Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Win It Wednesday Designer Fall Decor Candlescape

Our Win It Wednesday for October 22, 2014 is a great candlescape for your home. It is so easy to create - you just add a couple of pieces and you will have an instant fall decor designer piece for your home! This great grouping of fall decorating items retails for $57.43 and one lucky person will win this by joining in the Facebook promotional contest.


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 October 23, 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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21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DIY Halloween decor: Witch Parking Sign

Halloween is hauntingly close, but there is still time to create last minute decor items.

Witch Parking Sign


Supplies:
  • Unfinished Wood Sign
  • Glamour Dust
  • Two Frogs
  • 4 Small Wooden Buckets
  • Tim Holtz Metal Corners
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Witch Parking Vinyl
  • Acrylic Paint, Black and Orange

Directions:
  1. Paint unfinished wood sign with black acrylic paint. Allow to dry.
  2. Now paint the small wooden buckets with orange acrylic paint. Allow to dry completely.
  3. Cut scrapbook paper to fit box side, be sure to cut small enough to leave black box showing as a border. Glue in place.
  4. Repeat this step for three more sides.
  5. Now cut a patterned scrapbook paper to fit front of the box and glue on.
  6. Add another patterned scrapbook paper on top of the last one and glue. Allow to dry.
  7. Adhere the vinyl words on the front of the box.
  8. Attach metal corners to the four front corners of the box.
  9. Glue to two frogs to the top of the box.
  10. Glue the four orange wooden buckets to the bottom corners of box and allow to dry.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Teresa Collins Framed Quotes Artwork

We would like to thank everyone who joined us at Saturday's Teresa Collins Scrapbooking workshops! We also want to thank Teresa Collins and her design team for traveling to Bonney Lake for these workshops. This great framed art piece was created using Teresa Collins products and framed with a open back frame from our frame shop.


Easy to Create Artwork


Supplies:
Teresa Collins Signature Essentials Stencil
Teresa Collins Tinsel & Company Scrapbook Paper
Teresa Collins Modeling Paste
Gold Glitter

Directions:
Place Live Simply stencil over the scrapbook paper.
Use modeling paste to cover the letters.
Remove stencil and set aside.
Now pour gold glitter over the modeling paste.
Shake off excess glitter and allow to dry.
Place the paper in a frame.

This beautiful framed art is ready to display!

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21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ornamentally Yours 2014 at Ben Franklin

It is offically fall and that means that the holiday season is just around the corner!  We have prepared for this year with much excitement and anticipation.  Who does not love all of the festive decor and events? We certainly do!  Our annual Ornamentally Yours has begun and the projects this year are terrific. (We also have some specifically for the Seahawks fans out there, everywhere).



October 4, 2014 - Scrabble Tile


October 11, 2014 - Ceremic Spirit


October 18, 2014 - Winter Bling
  

  October 25, 2014 - Halloween Star

November 1, 2014 - Winter Cardinals

November 8, 2014 - Snowy Friends

November 15, 2014 - Banner Garland

November 22, 2014 - Sledding Fun

November 29, 2014 - Olaf Hugs

December 6, 2014 - Shimmering Snow

December 13, 2014 - Snowy Memories

December 20, 2014 - Christmas Tree House

Come down and join the fun - every Saturday from 10:00am - 3:00pm!

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

Friday, October 17, 2014

Quick and Comfy Scarf Pattern

This Scarf is perfect for the fall cool weather and looks stylish, too.  A big thanks to Kara of  Petals and Picots for designing this scarf and sharing her pattern. She participated in Lion Brand’s #scarfie project. What’s a #scarfie?  Basically it is taking a picture of yourself while wearing a scarf. The best part - this works up really quick! The scarf was made with  Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick.

Petals and Picots Scarf

Quick and Comfy Scarf Pattern

Here’s what you need:
Click here to see the complete directions from Petals to Picots.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Harvest Medley Table Runner Pattern

Today we are happy to share with you a wonderful fall pattern for "Harvest Medley Tablerunner" by Quilting Treasures, designed by Pat Harrison.  This would be a great focal point to your Thanksgiving table decor, or would make a great gift (Christmas is coming sooner than you can imagine!)
Click here for the pattern pdf file.

We have great quilting inspirations hanging on display in our fabric department as well as the latest quilt cotton designs. Come visit our fabrics department to see what is new!
Heather Spense, an award winning quilter, is our quilting instructor and teaches quilting classes every month at Ben Franklin.  Click here to see our complete class calendar.

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Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fall Baking Giveaway - Win It Wednesday on Facebook

Our Win It Wednesday Facebook Giveaway for Wednesday October 15th is a baking set of a deep dish fall pie plate, Apple Crisp mix and a brown tea towel. Make baking easy - just add butter and water to the mix and bake in oven. The retail on this prize is $37.97.


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 October 16, 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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Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DIY Let It Go Rubber Band Bracelet

Don't you just love this "Frozen" inspired rubber band bracelet from our fellow bloggers at Craft Warehouse! This cuff style bracelet is cute with just regular pony beads, but we love what Brietta did! She added alphabet beads to customize it into a "Let It Go" bracelet!

Let It Go "Frozen" inspired rubber band bracelet
Let It Go "Frozen" inspired rubber band bracelet

Here's what you'll need to make this bracelet:

• Turquoise and Purple Loom Bands
• White Pony Beads
• Alphabet Beads
• Snowflake Charm
• C or S Clip
• Jump Ring
• Ranger's Stickles Glitter Glue

Let's get started...

1. Use the glitter glue to color in your charm. Set aside to dry while you are creating your bracelet.

2. Create a Double Bead Ladder Bracelet. Watch this video to see how.

3. Before you start creating your bracelet, layout your beads in the order they go. Make sure to have all your alphabet beads facing the correct direction on the table so you know how to place them on the loom.

4. When you are finished with your design, place your charm on the jump ring and add it to the middle of your bracelet!

A big thank you to Brietta for all of her Frozen inspired bracelets! Happy looming!

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21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com

Monday, October 13, 2014

FREE PATTERN: Crochet Puff Stitch Pumpkin Beanie

We are excited to feature this adorable Pumpkin Beanie Pattern by Amy at The Stitchin Mommy!

Without any delay, we're giving the floor to Amy... "With Fall approaching, why not make your little one a little Pumpkin beanie for those adorable Fall photos?  I hope you enjoy the pattern! Happy Crocheting!"

Materials you'll need:
• One skein each of orange and green yarn
• A small amount of brown yarn. 
• Size I Crochet Hook - For Hat and Top
• Size H Crochet Hook- For Vine, Stem, and Leaf
• Tapestry Needle (to weave ends)
• Stitch Marker

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21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Custom Framing Month at Ben Franklin in Bonney Lake

October is Custom Framing Month!

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop Custom Framing

One of the most exciting things you can do when choosing a frame for your cherished possession is to frame cap. This means adding a second or even third frame around your artwork, essentially creating your own signature combination.  You can add in the extra color, texture or shape combining different styles to perfectly compliment your image.  It is a truly impressive effect that will always be unique and will stand the test of time.

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop Framing Staff

Mention this post for 15% Off Custom Framing through October 31, 2014.


Introducing a new line of mats from Crescent - the Couture matboards.  These amazing new extra thick 8ply mats have incredible impact.  Made with thick textures of fabric weaves and actual precious metal leafing, these mats are the ultimate in luxury custom design.  Perfect for the Northwest, these mats have an emphasis on natural elements and look like rock, patina, patterned leather or bark.

Some interesting items we have framed recently:
  • Flat screen tv
  • Sheepskin document from the 1788 with attached wax medallion bearing the crest of the King of Spain
  • A coastal Native American ceremonial belt
  • Aboriginal paintings
  • Hawaiian Tapa cloths.
  • A horseshoe from the owner's beloved horse
  • A favored pet's paw print cast in ceramic
  • Actual signatures of John, Paul and Ringo - three of the Beattles!

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