Saturday, July 21, 2018

Camping Kits in Bonney Lake



Hey campers, we have some great products you are going to want to bring on your next camping trip. Our wood crates are the perfect storage container for crafts and activities for the entire family. We have craft kits, fun activities and toys, rock painting supplies, Mad Libs and much more.



 Our new Smash Mallow has arrived just in time for summer campfire season! Get your bag (or 2) now, they come in assorted flavors and are $3.69 per bag. These are perfect for camping - roast them on a campfire, eat them in a s'more or add them to cocoa. Yum!

Stop by your favorite Bonney Lake craft store and stock up on your supplies.



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

Friday, July 20, 2018

Kids Travel Entertainment

Are you planning on taking a vacation with the kids soon? Don't forget to pack the books and activity kits to keep them busy in the car or airplane. We have a great selection that is perfect for everyone.

 

Our Melissa and Doug Mess Free Glitter kits will create designs that sparkle but won't be messy.


Our selection of Melissa and Doug On-the-Go books are sure to entertain kids without the mess.


Our new selection of Puffy sticker Play Sets are reusable and contain fold on the go play scenes.


Stop by and check out our toy section soon.




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

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Inspiration At A Bonney Lake Fabric Shop



Have you visited our Fabric Shop in the Bonney Lake Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop? The department is stuffed full of great samples to inspire your next project. Not a quilter? Not a problem, there are so many different types of things you can make with our high quality 100% cotton fabrics. There is also a wonderful monthly event called Quilt U that is always filled with tips, hints, techniques and sharing.





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



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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Creative Picture Framing in Bonney Lake


When was the last time you visited the Frame Shop located in our store? We are very proud of our talented framing staff. They continue to inspire customers and staff with wonderful new framing. While often it is a beautiful custom picture frame, they also create stunning framed art pieces with ready-made frames in stock on the sales floor. This frame started as an basic black shadowbox frame. Evie painted the bright lines on the top and sides of the frame. She added the map to the background and sides of the frame and painted an inner fillet bright yellow. Next she cut black foamcore to fit the photos and ticket, adhered them all to the foamcore and attached all to the back of the frame using spacers to give the 3 dimensional shadowing.  She attached some special pins from the vacation and the frame was complete.


What a fun way to display travel photos and memorabilia.



All of our framing is done in house.  Your artwork, photos and heirlooms never leave our store.
Let us help you frame your artwork, photos, heirlooms, memorabilia and collectibles.




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

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Summer Creativity With Watercolors


We would love to hear what your summer creative projects are. Feel free to share them with us on Facebook and our other social media channels.

I recently started working with watercolors again. I had not used them for a long time. I am finding that while difficult at first, practice will have me feeling confident again. The act of playing with them in my sketchbook has become very relaxing to me and my favorite thing to do on these warm Summer evenings. I take my sketchbook and watercolor paints outside to my patio and look around for inspiration. Sometimes it is a single leaf from the tree, and other times it can be the whole tree. Creating the leaf using only colored pencils gives the image a whole different feel. Combining the watercolors and colored pencil can be a great technique and is also something to play with.




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

Monday, July 16, 2018

DIY Plaque with Real Wood Sheet


Molly created this cute sign with a new product from Etcetera Papers. It is a thin sheet of wood that can be die cut, painted, stamped or embossed.



Supplies:
MDF Plaque
HOME letters
Cherry Wood Sheet
Mini Wood Butterflies
Acrylic Paint
Scrapbooking Paper
3D Foam Tape
Ribbon





Instructions:
Cut out scrapbook paper to the shape of the plaque and glue to the board.
Paint the HOME letters and set aside to dry.
Paint two mini wood butterflies pink.
Cut the wood sheet to the shape of the board.
Die cut butterflies out of the wood sheet.
Attach the wood sheet to the board with 3D foam tape. This will allow it to be raised off from the board.
Glue two butterflies inside the larger butterfly cut outs.
Attach a ribbon to the back of the board and your plaque is ready to hang.



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

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Butterfly Home


Molly created this cute Butterfly House for a store display. She painted an unfinished wood house, and added scrapbooking paper to the top and sides. After painting the wood HOME with pink acrylic paint, she glued moss, flowers and butterflies inside the house. Finally she glued the word HOME to the top and the project was finished.

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

Friday, July 13, 2018

Friday the 13th Fun


Let's have some fun on Friday the 13th!

Do you feel lucky?

Roll two dice at the register, if you get doubles or a one and three, you will receive 13% off your total purchase.

(one roll per customer. Valid Friday, July 13, 2018 only)

It's the perfect time to stock up on art and craft supplies for the weekend!



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


Thursday, July 12, 2018

DIY Paper Mache Unicorn



Are you a unicorn fan? You can make your very own paper mache unicorn with supplies from your local Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop in Bonney Lake. All you need is a paper mache unicorn, some paint and glitter.

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

DIY Dimensional Beach Painting



Molly painted this canvas with an ocean beach scene, then she added acrylic crystals and shells to give it detail.  The dimension gives it a wonderful realistic feeling.




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