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Arts & Crafts

Open Tuesday through Friday weekly and the first and third Saturdays of each month! See hours of operation dropdown.

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Did You Know? The Arts & Crafts Center is a stop on the free Go Transit Shuttle!

Arts & Crafts Calendar

We have many pre-designed products that are available for 1-week turn-around from time of payment and receipt of all personal items for the project. You are always able to stop by and look at these in person or call if you have questions. Check our FAQ page for additional information as well. 

For those DIY’ers who desire a workspace to complete their own projects, Arts and Crafts has a DIY-Picture Framing Area available to use at $6 per hour.  This space has everything available to complete your creative project.  To utilize this space, a basic framing course is required, this is available for $55 and takes approximately two hours to complete.  This class is set by appointment only and includes materials necessary to complete your first framing project. Upon completion of this of course, you will receive a certification card that enables you to utilize the DIY-Picture Framing Area.  For those who already have their certification, the space is available to use without an appointment during normal operating hours with the exception of mat and frame cutting which require a 24-hour advance notice appointment.

Personalized Mug

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Order your personalized mug from the Arts & Crafts Center to hang at Sasquatch Saloon! Only $25

Here’s how to order:

Simply email Engraving.McChord@gmail.com with the Subject: “Sasquatch Saloon Mug” Include the following information:

  • Unit Crest/Logo requested. 
  • First initial, last name. 
  • Best contact number to call for payment.

Order processing time is 1–2 weeks from payment. Once your order is received, an Arts & Crafts Center representative will call the number provided to accept your $25 payment over the phone.

Screen Printing

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What is it?
 
Screen-printing presses special garment inks into fabrics and then cures that ink at high heat. Images must be separated by color and each screen prints that color in a layer. This results in a permanent design on the garment.

How much?
Screen-printing costs vary based on how many screens are needed, how many garments require impressions, and whether you require special sizes to be involved. The more screens, the more expensive per garment! We have a helpful quote system to get you an answer as soon as possible!

Shirts
JBLM Arts and Crafts utilizes several vendors to fulfill shirt requests. Our vendors have detailed information about sizes, heat tolerance, printing capabilities, and more. All projects start with a shirt order from our vendors at wholesale costs.

Design Details
To move things along, it is best if you know what your design will be and already have it prepared in a .pdf or .png as a line drawing (looks like a coloring book page). For positioning, we can do it anywhere on the front or back of the garment. We currently cannot do sleeves.

Sizes
Currently we can only offer Adult sizes SMALL through 2XL. Children's sizes require smaller materials we do not have at this time. 3X and above can be processed, but will incur additional charges due to additional screen making.

Colors
We can mix and match a variety of inks to make colors for you if you know the Pantone number. Our services can offer up to 6 color printing. One of these colors MUST be the base color (usually white) for the whole design. More Colors = More Screens = More $$

How Long
From start to finish, a screen-printing order can take 3-4 weeks. Week 1: We take your order, discuss the design, order your shirts, and verify the color sections and design breakdown. Week 2: We receive your shirts and verify the order has been fulfilled correctly. We also transform your design into screens (1 for each color) and align them with test prints. Week 3 and 4: We print your shirts! The length of time varies based on quantity of shirts and impressions requested.

For more information
Please contact us at engraving.mcchord@gmail.com or call us at 253-982-6719.

FAQ

FAQ

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR ORDERS?

Standard pre-designed templates take 1-week from time of payment and drop off of all personal items for the project. The ordering process is easy and only takes 10-15 minutes to complete dependent on the pace of business.

RUSH ORDERS – Rush orders can sometimes be accommodating, depending on the complexity of the project and current orders on hand.  The additional rush order fee is either $7 or 20% of the project.  We will always attempt to complete the project as quickly as possible.

DO I HAVE TO PAY IN FULL TO START THE PROJECT?

Yes, the turn-around time will start upon receipt of full payment and all personal items received for the project.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Cost will vary depending on the size and materials of the project. MWR offers extremely competitive pricing with a knowledgeable staff that will help you create the perfect project.  You can review the general order form for an idea of what your project may cost, and please don't hesitate to call for more information.

DO YOU HAVE A WOOD SHOP?

We do have one 45-degree wood saw available for framing only, however, there is no other wood-cutting capabilities at this location.

WHAT CAN YOU ENGRAVE ON….?

Arts and Crafts has the ability to engrave on almost anything. The specifics of what type of engraving is available for an item will be specified by our engraving experts upon delivery.

IS THERE A STANDARD COIN OR GUIDEON SIZE?

With the ability to design and purchase a variety of sizes and shapes, there are no standard dimensions for Coins or Guideons.

WHERE IS THE ARTS & CRAFTS CENTER LOCATED?

1121 Barnes Blvd. JBLM-McChord Field 

DO YOU SELL ARTS AND CRAFTS SUPPLIES?

There is a selection of limited materials available for purchase, however, we do not offer the majority of supplies required for arts and crafts such as paints/wood/stationary/etc.

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST PHOTO YOU CAN PRINT?

8”x10”.  We have a KODAK Kiosk available for use in our facility. 

CAN I DROP OFF MY KIDS AT ARTS & CRAFTS?

No. Arts and Crafts requires parental supervision for all children while in the store.  Currently, Arts and Crafts does not offer any space available for kids’ crafting or studio space, however, future programs are in development for a later date. 

Everything you need to make your life beautiful: Engraving, framing classes, gifts & more. Looking for professional quality, best pricing and fastest turn-around? Consult with the experts in laser engraving and framing for uniforms, awards and custom gifts, such as personalized décor and clothing, engraved wood, glass or metal gifts, photo-engraved mugs, personalized rosewood pen and pencil sets, and more!

Call +1(253)982-6719 to get a dialogue going with your idea and we will take your payment over the phone. 

Interested in volunteering with MWR? Learn more here or call this location for details.

Paint & Go Ceramics

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Arts & Crafts offers a wide variety of Paint & Go Ceramics options. With prices ranging from $4 to $42- there’s something for everyone. Come paint plates, mugs, flower vases, piggy banks for the kids- or even an entire cookie jar! Prices include paint and glaze and firing time. Studio hours are regular hours of operation.

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Engraving & Gifts

At the Arts & Crafts Center, your orders are taken and completed by professional staff members. We're proud to say all projects are completed here at the Arts & Crafts Center. You'll receive professional and quality craftsmanship. Our staff will be happy to answer your questions and assist you with your choices. For more information, call +1(253)982-6719

We offer custom laser engraving for awards and gifts. Choose from a variety of metals, plastics, acrylics, wood and glass. We can also engrave on specialty items including bottles, glasses, pens and more. Stop in and take a look to see what we can do!

Gift Shop

We stock: Engravable tumblers and water bottles, decanters, glasses, mugs, leatherette desk wedges, wine cases and more.

Want to make your gift stand out? Try our heat pressing services! We can take a full color photo or illlustration and press it onto a mug, tumbler, shirt, pillow, bag and more

Don’t see something that sparks your eye? Take a look at our vendors’ catalogs in our store and we can order it for you!

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Sounders

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Job Fair

No base access required. Bring your resume and transcripts or applicable certifications. On-the-spot interviews! Selections made the same day!

Aug 6 8 am - 2 pm

DONSA hours

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DONSA hours

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FOCUS magazine

JBLM MWR's official guide to fun, food, travel and well-being!

FOCUS magazine

JBLM MWR's official guide to fun, food, travel and well-being!

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