Friday, September 13, 2019

Modernizing My Fall Decor


I love Fall and pretty much everything that goes with it. The warm colors, Indian Summer crisp mornings turning into sunny afternoons, and the hint of holidays just around the corner. But, since we remodeled our kitchen with a trending modern theme I feel like my traditional Fall decor does not work this year.


Luckily, I work at Ben Franklin's, where the many color choices for floral home decor are always on trend.
If you are in need new home decor or decorating advice, stop by our floral department and ask Ann or Grace for help.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Botanical Print Wall Art


Do you frequently change out the art on your walls? Botanical art is a current trend and we thought we would show you how easy it is to create.


These fern prints are fast and easy to make.


The frame is a 12" x 12" unfinished pine and the canvas panel is 10" x 10".  We painted the inside of the wood frame with grey paint and let it dry. Then we masked off the interior and sprayed silver spray paint on the sides and front of the frame. We picked ferns from the yard and painted them with green acrylic paint, placed them on the canvas panel paint side down and covered the fern with a piece of paper before gently rubbing the entire fern. Then we removed the paper and the fern carefully and set it aside to dry.  The canvas panel can be permanently glued to the frame, or if you are planning on switching out your artwork you can attach the fern panel with sticky back Velcro pieces. Then you can easily change art in this frame.


Add interest by using multiple ferns for one print.


Technique #2: paint the entire canvas with green acrylic paint and allow to dry.  Then place your fern on the panel and spray paint the entire panel with white spray paint. This will give your art a soft and misty look.


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Friday, July 12, 2019

DIY Scroll Wall Art


Melody painted this scroll using our new Create & Hang Canvas Scroll, Cheep! Paint and a pattern that she designed herself. The painted image is 12" x 16".  The canvas scroll is acrylic primed and ready for ink, markers, acrylic and oil paint.  We think you will love this as much as we do.


The Create & Hang Canvas Scroll is available in 12" x 16", 12" x 12" and 16" x 20".

Here is the pattern to print and use. 



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Sunday, June 30, 2019

July is World Watercolor Month!



July is World Watercolor Month and it is the perfect time to paint, or try it if you are new to watercolors.
Join in the 31 days of watercolor painting, or spend some of your free time with this wonderful art.




The official 31 days of watercolor painting prompts: https://doodlewash.com/creative-prompts-for-world-watercolor-month/   

What will you create?



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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Red, White and Blue Crafts


Make a wooden flag holder with a 3 1/2" cube, a small wood disc and a round wooden ball (found in our doll making crafts section). We painted the wood pieces white, then after they dried painted red stripes using masking tape as a guide. Next the blue sides were painted, and after they dried we painted white stars using a mini stars stencil. All pieces were glued together and a small hole was drilled in the top of the wood ball. The final step was to distress the pieces with sandpaper.


Make a wooden tealight candle holder with a unfinished wood cube that already contains a metal holder for the candle. We painted the wood white, then after it dried painted red stripes using masking tape as a guide. Next the blue sides were painted, and after they dried we painted white stars using a mini stars stencil.  The final step was to distress the piece with sandpaper.


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Friday, June 28, 2019

4th of July Ad


Don't miss out on our 4th of July sale. The flyer is filled with lots of crafting ideas and products for 4th of July decor and summer creativity.

Click here to view our entire ad.

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Our Dad & Grad Ad Starts Today


Stop by the store for great Dad and Grad gifts - we have unique items that are sure to thrill. Planning a graduation party is easy with ideas and crafts from your Bonney Lake Ben Franklin.
See the entire flyer here:

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Memorial Day Sale in Bonney Lake


Shop our Memorial Day Sale starting Thursday May 23rd. The sale runs through the end of the day Monday May 27th. We have lots of great deals on holiday home decor, crafts for you staycation or summer kick-off camping trip.


Enjoy this 40% off coupon valid on one regular priced item. Show the coupon on your phone or click here to print: http://www.bfranklincrafts.com/Coupon-Memorial-Day-19BL.html


Create a beautiful mantle, shelf or front porch setting with Americana decor and flowers.


All unfinished wood surfaces are on sale for 25% off the last marked price for the 5 day sale! It's a great time to stock up on projects for the summer. You can take these with for a campground paint party or get creative in the comfort of your own home.



Our Patriotic fabric is on sale for 25% off the regular price.


Make a bright and cheery wreath for a new front door decoration. Your neighbors will enjoy it, too.

Our Melissa and Doug Repositionable sticker books are great for travel with kids. They will entertain them for long periods of time.



Melissa and Doug Jumbo Art Pads are filled with pages of fun!


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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

DIY Easy Memorial Day Candles


You can create a festive candle for Memorial Day, and it just might last through the Fourth of July!

You guys, this is super easy to do. I put a candle wick in the bottom of a 4 in tall galvanized can and stuck it down with a small piece of masking tape. Then I melted soy wax on my stove. I would recommend using an old one that is not used for cooking - mine came from a local second hand store. I cut some rosemary from my herb garden and added it to the wax as it melted. The melting process only took a couple of minutes. I added drops of Lemongrass essential oil and poured the wax into my container, then set it aside to dry. If your wick is not staying in place you can add a couple of rubber bands across the top to keep it in the middle of your container. Add a festive bow and your natural scented candle is ready to use. 
As a bonus, mosquitoes do not like Lemongrass and this may keep them away while your candle burns. Enjoy!

You can get all of the supplies to make this candle at your favorite Bonney Lake Ben Franklin Crafts.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Flower Sale in Bonney Lake!


Come in and save!
For a limited time you will receive 25% off from our last ticketed price on Spring and Summer floral.
That's 25% off from the red ticket price!


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