Saturday, June 24, 2017

DIY Patriotic Decor For Your Door


Supplies:
4 to 5 Rolls of Various Width Ribbons
One Coated Wire Wreath Form
Floral Wire
Wire Cutter
Scissors



Instructions:
Cut a piece of floral wire about 4 inches long.
Open all of the ribbon rolls and stack them so that they will unwind together.
Take all of the ends and place on top of each other, then begin folding into a free form bow.
Twist a piece of floral wire to secure the bow, then wire on to the wreath form.
Fluff the ribbon pieces.
Repeat this process until your wreath form is full.



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

Friday, June 23, 2017

Kids Summer Camp in Bonney Lake










Summer is here! 
We know that the excitement will soon wear off and your kids are going to utter that dreaded word - "I'm BORED!" Check out our website for summer camp options that will help keep your kids entertained.

Click here for website link.

Craft Camp at Ben Franklin (Ages 3-9)

Wed. August 2 and Thurs. August 3 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bring the kids in for some fun crafting time! We are making a total of 6 crafts. You can sign up for as many as you'd like. Our registration page offers 3 options: Register per day (3 projects - $11), register for specific projects (prices vary), or register for 2 days (6 projects - $22). Click here to get to the registration page: http://store.bfranklincrafts.com/Kids_Classes_Camps_BONNEY_LAKE_s/1857.htm.



NOTE: Camps for Teens and Tweens will be added soon.


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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Make A Color Shift Painted Box


We have a new paint in our store called Color Shift by FolkArt. The paint changes tones as light hits it. We will be sampling this paint on different surfaces using different techniques to show you how to use the product.  This wood box was painted with the Green Flash color.


Supplies:
FolkArt Color shift Paint - Green, Black and Aqua Flash
One unfinished Wood Box
One Delta Creative Butterfly Stencil
Three Stencil Dobber Sponges


Instructions:
Paint the wood box and allow to dry.
Paint a second coat if your prefer a darker green. Allow to dry.
Choose the butterfly in the stencil that you will use and place on the box.
Dip the sponge into the black paint and blot on a paper towel then dab on the stencil openings.
Do not pick up the stencil.
If you did not apply much paint it will dry quickly and now you can apply the green paint with a new sponge.
Apply the aqua color with the last sponge.
Remove the stencil and allow paint to dry.
If desired, apply small strokes of aqua with a fine tip paintbrush to intensify color in spots.




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



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer Brush Lettering Practice


Win It Wednesday June 21, 2017
We are giving away one Guide to Calligraphy Instruction Booklet and one A to ZIG Brush Lettering Practice Kit with Water Brush Pen.  This kit lets you practice on a piece of re-usable paper using just water.  As you write a letter with the water brush pen the area changes color to look like ink.  The color gradually disappears as the paper dries, letting you use it again and again.  You will be able to practice your lettering without using many sheets of paper.
To participate in our June 21, 2017 Win It Wednesday Facebook giveaway, COMMENT and LIKE this week's post! Feel free to SHARE if you wish. (This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.)
https://www.facebook.com/BFranklinCraftsBL

The winner will be announced on Thursday June 22, 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. Please be prepared to show photo identification.




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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com

#brushletteringkits #BonneyLakehandlettering

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Kids Entertainment This Summer

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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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com

Monday, June 19, 2017

Ben Franklin Rock Exchange


At the request of many of our customers, we now have a Ben Franklin Rock Exchange area in the front of our store. Feel free to stop by, leave a rock and pick up a new one. The rock painting movement has become so popular and is a great summer activity. It's perfect for crafters of all skill levels. Join in the fun. You can post your rock on the local Facebook group Bonney Lake Rocks! but as it is a closed group you will need to ask to join.




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

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Bonney Lake Ben Franklin on Instagram


Your Bonney Lake Ben Franklin Crafts has joined Instagram. We are excited to share photos of projects and displays with our customers on social media. We invite you to follow us.



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



Saturday, June 17, 2017

July Crafting Classes In Bonney Lake



Our July class calendar is posted online. Check out the variety of crafts that you can learn at Ben Franklin Crafts in Bonney Lake, Wa.

Here are a few of the classes that will be offered this summer.


Cricut - learn how to heat transfer vinyl.


Silhouette 3 - Heat Transfer Vinyl



Wilton Cake Decorating


Bath Bombs


Soap Making


Knit and Crochet with Brooke


Painting Classes

Click here to go to our website for the complete list and sign up information.


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

Friday, June 16, 2017

DIY Garden Markers


These wooden seed packet garden markers will look great in plants, flowerbeds and gardens. Laurie created these with a new scrapbook paper and a few craft supplies.


Supplies:
Seed Packets Scrapbook Paper
DecoArt Crafters Acrylic Paint
Wooden Plaques
Wood Dowels
Mod Podge
Hot Glue and Glue Gun


Instructions:
Paint a wood plaque with a color of the seed packet and allow to dry.
Paint a dowel to match.
Repeat this to match each seed packet.
Cut the seed packets scrapbook paper apart.
Brush the Mod Podge on the painted wood plaques, then place a seed packet on top.
Repeat this with each wood piece. Set aside to dry.
Using the hot glue gun, glue a painted dowel to each and allow to dry completely.
Brush Mod Podge over each entire piece to seal and allow to dry.



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253-862-6822
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#DIYgardenmarkers  #Bonneylakecrafts 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Pinterest Worthy Summer Patio Decor



You can create a Pinterest worthy outdoor patio. It is really easy - just pick up a few supplies from your Bonney Lake Ben Franklin Crafts store.


Terra Cotta Candle Holder with Succulents


Supplies:
One Large Terra Cotta Pot
Artificial Succulent Plants
Votive Candle
Glass Candle Holder


Instructions:
Place something inside of the pot to give your candle height. We placed another tall candle holder upside down inside, but you can also use a wood block.
Place the glass candle holder on top, then add the candle.
Now place the artificial succulents in the pot to fill all space.

This is so easy it will take only take you minutes.


Add greenery to this hanging pallet with hooks.


Add a vintage tractor plant holder


A rusty lantern is great for every season


and Edison lights will finish your look!


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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
www.bfranklincrafts.com

#summerpatiodecor  #Edisonlights  #Succulentsandcandles