Monday, April 25, 2011

Ready, Set, Grad!

Here at Enchanted Lake we got a little "wrapped up" in our preparation for graduation, but we're finally ready. Check out our stores for everything graduation, like favor and centerpiece ideas, lei making help, and party decorations. Congratulations class of 2011! Let's celebrate!

Puna @ Enchanted Lake

Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Craft Fair

Be sure to join us (Kahului, Maui) for our Spring Craft Fair on Sunday, May 1st @ the War Memorial Gym. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Happy Easter! Happy Spring! We have a special guest, Eileen Tokita, joining us at the Pearl City store on Saturday, April 23rd! Eileen, or "the Egg Lady" as she is known to many crafters, will be conducting a class to create a beautiful jewel box from a genuine duck egg! The beaded egg will open to reveal a hidden heart! A special price of $40 (regular price is $75) includes all the supplies needed for this Easter gift (to yourself or a Special Someone). Register early! Class is from 10am-4pm on Saturday, April 23rd! Gloria @ Pearl City

Monday, April 18, 2011

Rockn' Party

Hello everyone! We had so much fun on Saturday that I wanted to brag a little for today's blog. (Should I call it a blag? Or maybe a brog?) Look at the great pictures we took:

These are a few of our winners from that day, Marisa, Mary, and Elsie. Don't they look happy?

This is our urban artist, Dane. He was so awesome and we had a lot of fun with the spray paints.

Then we've got a few pictures of the other things we were doing that day; freezer paper stenciling, tie dying, and marble magnets.

Don't forget you have another opportunity coming up to have some super crafting fun. Check out the next party at our Mapunapuna Store on June 25th.

Puna @ Enchanted Lake

Friday, April 15, 2011

Let's start celebrating Spring!

We have Lisa Adams coming this Saturday at the different locations on Oahu...Lot of fun, she'll be starting here at Market City from 9:30-11am and making her way around the island to Mapunapuna, Enchanted Lake in the afternoon and on Sunday at the Pearl City store. We'll be making these cute Easter Favors with the Market City Shopping Center in their Easter Celebration tomorrow Saturday April 16 from 10:30 -1pm in the lobby area.

Don't forget that there is lots going on at every store, just checkout the calendars for each of the different stores. Tomorrow Enchanted Lake is having their "Rock Your Block" party!

Have a great Aloha Friday.

Keep on Crafting, Chris @ Market City

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

survive-R, R U up to the challenge

This past Saturday, in the mists of doing our part in "thinking globally" through "acting locally" our donation drive for the Japanese Red Cross Society... (big Mahalo to all of you who donated here through us or're "acting locally" and "thinking globally."

We had our 1st surviveR challenge...making a one-two handed straw lei....

our surviveR challenge #1 winner was Donna...great job Donna!

We will be continuing on our Graduation surviveR challenges throughout April into May as we get ready to "survive" the Graduation season. Each week we will be having a craft challenge, come by if you want to see if your skills will help you survive this season, or if you just want to see what's going on!

Monday, April 11, 2011

It's Party Time!

Hello loyal blog followers! This week Saturday on April 16 from 10am - 3pm we're going to be having an awesomely fun party at our store (that's the Enchanted Lake Ben Franklin). We will be doing some great projects like spray painting (which we call urban art), tie dying, card making, gel medium transfers, and freezer paper stenciling. You can come pick up unique favor and centerpiece ideas, learn new crafting techniques, or just have some fun. We will also be giving away a few door prizes. Drop in at our store for a list of projects and fees. Can't wait to see everyone! Puna @ Enchanted Lake

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Ben Franklin Crafts will be donating a portion of today's sales to the Japanese Red Cross Society in their recovery efforts. Join us today at the Pearl City store for demonstrations and make-n-take as you are "Thinking Globally, Acting Locally". We will feature Lei Making, Beaded Tamari Ball & Beaded Hello Kitty demonstrations in the morning and *Make-n-Take projects scheduled in the afternoon!

* limited quantity for our Make-n-Take projects

Gloria @ Pearl City

Monday, April 4, 2011

Cubic Cuties

I wanted everyone to see what Bora, our framer at Enchanted Lake, made with our wood cubes and a little bit of imagination. Aren't they cute? The lamp on the left is made with scrapbooking paper, some acrylic paint, metal feet from Tim Holtz, a wooden dowel, and awesome pictures of Bora's niece. The giraffe is made completely out of wood pieces with the exception of the felt ears, pipe cleaner horns, and an eyelash yarn tail. We're thinking about making an animal set with these wood cubes. What do you think? Thanks for reading! Puna @ Enchanted Lake

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Attack of the Furious Fowls!

Need an idea for a graduation lei that's cute and fun? Well Christen at the Mapunapuna BFC took an idea from out newest Lei Book Volume IX and tweaked it to create a furious fowl lei, the characters might look familiar to some of you that play a certain game app! She used pompoms, wiggly eyes, felt, wood beads, wood stars, pony beads, acrylic paint, feathers, glue, rhinestones, upholstery thread, and ribbon. Notice the rhinestones in the crown? I think she did a great job in capturing the characters from this game. There are so many possibilities that can be done for this lei, all it takes is a little imagination. And if you run out of ideas, don't worry because we can help! I'll see you at BFC! Lynn @ Mapunapuna BFC

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Our company which includes the Hawaii Ben Franklin Craft stores, neighbor island Ace Hardware stores and some Ace Hardwares in the Seattle and Las Vegas regions, is celebrating its 60th year as a locally owned and operated company. We are very Thankful to all of our loyal customers for their continued support, because we wouldn't be here today without you!

As a special Mahalo, we are inviting our customers to receive 20% off* their purchases on Saturday, April 9th during our Kokua Sale-abration event.

The earthquakes and tsunamis that have devasted Japan has touched the lives of people around the world and especially here in Hawaii. At Ben Franklin Crafts, we have the people of Japan in our hearts and we want to send our Aloha. As members of the larger Global community, we want to help Japan in their recovery efforts so a portion of that day's sales will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

We will also have free demonstrations and some make 'n takes in which the fees will also be donated.

So, please join us on Saturday, April 9th and Shop a little, Craft a little and KOKUA PLENTY!!!

See you there!