Saturday, December 20, 2014

White Elephant Gift Ideas from Ben Franklin

White Elephant Gift Exchange Parties are popular around the holidays. They work well for office or family and friend gatherings.  White elephant games can become very competitive as people try to get the sought after items. The goal of the game is to entertain everyone.  The term "White Elephant" refers to an extravagant but burdonsome gift that is not easily disposed of.
White elephant gifts are usually humorous, inexpensive, re-gifted things or used household items.


Bacon Lovers Items for the Perfect White Elephant Gift

The Rules:

  • Each participant supplies one wrapped gift.  
  • The gifts are placed in a central location such as a table or corner of the room.  
  • Participants usually draw numbers to determine the order of choosing your gift.  
  • The first person chooses a wrapped gift and opens it.  
  • The next person can either choose to "steal" the unwrapped gift, or pick a new wrapped present. 
  • If a person's gift is stolen, they pick a new gift to unwrap. 
  • The game is over when the last person takes their turn. 
  • There are a few variations to the game that specify how many times a gift can be stolen that will speed up the game process.


We have a great selection of items that are perfect for any White elephant party!


Fishing pole flashlights, camouflage candles, back scratchers...


Camo flasks and "Buck" Shitz hunters toilet paper...


Redneck Diva glasses and giant bullet LED flashlights...


Redneck signs, camo duct tape, and Duck Dynasty licensed signs...

We are sure you will have a good time discovering all of the fun merchandise on our gift tables!

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21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
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Friday, December 19, 2014

Unique Christmas Gifts For Your List!

Looking for some unique ideas for Christmas gifts? Or maybe you have someone on your list that has everything? Here are some really cool gifts they'll love!




K Cup Pod Holder SALE $17.88 (reg. $29.99) each
Coffee lovers will enjoy these K cup pod holders in whimsical shapes. These will look great in any kitchen.



Football shaped cutting board
SALE $19.97 Reg. $22.99
Seattle football fans will enjoy using these to create snacks on game day.

Washington Shaped Cutting Board 
SALE $19.97 Reg. $22.99


Extendable Hanheld Selfie Pole

House Rules Box Sign 10" x 17.5"
SALE $19.97  Reg. $45.00

Quilted Duffle Bag 
SALE $19.97  Reg. $62.99
This bag is large enough to bring everything you need for a weekend getaway and more! The measurements are 20" x 14" and it is very expandable.

Sock It To Me Socks
SALE $8.88 each  Reg. $12.99
These popular socks are fun for everyone. What a conversation piece.

Made in Washington products
$5.99 - $9.99
Who could say no to snacks by Made in Washington?

Illumination Ceramic Fragrance Warmer
SALE $14.88 Reg. $19.99

Plug In Warmers
SALE $8.88 Reg. $11.99
The smell of candles makes every house warm and inviting.

Yankee Tumblers 7 oz
SALE $9.97 each  Reg. $15.99

Thank you for visiting our blog. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone!

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Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ben Franklin has Holiday Framing While You Wait!

Last minute framed gifts are possible! Introducing our holiday framing while you wait!



Using our great selection of ready made frames and mats, or semi custom mats, we will create your framed gifts while you wait! Fitting fee is $7.00 for up to 16x20" frames, and $12.00 for 16x20" up to 24x36".
Available until one hour before closing each day through December 23, 2014.


Bring your treasures (medals, emblems, awards, vintage jewelry, needle art, photos, prints, paintings) and we'll frame them!



Our Framed Art is 50% Off from regular prices and is an excellent gift idea. 



DIY Memorable Gifts



Our 12"x12" and 8"x8" ready made shadowbox frames are great to preserve treasured keepsakes. You can make a memorable Christmas present for your loved ones that will be cherished forever. Just add the special keepsakes that are great memories to the person you are making the gift for.

12"x12" $14.97, reg. $19.99
8"x8" $6.99, reg. $9.99


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Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Win It Wednesday Willow Tree Giveaway

Our Win It Wednesday Facebook Giveaway on December 17, 2014 is a Willow Tree Remembrance figurine.


Created by artist Susan Lordi -
Remembrance
Memories... hold each one safely in your heart

“This piece is all about memories – how warm, comforting memories help us to heal when we’re missing someone. If you look closely at the carved icons on her dress, each recalls a memory by appealing to our senses…touch, scent, taste, sound, sight. We keep these personal memories safe within us, connecting us to those we love.”

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 December 11, 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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21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Willow Tree Sale in Bonney Lake

Willow Tree figurines make wonderful gifts for the loved ones in your life. Our selection of figurines is on sale for 25% off through December 21, 2014.

Willow Tree figurines


The Willow Tree story -
Each Willow tree figurine starts as a hand carved sculpture created by artist Susan Lordi. Each sculpture is designed to capture a moment and express a feeling.  After the pieces are cast from the original sculpture, they are hand painted.  Choose the one that speaks to you.

About the artist -
Susan Lordi, the creator of Willow Tree figurines, is a talented artist with a studio in Missouri.  She has a Master of Fine Arts in Textile Design and creates both sculptures and art textiles.

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253-862-6822
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Monday, December 15, 2014

The Candy Cottage Reusable Plastic Gingerbread House

Candy Cottage Gingerbread House: Sale $9.99, reg. $34.99

The Candy Cottage Reusable Plastic Gingerbread House is so easy to use! It's ready to decorate! NO baking necessary.  Just snap it together. It's made of durable plastic, so when you're done, you simply wash it and put it away for next year. But wait! You don't need to wait until next year, you can use it anytime of the year to create different cottage theme! Use it for a Easter look, Spring, Summer, Fall, Valentine's Day... the possibilities don't have to stop at Christmas. Just let your imagination go!

Parents will love it because of the sturdy structure. Once it's snapped together, you don't need to worry about the kids placing the frosting and candies - it will hold strongly together, not falling apart as soon as they touch it. And the bonus is that it's MADE IN THE USA.

All you have to do is snap it together (see HOW here), grab some icing, a couple of your favorite candies and let the decorating begin!



Just snap it together! Made of durable plastic.











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253-862-6822
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

DIY Mason Jar Gifts for Teachers, Neighbors and Friends

Are you looking for a great gift for your child's teacher or a favorite neighbor? DIY Mason Jar Gifts for Teachers, Neighbors and Friends Here are just a few ideas for recipes in a jar. We have everything you need for packaging and labeling these gifts - mason jars, scrapbook papers, labels, ribbons and ties.


Here is a great idea from Skip To My Lou. Mix together the seven basic ingredients, put them in the jar and add a festive mason jar lid. Now add the label and ribbon and your gift is finished! The recipe will make three one pint jars.


The recipe and labels can be downloaded here.
You may want to create your own Festive labels, or use a festive scrapbooking paper for your label.


Sweet Salsa Verde by Kristyn of Lil Luna
This recipe can be made in your blender in minutes! Click the link for the recipe. She is also sharing a download for the label.



Try these Girlfriend Cookies in a Jar by Loralee Lewis
She has also created a free gift tag to print.



Vegetarian Five Bean Soup by Cassie of Back to Her Roots
Click on the link for the recipe for this hearty soup mix.



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21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
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Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Tale of How Ben Franklin Saved Christmas



How Ben Franklin Saved Christmas
 
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the store,
Not a person was shopping, not a gift on the floor.
The treasures were bought and bagged up with great care
In hopes the store closing time, soon would be there.
About to head home, couldn’t wait for our beds,
But, visions of presents still danced in our heads.
And Adrian with brief case, and I (in my Ugly Christmas sweater),
Tried to just settle down, but we should’ve known better!
When up on the store roof, a great crash and a clatter,
Adrian  dashed up stairs to see what was the matter.


To the roof ladder he flew like a flash,
Tore open the hatch to view a big smash.
There in the moonlight with tears in his eye
Was our old dear friend Santa taking stock with a sigh!
The old sleigh broke a runner that caused all the trouble
Now Santa just hoped to save toys from the rubble.

Then to our wondering eyes did appear,
Our wonderful staff with glue n’ hammers, it was clear,
They would spring into action, with talent, no fear
and fix all the damage and all with good cheer.

They loaded the sleigh, to the deer gave a whistle.
Santa jumped in the sleigh and shot off like a missile. 
We heard him exclaim as he flew 'cross the sky

“Ben Franklin saved Christmas,”
 Thank you all, and good bye!
Creative adaptation by DeAnna Taylor, Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop, Monroe WA  2014

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253-862-6822
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