After graduating as a Pharmacist from Idaho State in 1950 and desiring to start a business in Utah, Stan and his wife Norene Bennion left their home in Logan to travel the state in search of a good business location.
After looking at places in Bingham, Toole, Grantsville and Salt Lake City, they just happened to stop in Roy on their way home. The more they looked at the area the more they liked it. Stan figured the area could use a good drugstore so they relocated their family to Roy.
In 1951 Stan and Norene opened the Bennion Drug on the corner of 1900 W. and 5600 S. in Roy. The Bennion Drug included a confectionary, a fountain and all the merchandise one would hope to find in a drugstore in the mid 1950’s. Eventually the store included items for animal care, which made the store a first place stop for farmers in the area.
In 1957 the business expanded to include a new building located at 1931 W. 5600 S. in Roy. A Ben Franklin franchise was purchased from Butler Brothers and the Ben Franklin Variety store opened in that location.
In 1965 a new shopping center located further west on 5600 S. was built to include an Albertsons food store. The Bennion Drug store and Ben Franklin Variety store were combined in to one location and the store was named Roy Drug Center located at 1975 W. 5600 S.
In 1985 the business expanded once again to gain more square footage and to include the addition of craft merchandise including fabric and framing departments. The business was renamed Ben Franklin Crafts.
In 1991, the shopping center was demolished and the Ben Franklin Craft store relocated across the street to the North side at 1946 W. 5600 S. to gain more square footage for the ever growing craft business and to accommodate for expansion of a new Albertsons Food and Drug store. With over 20,000 square feet of retail space in the new location, the Ben Franklin Craft store became one of the largest retail craft stores in Northern Utah.
In 1997, Brothers Steve and Scott Bennion opened a second 20,000 square foot location in Kaysville, Utah and on April 1st, 2012 have again opened another location at 4335 Harrison Blvd. in Ogden Utah under the name Bennion Craft and Frame.
The retail business has been good to our family for many years and we appreciate the friendships that we have made and look forward to serving the community for many years to come.
We are so excited for our upcoming Operation Write Home event, and we want to share some details with all of you! Operation Write Home is a well-known organization that ships handcrafted greeting cards to deployed troops so that they may send them to their families and loved ones.
Our Operation Write Home event will consist of several volunteers at both locations. Volunteers will have many options for card making and we will have cards for every level of crafter. There is a place for everyone! At our event volunteers will have the option to:
- Recreate cards that are pre cut
- Design their own cards with our supplies
- Create cards for the heroes themselves
- Write letters of appreciation to our heroes.
- Bring finished cards from home
Here are some examples of the cards you will be making:
The event is just around the corner so grab your pen and jot down the date!
Date: Saturday, August 18th
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Place: Bennion Crafts & Frame
354 N. Main Street
Kaysville, Utah 84037
Bennion Crafts & Frame
4335 S. Harrison Blvd
Ogden, Utah 84403
Donations are not required but are always welcome! We are looking for donated craft supplies such as adhesive, paper or embellishments and.. oh yeah! Envelopes! A great way to donate is to just bring your own craft supplies (glue, trimmer, etc.) to make the cards with, then you can take your craft supplies back home with you AND you helped out a ton!
What about food? Great question! We will have treats supplied but we’ll want to take care while around the craft projects.
We are always looking for more volunteers so if you know a group or organization that may be willing to help please contact Lezlie in Kaysville or Debby in Ogden.
Can’t wait to see all of you next week! And for more info about the non-profit organization Operation Write Home click here.
At Bennion Crafts & Frame, fabric is not just material. Fabric represents creativity, fun and passion! When you visit our fabric department, you’ll be greeted by our knowledgeable staff ready to offer you a variety of textures, patterns and fun ideas.
What makes our fabric department so much better than the others? One word. Quality. We pride ourselves on offering a wide selection of the very best material, hand selected by our staff from a variety of suppliers.
Looking for more than just fabric? You’ve come to the right place. Our fabric department offers everything to fit your project needs from knitting and crocheting to quilting and cross-stitching.
Wanting to get out and learn more? Know a ton and want to share your knowledge and ideas? Just want to socialize? What are you waiting for? Below are some of the great events we have going on this month at both locations:
Saturday June 9th — Knitting Loom Demo 11am – 1pm
Monday June 11th — Wild and Wooley 1pm – 3pm
Wednesday June 13th — FriXon Pen Demp 1pm – 3pm
Thursday June 14th — Yo Yo Demo 10am – 5pm
Friday June 15th — Fabric Flower Demo 10am – 5pm
Saturday June 16th — Ruler Demo 10am – 5pm
Saturday June 23rd — LadyBug Pin Cushion 1pm – 3pm ($4.00)
Monday June 25th — Wild and Wooley 1pm – 3pm
Saturday June 30th — Stich In Get Together 2pm – 4pm
Saturday June 30th — Tea Towel Applique 11am – 1pm ($3.50)
To learn more visit us at one of our two locations, today!
We are moving right along with our introductions and today we would like to share with you the Beading Department here at Bennion Crafts. Whether you’re looking for the newest fashions like Steampunk, Wire Wrapping, or Vintage, we want you to know we are here for all of your beading and jewelry making needs!
With two locations, Bennion Crafts has made it easier than ever to get the items you need to get started on that necklace, bracelet or other jewelry project. We even help you match beads and colors to create the perfect combination.
So, do you have a project you’d like to finally get started on? If you answered “yes” then we’re here to help! Whether you meet up with Carri in Kaysville or Lori in Ogden, our knowledgeable, experienced staff, is proud to offer one of the best beading selections in Northern Utah.
Interested in making friendship bracelets? Our Kaysville location is excited to offer S-lon (nylon cording) in 15 different colors! Check out this picture, aren’t the bracelets cool? They really are so hot right now. A big thanks to our Kaysville department for designing these!
Check out this awesome earring and necklace display made with natural stone. You are always welcome to come see our ever changing displays and get some ideas!
Something you may not know is that our Kaysville location offers classes where you can bring in any project and they will help you fix it!
Whether you’re a beginner in beads or a jewelry expert, we have a class for you! Our Kaysville location has guest instructors every week that bring new ideas and creativity along with them. Please check the schedule posted on our website for dates and times.
That is just a sliver of what you can expect when you visit the beading department at Bennion Crafts. Stop in and check out our unique items and amazing selection! We hope to see you real soon
Greetings fellow crafters! Grab your planners! Below is a list of the Classes, Events and Demonstrations we have going on this week:
- 10 am – Terri’s Customer Choice Beading Class – You can work on any of Terri’s projects and she will teach you. Class lasts until 12:30pm. Kaysville location.
- 1pm – Wild and Wooly Get Together. Bring your wool fabric projects and come socialize while you work! Come check out our new patterns! Ends at 3pm. Kaysville location.
- 6pm – Crocheted Bracelet Class, cost $20 plus supplies. Class ends at 8pm. Kaysville location. See picture below:
- 10 am – Terri’s Customer Choice Beading Class – You can work on any of Terri’s projects and she will teach you. Class lasts until 12:30pm. Kaysville location
- 6pm – Cordelias Bracelet Class. Cost is $18 plus supplies. Class lasts until 8pm. Kaysville Location. See picture below:
- 10am – Swirls Bracelet Class, cost is $18 plus supplies. Kaysville location. See picture below:
- 6pm Thing-A-Ma-Jig Wire Wrapped Bracelet class, cost of the instruction is free with the purchase of the $15 kit which includes a Thing-A-Ma-Jig. Class lasts until 8pm. Kaysville Location. See picture below:
- 6pm Beginning Quilt Class where you will learn the basics of making a quilt! This is the first of three classes, and the cost of the class is just the fabric that you will need. You do need to sign up for the class at the Fabric desk before the class starts. Kaysville Location.
- 6pm – Vintage Flowers Bracelet Class. My personal Favorite! Cost is $18 plus supplies. Kaysville Location. Please see picture below:
- Fix it Friday!! Bring in that piece of jewelry or beading project that needs to be fixed and we would love to help you! Kaysville Location
- 6pm: Paulie’s Customer Choice Beading Class – You can work on any of Paulie’s projects and she will teach you. Class is $15 plus supplies. Class ends at 8pm. Kaysville Location
- Noon: Thing-A-Ma-Jig Wire Wrapping Demo. Cost is free! Demonstration lasts until 1pm. Kaysville Location
- 1pm: Thing-A-Ma-Jig Wire Wrapped Bracelet Class. Cost of the class is free with the purchase of the $15 kit which includes the Thing-A-Ma-Jig. Lasts until 3pm. Kaysville Location.
- 2pm: Frix Ion Pen Demo, a free demonstration showing you how to use the pen on fabric. Fun! Lasts until 4pm and we will have a 20% discount on the pens all day! Kaysville Location.
- 1pm: Make n’ Take card in the scrapbooking department, cost is free and event lasts until 3pm. Kaysville Location. Please see picture below:
- 1pm: Make n’ Take card in the scrapbooking department, cost is free and event lasts until 3pm. Ogden Location. Please see picture below:
And.. that’s it! Wow what a busy week! If you’ll notice, Kaysville has a lot going on! Now that we’ve got our Ogden location up and running we will offer more events and classes at that location too! Have a great week!
We are smack dab in the middle of the Grand Opening of our Ogden Location, and things are in full swing! We’ve had a great turnout and awesome deals are to be had around every corner. Be sure to stop in to either location anytime between now and May 19th to participate in our Grand Opening Sale! Now that we’ve got the business out of the way, let’s check out some highlights from NSD!
National Scrabook Day was a huge success! The treats were delicious and the projects were outstanding! A big thank you to all of our Special Guests who came out to teach make n’ takes. Here are some photos from Saturday:
Crafty Customers at work!
Congratulations to Sandy Porter for winning the grand prize in Kaysville!
Our Ogden Location had a free giveaway, tag sheets from Graphic 45!
Here are the tags up close, so pretty:
Two of the make n’ take projects from Ogden:
More crafty customers at work! We had a great time!
Thank you to all the customers and staff who helped make this event such a brilliant success! Be sure to check our Calendar of Events to see what’s going on in your area, and we’ll see you soon!
We are so excited for our Grand Opening Monday, May 7th – Saturday, May 19th!
Our staff has been working hard to get everything at our Ogden store ready, and our employees have done a wonderful job making the new store look spectacular! We hope you can come up and join us~ we have the cookies, the popcorn, knowledgeable employees ready to assist you, everything you need for your arts & crafts projects, and some pretty awesome deals!
Oh yes, and did we mention Grand Prize giveaways?! We are giving away several gift baskets including a Smash basket from K & Company and a Disney basket including products from EK Success!
Be sure to pick up a copy of Sunday’s Standard Examiner to check out our eight page ad that includes coupons you can use at either location. See you Monday at 9am!
Who’s excited for National Scrapbook Day? We are! And as always we are excited to participate!
Did you know National Scrapbook Day was started back in 1994 by the well-known album company, Creative Memories? NSD is celebrated on the first Saturday of each May, which is in just a few days!
This year we have quite a few events going on at both of our locations. Ready for the 411? Okay, drum roll please…Kaysville Location 354 N. Main Kaysville, Utah 84037 801.444.1177
Make n’ Take 10am – 11am ~ Featuring products from Bo Bunny
Make n’ Take 11am – 1pm ~ Featuring products from Lily Bee Designs
Make n’ Take 12pm – 2pm ~ Featuring products from Provo Craft
Make n’ Take 1pm – 3pm ~ Featuring products from Basic Grey
Make n’ Take 1pm – 3pm ~ Featuring Lasting Impressions
Contests, prize giveaways and awesome deals throughout the day!Ogden Location 4355 S. Harrison Blvd Ogden, Utah 84403 801.475.7400
Make n’ Take 10am – 12pm ~ Featuring Little darlings paper from Graphic 45
Make n’ Take 12pm – 1pm ~ Featuring Bo Bunny Paper & Embellishments
Make n’ Take 1pm – 3pm ~ Featuring products from Graphic 45 and Studio G
Contests, prize giveaways and awesome deals throughout the day!
Can you believe it? So many events in one day! And, oh yes, here is a sample of the Graphic 45 Little Darlings paper we’ll be featuring at one of our many make n’ takes:
It really is darling, don’t you think?
All you need to do now is grab your planner and mark out a few hours (or even the whole day!) for this Saturday, May 5th. Be sure to show up a lil’ early for the make n’ takes to grab some refreshments and reserve your spot! This will be one party ya’ll will not want to miss!
Are you a big Pinterest fan? So are we! Now you can find Bennion Crafts & Frames on Pinterest. We have pinned all of our current projects to our boards, plus we are always on the lookout for new craft trends and products.
You’ll also notice we are changing our store name… it’s now Bennion Crafts & Frame. We still have all the same great crafts and projects you love, just updated our name to reflect our store better.