Monday, December 10, 2018

Gifts For The Artists


We have great gifts for the beginner to advanced artists on your Christmas list! Give them something they really want!



- 20-Piece Travel Paint Sets: Includes 12 paint tubes, pencil & sharpener, eraser, 3 brushes and mixing tray. Add a canvas to complete the gift!


- Faber-Castell Graphite Sketch Set.  Add a Strathmore sketch pad for extra incentive!


- Interested in Watercolor? Create a gift package with a paper pad & some paint tubes! Add a BrusH2O for on-the-go painting!


- Chinese Brush Painting. Set includes instruction book, paintbrushes, paint, sketch pad and more! A beginner's guide.


- Easels for artists of all levels are on sale now: http://www.bfranklincrafts.com/Gift-Guide-2018-BL.pdf



Check out our Gift Guide on Page 10 for more gifts for artists: http://www.bfranklincrafts.com/Gift-Guide-2018-BL.pdf
Sale ends Dec. 17.



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


Sunday, December 9, 2018

We Can Help With Christmas Traditions


Christmas is a great time to create new traditions or enjoy old ones with family and friends. 

To help you create these memories, here are a few ideas that will bring you lots of laughter during the holidays!


1) Decorate Gingerbread Houses: We have kits that are ready for you to decorate!


2) Games & Puzzles: Gather the family and some friends for a fun night playing games. Set a puzzle on a table, and go back to it throughout the holiday season.


3) Christmas Cards: Handmade cards let the recipient know how much you care! We have beautiful Christmas stamps, paper and embellishments to choose from. Don’t forget that you can use our Die-Cut Machines to cut hundreds of shapes. It’s a great way to make personalized gift tags!



4) DIY Ornaments: Shop our great selection of unique ornaments, or create your own with clear ornaments, ceramic shaped ornaments, or ready-to-decorate kits. Remember and look back on each year as you pull out your ornaments to decorate your tree.


5) Coloring Books: Have a family coloring night! We have new coloring books for all ages from adults to little ones. It’s a great time to bond with the kids! 


We love family traditions, so if there’s anything we can do to help you create these beautiful moments, let us know!


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

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Official Christmas Decorating Weekend



This is the official Christmas decorating weekend and our elves have been busy stocking our shelves with lots of beautiful decor that is perfect for your home. Stop by to see our wonderful displays created for your inspiration soon. We have a sale on tons of seasonal merchandise.

See you soon!

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

Friday, December 7, 2018

Let's Deck the Halls!

This weekend is the official Christmas decorating weekend and we have the decor you are looking for.


Christmas Reds...


All that glitters...


Plaid, gnomes and deer...


Snowy white forest...


Rustic lodge -


Nutcrackers, trays and ribbons to match.


Suzy@WorthingCourt shares great step-by-step directions to decorate a Christmas tree like the designers do. View her blog here.

We also have a great selection of garland, wreaths and festive home decor to make your vision come true. Our staff is ready to help with questions, ideas and even bow making for those who need some help.

Stop in soon.



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

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Puzzles and Games - Great Gift Ideas


A beer puzzle makes a great gift for a work gift exchange, white elephant party or anyone who enjoys both puzzles and beer.


We have a great selection of Christmas puzzles for everyone.


Some of our puzzles come with both large and small pieces so beginners and experts can work on the puzzle together.


Our puzzles range from 24 jumbo pieces for the children to complicated 2,000 pieces for the adults.



We have a fun selection of games for your next family game night.


Desktop games make great gifts for the sports enthusiasts.


Classic card games are always popular.


 Our Quiddler, Set and Five Crowns games come in regular and junior editions.



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253-862-6822
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

What's on Santa's List?


He's making a list and checking it twice...
going to find out who's naughty and nice.

We have some great ideas to help out. From Ty Flippables that change colors as you pet them to Jurassic in a Tin, there are many fun choices of great gifts. Melissa and Doug wooden alphabet, numbers or animals magnets are a great learning toy that is fun to add to the fridge. Our Melissa and Doug Design Activity Kits are fun for kids and perfect for travel entertainment.

For those who may be on the naughty list we have a few coal candy ideas along with some novelty candy "poop". These will surely give someone a laugh.


Don't forget to stop by and visit Santa on his last visit to our store Saturday Dec. 8th. Every purchased photo package will include a FREE Gnome make-and-take project.


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

Monday, December 3, 2018

DIY Buffalo Plaid Crafts


We have a new stencil that makes creating buffalo plaid very easy. Christy painted this pallet board with red acrylic paint, then after it was dry she placed the stencil down and and used a chip brush to apply black Marabu Fashion Spray with a dry brush technique.  Just dip it in a small cup of the Fashion Spray, then dab off excess and rub chip brush over the stencil in a circular motion to get paint in all of the grooves. The stencil is not large enough to do the whole thing, so you will need to move it around the board while carefully matching up the pattern.


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253-862-6822

Friday, November 30, 2018

Gift Guide 2018 - Something for Everyone



Click here to view the entire ad flyer.


 Discover with Dr. Cool Hobby Series Rock Tumbler

 Bob Ross Novelty Items

Play Dirt and Construction Vehicles 

 Pre-Mixed Paint Pouring Kits 



Bigfoot Items

Drawing Sets


                                        Harry Potter Puzzles, Journals, Planners and more. 

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

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Visit Santa in Bonney Lake



Santa & Me Photos

Sat. Dec. 1 and Sat. Dec. 8 between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Stop by our store for photos and visits with Santa. He will be at the Frame Shop in the back of the store to meet you and your kids. This is the perfect opportunity to have your children visit with Santa without the crowded lines. Photo packages will be available to purchase, choose the $22.99 or the $29.99 option, and will be ready 4 days after the event. No appointment is necessary.


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

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Create a Christmas in Heaven Lantern



We think of Christmas as a time of peace and joy, but for someone missing a loved one it can also be a time of sadness. Create this Christmas in Heaven lantern as a reminder of a loved one.


The chair was created from clothespins following a Youtube video like this one.




The verse was printed on parchment paper and the ends were wrapped around a pencil to create a scroll.

Christmas in Heaven
What do they do?
They come down to earth
To spend it with you.
So save them a seat
Just one empty chair.
You may not see them,

But they will be there.


You can find the supplies at your Bonney Lake Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop.


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