Creative Parties for Creative Kids!
2 hours in our large classroom + 1 fun birthday craft = A memorable birthday bash! LEARN MORE
Call our event coordinator for more details and to make your reservation: 360-794-6745 ext. 107



Best of Western Washington - the polls are open to vote!
Make us #1 by voting at for the “2014 Best of Western Washington Arts and Crafts store”. Our locally family owned Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop stores in Monroe and Bonney Lake, WA have been nominated. VOTE HERE:

Voting ends October 24, 2014.



FREE Make & Take Craft (see it here) from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm AND Demonstrations from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

We want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU for supporting your locally owned family store.
Please join us in celebrating 39 years in business by attending our annual Customer Appreciation Day!

40% off COUPON - valid on 1 reg. priced item Sat. Oct. 4 only.

• Meet Local Artist Christina Germaine from 12:00 - 3:00 pm.

• Enter to WIN a $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE every hour from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Must be present to win.

• Our Customers are a perfect 10 "SALE" - Come see the 10 great specials offered during the entire weekend!

• Join us for celebration cake at 11:00 am. Light refreshments throughout the day.


FREE MAKE & TAKE Journal- Part of the local "Costume Swap Day"
Sat. October 11 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
View the project HERE. This event is part of the "Costume Swap Day" which will include several local merchants. Join our community for a fun day visiting several merchants in the Ben Franklin plaza.


Teresa Collins Classes
Fri. October 17 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm - MONROE CLASS IS FULL Add your name to a waiting list

Sorry, this class is already full, but there are two other classes offered at our sister store in Bonney Lake on Sat. October 18. Here's more information on those classes: They are located at 21121 Hwy 410, Bonney Lake, WA 9839, 253-862-6822.


Ornamentally Yours Series - Every Saturday starting October 18th!
Join us every Saturday beginning October 18th from 11:00 to 1:00 (see the first craft here) through Saturday, December 13th.
Create handmade crafts to decorate your home and tree, or give as a gift!


Frozen Party - Fri. October 24 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Sign me up!
Get your photo taken with Frozen characters! Wear your costume if you have one! We'll be doing crafts too! Fee $15.
Light refreshments will be served.


Pumpkin Patch - Kids Crafts
Saturday, October 25th from 10:00 - 2:00 pm Learn more
Price is $10 for all 5 crafts: Wooden Jack-O-Lantern, Owl Plaque, Tic Tac Toe Board, BOO Door Hanger, and Jack Lollipop. Here are the projects you'll be making!


12th Woman Party - Sun. October 26 from 3:00 - 6:00 pm - Sign me up!
Watch the game of Seahawks vs. Panthers in the morning. Then, win or lose, come and join us from 3:00 - 6:00 pm for a few hours of Seahawks-themed crafts. We'll make a variety of things, from home decor to wearable art. Have some refreshments, share some stories, and above all, GO HAWKS! Fee: $25.


Home For the Holidays - Family Crafting Event
Saturday, November 8th from 10:00 - 4:00 pm with Special Guest Artist, Jody Bergsma, from 11am - 2pm!

We look forward to sharing the holiday craft season with YOU during our Home for the Holidays crafting event!
Join us for crafts, refreshments and Holiday Cheer.


WIN IT WEDNESDAY - Weekly Facebook Giveaway LEARN MORE
Every Wednesday we will give away a beautiful prize which will be announced on a Facebook post!
To be entered to win, go to our Facebook Page and COMMENT, LIKE and SHARE the "Win It Wednesday" post! Go to our Facebook page HERE.


WIN $50 on Show 'N Tell - Learn more
We are realizing that you’re a little timid about sharing pictures of your projects on our Facebook Show ‘N Tell, so we thought we would give you a fun bonus if you do! You’ll get a chance to WIN a $50 Ben Franklin Gift Card! Every month we will have one winner which will be chosen by YOU! The one with the most “Likes” on the last day of each month WINS!

Send your digital photo to (Put Ben's SHOW ‘N TELL in the subject line). If you are unable to email your photo you may bring it to our Marketing Coordinator, Dannie, at the store. Your photo will be added to our monthly Facebook "SHOW 'N TELL" album for everyone to see and vote on which they will do by using the "Like" option.



Late Night Sew
Sat. September 20 from 4:00 - midnight Sign me up!
Sat. October 18 from 4:00 - midnight
Sign me up!
Fee: $10 (receive a $5 coupon at the event) Learn more
- Bring your sewing machine and your latest project, and enjoy an evening of sewing.


Twilight Yarn Yoga
Sat. September 27 from 2:00 - 8:00 pm Sign me up!
Sat. October 25 from 2:00 - 8:00 pm Sign me up!
Fee: $10 (receive a $5 coupon at the event) Learn more
- Bring your projects and enjoy a day of sittin', knittin' and fun!


Twilight Scrap (new name and time)
Sat. October 11 from 2:00 - 8:00 pm Sign me up!
Fee: $10 (receive a $5 coupon at the event) Learn more
- Everybody needs to pre-register for this event so we can prepare. First 48 people to register & pay for this event will have a guaranteed spot upstairs in the classroom.


FREE - Open Studio "Art and Craft Projects"
We meet every 2nd and 4th Monday of every month from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.
- Bring your art or craft projects and have fun with other like-minded artists and crafters. Some help is available from experienced artists.


FREE - Pajama Tuesdays Open Sew
We meet every Tuesday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
- Bring a sack lunch and enjoy a day of sewing! Catch up on your current project, or start a new one and share ideas with others! No need to register in advance.


Saturday Sampler 2014 - "Lone Star Pizzazz"
Fee: $25/year Learn more 
First Saturday of each month
- Each month we offer a shopping discount only for Saturday Sampler attendees. We also give away door prizes and share show and tell items. Oh my goodness, do we ever have fun! It's awful to miss a month.


Beading 101 - Every Saturday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Fee: $10 plus supplies.
Bring in your own project and whatever it is, we'll help you make it! We'll answer your questions about what tools or materials to use, and we'll show you the proper way to open and close jump rings, put in crimps and crimp covers, and help you to FINISH what you start! Great for beginning beaders who just need a little help with their own work!

You can pre-register online to save your spot or in the store. If there is still space available, walk-ins are welcome. VIEW A LIST OF ALL OUR BEADING CLASSES HERE.

FREE Card Making
Every Thursday from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Each week we will be teaching you how to make a beautiful and unique card! It's free... so come join in the fun. No registration necessary.


FREE Stitchery Club
- We usually meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Bring current projects, start new ones, and get wonderful ideas. Counted thread, crewel, needle point, crazy quilting... we do it all! No need to register.


FREE Yarn Yoga Knit & Crochet
Every Wednesday from 5:30 - 8:30 pm.
- You do not have to register for this workshop. Just come and have fun! Learn more


FREE Open Studio Jewelry
Every Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. ("Cold" means no flames. "Hot" means bring a torch if you'd like - this will be noted on the calendar).
- Bring your own project and enjoy an evening of beading - no bothers, just you and others (ages 16 and up) who love to bead. Relax, chat and bead! No need to register in advance, just come and join us.


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