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!

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


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Love wreath

            LOVE WREATH

Styrofoam 12” Wreath
Mrxcro Lace 7/8”x30yd. Scalp
DT Pearl Sticky back 10mm
2- Pick rose Gem Pink 10”
3- Canvas Cord hemp rope Natural 45sq
EK Stick alpha hot pink
Hot glue gun

Wrap the Styrofoam wreath with the canvas cord. It will take almost three rolls   to cover the whole thing. When wrapping me did put a little hot glue to make sure it does not move.

Cut a 18 inch strip of the lace ribbon for the banner
Cut 8 piece of 1 ½ inch strips. Hot glue to pieces together in a triangles shape. Cut the ends to make it more triangle shape (as shown in picture). You will need 4 of them.
Glue one letter of the word LOVE to each triangles, then glue to the 18 inch strip.
Glue the lace a cross the wreath.
Glue the flower at the bottom more to one side.

     enjoy and have a great time !

        JOY @ Ben franklin

Monday, February 19, 2018

Mermaid Jar

Happy Monday, art movers, shakers and makers!

I am so excited for beach weather! Here is a mermaid mason jar project that will light up any beach themed home or party!

Supplies : 
mason jar
pink tissue paper
gloss mod podge
light blue acrylic craft paint
blue ribbon
black paper
double sided tape
twinkle lights 
cup of water for 

First, glue tissue to mason jar and let dry. Cut out a mermaid silhouette with HouseMart Ben Franklin's complementary Accucut machine that is free to use!  Use double sided tape to secure to the inside of the jar.

Thin out some of the light blue acrylic paint with water and "watercolor" some of it over the top and bottom of the tissue covered mason jar.

Allow to dry and then tie jute, ribbon, and starfish to the outside!

Throw some tinkle lights in there behind your mermaid silhouette and you have yourself a fancy magic nightlight!

 Have fun crafting!

Bethany @Enchanted Lake


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Heart Bracelet

Hearts in a Row Bracelet

36” ‘010 gauge Stainless steel with nylon coated wire
Magnetic clasp (Gold or Silver)
2 ½ Safety chain to match the gold or silver clasp
2 crimp beads (2 by 2) to match the clasp
49 4mm bicone beads for one color heart (quantity may vary based on the size of bracelet)
        COLOR A
51- 4mm bicone beads for the other heart (quantity may vary based on the size of bracelet)
Crimper and wire cutter (or scissors)

Attaching the clasp
1-     Thread the magnetic clasp and safety chain onto the wire
2-     Put two end of the wire together and thread crimp bead onto both wires and push all components to the folded center of the wire, which should be the other end.
3-     Crimp the crimp bead

4-     Thread bead A on one wire and cross thru with the other wire in the opposite direction/. Make sure you balance the bead in the center
5-     Thread one bead A on each wire
6-     Thread bead B on one wire and cross thru with the other wire in the opposite direction
7-     Thread one bead B on each wire
8-     Thread bead A one wire and cross thru with the other wire in the opposite direction.
9-     Repeat steps 5 to 8 until desired length.

Ending bracelet
10-  Put two ends of the wire together and thread crimp bead, safety chain and the clasp onto both wires.
11-  Thread both wires back thru the crimp bead going towards the bracelet.
12-  Tighten
13-  Work your way back thru the bracelet with remaining of the wire. (Go thru at least 3 beads)
14-  Crimp the Crimp beads and cut remaining wire.

       It is a beautiful bracelet to make for a friend. Enjoy

                    Joy @ Hilo Ben franklin

Saturday, February 10, 2018



SPC - 885827163684
Paper Accents Vinyl Letters    2-X   2-O
Krylon Chalky Finish Bonnet pink
Cherry Blossom Pick
White Deco Marker

Stick the lower case X and O on the board in the order of XOXO

Spray Paint the board with the Chalky Finish Bonnet Pink
Let dry

Peel the stickers off the board

Trace the letters with the White Deco

Hot glue the Cherry Blossom buds on to the board

   Joy @ Hilo Ben Franklin

Sunday, February 4, 2018

                                            Bamboo vase

Bamboo vase
Purple Orchid
11” Succulent/Fern pick green
Oasis Dry Small Piece
Tint spray paint Rhasberry Orchid
Glue gun

 Spray Paint the bamboo vase and set to dry
Put the Oasis in the bamboo vase
 Stick the flowers in the oasis and then hot Glue the Flower and the Succulent to the inside of the vase

                  Joy @ Hilo Ben Franklin