Friday, April 5, 2019

Great Ideas For Easter Decor

Our Easter Sale starts today!


We can help you decorate your home for the season with Farmhouse style Easter decor, plus a great selection of quality Spring flowers and greenery you will not find at other stores.



Our staff has created craft ideas for all ages that are sure to be a hit.


Paper crafting is a great way to personalize your Easter gifts.



We have a great selection of Easter basket stuffers that will make your family smile.



Visit our fabric and yarn department to check out the fabric and yarn sale.


Click here to view or print the entire flyer.


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


#Eastercrafts  #DIYcrafting

Friday, March 29, 2019

Mom and Pop Business Day



Today is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day and we thought we would share our story of how it all began.

Here's our story…
In 1975, Adrian Sr. and his young family moved to Monroe and opened a new family retail business, the Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop store. Adrian, his wife DeAnna, son Adrian and daughter Tracy worked together and became an important part of their community. After 44 years, the Monroe store continues to offer great customer service and traditional and trending art and crafts.


Adrian C. grew up working in his parents store, learning the craft store business and the importance of community involvement. He bought the Bonney Lake store in 1989 and settled in to build a business with his family. His store has provided arts and crafts in addition to employment to Bonney Lake for 30 years. As a local business owner, Adrian knows the importance of being active in his community, and while his kids are now grown, his involvement continues in schools and charities.
His parents, now retired, continue their involvement in the Monroe store, and Adrian now oversees the management of both stores.



Thank you for shopping local, you are the reason we are in business today.



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


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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

EGG-cellent Easter Crafts


Molly created these adorable Easter rabbits with paper mache cones and a styrofoam egg. 

Paint the surfaces in your choice of colors. 
Push the egg on to the point of the cone and poke wire into the egg for ears and whiskers. 
Glue on a round wood piece for a nose and paint in the eyes.


1. Draw faces with POSCA paint pens, cut out felt ears then glue in place for sweet little rabbits.
2. Draw a face, attach sticky gems and a horn for a unicorn egg.
3. Sticky dots and gems area  super easy way to decorate an egg.


Turn a wood egg into a sheep with felt, pom poms and wood round beads for feet, then add a face with a paint pen.



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


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Monday, March 25, 2019

DIY Rustic Jute Carrots


You can create your own rustic carrots that are popular right now on Pinterest.


All you need is a paper mache cone, a styrofoam ball, faux greens and jute. Using your glue gun, start with a dot of glue at the tip of the cone and continue to glue the jute to the entire surface. When you are at the top, add the styrofoam ball and stick the greens in it. Now wrap the jute around this, gluing as you go.


You can make several carrots and add them to a tray for table decor.
You will find the supplies to make this project in our craft section.


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

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Celebrate International Color Day


International Colour Day, established by the International Colour Association is celebrated Mar. 21 each year.

Today we are sharing one idea for creating with color.


Marabu Fashion Spray, available in our fabric department, works well on fabric -  cotton t-shirts, canvas shoes, hats or tote bags, as well as paper and stretched art canvas. Use it with stencils, vinyl letters and shapes to create a fun design.


Create a colorful design for your tennis shoes with Marabu Fashion Spray.


Watch this Marabu video for a demonstration on how easy it can be.


Celebrate the joy of color…. Where would we be in a world of black and white? Celebrate color today – paint, fabric, dyes, paper… create something new today.



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

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Spring is Here!

We are happy to welcome Spring and say goodbye to Winter. 
Here are some new colorful arrivals in our fabric department that seem to fit this new season.


Rhythm by Quilting Treasures


Oceana by Quilting Treasures


Safari, So Goodie by Wilmington Prints



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

Monday, March 11, 2019

Trending Wedding Decor


Using a frame for a wreath is a hot trend right now and you can create beautiful wedding decor by adding flowers and ribbon. This Mr. and Mrs. Sign is a fun extra touch.


Embroidery hoops are everywhere! Create hanging decor with battery operated Firefly lights, artificial succulents and ribbon. Use them as table decor that does not hide the people across from you at your table.

You can find all of these supplies and staff ready to assist you at our Bonney Lake Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop.



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

Thursday, March 7, 2019

March Crafting Demos in Bonney Lake


Demos and Make and Takes at Ben Franklin in Bonney Lake,WA
No registration is required. Supplies are all included with the fee of the Make and Takes (unless specified otherwise). Demonstrations are FREE
No experience is needed, we'll show you how to make it! Everyone is welcome!

DEMO: Loop It Yarn
Sat. March 9, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


DEMO: Pom-Pom and Tassel Maker
Sun. March 10, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm



DEMO: Glue Sponge (new product!)
Sat. March 16, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm



DEMO: How to Crochet
Sat. March 16, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm



DEMO: Leather Dye Pens
Sun. March 17, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm



Make and Take
St. Patrick's Day Pot, Sun. March 17 between 10am - 1:00 pm. No registration needed. ($4.00)



DEMO: Envelope Punch Board
Sat. March 23, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm



DEMO: Jewelry Making using Rose Gold Findings
Sun. March 24, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm



DEMO: Charcoal Pencils
Sat. March 30, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm



Make and Take
Decorating Cupcakes, Sat. March 30 between 1:00 - 4:00 pm. No registration needed. ($3.50)



Make and Take
Bunny Wood Board, Sat. March 30 between 1:00 and 4:00 pm. No registration needed. ($5.50)



DEMO: Rock Painting
Sun. March 31, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm



 Make sure to also check out our class calendar too.

Monday, March 4, 2019

DIY Sewing Room Decor


If you are a sewist, chances are you have many projects that never grew into a finished piece. Unfinished projects are not a reason to stress, they make great wall decor. Just pop them into a frame and hang them in your sewing room as wall decor.


A quilt square was put in a 12"x12" frame and hung on the wall. They can easily be changed out for new ones if you are looking for a room decor refresh.


We have a great selection of open back frames in our frame department.


This is a canvas that was covered with vintage patterns. Then button, thread and other items were glued on to it.


We think this is a wonderful use of old patterns.


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

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Blowout Canvas Sale in Bonney Lake

 Our stretched canvas is on sale now!
Get 50% Off the white ticket price when you buy 1 - 5 canvases.
get 60% Off the white ticket price when you buy 6 - 16 canvases,
Get 70% Off from the white ticket price when you buy 17 or more canvases.


It's a great time to stock up.



Thanks for visiting our blog.


Visit our website for great projects and inspiration.
Visit us on facebook, we love it when our customers share photos of their projects!
Visit us on Pinterest for more great inspirational crafts.


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