Saturday, November 17, 2018

Make Your Own Vintage Truck Wall Art


You can create vintage farmhouse style wall art easily with just a few items.


Supplies:
One Black  Open Back Frame
One Unfinished Wood Truck
Acrylic Paint
Miniature Christmas Trees
Optional Plaid Bow

Instructions:
Choose a paint color and paint the truck.
Allow the paint to dry completely.
Glue trees to the back of the truck using E6000 glue and allow to dry.
Glue the truck to the glass on the front of the frame and allow to dry.
Add a bow and hang on your wall.



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

Friday, November 16, 2018

Fun Happenings on Small Business Saturday!


Stop by on November 24th, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and help make this Small Business Saturday one of the biggest shopping days of the year for small businesses.

You're invited for:

Make and Take Crafts:
- Deer Ornament
- Elf Shoe
- Let's Stay Home Pallet
- Snowflake Votive

Stress FREE Shopping:
- We have gift-themed tables set up for easy shopping.
- Short register lines
- Expert advice
- Easy PARKING close to the doors! (avoid the shopping malls parking lots!)


Refreshments will be served.
- Hot cocoa sampling while shopping!
Sample McSteven's cider and cocoa with some SmashMallow


Store hours are 9am to 8pm on Saturday.


You can help get the word out and celebrate Small Business Saturday by using #ShopSmall #ShopLocal #ShopLocalBonneyLake on Facebook, Instagram, and all your social networks.


Thank you for all your support, and we'll see you Saturday, Nov 24th!



For more information go to our website page here.

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


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Make a Metal Snowman Sign



Thanksgiving is just around the corner and then it will be time to decorate for Christmas. This Snowman framed art is a fun and easy project to create for the holidays.



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Supplies:
One 12"x12" Metal Sheet
One 12"x12" Unfinished Wood Plaque with Frame Border
The Crafters Workshop Snowman Stencil
Acrylic Paint
DecoArt Snow-Tex

Instructions:
Paint the unfinished wood with white acrylic paint and allow to dry.
You may wish to paint two coats for complete white coverage.
Place the stencil on the metal square.
Mix colored acrylic paint into the Snow-Tex and apply to the stencil with a palette knife.
Remove stencil and allow to dry.




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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

DIY Fresh Coffee Sign



Molly created this sign with a coffee stencil, a metal framed wood sign, black modeling paste and rose gold paint. This would make a great Christmas gift for a coffee lover on your gift list.


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

Monday, November 12, 2018

Christmas Decor Made Easy


What can you do with a piece of craft wood, some twine and festive scrapbooking paper? Make a holiday decoration, of course!  This is a trending home decor item seen in stores that you can easily create yourself. Just stop by your Bonney Lake Ben Franklin and pick out your favorite Christmas scrapbook paper, grab a roll of twine and a wood piece. You can quickly trim out the paper, wrap the twine around the board and tuck in the paper.


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


Friday, November 9, 2018

A Coupon For Veterans and Active Military

As a special thank you to all veterans and active military, we have a coupon for 50% off from one regular priced item on Sunday Nov. 11th. Please be prepared to show your valid military or veterans id.





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Thursday, November 8, 2018

National STEM/STEAM Day

November 8th…
NATIONAL S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. DAY
Full S.T.E.A.M. ahead!  November 8 is a day meant to inspire kids to explore and pursue their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math because the need for STEM oriented job skills is skyrocketing. Engaging kids in STEAM activities will hopefully bring more interest in these fields.

Left Brain Craft Brain shares a list of 28 activities for STEM. Click here to see them all.


The Learning Council shares 5 ways to celebrate National STEM Day. For more info click here.




We have STEM toys and activities to help kids explore the world of science.


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253-862-6822

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Add These Toys to Santa's List


From paintable wood nutcracker kits, soft baby photo albums and STEM activity kits, there is something for all ages in our toy selection. Stop by soon to see what is new.


Soft photo album with attached toy


Melissa and Doug wood magnets available in alphabet, numbers, animals and more


Marble Fun Run - a fun STEM toy


Science Magic kits


Science Wiz kits


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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Winter Wonderland in A box


Great craft project that is perfect for the entire winter. This shadowbox with opening lid is easy to decorate.  Molly added winter themed scrapbook paper to the back, then glued in wood deer and trees before adding some snow.


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253-862-6822

Monday, November 5, 2018

Framed Art Ideas for Holidays

Every holiday season our team comes up with simple decorations that anyone can make, even the non crafters. Would you have thought of using Christmas paper with a couple of picture frames to create a 15-minute (or less) decoration? You can update it every season by simply replacing the themed paper.



First you would pick the paper of your choice. We invite you to stop by our Ben Franklin Crafts store in Bonney Lake, WA. We have the latest and most trendy paper collections that are available on the market. And if you're looking for a specific theme, make sure to talk with one of our knowledgeable team members.


Next you'll want to pick 2 frames. One smaller than the other. This will allow you to stack both nested inside each other. Our "2 For" picture frames are on sale right now at 30% off the regular prices (sale ends Nov. 19, 2018). So for example, if you buy two 5" x 7" frames at regular price 2 for $11, add the 30% off and you only pay $7.70 for two! View our entire sale flyer on our website.

We have a great selection of sizes to choose from.


Now that you've picked your paper and your frames, it's time to put it together! Remove the backing from both frames. Use the backing as a template. Place it on your paper, draw a line around it, cut it out using scissors or a paper cutter. Now insert your paper inside the frame. (make sure to clean the glass before you do this).   


Use E6000 glue to glue the small one in the center of the bigger one. That's all there is to it!


Of course our "2-For" frames are also perfect to frame pictures. For that price, you could get all those pictures that have been lying in the drawer framed! They would make great Christmas gifts too!


All supplies shown here are available at our Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop store in Bonney Lake, WA (while supplies last). If you have any questions, we invite you to call us at 253-862-6822 or stop by!