Thursday, May 29, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts ep367 Glitter Mason Jar (Frozen Theme)

Glitter up your Mason Jars! See how easy it is to make Glitter Mason Jars with just a few supplies. Use these jars as gifts, decor and even centerpieces for your Frozen theme party.

Glitter Mason Jars

Pint Size Mason Jar
Fine or Tinsel Glitter
Mod Podge Gloss
1" Foam Brush

Thanks for stopping by this week! We'll see you next time for another set of quick and easy projects.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Lei with Aloha Event at HouseMart BFC Hilo

Join us at our Hilo store on Saturday, May 31st from 10am to 2pm for lei making make ‘n takes! 

Create a lei for graduation or your next event!

Lei Making Make 'n Takes (Fees vary by project):
10-11am – Candy Lei (Fee $2)
11am-12pm – 3-straw lei (Fee $10)
12-1pm – Ribbon Lei (Fee $5)
1-2pm – Memory Wire Bracelet (Fee $3). 

See store for more details.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts -ep366 Mason Jar with Snow-Tex (Frozen Theme)

Use Snow-Tex and glitter on Mason Jars to get a snowy frozen effect! You can use 
Snow-Tex on just about anything. With all the craze going around about winter, snowflake and frozen theme parties and decor, these are perfect!!

Mason Jars with Snow-Tex

Watch our latest video here on our YouTube Channel: Crankin' Out Crafts -ep366 Mason Jar with Snow-Tex

Pint Size Mason Jar
Pallet Knife
Fine Glitter

Check back later for another Mason Jar craft that you can use for your next party!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 365 - Princess Puffy Wand (Frozen Theme)

JFlo shows you how to make a princess puffy wand with tulle. Great party favor for your next Princess Party!

Princess Puffy Wands on Crankin' Out Crafts

Watch our step-by-step video on how to make this craft here: Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 365 - Princess Puffy Wand (Frozen Theme)

4"x 6" card board
hot glue 
rhinestone ribbon
6" wide glitter tulle
1/4" dowel rode 12"long
coordinating acrylic paint
paint brush

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 364 - Frozen Favor Bag (Frozen Theme)

JFlo shows a quick and easy favor bag for your next Frozen-themed party.

Frozen Favor Bags on Crankin' Out Crafts

Favor Bag
glitter foamies
hot glue gun
favor paper bag
tulle and ribbon

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts Episode 363 - Snowflake Wand Favor (Frozen Theme)

JFlo will show you how to make an inexpensive snowflake wand party favor great for a "Frozen" themed party or even a Princess Party.

Snowflake Wand Favors on Crankin' Out Crafts

7/8" ribbon
12" dowel rod 1/4" wide
glitter foamies cut into snowflake with accucut machine (available to use for free at our stores with purchase of materials)
glue dots or hot glue gun

Check back this this for more Frozen-themed crafts!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts On the Road in Texas with JFlo - Episode 362 Fingerprint Flower Card

JFlo is On the Road and shows how to craft memories and capture a moment in time with fingerprints and friends. She recently visited friends in Georgia to create this unforgettable craft.

JFlo and friends make lovely Fingerprint Cards together

Catch our latest episode here: 

5x7 piece of card stock
pink acrylic paint 
purple acrylic paint 
green paper for leaves
micro pen
brown paper 

We hope you enjoyed our Crankin' Out Crafts On The Road episodes this week! Stay tuned for more quick 'n easy crafts that you can do, too. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts On the Road in Texas with Mattie - Episode 361 Clay Pea Pods

This week, Crankin' Out Crafts goes on the road! Meet our new friends that will show us some great craft projects that you can make, too. Today, watch as our friend Mattie demonstrates how to use Sculpey clay and create peas in a pod.  

Our new friend Mattie from Texas and JFlo

Watch Mattie show us how to make these cute Pea Pods out of clay here on our YouTube Channel! Crankin' Out Crafts On the Road in Texas with Mattie - Episode 361 Clay Pea Pods

green Sculpey clay
Xacto Knife or Cutting Tool
Clay Mat
stylus (ball tool)
black acrylic paint or fingernail polish 
white acrylic paint or fingernail polish
scrap paper for paint or nail polish
aluminum foil
cookie sheet

*Don't forget to line your cookie sheet with aluminum foil before baking in the oven
*Bake clay at 275 degrees F, 15 minutes for every 1/4-inch thickness

Mahalo Mattie for sharing such an adorable and fun project! After Mattie's demonstration, she shows you some of her favorite clay charms. Follow her on Instagram @mattiemayfield28 to see more of her clay creations! 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Crankin' Out Crafts -ep360 Balloon Boutique

For Something Unique, Think Balloon Boutique!

JFlo introduces you to our Balloon Boutique program - creations for gift-giving, graduation or your next event!

Balloon Boutique Samples for every occasion!

Learn more about our new Balloon Boutique Program here on our latest episode: Crankin' Out Crafts -ep360 Balloon Boutique 

Air Pump
Mylar Balloon
Plastic Cone for Balloon
5/16" Clear Tube/Stick or 5/16" Dowel Rod
Curling Ribbon
Mylar Sheets (2 kinds - 5 sheets each) or Cello Sheets
Container or Basket (to balloon 
low-temp glue gun & gluesticks

Balloon Boutique creations are also available to order at our HouseMart BFC stores starting at $12.99 (includes mylar balloon, maxi cup, clear stick/straw, ten 10x10 cello/mylar sheets with 36" curling ribbon tails.) Make for any occasion from graduation, recitals, birthdays, get well soon and more! 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 11th!

Looking for the perfect gift for Mom? Stop by our HouseMart Ben Franklin Crafts stores for ideas, inspiration, and supplies for all your gifts and projects. 

Gift Cards available at all locations! Great for Mother's Day & any occasion.

Don't forget - BFC gift cards are available at all locations. Add to your card, gift basket and bouquet!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Save the Date! #BCrafty Instagram Event at HouseMart BFC Enchanted Lake - May 17

Save the Date for our next store event coming up at Enchanted Lake on Saturday, May 17th from 11am-3pm!

Save the Date! Saturday, May 17th

Join our amazing crew at Enchanted Lake Ben Franklin Crafts for a fun-filled day of Instagram themed make-n-takes, workshops, photo booths, and prize giveaways. We’ll be taking selfies and hashtagging our way through the day, you should join in the fun! Fees vary per project. See store for more info.

We're also on Instagram! Don't forget to follow us @bfcrafts!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Happy May Day & Lei Day!

May has arrived and graduation season is in full swing - it's time for lei making! Create your own handmade lei out of ribbon, eyelash yarn, rattail cording and more. Visit our stores for lei making supplies today. Pick-up a copy of our latest lei book - Handcrafted Lei and Flowers Book Volume XII! All of our lei books include step-by-step color photographs and instructions.

Our newest lei book has 17 lei and project ideas for you!

Free lei making demos at our stores today!

At Pearl City BFC - 10am / Deluxe Ribbon Lei with Kalo 10:30am-1pm
At Enchanted Lake BFC - Lei Making Demos at 12pm / 3pm / 5pm

Lei Making demos are also throughout the graduation season! View/download our store craft calendars on our website here to see schedules.

A lei is not only a beautiful gift to a graduate or celebrant, but a symbol of aloha and fun to make! Happy lei making!

*Note: Lei books and lei making supplies are also available for purchase online on the Crafting is Fun website.