Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Enter to Win a Ben Franklin Gift Certificate

We are giving away a $25 gift certificate to our Ben Franklin Crafts store in Bonney Lake. Enter in our Win It Wednesday Facebook giveaway for a chance to win. Think of the fun craft supplies that you can purchase!


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The winner will be announced on Thursday March 30, 2017. The winner must claim this prize by contacting our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822 ext. 123 and will have 14 days to pick up this prize in our Bonney Lake, Wa store before it is considered void.


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Monday, March 27, 2017

DIY Craft Caddy



Make this wood craft caddy for your art and craft supplies.

Supplies:
One Unfinished Wood Caddy
Scrapbook Paper
Americana Decor Chalky Finish - Yesteryear
Mod Podge

Instructions: 
Paint the wood caddy with the white chalk paint and allow to dry.
Add a second coat if you feel necessary and let that dry, too.
Cut out a piece of scrapbook paper to fit the front of the caddy.
Glue in place with Mod Podge, then also coat the entire paper with Mod Podge to seal it.



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Sunday, March 26, 2017

DIY Picket Fence Planter


Supplies:
One Unfinished Wood Box
Five Unfinished Wood Stakes
White Flowers Vinyl
 Acrylic Paints
Paintbrush
E6000 Glue

Instructions:
Paint the wood box with yellow paint and set aside to dry.
Now paint the wood stakes in assorted bright colors and allow to dry.
Paint the back of all of the wood pieces. Allow to dry.
Apply the vinyl flowers to two of the stakes.
Paint the letters B, L and M on the remaining stakes and allow to dry.
Glue the wood box to the stakes and let dry for a few hours.



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Saturday, March 25, 2017

DIY Dinosaur Decor


Supplies:
Two Unfinished 8x8" Wood Boxes
Two Wood Dinosaurs
One Plastic Tree
Acrylic Paint
Creative Time Craft Sand
Scrapbook Paper

Instructions:
Paint the wood boxes with acrylic paint mixed with water for a stained look. Allow to dry.
Now dry brush the boxes with a brown paint for an aging appearance.
Cut scrapbook paper and glue inside of the boxes.
paint the dinosaurs and allow to dry.
Glue the sand to the bottom of the boxes.
Glue the dinosaurs in the boxes.


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Friday, March 24, 2017

DIY Beauty and the Beast Decor



How many of you have seen the new Beauty and The Beast movie? It is getting rave reviews and is very popular. We wanted to share a project Sara made with the movie in mind.

Supplies:
Glass Dome
Round Unfinished Wood Plaque
Red Silk Rose
4 Wood Ball Knobs
Firefly Lights
Paint
E6000 Glue

Instructions:
Drill a hole in the center of the round plaque just large enough for lights ans stem of rose.
Glue 3 round knobs to the bottom of plaque with E6000 glue.
Paint the base with shimmering silver and allow to dry.
Apply the Metallic Black Pearl  to the base with a dry brush effect for dimension and aging.
Thread lights through hole from the bottom of the base and set to the side.
Cut a couple of the petals off the rose, then glue the green leaves and petals down.
Cut the rose stem to desired length, then place the rose in the hole.
Bend the rose stem and shape to your liking, then glue it in the hole.
Wrap the Firefly lights around the rose so that the lights are somewhat evenly distributed.
Place batteries in the light pack.
Place the glass dome on top and turn the light switch on.

Place on a table or shelf and enjoy!


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Thursday, March 23, 2017

DIY Spring Directional Sign


It is finally Spring and we are excited! This fun sign will be a bright and cheery reminder that the weather is going to get better. Place the sign in your garden or front porch area for new Spring decor.

Supplies:
One Unfinished Wood Post
Two Small Unfinished Wood Stakes
Three Large Unfinished Wood Stakes
Decorating Your Life Vinyl Phrase
Acrylic Paints
E6000

Instructions:
Paint the back side of each wood stake in a bright paint color of your choice and allow to dry.
Now paint the back of the post with white acrylic paint and allow to dry.
Repeat these steps on the front sides and allow to dry.
Apply the vinyl letters to the stakes by rubbing firmly and then peel off the backing.
Glue the stakes to the post with E6000 and allow to dry.


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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Spring Farmhouse Decor

Enter in our Win It Wednesday Facebook giveaway for a chance to win this adorable wooden Spring farmhouse decor.



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The winner will be announced on Thursday March 23, 2017. The winner must claim this prize by contacting our Marketing Coordinator, Anita at 253-862-6822 ext. 123 and will have 14 days to pick up this prize in our Bonney Lake, Wa store before it is considered void.


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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

DIY Beach Shack Bird House



This Beach Shack Bird House is a fun home decor piece. I am not sure I would put it outdoors, but it would be cute on a covered porch as well as a shelf indoors.

Supplies:
One large Unfinished Bird House
Two Sheets Kaisercraft Island Escape Scrapbook Paper (P2242)
One Sheet Kaisercraft Island Escape Rattan Scrapbook Paper (PS479)
One Set House Beach Stickers Pack
One Set Little B Tropical Flowers Stickers
Americana Multi-surface Stain (Bittersweet)
Multi Medium Matte
One Spray Silk Vision Mini White Flowers

Instructions:
Stain the entire bird house and allow to dry completely.
Cut out the rattan paper to fit the side of the birdhouse.
Now glue the scrapbook paper to the house using Multi-Medium Matte.
Cut the scrapbook paper to fit the roof and glue in place.
Cut pieces of the mini white flowers and glue to the house.
Now add the stickers to the house and it is done.



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Monday, March 20, 2017

It's Officially Spring!

Happy Spring everyone! The weather may not feel like the season has changed but it really is time to think about Spring decor.









We have some great home decor items to help you switch out the season in addition to some great craft projects! Stop in to see what is new.


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253-862-6822

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Pallet Wall Art Ideas

 Pallets and other repurposed old wood is a very hot trend. Here are a few ideas of projects you can make with them.





Use stencils to create art.



Paint them to create something fresh for your wall.


Create a hanging shelf to organize your home.


Create your own garden for a small patio or balcony.



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253-862-6822