Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bling'n Mason Jar Brush Holder

Make this adorable bling'n brush holder!

Blue Mason Jar
Mod Podge
Fine Silver Glitter
Burlap Ribbon
Bean Bag Filler Pellets
Foam Brush

Start by brushing a layer of Mod Podge onto the bottom half of the Mason Jar and shake a good amount of silver glitter onto the wet Mod Podge. Let dry for about 20 minutes. Once it is dry, use the Mod Podge to seal the glitter by brushing one more layer over the glitter. Tie the Burlap Ribbon into a pretty bow in the middle of the jar Fill with Bean Bag Filler Pellets, this will help the brushes stand up!!

Introduction to Shell Jewelry Making Workshop!

Introduction to Shell Jewelry Making Workshop!

In this workshop you will create the earrings shown in the picture, please keep in mind that the shells will vary slightly because we will be using natural shells. You will learn the basics of jewelry making techniques, the meaning of findings and how to use the jewelry tools.

Where: Market City Ben Franklin
When: Saturday, October 12th
Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: $20
Supplies: All supplies are included

Monday, September 23, 2013

Simply Pretty Gift Jars

So, I know that I've featured these food-safe jars on our blog previously, but they're so cute that I keep wanting to make more and more things with them. Since they're food-safe, they would make great containers for all those Christmas cookies and party mix that you're planning on making for gifts, with, of course, some added decoration.

Enter the Martha Stewart Crafts adhesive stencils in the "Fair Isle Dots" design. The stencils are perfect for use on things like these jars because they are slightly sticky on one side, helping the stencil to stick to curved surfaces and making it even easier for you get a mess-free image. When you're done stenciling, simply wash with warm, soapy water; the stencil will remain sticky even after washing.

Because I was stenciling on glass, I used the Americana Multi-Surface paints for this project. They can be air-dried or oven-baked for permanence.

Some of you may think that it's a little early to be focusing on Christmas, but guess what, as of today there are only 92 days left til our favorite holiday. It's definitely time to be starting on all those gift giving crafts.

See you next week!
Puna @ Enchanted Lake

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Shabby Chic Mason Jar & Burlap Ribbon Chandelier

Aloha Crafters ~

Today's Idea & Inspiration is a Shabby Chic Mason Jar & Burlap Ribbon Chandelier.

Clear pint size mason jars were wrapped with natural burlap ribbon using double stick tape. Then rolled ribbon roses were made from our robin's egg blue burlap ribbon and adhered to the jar with hot glue.

Twine was then wrapped below the jar lip,and loosely knotted. A "handle" length of twine was attached by knotting both sides of the twine on each side of the jar lip. After handle was attached, twine below the jar lip was tightened and securely knotted.
Both the robin's egg blue and natural burlap ribbon were twisted and used to hang the mason jar lights. Twinkle lights were then put in each jar.
Happy Crafting!
Robin @ Kahului

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fall Keiki Craft Class

Fall Keiki Craft Classes at ALL STORES October 7-11, 2013 (10am-12noon)

This week-long program was specifically designed for kids 8 years and older to expand their imagination by utilizing tools and techniques in a fun & creative environment. By the end of the week, your child will go home with 10 unique projects for you to share with the rest of the family and treasure for a lifetime! Project Info: Mon, Oct.7 - Class Shirt / Fall Fan; Tues, Oct.8 - Monster Ball / RTD Pail; Wed, Oct.9 - Canvas Painting / TicTacToe Magnet Set; Thurs, Oct.10 - Halloween Mask / Wind Chimes; Fri, Oct.11 - Halloween Ornament / Halloween Lei. Sign-up today at any Hawaii BFC store. Fee $60 includes all supplies for 10 crafts. Space is limited! Click on image to download Registration Form. See stores for more details.

Happy Crafting ~ Beth @ Mapunapuna BFC 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 295 - Birch Cylinder Vase

Watch how easy Lisa transforms cylinder vases with the birch wood paper in minutes; Making them great center pieces for you fall/winter home decor.

Easy-to-make Birch Vases

birch wood paper 
cylinder vase 
ribbon or raffia
optional: mod podge and glitter

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 294 - Birch Bark Tree Centerpiece

Puna makes an adorable Christmas tree great for your home décor for the holidays.

Birch Tree

Check out our second project using our new Birch paper here: Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 294 - Birch Bark Tree Centerpiece

paper mache cone
birch wood paper 
tag punch (marvy uchida - pink)
paper trimmer 
hot glue
optional: berries or other embellishments, Mini Tree Star Topper

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 293 - Birch Birdhouse

Check out this unique birch wood paper that turns our ready-to-decorate wood into a fabulous bird house.  

Birch Birdhouse

Watch our latest video on our YouTube Channel: Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 293 - Birch Birdhouse

birch wood paper
ready-to-decorate bird house
mod podge
acrylic paint 
popsicle stick
embellishments (bird, branch, berries, pine)

We'll have more projects this week featuring the new birch wood paper. Stay tuned!

*Don't forget to scroll down to read today's earlier post from Market City. They have a fun Halloween project using cheesecloth and mason jars!

Mr. and Mrs. Mummy Mason Jars!

Make this ADORABLE Halloween couple! Using Cheese Cloth and mason jars... Drop in a tea light and they will glow!

Glass Mason Jars
Cheese Cloth
Mod Podge
Googly Eyes
1 Black Feather
Small Foam Brush

Cut the cheese Cloth into about 2" stripes. Brush some Mod Podge onto the Mason Jar and begin wrapping the jar like a mummy, use the foam brush to add more Mod Podge as needed. Once you have covered the whole jar, let it dry for a few minutes. You will need to do one coat of Mod Podge over the whole thing to seal it. Use Fabri-Tac to glue the eyes on. To give it a wrapped mummy look, use one more strip of Cheese Cloth and let it slightly cover the tops and bottoms of the eyes. For the Girl mummy, use a black feather and trim one side of it so that it looks like lashes and glue on with Fabri-Tac!! Sooooo Cute!!

Thanks for Looking and CRAFT ON!!!!! ~ Deborah @ Market City

Monday, September 16, 2013

Faux Stained Glass Votive Holder

Here's a great gift idea for a birthday or for those pesky holidays that are approaching so very quickly. You can even get your kids to help you with making them because they are so, so easy. You need Scribbles puffy paint in black, alcohol inks in various colors, a brush, and a votive.

First, use your puffy paint to draw your design on the glass votive. For my sample, I stuck to easy, geometric shapes. The paint can take up to a day to dry, depending on how thick it's applied; make sure your lines are completely dry before moving to the next step. Next, take your brush and alcohol inks and color in the spaces between your puffy paint lines. You can use rubbing alcohol to clean your brush between colors. You could also use the rubbing alcohol to clean up any over-spill or mistakes. Then...well actually, then your done. Wrap them up and give them away as presents! Yay!

Puna @ Enchanted Lake

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tie Dyed Mason Jar with FireFly Lights

Aloha Crafters ~

Today's Idea & Inspiration  is a Tie Dyed Mason Jar lit with Fire Fly Lights.

Using compressed air (this can be purchased at an office supply store), alcohol inks were dropped one at a time on the mason jar than sprayed with the compressed air producing a "tie dyed look". The alcohol inks dry quickly and allow you to move from color to color.
Happy Crafting!
Robin @ Kahului

Friday, September 13, 2013

Crankin' Out Crafts -ep292 Pedestal Frame

Here's another open-backed frame idea that's great for table-top centerpieces.

Pedestal Frames in different heights

Catch our last open-backed frame project here: Crankin' Out Crafts -ep292 Pedestal Frame 

Wooden candlestick
Acrylic or spray paint
Wire cutters or pliers
*Optional - sandpaper for distressing

Using different sized frames and candlesticks can make a unique and classy looking table display.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Distressed Countdown Advent Cabinet

I had so much fun making this project. This Advent Calendar Cabinet is the perfect holiday decoration. Drawers are just big enough to hold little treasures so excited keiki's can count down the days until Christmas arrives.

Distressed Countdown Advent Cabinet by Beth
Tim Holtz Distress Stain
30143784 - UNF Cabinet 24 Drawers w/ Shutter
77501692 - Mod Podge
30141040 - Americana Multi-Surface Paint (Vanilla Shake)
30145457 - Joyous Tradition Paper scrapbook paper
30136620 – ½” EK Tools mini punch
James Button
Paint the cabinet with the color of your choice. Measure each drawer and cut 24 pieces of patterned paper to fit, mixing patterns and colors as desired. Punch a half-hole in the top edge of each piece to match the notches on the drawers. Use the stain to ink the edges around the cabinet. Mod Podge the cut paper to the drawers. Cut paper to fit the sides and back of the Advent calendar box; ink and adhere with Mod Podge.

Happy Crafting! Beth @ Mapunapuna BFC

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Crankin' Out Crafts -ep291 Wired Photo Frame (for Instagram Photos)

Watch as Brandon takes photos from instagram(or his photo sharing app), and creates a bright piece to hang on his wall! 

Display your photos with this cool framing idea!

open-backed frame
Montana Gold spray paint (Malachite)
screwdriver or drill
black wire
mini clothespins
black and white scrapbook paper
paper cutter
clear tape

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Glitter Christmas Bulb Ornaments!!

Create these cute Glitter Light Bulb Ornaments using Glitter It and Glitter!!!

Glitter It!
Clear Bulb Ornaments
Glitter (Chunky or Fine)

All you do is remove the metal top of the clear Bulb Ornament and pour the Glitter It into the bulb. Swirl the liquid around until the entire bulb is covered, pour out extra liquid. Take your glitter ( Any kind you want) and pour a good amount into the bulb, place your finger over the opening and shake it up! This will coat the inside of the bulb with glitter! Replace the metal top and tie some ribbons onto the wire and you are done! Custom color and design ornaments! I added them to a Christmas Deco Mesh Wreath using Christmas Lights. All I did was put the light bulb inside the plastic bulb ornament to make them glow!

Thanks for looking and CRAFT ON!! ~ Deborah @ Market

Monday, September 9, 2013

Crankin' Out Crafts -ep290 Ribbon Flower Frame

Brandon's back with us this week to show you a couple of easy frame projects! Featured this week is Ben Franklin's new product, ornate open-backed frames. Brandon creates a cute frame accent for your wall.  Learn how to create adorable ribbon flowers to give this frame an adorable look. 

Ribbon Flower Frame

Printed Grosgrain ribbon
Satin-edge sheer ribbon
embellishments (rhinestones or buttons)
open-backed frame
hot glue
bakers twine
scrapbook paper
pen or marker

Easy-Peasy Wall Art

Who doesn't love doing super simple projects that result in great decor pieces for your home? Well, if you answered anything but "no one" to that question, maybe you shouldn't read the rest of this entry. For everyone else, check it out:

Isn't it so cool? Also, you're going to be so surprised at how easy it is. It literally took me half-an-hour to complete this project. How, you ask? First, gather up your supplies. It's only three things so it should take you about a minute. You'll need 2" vinyl letters, a 12"x12" canvas, and some black spray paint.

Next step, use the vinyl letters to spell out your quote or saying. The letters are great because they stick enough to not let the spray paint seep through, but not enough to hamper your attempts to rearrange them into a more pleasing layout if needed. I actually had to rearrange my letters a couple of times, so believe me, this does come in handy. When you're happy with the way your quote looks, simply spray paint over the letters. Once the paint has dried, you can peel off the vinyl. That's it!

I hope you like it!
Puna @ Enchanted Lake

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Edward Cullen's Ashes ~ Quick & Easy

Aloha Crafters ~

Today's Idea & Inspiration is a quick & easy craft - Edward Cullen's Ashes. One of our glass canisters was filled with silver, a label was printed, adhered and EUREKA - quick Halloween decor. Of course, you may pick the vampire(s) and glitter color of your choice.

Glass canister with Lid (30134020)
4 oz. Silver Glitter (77565986)
White Light Vellum (77188854)
Giga Circle Scallop Punch (30090355)
Tack 2000 Spray Adhesive (77641951)

Happy Crafting!
Robin @ Kahului

Friday, September 6, 2013

Crankin' Out Crafts -ep289 Furry "Boo" (Eyelash Yarn)

For our last warm, fuzzy episode, Brandon is back with a great Halloween decor piece.

Add fun furry letters to your Halloween display!

View our how-to video here: Crankin' Out Crafts -ep289 Furry "Boo"

18" wood letters B, O, and O
Eyelash yarn
Hot-glue gun
*Optional - acrylic paint

With an addition of batting to these supplies, you could even make fuzzy, puffy "Boos".

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Hot Glue Blood Drip Earrings

I’ve been wanting to play with hot glue lately and whipped up these earrings that look like dripping blood. red Sharpie or nail polish really makes them stand out! I’d say if you are in need of a costume this year, add this to your costume– why not just make a pair of these?

Supplies Needed:
Mini Hot Glue Gun
Red Sharpie marker
Paraffin Paper 
Ear wires
Jump ring

Hot glue gun on the paraffin paper and make a U shape. Add more drippings on the inside of the U shape and also make a circle on top. Let dry and harden. Color the drippings with the sharpie. Add the jump ring and the ear wire. 

*To color earrings - nail polish will also work.

Happy Crafting - Beth @ Mapunapuna BFC

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Crankin' Out Crafts -ep288 Fuzzy Little Monster (Eyelash Yarn)

Puna's got a fun kid's craft for Halloween. Children will love being creative and making their own monster.

Fuzzy Little Monsters - a great craft project for kids!

Styrofoam ball
Eyelash yarn
Pipe cleaners
Googly eyes
Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
Wire cutters

Don't stop with just one styrofoam ball. You could glue balls together to create even larger monsters!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Halloween wreath with a lot of BOO!!

Create this spooktactular deco mesh wreath and give your door a lot of BOO!

Earlier in the blog we showed you how to make a Witches hat from a paper mache cone, chip board, paint and ribbons! Now we will tell you how to make the BOO letters from MDF wood letters, glitter and Mod Podge!

~For Letters
MDF Wood Letters
Acrylic Paints
Mod Podge
Chenille Stems
Hot Glue

~For Wreath
Blue Wreath Form
Purple Deco Mesh
Green Ribbon
Witch Hat
Spider ornament

Begin by painting the letters Purple, Orange and green. Once they dry, mix glitter with Mod Podge and paint it onto the letters... Use Green Glitter for the green letter and purple glitter for the purple letter. Let them dry for about 30 min. Use Hot glue to glue the chenille stems to the back of the letters, this is how you will attach the letters to your wreath form!!

Use purple Deco Mesh and Green Ribbon to create the wreath. I used a blue wreath form for a little more color! The Bowdabra is simple and creates awesome big bows like the one in the upper corner of the wreath, this bow was made from the same ribbon that we used around the wreath. Use Hot glue to attach the Witch Hat and also the spider.

Thanks for looking and CRAFT ON!!!! ~Deborah @ Market City

Monday, September 2, 2013

Crankin' Out Crafts -ep287 Spooky-Silly Lei (Eyelash Yarn)

We've got some warm, fuzzy feelings for Halloween. Brandon starts off the week with a funny and festive Halloween Lei.

Make a lei for Halloween!

Catch our newest episode here: Crankin' Out Crafts -ep287 Spooky-Silly Lei

Bubble straw
Grosgrain ribbon
Eyelash yarn in different colors and lash lengths
Scotch tape

Brandon suggests adding some plastic skulls or fake spiders to your lei to make it spookier.

Memory Jar

I promised more jar and container ideas, didn't I? I'm really having fun putting all kinds of stuff into our cute jars. Today, I decided to make a memory jar. This is an original way to display small keepsakes from vacations or special days.

You don't need a lot for one of these jars; essentially, all you need to have is a jar and some sand or filler for the bottom. Everything else that you insert is going to be your own small souvenirs or photos. One note on this particular jar, I used an American Crafts Slick Writer to write my date on the glass. It works really well, and won't wash off unless you use alcohol.

You can include small shells or rocks or other natural items which you picked up on that special occasion. 

Feathers add a pretty, soft touch. I also made a small fence out of craft sticks and wire to add to the scenery.

Jars like this make great displays that allow you to share those special times with others without having to force them to sit through a slideshow or flip through a photo album.

I hope this inspires you to get container creative.
Puna @ Enchanted Lake

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Quick & Easy Glitter Owl Mask

Aloha Crafters ~

Today's Idea & Inspiration is a Glitter Owl Mask. We have an assortment of wooden character masks for Halloween and Christmas. There is a variety of ways that they can be decorated. Markers, paint, glitter, rhinestones, beads are just a few suggestions.

Autumn, one of our talented sales associates, first painted the above mask with deco paint pens, then using glitter glue, she filled in over the top of the dried paint.

Happy Crafting!
Robin @ Kahului