Tuesday, June 2, 2015


If you don't know what to give to someone that's going off to college, this COLLEGE ESSENTIAL KIT is a brilliant idea! They will thank you later!

Here are a few items you could add to the kit:
Book Light
Nail Clippers
Can Opener
Cough Drops
Hot/Cold Compress
Wet Wipes
Hand Sanitizer
First-Aid Supplies
Mending Kit
Poster Adhesive
Gift Cards
Q Tips
Mini Lint Roller
Their favorite candy!

Here's what you'll need to make this Plastic Pail College Survival Kit.
Supplies available at our Ben Franklin Crafts store in Monroe, WA.
• Scrapbook Paper
• 12" x 12" Sheet of Chalkboard Self-Adhesive Paper
• Chalk Markers
• Clear Plastic Pail
• Clear Tape

Let's get started...
1. Cut your paper to fit the inside edge of the pail. Slide it inside and tape it in place.

2. Cut a circle out of the chalkboard self-adhesive paper. Peel and stick to the outside of the clear pail. Write a message with the chalk marker. There you go, wasn't that easy!

Here's another fun DIY College Survival Kit created with a Mason Jar. Head over to postcardsfromtheridge.com for the tutorial.

Mason Jar College Survival Kit ~ Postcards from the Ridge #masonjar #balljar #canitforward @ballcanning

If you have any questions while you're making this project, don't hesitate to come see us at the store. We'll be happy to help you get this done in no time! Or you can always call us at 360-794-6745 ext. 100.

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19505 Hwy 2, Monroe, WA 98272
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  1. Survival Things Our Great-Grandfathers Built Or Did Around The House

    People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.

    These guys were the last generation to practice basic things-for a living-that we call survival skills now.

    Survival Things Our Great Grandfathers Did Or Built Around The House.

    Are you ready to turn back the clocks to the 1800s for up to three years?

    Because this is what will happen after the next SHTF event.

    Click here to watch the video and spread the knowledge.