Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Crafting with the Fall Break Carta Bella Paper Collection

You will love creating projects for the season using the new Fall Break Paper Collection by Carta Bella. The designs by Steven Duncan are in bold colors perfect for autumn - we love the truck, and the pumpkins and the fall scenes! It includes some fall quotes that will give meaning to all your projects. Start harvesting your memories today! This collection is 20% off now through Mon, Sept. 24, 2018.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Halloween Cake, Cookie and Cupcake Ideas

Are you planning a Halloween party? If you are, you should make this graveyard cake, these Jack Skellington cookies, or ghost and spider cupcakes. Or why not make them all! Your guests will be impressed.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

DIY Whisper I Love You Pallet

We had to share this project with you, even if you don't need any instructions on how to make it, but just because it's so pretty! We have these new distressed pallets and our customers love them! Making a wall decoration with these pallets is easy because the pallet itself has such a unique look that it doesn't need much to turn it into a farmhouse-style decoration for your wall. 

For this project we applied a self-adhesive quote "Whisper I love you to a butterfly, and it will fly to heaven to deliver your message". Keep in mind that we can custom cut vinyl, so if there's another quote that you would prefer, we can do that for you.



The supplies featured here are available at our Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop store in Monroe, WA. (while supplies last). If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us at 360-794-6745 ext. 0, or stop by and we'll be happy to help you.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

DIY Authentique FRONTIER Paper Blocks

Have you had a chance to stop by our project gallery lately? Keep an eye open for projects that our designer team made using the FRONTIER paper collection from Authentique Paper. We love using it because all the images are so fun that you can just cut them out and use them to decorate boxes, blocks, scrapbooks, frames, plaques, pallets, and so many other things that you may have lying around at the house.


In this first project, our designer painted the wood blocks with orange paint. Then after it was completely dry, she applied two layers of the paper (two contrasting colors) using Mod Podge. Using multiple layers creates more depth to the project. You can add paper on all sides, or only the front. To glue the paper, apply Mod Podge to the back of the paper, and the front of the block. This helps the paper adhere better to the surface.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Boots & Bling: It's a cowgirl thing

To all our cowgirl neighbors, here's a fun Boots & Bling DIY frame for you! We know you're busy girls, but this project is really easy and quick to make, so you'll maybe want to make a few to give to your cowgirl friends!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Making Flowers using Lia Griffith Crepe Paper

You must have seen on Pinterest all the beautiful paper flowers that people are making with the crepe paper that Lia Griffith has come out with. This crepe paper is so easy to work with that you will not want to stop making flowers. They're perfect for weddings and party decorations, kids craft projects and more. And the good news is that Lia at LiaGriffith.com offers a ton of video tutorials and templates that you can use to create perfect flowers every time.

We're happy to announce that our Ben Franklin Crafts store in Monroe, WA is now carrying a great selection of these crepe papers. And here's another good news! They're 20% off for a limited time!


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

DIY 4th of July Decorations

Are you looking for fresh new DIY decorations for this 4th of July? We like to make things easy for you, so we came up with 4 super simple patriotic projects that you can make in very little time.

- DIY BBQ, Picnic Directional Sign (using the Home Town USA Paper collection from Simple Stories)