Sunday, March 29, 2015

Create Your Family Tree Wall Art

Make genealogy more interesting with this fun twist on a family tree.


Supplies:
Pebbles Homegrown Family Tree Scrapbook Paper
Round Glass Tiles
Dress It Up Feathered Friends Buttons
Unfinished Wood Frame
Ceramcoat Denim Blue Acrylic Paint
Mod Podge
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Stick
E6000
Family Photos

Directions:
Paint the wood frame with blue paint.
Use Mod Podge to glue down paper to wood.
Print out photos from your computer or cut out existing photographs to fit glass tiles.
Use E6000 to glue photos to tile and the tile to the Family Tree paper.
Cut tab off bird buttons then glue them to the frame.


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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Craft demonstrations This Saturday at Ben Franklin

Today is the last of our Saturday demonstrations for National craft Month. We have a deco mesh bunny wreath demonstration, a bunny treat holder demo using the envelope punch board and a stamping and embossing technique to share with you.

Hope to see you there!


These crafts are on our Pinspirations webpage to inspire you. Click here to visit our webpage.


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Friday, March 27, 2015

5 Ideas for Creative Easter Baskets

Easter baskets do not have to be filled with lots of candy. We have come up with some unusual ideas that are sure to delight! Adults, teens, toddlers and in-betweens - there is something for everyone.

1. Books and puzzles are a perfect way to entertain kids.



2. Fill a basket with clay and moldable super dough. A chicken that drops candy is sure to be a hit.


3. Skip the treats and give a basket filled with home decor items - it is a gift to love for many years.


4. Put treats in a clear treat bag, tie with colorful ribbon amd place in this coffee mug with a rabbit print.


5. Use a trendy Mason Jar instead of a basket for a new twist. Place the treats inside and tie with a ribbon, or add this wicker and burlap rabbit head to the top of the jar.



This mason jar idea is from Uncommon Designs. Click here to see more of mason jar ideas.



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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dinosaur Glitter Jars Tutorial

These jars are a fun idea for boys. I think these would be fun to add to an Easter basket with treats or marbles inside of them.



Supplies:

  • Mason Jars or Other Small Jars
  • Plastic Dinosaurs
  • Mod Podge
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Glitter, Extra Fine
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Stick


Directions:

  1. Glue the dinosaur to the lid using the hot glue gun.
  2. Paint the entire lid, including the dinosaur with white paint.  Allow to dry.
  3. Cover completely with Mod Podge and sprinkle with glitter.
  4. Shake off excess glitter and set aside to dry.
  5. Completely coat the lid with Mod Podge to seal the glitter.  Allow to dry.


You are now ready to fill the jar with treats or toys.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Win A Fairy Garden Kit from Ben Franklin!

This week our Win It Wednesday Facebook giveaway is a Fairy Garden! The winner will receive all of the supplies to create their very own fairy garden. The retail value of this prize is $39.84.






To participate in our March 25, 2015 Win It Wednesday Facebook giveaway, COMMENT and LIKE this week's WIN IT WEDNESDAY Facebook post! Feel free to SHARE if you wish.
The winner will be announced on Thursday March 26, 2015 and has 14 days to claim this prize before it is considered void. Contact our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822 from 9am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.



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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Mason Jars Replace the Easter Baskets?

When you want to replace the traditional Easter basket look no further than the trendy Mason Jar. Perfect for those who are too old for a traditional basket. This is a fun and easy Easter decoration that looks great and tastes good, too.


Supplies:
Mason Jar
Assorted Small Candy Packages 
Marshmallow Peeps
Mini Eggs Candy
Pastel Pink and Yellow Tissue Paper
Ribbon Bow
E6000 Glue
Wood Dowels

Directions:
Place the marshmallow peeps in the bottom of the Mason Jar so they show all the way around.
Next, Put in mini candy eggs.
Cut your wooden dowels to be in various lengths.
Glue the wood dowels to the back of candy packages and set aside to dry.
Take one piece of tissue and open completely.
Pick up pink piece of tissue in the middle of paper and place inside the Mason jar.  Repeat with the yellow tissue.
Push each candy stick into the candy filled jar arranging as you work.
Now attach a bow to the front of the mason jar.


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Monday, March 23, 2015

DIY Love Clock Tutorial

This clock is made out of light weight styrofoam and is easy to make. It will look great in a college dorm room or kid's bedroom.



Supplies:
  • Smoothfoam Disk, 8”x1”
  • 12 Styrofoam Balls
  • Clock Parts Set
  • Unfinished Wood Love
  • One 20 Pack 3/16” Wood Dowels
  • Bo Bunny Pink Punch Scrapbook Paper
  • Americana Acrylic Paint - Petal Pink, Sea Beeze


Directions:
  1. Paint all the Styrofoam with Americana Sea Breeze Blue paint and allow to dry.
  2. Paint 12 wood dowels Sea Breeze Blue and allow to dry.
  3. Paint the sides and back of the wood “Love” word pink and allow to dry.
  4. Apply Mod Podge to front of wood “Love” and place face down on back side of paper. Allow to dry.
  5. Cut around the word with a razor blade and apply Mod Podge on top to seal.
  6. Poke the dowels into the foam disk, remove and place small amount of hot glue on hole. Re-insert dowels into holes. Now place balls on the ends of the dowels. Glue in place.
  7. Cut a hole in the Styrofoam and add clock part. (See clock parts package instructions)

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

DIY Monogram Name

Create your own name art with yarn and felt!



Supplies:

  • Red Heart Super Saver Gold Yarn
  • Mini Paper Mache Letters
  • Mod Podge
  • Craft Felt Squares, Pink, Orange, White and Green
  • Hot Glue Gun




Directions:

  1. Spread Mod Podge on letter and wrap with yarn until completely covered.
  2. Repeat with the other letters.
  3. Cut a large circle out of the felt. (We started with orange)
  4. Cut circle in a spiral.
  5. Take end of spiral and twist, wrapping around until you have an open coil and hot glue to secure.
  6. Cut out leaves in green felt.
  7. Repeat this process until you have the number of flowers you want.
  8. Glue on letters and add leaves.



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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Hoffman Fabrics Visits Bonney Lake Ben Franklin

We are excited to have Erin Pratt of Hoffman Fabrics in our store at 2:00pm today, Saturday March 21st as part of our National Quilting Day event. We invite you to come and learn more about this special fabric.

Hoffman Bali Batiks are truly "magic fabrics," designed and made specifically for quilters and home sewists around the world. Each yard is made by hand at the Hoffman Bali Factory on the island paradise of Bali. The motifs (artwork) of the batiks and colorways created for the hand-dyes (mottled blender fabrics) originate with textile artists employed at the Hoffman California Fabrics' headquarters in Mission Viejo, California. The artwork and colorstory boards are sent to the Bali factory, where master craftspeople produce the fabrics using age-old methods of dyeing and wax-stamping with a metal stamp (also known as a "chop"). Hoffman California Fabrics creates hundreds of new designs of batiks and hand-dyes each year, producing thousands of yards of fabrics annually for use in keepsake quilting and sophisticated home-sewing and apparel projects. See fabric swatches, download free quilt patterns and learn more about this entrepreneurial, family-owned company founded in 1924 at www.hoffmanfabrics.com.

Hoffman Fabrics has shared this wonderful 3 minute video to give you an idea of the personal work that goes into creating the batik fabrics. This hand made fabric is truly a work of art.

Click here to see the Youtube video.


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Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring and Easter Ad Begins Today in Bonney Lake

The first day of Spring is today! We are celebrating with a Spring and Easter sale. We have craft ideas, home decor, yarn, fabric, fine art supplies, candy and basket stuffers,










Click here to see the entire electronic ad flyer.

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