Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lighted Brick Present

A customer came in to the Kailua store today and told me about this cute decoration in her home. She used all different sizes of glass bricks, tied a bow around them and plugged in some Christmas lights. She was so excited about it, I had to try it. I love it! It's a great way to use up the ribbon on the end of the bolt too! I think you could use it as a table centerpiece (with battery lights) , around the base of your Christmas tree or even as a night light in a kids room. There are so many possibilities with the glass bricks. Come visit us in Kailua! I would love to share these ideas and more.
Happy Holidays, Jenny

dandelion designs Holiday Giveaway!

All 6 of our Ben Franklin Crafts stores has that cute Holiday stamp gift set from dandelion designs that one lucky winner from each store is going to win!

Just stop by your favorite Ben Franklin Crafts store by Saturday, Dec. 4th and enter to win!

Thanks, Jean for making this generous prize possible!

And Thanks to everyone for stopping by and checking out our new blog!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Blingy Beader's Tool Kit

Hi Gang! It's Lynn from the Mapunapuna Ben Franklin Crafts Bead Shop and I just wanted to show you how I added a little bling to my beader's tool kit. These kits contain most of the essential tools you would need for most beading projects and they come in a variety of colors like pink, blue, brown, and green all in a color co-ordinated case. To make my kit a little more personalized I glued on Swarovski crystal flatbacks with Beacon 527 glue. I just squeezed some of the glue onto a piece of scratch paper, used a tooth pick to draw a design onto the case and then applied the flatbacks with the pair of tweezers that just happen to come with the kit. I did a leaf design for my green kit but wouldn't it be cute to do a cupcake design on a pink kit or maybe a coffee cup with steam on a brown kit? So many possibilities!

As you can see in this picture, I also applied some bling to the tools themselves. You can use the same Beacon 527 for this, just clean the area first with a q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol. The kit comes with round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, tweezers, a split ring tool, wire cutters, nylon jaw pliers, and a bent nose pliers.
The tool kits can be purchased at any of our BFC locations but if you want Swarovski flatbacks then come see us at the Mapunapuna BFC bead shop :)!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Mapunapuna BFC Bead Shop

Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas wreath making with Enchanted Lake Ben Franklin

Come visit us at Enchanted Lake Ben Franklin and learn how to make this beautiful wreath! We are so excited to share this quick, easy and economical Christmas Craft! See you soon! Jenny and EL Team

Friday, November 19, 2010

Finding Franklin the Elf

Franklin the Elf has come to visit the Enchanted Lake Ben Franklin store from the North Pole. He wants to have some Holiday Fun by playing a hide'n seek game with YOU! Find him in our store and you will get a prize!
Come join the fun! See you soon, Jenny