Friday, March 8, 2019

A Simple way to Decorate a Lantern

You see lanterns everywhere and love them, but you're not sure how to incorporate one into your home decor? One thing to keep in mind is the size. Where will you display it? Should it be small to fit on a side table or even your desk. Or a big one that would go on the floor by the wood stove or on your patio?


We invite you to stop by our Ben Franklin Crafts store in Monroe, WA where you'll find lanterns in many sizes, shapes and colors.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

DIY Spring Willow Wreath

We are all so anxious for spring to get here, even if there are no signs of it when we look outside and still see patches of snow on the ground. But the good news is that there's no rule against bringing spring inside with a beautiful wreath that you made!

We just received more willow wreaths. Those have been so popular! Our customers love them to hang as they are (since they're already so pretty), or to decorate (like we did below). Either way, it's a winner!


Add your favorite floral picks and greenery to a willow wreath for a simple rustic spring decoration! Add a bow to finish it off!

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.