Thursday, October 2, 2014

Ben Franklin Customer Appreciation Day 2014!

Join us on Saturday October 4, 2014 for our 28th Anniversary to celebrate you, our customer!


We will have exclusive 1-day store specials and this is the day to use your 40% off coupon for one regular priced item (print here) and 30% off coupon for custom frame moulding (print here).

Here's what we have going on for this special event.

Enter to win a $25 Gift Certificate
Four winners will be announced. You do not need to be present to win. 

Enter to Win a Mega Craft Basket
Win a basket filled with crafting goodies galore that is valued at $400! Winner does not have to be present to win. 

Craft Demonstrations 
Demonstrations from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Bow Making with Bowdabara
  • Americana Multi-Surface Paint
  • DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint
  • Sharpie Oil Markers
  • Selfie Pole
  • FREE Make and Take: Fall Votive Candle Holder (or Seahawks if you prefer)
Shop Our Specials 
HUGE Discounts on great GIFT and CRAFT items!


Also, October 4th is the first day of our Ornamentally Yours series!
Join us every Saturday until December 20th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm to make unique ornaments - the project fees range from $3.00 - $5.00.

This Seahawks Scrabble Tile Ornament will be our first project. The hours for this project will be 9:00 am - 7:00 pm and the cost is $4.00.



Visit our website for great projects and inspiration.
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Visit us on Pinterest for more great inspirational crafts.

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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Win It Wed Facebook Giveaway: Create Your Own Halloween Treats

Win It Wednesday October 1, 2014.
This week our Facebook giveaway is a Fat Daddio Muffin/Cupcake pan, Halloween cupcake liners, Autumn Sprinkles and One Container of Orange Wilton Color Mist. While the retail value of this prize is $47.66, the enjoyment you will receive from using this gift will last a long time! Your family will love the homemade goodies you create for them!


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

We have everything you need to create "You've Been Booed" Treats for your neighbors! 
This is a fun tradition that everyone enjoys - simply create small Halloween treats, place them in festive containers, and leave them with a note on your neighbors doorsteps.


The decorating can be simple with these great fall Nonpareils and Wilton Color Mists!


We stock Halloween cookie cutters and cupcake liners in a variety of patterns.


Place your treats in these fun containers, add some ribbon, holiday themed Washi tape, and add a cute tag to create personal gifts for your friends and family.


Visit our Pinterest page for more  great "Booed" ideas and links to printables!



Visit our website for great projects and inspiration.
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Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ben Franklin Frame Shop Wins Framing Competition!


Ben Franklin Frame Shop Wins Second Place in Regional Competition!
Brad attended a Framing Event last weekend which included educational classes, new products, vendors and a framing competition. Our Frame Shop created this frame with the required supplies and LOTS of creativity - the result was second place throughout Washington, Oregon and Alaska.




Don't miss out on our Custom Moulding Special Sale this Saturday, October 4th, 2014!



Click here to print this coupon.
This is the perfect time to try out our Bonney Lake Ben Frankin Frame Shop with our award winning custom framing designers!

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


Monday, September 29, 2014

October Class Schedule for Ben Franklin in Bonney Lake

Our October class schedule is posted on our website! Be sure to check out our list of new classes that are offered along with our regular monthly favorites. We are very excited about our 12th Woman Workshops that are geared towards the Seahawks fans!


 Click here to see our entire class calendar.

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

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Vote For The Best of Western Washington by Evening Magazine

Your vote can make us NUMBER ONE ARTS AND CRAFTS STORE IN WESTERN WASHNINGTON FOR 2014.  Your Vote counts. Our locally family owned Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop stores in Monroe and Bonney Lake, WA have been nominated. Please vote here: http://best.king5.com/best/arts-and-crafts/shopping/western-washington

Voting ends October 24, 2014. Thank you for your support!

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

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Create Your Own Scary Frame for Halloween

This Scary frame is super easy and just perfect for this year's photo of your child in their Halloween costume!


Supplies:
  • One Black Frame
  • 3 Packages of Eyes, 3 Various Sizes
  • Green Glitter Paint
  • One Purple Scary Sign
  • E6000 Glue
  • Roll of Masking Tape

Instructions:
Place a strip of masking tape down side of frame to create a strip about three inches wide.
Paint with green glitter paint and allow to dry.
Now glue the eyes down on the other side in a random pattern.
Allow to dry.
Finally, glue the purple scary sign over the green strip.

Your frame is ready to display!

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

Friday, September 26, 2014

DIY Halloween Mummy Canvas

This looks complicated but it's so easy! We simply glued strips of paper on a canvas! Anyone can make this adorable Mummy!

Mummy Canvas - using paper strips!

Here's what you'll need!

• Canvas
• White or Ivory Cardstock (two 8.5" x 11" sheets)
• Googly Eyes
• Distress Ink Pad
• Mod Podge Rocks (used as glue and sealer)
• Acrylic Paint
• Adhesive
• Foam Brush

The amount of cardstock for this project depends on the size of your canvas. For this project, we used two 8.5" x 11" sheets.

Let's get started...
1.  Using the foam brush, paint the entire canvas, including the sides, in the desired color. Let dry completely. If you want to leave it white, then move on to step 2.

2.  Rip the cardstock into strips and distress the edges by swiping them across the ink pad.

3.  Use the foam brush to apply Mod Podge to the canvas to glue the strips of cardstock. When done, apply a thin coat over the top of the entire canvas to seal it. Set it aside to let dry.

4.  Use adhesive to glue the googly eyes on. That's it! Wasn't that easy?

Download a printable version of this tutorial HERE.

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

Thursday, September 25, 2014

DIY Pumpkin Decor with Lights

This lighted pumpkin vase project was made by Nicole in our Floral Department. This is a quick project that will light up your fall nights in a festive manner.


Supplies:
One Roll Orange Tulle
One Medium Glass Bowl
Set of 30 Firefly Lights
One Roll of Green Open Weave Ribbon
 



Directions:
Cut 5 strips of orange tulle that is approximately 10" long.
Cut one strip of the green ribbon.
Lay one strip of tulle strip flat on your work surface.
Place the firefly light in the glass bowl.
Turn bowl upside down  and set in the middle of the strip.
Leave the lights control box out of the bowl.
Now bring both ends of tulle together above the bowl.
Repeat this step with four more layers of tulle, offset each one so that they go all the way around the bowl.
Now tie the ribbon to close the tulle just above the bowl.
You may leave the ribbon in a loose bow, or create a full bow with many loops and tie with floral wire, then attach to the pumpkin.


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


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Yankee Candles Votives Giveaway from Ben Franklin of Bonney Lake

Win It Wednesday September 24, 2014 is a clamshell filled with 12 fall scented Yankee Candle votives. They will make your home smell amazing!


The sale price on this item is $19.14 and the regular retail is $23.88. 

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 September 25, 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.)

Visit our Facebook page weekly to participate!

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Visit our website to see who we are and what we offer.
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Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Halloween Decor Ghost Candy Box

Have you done any crafting with cheesecloth yet? It's actually a great medium to work with! It adds texture and creates a fun look to your project. This Ghost Candy Storage Box is very easy to make and will have a stunning look on your counter, table, or even office desk!

DIY Cheesecloth Ghost Mini Storage Box
DIY Cheesecloth Ghost Mini Storage Box

Unfinished Wood Crate
Unfinished Wood Crate

Here's what you'll need...

• 1 Rectangle Unfinished Wood Crate
• 1 Bag of Cheesecloth
• 1 Bag of Googly Eyes
• 1 Bottle of Tacky Glue
• 3 Mini Jars
• 1 Bag of Gift Wrap Shred
• 1 Pack of Chalkboard Labels
• 1 Roll of Bakers Twine

Let's get started...

1.Take a piece of cheesecloth and wrap it around the wood box and glue down the beginning and end of it to the box. Allow glue to dry completely.

2. Glue down the googly eyes in place. Allow to dry completely.

3. Attach the chalkboard labels with the bakers twine around the mini jars. Tip: I tied the bakers twine into a knot before adding to the labels.

4. Now add shred inside the box and around the jars. Fill the jars with your favorite candy.

Download a printable version of this tutorial HERE.

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