Tuesday, January 17, 2017

3 Easy DIY Necklaces for Valentine's Day

These three necklace projects are easy to make for yourself or to give as a Valentine's Day gift.

Easy Bead and Chain Station Necklace






















Supplies:
2 feet of chain (2.30 per ft = $4.60)
Approx. 14 beads (from one container of Bead Mix - $3.99)
14 eye pins ( 60 pack for $2.99)
total = $11.58 with supplies left for another project!

Initial Bar Necklace



Supplies:
16 inches of packaged chain (48" $3.99)
One metal strip (cut in 1 1/4 inch piece from packaged metal strip $0.80)
One clasp (from 20 pack - $2.99
Four jump rings (120 pack - $2.99)


Initial and Rhinestone Drop Necklace


Supplies:
24 inches of packaged chain (48" - $3.99)
Half of a toggle clasp (9 pack - $2.99)
One rhinestone pendant ($5.00)
One initial pendant ($0.99)


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

Monday, January 16, 2017

February Paint Parties in Bonney Lake

The wildly popular paint parties are all over social media channels. Everyone secretly wants to return to the feeling in grade school art class when you felt like the next Picasso. Imagine being able to point out the paintings on your living room wall to friends and family and proudly say "I painted those!" We can help. Join us for a paint party and follow the easy steps shared by an artist while creating your own masterpiece.

We are offering TWO Canvas and Chocolate Paint Parties in February!


February 4, 2017
6-9pm, registration required

You + Me Paint Party

Make it a date night with a couples painting class.
You will each paint one canvas and when finished the canvases will be hung together for one image. Personalize this with your initials in the heart.
Or - come solo and paint one canvas - the choice is yours.






February 19, 2017
6-9pm, registration required

Red Flower Paint Party

Have fun while creating this bright wall decor in one evening.


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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
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Friday, January 13, 2017

Organize With DIY Glass Jewelry Holder


Are you spending time in January organizing your home? Make a jewelry holder to organize your bathroom counter. It is really easy and will look great.

Supplies:
Ornate Glass Topper
Glass Candlestick
Metal Hooks
Small Decorative Glass Plate
Medium Decorative Glass Plate
E6000 Glue

Instructions:
Turn the small plate over and glue each of the four metal hooks to the back. Allow to dry.
Glue to bottom of the glass candlestick to the medium plate with E6000.
Glue the small plate to the top of the glass candlestick.
Finally, glue the glass topper to the small plate and allow all to dry completely.



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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

DIY: Faux Metal Letters


Turn your paper mache letters into metal (or at least the look of metal).


Supplies:
Paper Mache Letters
FolkArt Painted Finishes - Rust
Americana Multi Surface Metallic Acrylic Paint
Chip Brush

Instructions:
Shake all paints to mix completely.
Start by painting your letters with metallic paint to give the look of metal. Allow to dry.
Dab dark rust color with damp chip brush in random pattern.
While wet, apply light rust colored paint in random areas and allow both colors to mix naturally.
Allow to dry up to 4 hours.


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21121 Hwy 410 E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253-862-6822
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Win This Calligraphy Set with Instruction Book



You are going to love our Win It Wednesday for January 11, 2107!
Learn to create contemporary calligraphic lettering with this Faber-Castell Getting Started Kit. This 13 piece set has everything you need to get started - pens, pencil, lettering guides for Brush, Roman, Italic and Contemporary lettering, paper, a sharpener and eraser and one fully illustrated 26 page instruction book. Your calligraphy will look beautiful in letters, art journals, scrapbooks and so much more.


To participate in our January 11, 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 January 12, 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.


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


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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

DIY Wood Slice Welcome Wreath


Supplies:
One Creative Versa Wood Burning Tool
Wood Slices - 3 inch
Mini Wood Slices
Wood Craft Sticks
E6000 Glue
Valentine Ribbon Bow


Instructions:
Plug in the wood burning tool and allow it to warm up.
Glue the wood rounds together by overlapping them on each other to create a circle.
Allow the E6000 glue to set..
Use the wood burning tool to burn in the letter W on a wood slice.
Continue burning in the remaining letters spelling Welcome on wood slices.
Now flip the wood wreath over and glue craft sticks to connect the rounds together for reinforcement.
After allowing glue to set, turn wreath over and glue the WELCOME letters to the front.
Glue the mini wood slices to wood slices between the wood burned slices.
Glue a bow on the top.
Attach your choice of picture hanger to the back and your wreath is ready to hang on a wall or door.



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Monday, January 9, 2017

DIY Love Wall Art


Supplies:
  • One Large Wood Heart
  • Wood Love Plaque
  • Pink Hearts Scrapbook paper
  • Teal Polka Dot Scrapbook Paper
  • Teal Ribbon
  • Mod Podge
  • E6000


Directions:
Place wood heart on paper and trace the shape.
Cut out heart and glue to wood with Mod Podge.
Now trace the Love letters on the polka dot paper and cut out.
Glue paper to letters.
Attach LOVE letters to the heart with E6000 and allow to dry.
Glue ribbon to the back of the heart for hanging.


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253-862-6822



Sunday, January 8, 2017

Win a $20 Ben Franklin GIft Certificate

January is National Hobby Month. Have you thought of what hobby you would like to start this year? We would love to hear what classes you would like us to offer. Head over to our Facebook page (CLICK HERE) and tell us what it is! (The promotion starts Monday. Jan. 9, 2017 at 6pm). Your comments will be your entry in a drawing for a chance to win a $20 Ben Franklin Gift Card (valid at our Bonney Lake, WA location).


On January 31, 2017, we’ll randomly pick the winner and announce it on our Facebook page. The winner needs to be able to pick up the gift card. (we do not mail out any gifts).

Stop by our Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop store in Bonney Lake, WA to see how we can help inspire your vision or build your skills. We have many in-store classes and we also have a ton of supplies for new hobbies that could be a perfect fit for you. Let us help you find all the supplies you'll need for your new hobby!






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Saturday, January 7, 2017

DIY Pallet Sign Project


Create your very own Deer Love Letters Pallet. It is the perfect home decor item for January and February when you have boxed up all of your holiday decorations. Pallets and signs are hot in today's home design trend.



Supplies:
One 10"x20" Pallet Board
L,V,E Wood Letters
Wood Deer Heads Heart
So Sweet - Heart Day Collection Scrapbook Paper by Crate Paper
Pucker Up - Heart Day Collection Scrapbook Paper by Crate Paper
My Funny Valentine Scrapbook Paper by Pebbles
DecoArt White Color Stain
Delta Ceramcoat Pink and Black Acrylic Paint
Mod Podge
527 Multi-Use Glue


Instructions:
Paint the white stain on the pallet board. Set aside to dry.
Paint the edges of the L and E letters with pink paint. Allow to dry.
Paint the V edges with black paint and allow to dry.
Now paint the wooden deer heads heart with black paint.
Place the L on paper and trace the letter. 
Cut out and glue down to the front of the L with Mod Podge.
Repeat with the V and E letters.
Using the 527 Multi-use Glue, glue the letters don on the pallet board.
Glue the deer heads heart on top of the L and V letters. 
Allow glue to set completely before hanging.


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Friday, January 6, 2017

Bonney Lake Winter Candle Sale




The holidays are over, the boxed decorations are back in storage and we are deep in the cold winter months. Do you need to renew your energy and spirit after the busy month of December? Scents of Buttercream and Candied Pecans wafting through the house will create a warm and cozy feeling. Snuggle on the couch with your family and enjoy

Our Yankee Candles of the Month for January 2017 are Buttercream and Candied Pecans. Receive 20% off regular prices for the entire month on all of our jars, tealights, votive and melts.

Buttercream Candles: Fresh churned butter creamed with confectioner's sugar and vanilla bean.

Fragrance Notes:
Top: Butter, Coconut Cream
Mid: Rum, Caramel, Vanilla Cake
Base: Raw Sugar, Malt
Top note is the initial impression of the fragrance, middle note is the main body of the scent and base is its final impression.

Buttercream Candles:Fresh from the oven, warm pecans glazed with caramel, sugar and vanilla.
Fragrance Notes:
Top: Cinnamon
Mid: Pecan, Praline, Caramel
Base: Vanilla, Malt
Top note is the initial impression of the fragrance, middle note is the main body of the scent and base is its final impression.



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253-862-6822
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