Thursday, September 5, 2013

Shopping Fun at BFC

Okay, I know I don't NEED any more ribbons in my collection, but who could resist these Autumn and Halloween beauties?  These textured and shiny ribbons sold at Ben Franklin Crafts are great for home decorating and crafting. I plan to take the wire out of the wide ones and use them as border strips on cards as well as bows for dried floral arrangements.  The thin ones are of course perfect for Halloween card making and treat bag ties.
I tried walking past the burlap ribbons but of course I couldn't. I can just see them stamped with inspiring words in black or brown ink. The iridescent thin ribbons are from Celebrations (next door to the Mapunapuna BFC) and are beautifully vintage looking. The voile-like texture reminds me of butterfly or fairy wings.
I was determined not to look at the Halloween items in BFC because I no longer have young ones who desire spooky treats.  However, my eyes spied a Wilton test tube rack with candy sprinkles in vials and my hand reached out and put it into my shopping basket.  If I was buying sprinkles, then I had to make candies, cookies, or cupcakes so I needed paper treat cups right?
 Finally, the impulsive shopper in me decided it would be fun to make a Ball jar soap dispenser.  It looked so easy to do......and it was!  See..... I made it with just a twist of the cap and a clip of the slightly too long tube. (Just use a scissors to clip off about an inch from the bottom of the tube.)  This vintage-looking dispenser will make a terrific office or hostess gift accompanied by a jug of liquid soap.
 Well, that concludes my shopping trip at my favorite store, Ben Franklin Crafts, where I never fail to find some crafty goodies. Hope you have an opportunity to shop there soon.  I'm sure if you do, you'll  have fun and find something irresistible!

5 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

I can never get tired of ribbons, I'm obsess with them just like blings... lol.... Great buys, will have to stop by there soon....

Annette Allen said...

wow look at all that fun ribbon.. i love it.. great collection of goodies..

eva said...

it's always fun to shop! wonderful finds!

Niki G said...

Oh I'll need to check out that soap dispenser...looks so cool! How fun is all that ribbon...especially the burlap one!

Cheryl said...

Wow, that's a ton of ribbons! I love shopping for ribbons too. The problem I have is that I buy them and don't want to use them because they are so cute. I like the idea of the soap dispenser!