Our Ben Franklin store in Monroe offers a wide selection of innovative and affordable craft supplies and everything you need in frames & custom framing, scrapbooking, rubber stamping, beads, candles, kids crafts & gifts, floral, quilting, sewing, knitting, needle arts, home décor and so much more! We also offer a variety of classes to crafters of all levels and all ages! See our calendar for more information.
Below, we feature some of the hot trends in the craft industry
New! Framed Plexiglass
Use this framed plexiglass surface to paint your art. It comes in two sizes: 12" x 24" and 12" x 16" . Our designer team used Plaid Gallery Glass paint to create this beautiful sunflower design.
New! 18" Unfinished Wood Lazy Susan
Simply glue handles and apply the curved self-adhesive "Gather" vinyl word to our new 18" unfinished wooded LAZY SUSAN to create a fun centerpiece for your holiday dinners!
Acrylic Pouring Paint Supplies
Clear Scraps Wood Surfaces
We have received a new shippment of fun wood surfaces. It includes the Family Frame, This is Us Frame, Friends Frame, Magical Frame, tractor pallet board, camper pallet board, mermaid tail pallet board, Mickey pallet board and more! (while supplies last) Use paints, inks, stains, paper and embellishments to create a one-of-a-kind decoration for your home, or to give as a gift!
New! Glue Sponge - a cleaner way to glue
This glue sponge offers a new way of gluing without the mess! Simply press the item that you want to glue into the sponge. (Check out our video here) A perfect amount of glue will cover your piece. Place on your project. It's such a neat and efficient gluing method.
Walnut Hollow 41992 Creative Woodburner
The nichrome wire points adjust their temperature with a tight tolerance for detailed work. The points heat and cool extremely quickly allowing the user to interchange points without a wait time. The Creative Woodburner can create precise detail, fine lines, variable textures, and beautiful coloration. This tool is perfect for hand lettering, drawing, and intricate designs.
Wood Burning Tool
The Walnut Hollow Creative Versa-Tool kit includes 1 hot tool with variable temperature control, tool stand, storage case, 11 tips, solder and instructions. $29.99. This is a perfect kit to get started.
We have plenty of wood surfaces to choose from to do your wood burning designs! Come see our entire selection.
Clamp Jars with Wood Lids
Create a unique design on the lid using your wood burning tool! You can do it free hand or by stamping an image or using a stencil. Wood burning is easier than you think!
Learn the art of whittling with basic supplies that we carry.
Uni POSCA Paint Pens
They are the most requested pens from our customers who are painting rocks, but are also good for so much more. We have a variety of colors and tip sizes for you to choose from. These are sold individually so you can choose the colors you want. We love these pens and know that you will too.
Uni POSCA Paint Pens:
Water based pigment paint markers that can write or paint on any surface.
Paint is permanent on porous surfaces, and removable on non-porous surfaces such as glass.
Great for coloring or writing clean lines. Odorless, safe for children, probably 4 or 5 yrs and older.
FolkArt 3D Acrylic Paint
Perfect for rock painting and many other crafting projects. Create decorative dots and raised textured effects with durable dimensional paint.
Each paint is water based and comes in a 2 oz. squeezable bottle with a built-in fine point writer tip, so if you're painting intricate design details, personalizing a craft project, or creating dimensional nail head effects, it's never been easier to add impressive DIY patterns. The non-toxic formula is great for indoor and outdoor use and leaves a permanent, satin sheen.
The town of Monroe has joined the rock painting trend! People everywhere are painting rocks and then leaving them in public places for other people to find. This is a great community activity and Monroe, WA is part of it! Join their Facebook Group where you can post pictures of the rocks you've painted, or show pictures of the rocks you found. Get some inspiration on our Pinterest Rock Painting board.
Marabu Fashion Liners
The creamy, soft textile paint in the liner will turn any garment into a unique piece. The odourless, light-fast, water-based paint is suitable for special highlights, embellishments and writing.
Marabu Fashion Spray Paints
The water-based textile spray paint in the convenient pump-action spray bottle is suitable for light-coloured textiles with up to 20 % man-made fibres. Whether free-hand spraying with colour transitions, stencilling, masking or tying off – the odour-free and light-fast paints allow endless techniques. Marabu Fashion Spray in combination with Fashion Liner and Silhouette Stencils make fashion dreams come true.
Marabu Easy Marble Paint
Marbling as never been so easy with the introduction of the Marabu Easy Marble Paint! All you have to do is drip a few drops of the liquid in a container filled with water. Drip all the colors chosen to create the marbling effect you're looking for. Then dip your object in the liquid and remove. You're done! Let dry completely.
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse
This mousse will add a beautiful metallic finish to your projects! Check out the company's website for an informative video.
Deco Foil & Adhesive Pen by iCraft
This foil can be used on fabric, wood, paper and other porous surfaces. Check out this video by Blitsy Crafts for more information.
Unfinished Directional Signs Components
The wood pieces are easy to put together to create unique signs for parties, wedding or your garden! The wood pieces come in different lengths and end shapes (square or arrow style) 10" x 2.5" x .25". The main pole is 4' x 2.5" x .25". Use our self-adhesive vinyl words to decorate your signs!
Unfinished Wood Pallet Boards
You have probably noticed how much attention wood pallets are getting in the crafting world. To make life easy for you (so you don't have to go to every warehouse in your neighborhood to find old pallets), we sell some already made unfinished pallet boards that are ready to decorate. They come in different styles and sizes. Check out our Pinterest Board for inspirations - CLICK HERE.
Stepping Stone Supplies
Make a personalized stepping stone for your garden! We have a great selection of designs to choose from. Kits include everything you'll need to make 1 stepping stone.
How-to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbpMXcOP7Wo
We have molds, kits, stamps, mosaics, pebbles and much more!
Soap and Candle Making Supplies
If you like to make your own candles and soaps, we have the supplies you'll need to be successful every time!
We're happy to introduce a new product line by Design Master® called TintIT Multi-Use Transparent Spray Dye.
You will love the versatility of this multi-use transparent dye! Spray vibrant, sheer color on raw, painted or pre-finished items without hiding surface details. Control how you change color. Tint white surfaces the spray color, shift a surface color with a blending hue, or layer coats of spray to intensify color or to create an ombre effect. This aerosol dye won't smear or warp paper. It's perfect for coloring coated and uncoated paper stock, chipboard, canvas, Styrofoam™ brand foam, wood, fresh and silk flowers, fabrics, trims and much more.
Details: • Available in assorted colors,
• 10 oz. (283 g),
• Fast drying.
• Acid free,
• Nontoxic when dry.
WARNING: Extremely flammable. Vapor Harmful. Eye Irritant. Contents under pressure.
Tutorial: DIY Colorful Mason Jars in an Instant
Check out this video for more craft ideas!
Storage boxes for all your needs!