Thursday, February 7, 2019

Decorated Wood Candle Holders

Here's another super easy project done using the Kissing Booth paper collection by Simple Stories. Is it obvious that we really like this collection?  Oh yes we do!

We took our natural finish wood block candle holders (which come in 2 sizes) and gave it a completely new look. You could make it using any color of paper you want. Since Valentine's Day is in a week, we thought we'd use a combination of pink, red and black colors.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Lawn Fawn Valentine Card Making

Love is in the air, and it's not just because of Valentine's Day, but because we love Lawn Fawn's dies and stamps! Their designer team always come up with witty quotes and shapes to die for! This mini stamp set featuring the little koala is called "I Love You (Calyptus)".  It's perfect not just for valentine's day, but anytime throughout the year that a message of love is needed. Give to a friend, a family member or your partner as a reminder that they are loved!

DIY Love Magnetic Frame

Valentine's Day is coming soon, but there's still time to make this beautiful frame for your sweetheart! You'll love the extra kick that this frame has to offer! It has a magnetic backing - so you can imagine all the possibilities! Let's start with this LOVE frame...

The supplies you'll need are minimal. Of course you'll want to purchase our 12" x 12" magnetic frame. (it's on sale now through Feb. 15, 2019 for $16.97 - reg. $19.99). The fun addition to this project is the chipboard pieces that fit perfectly into the frame's openings. Just decorate them, glue small magnets to the back and insert in the frame openings.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Framed Art using 2For Frames

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.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Spooky Boo! Paper by Pebbles

The new Pebbles, Spooky Boo! hair-raising wicked paper collection will be perfect to tell ghost stories. Use it to fill your pages with bone-chilling memories or create spooky decorations for all the children traveling from house-to-house on Halloween night to see.

The Spooky Boo! paper collection is 20% off now through Oct. 14, 2018. Stop by our Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame store in Monroe, WA, we're here to help find all the supplies you'll need for your next project.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

4 DIY Halloween Decorations

Halloween is such a fun season for crafting! We make it easy! Come see us at our Ben Franklin Crafts store in Monroe, WA where you'll find all the supplies needed to make these 4 Halloween decorations - and the good news is that they're on sale now through Oct. 14, 2018. View our entire sale flyer here.

Spider Web Tea Light Candle Holder
Paint our unfinished wood block tealight candle holder with black paint. Let it dry. Draw white lines with a POSCA paint pen to create the spider web, glue on some decorative spiders.

Friday, September 28, 2018

2 Easy DIY Fall Decorations

If you like simple DIY projects, you're in for a treat. Our first DIY fall decoration starts with our 12.75" tall white-washed pedestal frame. Add your favorite autumn paper to the back of the frame, apply one of our self-adhesive quotes to the front of the glass, glue at the base some floral picks. That's it!