love.
Please bring your favorite punches to the workshop as well. The big book is 6.5 x 9.5" h and filled with flips, flaps, cards and more. We will even be spray painting in this workshop! (well outside)

PHOTOS are not needed.

For more information on Teresa Collins visit here:
http://www.teresacollinsdesignsblog.com
www.teresacollinsdesigns.com
https://www.facebook.com/tcdesigns

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