Saturday, July 7, 2018

Button Wreath


                      Button Wreath



14” Straw Wreath
7/8” satin Orange Ribbon
Bow-A-Rama
5/8” Sheer Satin Edge Yellow Ribbon
Orange Daisy Flower
6” of silver wire
A Mixture of Buttons
Hot Glue Gun
Scissors




























Wrap the straw wreath with the orange ribbon. Hot glue the end to bond it.
Using the Bow-a-rama,    you will be making 2 bows with the Yellow sheer ribbon











Lay the wire down as shown in the picture. Put the ribbon in the opposite way and start to layer it back and forth. 





When you do it at least 6 times on each side. Pull the wire up and wrap around the middle of the bow. As shown in the pictures.










Poke a hole in the wreath with a pair of scissors. Put some hot glue in the hole and insert the Daisy.
Hot glue a bow on each side of the flower.  Fluff and arrange
  Then have arrange all of your different button on the wreath.

             This wreath would be cute in any little girl’s room.


      Joy @ Hilo Ben Franklin


Saturday, June 30, 2018

4th of July Wreath


 4th of July Wreath




Material list:
16” Styrofoam wreath
Ribbon
Yarn   red, white and 2 different blues (you can do any colors you like)
PomPom Makers    all 4 sizes
Greening pins
Glue gun


















 Wrap the ribbon all around the wreath. Hot glue the end to the wreath.

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 With each size pompom maker, make 5 of each color in each size.












Insert the greening pin to back of the pompom, add some hot glue to the back of the pompom too. Poke the greening pin into the wreath to secure it. If need add more hot glue. Keel repeating until the wreath is full. Arrange as you go.

It can made in any color combos.
I really likes the Red, White and Blue












   



Please enjoy and have fun with it.
   Come to Hilo Ben franklin for more idea and Inspirations
         Joy@ Hilo Ben Franklin

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Father's day Card


            Father’s Day Card



                                                      It is a oldie but a goody.                                            

Material list
Poster board or card stock
Printed card stock 8x11
White card stock 2x3
Blue card stock 2x3
2 buttons
Double sided tape
Glue dots
  



-        Card size is 7” width and 10 1/2 “length Use the poster board or the cardstock.
-        At the top of the card score it at 1 ½” across, the cut 2 ½” slit’s on both sides of the front of the card. In the back to the card cut off the 1 1/2 “strip off.
-        Take the 2 ½” slits and fold them towards the front of the card at an angle. To make the collar of the shirt.
-        Use the glue dots to put the button on the bottom corner of the collar ( as shown)
-        To make the name tag. Take the blue cardstock and cut it to the desire shape and size you would like. Put the double stick tape on the back and tape it the front of the card.
-        Do the same with the white cardstock, but make the white piece a little smaller than the blue cardstock. Tape the white tag to the blue one.
-        Then write what you would like it to say. 
-        Take your printed card stock, using the Die cut machine in any ben franklin’s. I used the die cut X50 (that is the number of the die cut for Hilo Ben franklin). This die cut is for making the tie. After you cut it out, fold it in half to make it more 3D tie.
-        Tape the Tie under the collar,
-        Then you can write a beautiful poem or a sentimental saying.



 Happy Father's day to all you dads out there  from Hilo Ben franklin.



                                      Joy@Hilo Ben Franklin

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Spring Wreath


   SPRING WREATH

              Spring is here. What better way to show off how happy you are that it is spring by making a                beautiful wreath for you door.







 12 Inch Straw Wreath

 2- Skein’s of Nani Apple Green
Bush Mini Daisy 8 inch Yellow
Stain Face 7/8 inch Color: Apple Green
Hot Glue Gun







  Leave the plastic on the Straw Wreath.
   Wrap the Satin Ribbon around the straw wreath. You can put a few drops of hot glue in different      places to set the ribbon in place.




Then wrap the Eyelash yarn around the wreath. Make it as full as you can. I put the Ribbon underneath so if not all areas are total covered it would not show.




                                 Hot Glue the Flowers onto the wreath.

                                   Please have fun with it.



JoyT @ Hilo Ben Franklin



 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Bunny Board


                 Bunny Board

    a oldie but goody


 Unfinished Wood Wall Plaque with Hanger
Cut out bunny shape
White Creamcoat Paint
1/25 Stroke Paint Brush
1 Burlap Flower Color of choice
1 Tulle – color of choice
Need Sheer ribbon in 3/8 Inch and 5/8 (color of choice
Large 3” Pompom maker
Hot glue gun

Lay the board flat, and trace the bunny image onto it.  When done you can tracing you can paint the inside of the bunny with the White paint. Set aside to dry.


















While it is drying you can take your ribbon and make a bow. You should have 2 different sizes and color. Tie it to the top of the board next to the rope.



Take the pompom maker, using the tulle start to make the pompom. Following the instructions that come with the pompom maker. Plus have pictures to you how it is done.

















Now that the board is dry, hot glue the burlap flower to the bunnies behind. On top of the flower hot glue your pompom.

     Enjoy your decorated bunny board

                     Hilo Ben Franklin

Monday, March 5, 2018

Mason Jar Football Centerpiece

It's almost that time!!
You guessed right!
Graduation season!!




Supplies:
mason jar
brown and yellow acrylic craft paint
paintbrush
white oil based DecoColor paint pen
green krinkle grass
foam oasis
football stickers
dowel rods / flat sticks
hot glue gun / hot glue sticks
 


First, paint your mason jar brown, and your dowel rods / sticks a bright yellow. Allow to dry. 

Place oasis inside jar, and stick dowel rods inside. Fill top with green krinkle shreds. 

Hot glue yellow sticks together to make the goal post. Stick into oasis. 
Using your oil based white marker, draw on the football strings on the front of your mason jar. 

Then stick on your football stickers from your matching set! If you feel like personalizing your centerpiece for your particular grad, print out their photo and glue it to one of the dowel rods! Have fun with it! 



Happy graduation season and have fun creating!!

Bethany and Dolly @Enchanted Lake

Monday, February 26, 2018

Mini Pallet Night Sky Painting

This week I wanted to show you "mini painting" ideas!

This project will also be taught as a class on April 14th from 5-7p at our HouseMart Ben Franklin Enchanted Lake location! The fee is $35 with all supplies included!


Supplies: 
at least 20 popsicle sticks
2 longer sticks
acrylic paint in white, black, assorted blues, purples, teals and pinks
1" wide rectangle nylon paintbrush
cup of water
hot glue / hot glue gun
black ribbon
silver Minc foil
Zig 2 way glue pen


First, hot glue your popsicle sticks to two longer sticks. I used 16, but feel free to experiment with different lengths and sizes! 







Next, paint your mini pallet with your assorted colors, starting from black and working down to purple, blue, and teal and pink.




Next, after your background is completely dry, sprinkle some watered down white paint using your paintbrush over the surface to create stars!

Then once your stars are dry, you can use your Zig glue pen, and Minc foil to make a few of the stars extra shiny!


 Then all you need to do is paint a silhouette of palm trees using black paint! 

Hot glue a bow and a ribbon to the top, and ta da!
A super cute night scene!

Have fun!

Bethany @Enchanted Lake