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The Arts & Crafts Center is open for phone and email orders and will offer curbside pickup. See the online catalog below for details.

Arts & Crafts

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 can review the 1-week options available in the online catalog and how to order.  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.

We can also create beautiful custom designs for any projects outside of our pre-designed templated options.  The typical turn-around on custom work is 2-weeks from time of payment and receipt of all personal items for the project.  For any custom work, our experts will set a 30-60 min appointment at a time most convenient for you to help create the perfect project.

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 exception of mat and frame cutting which require a 24-hour advance notice appointment.

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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 pace of business.

Custom projects take typically take 2-weeks from time of payment and drop off of all personal items for the project.

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.

DO I NEED APPOINTMENT FOR CUSTOM ORDERS?

Yes, to better serve you and to create a successful customs project’s 30-60-minute appointments are required for custom projects.  If you would like to stop by to see capabilities, staff can spend 5-10 mins answering questions and assist with setting an appointment to create your project.   There are no appointments required to for pre-designed templates.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Cost will vary depending on size and materials of project. MWR offers extremely completive pricing with a knowledgeable staff that will help you create the perfect project.  You can review the general order form here for an idea of what your project may cost, and please do 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….?

Art’s and Crafts is the ability to engrave on most 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 GIDEON SIZE?

With the ability to design and purchase a variety of sizes and shapes, there is no standard dimensions for Coin’s or Gideon’s.

WHERE IS THE ARTS & CRAFTS CENTER LOCATED?

1121 Barnes Blvd. JBLM-McChord Field 

ARE CLASSES AVAILABLE?

Due to COVID mitigation guidelines, classes are not currently offered.

DO YOU SELL ARTS AND CRAFTS SUPPLIES?

There is 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.

HOW DO I USE THE DIY FRAMING AREA?

Due to COVID mitigation guidelines, the DIY framing area is not currently open.

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST PHOTO YOU CAN PRINT?

8”x10”.  During normal operations, we have a KODAK Kiosk available for use in our facility. This kiosk is currently closed due to COVID mitigation guidelines.

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 kid’s crafting or studio space, however future programs are in development for a later date. 

Click here to see how to order online.

Everything you need to make your life beautiful: Custom framing, engraving, embroidery, 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 or email engraving.mcchord@gmail.com to get a dialogue going with your idea and we will take your payment over the phone. Framed Gift Pricing. See some of our gift ideas available here!

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. Email your ideas to engraving.mcchord@gmail.com.

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: 

  • Pewter items featuring Northwest and nature themed ornaments, and C-17 magnets and models, pewter-enhanced wine corks, shot glasses, and faceted mugs.
  • Framed Sea of Cloud prints, coin holders and flag cases.
  • Special order items available.
Matting & Framing

The Arts & Crafts Center offers a wide range of framed products at all price ranges. Products include:

  • Certificates and awards
  • Guidons, colors and flags
  • Chain of command boards
  • Photographs and prints
  • Shirts and jerseys
  • Short-turnaround in-stock gifts. Select a print and your colors for a custom matting and framing order.

Coins and medallions can be incorporated into any project. For more information, call the Frame Shop at +1(253)982-6719. You may also email framing.mcchord@gmail.com.

Bring in a copy of a detailed quote or estimate with the business name on it and receive 10% off using the same materials. Quotes and estimates must be dated, quotes and estimates older than 2 weeks will not be honored.

Do-it-yourself customers are required to take the Beginning Matting & Framing class before using in-house equipment. Class information below.