Prepare for the 2024 Washington Renaissance Faire!

Prepare for The 2024 Washington Renaissance Faire

Greetings, noble patrons and fair citizens of Bonney Lake and Monroe, WA and surrounding areas! We are delighted to announce an enchanting journey that awaits you, and to help you prepare for the 2024 Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire (official site) which is scheduled for 5 weekends this summer in Snohomish, WA! Get ready to step back in time and immerse yourself in a world of magic, adventure, and camaraderie.

In this blog post, we have listed the 5 themes scheduled for this summer with some costume ideas for each theme. We hope this will inspire you to create your own!

To ensure you are fully equipped for the festivities, visit our Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop stores in Bonney Lake and Monroe, WA. As you may have noticed the last time you stopped by our stores, our shelves are always stocked with a treasure trove of fabrics, accessories, and crafting supplies to help you create the perfect ensemble. Our friendly team is eager to assist you in bringing your Renaissance Faire dreams to life.

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(Supplies may vary by store, however, special store-to-store orders can be placed with a one-week turnaround. Substitutions will be suggested if a product is no longer available.)

Weekend 1 (July 19 – 21, 2024)

A Magical Midsummer Celebration

Kicking off the festivities is the Magical Midsummer Celebration weekend, set in the heart of the Renaissance era. Revel in the enchanting atmosphere as you are transported to a time of courtly love, mystical creatures, and spellbinding performances. Embrace the magic with your authentic costumes and accessories created with supplies from your Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop store.


Royal Attire:
   – Craft regal gowns, doublets, and tunics using luxurious fabrics available at our store.

   – Add a touch of magic with intricate embroidery, sequins, and beads.

Mystical Masks:

   – Design enchanting masks with feathers, glitter, and gemstones.

   – Use lace and ribbons to create an air of mystery and intrigue.

Wizard Wands:

   – Unleash your inner sorcerer by crafting personalized wizard wands.

   – Choose from a variety of wooden dowels, paint, and decorative elements.

Weekend 2 (July 26 – 28, 2024)

Pirates Plunder - High Seas Adventure

Ahoy, me hearties! The second weekend promises a swashbuckling adventure with Pirates Plunder: High Seas Adventure. Whether you fancy yourself a cunning pirate or a fearless sailor, our craft store has all you need to complete your maritime look. Set sail for a weekend of treasure hunts, sea shanties, and salty tales.


Pirate Costumes:

   – Transform into a swashbuckling pirate with vests, eye patches, and tricorn hats.

   – Use leather scraps and metallic paints for an authentic look.

Treasure Maps:

   – Craft weathered and authentic-looking treasure maps.

   – Use tea staining techniques on paper for an aged appearance.

DIY Treasure Chests:

   – Decorate small wooden chests with metallic paints and embellishments.

   – Fill them with gold coins and beads for a true pirate’s bounty.

Weekend 3 (Aug. 2 – 4, 2024):

Choose your Alliance: Villain or Hero?

Embark on a journey of self-discovery during the third weekend as you Choose your Alliance: Villain or Hero? Will you don the cloak of a valiant hero or embrace the allure of a cunning villain? Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop is your trusted ally in crafting the perfect attire to showcase your chosen path.


Hero Capes and Shields:

   – Design capes with vibrant colors and emblems for the valiant heroes.

   – Create shields using foam, paint, and decorative elements.

Villainous Attire:

   – Craft dark and mysterious costumes with capes, hoods, and sinister accessories.

   – Add dramatic flair with faux leather and metallic accents.

Alliance Banners:

   – Create banners representing heroes or villains to display proudly.

   – Use felt, fabric paint, and embroidery to showcase your chosen allegiance.

Weekend 4 (Aug. 9 - 11, 2024):

Warriors of the Wild: Swords & Shields (Vikings)

Calling all fierce warriors! The fourth weekend transports you to the age of Vikings with Warriors of the Wild: Swords & Shields. Unleash your inner Norse spirit with authentic Viking costumes and accessories. Our friendly team at Ben Franklin Crafts is here to assist you in channeling your inner warrior.


Viking Helmets:

   – Craft iconic Viking helmets using foam, metallic paint, and faux fur.

   – Add horns or wings for an authentic touch. 

Fur-lined Cloaks:

   – Stay warm and fierce with fur-lined cloaks made from cozy fabrics.

   – Embellish with Norse symbols and runes.

Wooden Swords:

   – Channel your inner warrior by crafting wooden swords.

   – Use our selection of wood, paint, and leather for a realistic finish.

Weekend 5 (Aug. 16 – 18, 2024):

Mystical Realms: A Fantastical Finale

As the curtains draw close on the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire, you are invited to join everyone for the grand finale – Mystical Realms. Immerse yourself in a fantastical world of mythical creatures, wizards, and magic spells. Craft your final masterpiece with the help of our dedicated team at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop.


Winged Costumes:

   – Embrace the mystical with costumes featuring wings made from wire and fabric.

   – Use iridescent materials for an ethereal effect.

Magical Staffs:

   – Craft staffs adorned with crystals, feathers, and magical symbols.

   – Use dowels, glue, and a variety of embellishments.

Fairy Crowns:

   – Crown yourself as the ruler of the mystical realms with DIY fairy crowns.

   – Incorporate flowers, beads, and wire for an enchanting look.

We are here to help you prepare for the 2024 Washington Renaissance Faire!

Don’t miss out on the excitement! Mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and set forth on a summer adventure like never before. Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop is your one-stop destination for all your crafting needs. Let the Renaissance magic begin!

Renaissance Faire Location: Nestled in the picturesque setting of Snohomish, WA, at 18601 Sky Meadows Lane, Snohomish, WA 98290, the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire promises unforgettable experiences. (official site)

Ren Fair Headwear Projects

Looking for a few ideas for headbands? We have 3 projects listed below. Hope you’ll enjoy making them!

DIY Bird Nest Headband

3 DIY Ren Faire Headwear Ideas

DIY Mushroom Crown

DIY Renaissance Faire Mushroom Crown

DIY Felt Tulip Hat

DIY Renaissance Faire Tulip Hat
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Store Locations: Bonney Lake & Monroe, WA

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