Saturday, September 16, 2017

Wash Cloth Scrubby

          Scrubby Yarn washcloth

Red Heart Scrubby Cotton Yarn- 2 colors
Susan Bates Crochet Hook US-I9
Half Double Crochet Abbreviations for it is HDC

Chain 24


After you chain 24, start the first row- HDC into the third chain from the hook and in each across. that will be 22 HDC
-        Row 2- through 5 chains 2 at the beginning of the row and then HDC to the end.
-        Row 5- change your color and do the same as row 2 through 5.

Row 6-9 chain 2 and HDC into the rest.
-        Row 10 Change back to the first color.

                     Rows 10-14 chain 2 and HDC into the rest.
-                       Tie off and you are done.

                                             Joy @Hilo Ben Franklin

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Wire Heart Earrings

           Wire Heart Earrings

Material List:
18 Gauge Wire
Bent nose Pliers
Round nose pliers
Wire Cutters
Wire Straightener
Wire loopier

You will needed 2 pieces of 7 inches of wire.
Straighten the wire with the Straightener.

Take the Wire and twist it around to make a loop in the middle of the wire.

Shape the 2 ends into a heart shape using the wire loopier.

Twist one end of the bottom around the other
Take the bent nose pliers and push the wire together, then wrap one more time around and tighten the wire around. Cut off excess wire

You will have a piece of wire sticking out of the end. Bend it into a loop with the round nose pliers.

  You can make them into earrings or necklace. Embellish by adding shells or beads

                 Joy @    Hilo Ben Franklin

Monday, September 4, 2017

Mason Jar Mixed Media Decor

Happy Monday creative crafters! I've been having so much fun getting inspired to decorate mason jars, I thought I would share with you a few different techniques you can use to spruce up any jar or even vase or glass bowl! Today's project is mixed media! And all the supplies used can be found at any local House Mart Ben Franklin craft store!

Montana Spray Paint in 2 different shades of pink
black oil based marker
black puffy paint / black BoBunny Perler pen

First, I cut out an oval from the vinyl sheet (contact paper) and placed it on the glass. Then I spray painted the whole thing in both colors of pink using the Montana brand.
Once the paint was dry, I peeled off the vinyl, outlined the oval with the black oil based marker, and squeezed out little dots around it using the puffy paint / BoBunny Perler pen!

crepe paper
matte Mod Podge
holiday ribbon / red burlap ribbon
hot glue gun / hot glue sticks
Snow Tex textured paste
Holiday themed wood slice 

First coat entire surface with Mod Podge using your brush and wrap your crepe paper all the way around. I added an extra coat of Mod Podge on the outer surface to seal the paper and make it more translucent. Once dry (maybe 2 hours) hot glue your choice of holiday ribbon around the outside and hot glue your wood slice as your finishing touch (I used it to hide the ribbon ends.) Then I used a brush and Snow Tex paste to add more texture around the top of the jar. I even applied a little to the top of the wood slice and the top edges of the ribbons! This will take several hours to dry but it is oh so cute!

dark spray paint (I used dark purple)
Ceramcoat acrylic paint in the color lavender  
Ceramcoat Crackle clear gel 

First paint the entire outer surface with the dark spray paint. Allow to fully dry, and then using your brush, apply the crackle gel to the entire outer surface with a generous coat and set aside to dry until tacky for 10-15 minutes. Then with a clean brush, "lay" strokes of lavender acrylic paint over the clear gel layer. As the paint dries, it will start to crackle! The thicker the paint strokes the wider the cracks! Be sure to only paint in one direction so your cracks will match each other.

sand colored stone spray
vinyl alphabet stickers
Design Master or Montana blue spray paint 

This process is very similar to the first process! Place your stickers on the glass, and then spray with first blue, and then your sandy stone spray! Because I sprayed the stone spray really really thickly, it had to dry for a few hours before I could remove the stickers without ripping or smudging. But how cool right? What a cute place to put your found seashells!

BoBunny Perler Pens in multiple colors 

This process uses minimal supplies, but definitely takes the most focus and patience! I started at the very top with dots, and then every third dot made a teardrop. Then every other teardrop I made a half circle. Use your shapes as a guide as well as a design! Keep building and adding detail. This process also takes about 1-2 hours to fully dry. 

So those are just a few mason jar ideas you can play and experiment with. Have fun and happy crafting!!

Bethany @EnchantedLake

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Round Scrubbie

                    Round Scrubby

Material List:
2 colors of Red Heart Scrubby
Susan Bates Crochet Hook US-I9
Abbreviations   HDC- Half Double Crochet
                           DC- Double Crochet

-        Chain 3
  Slip Knot into the first Chain to make a circle

-        Chain 2 and do a HDC into the middle 8 times.
-        Slip knot into the next stitch

-        Change color by cutting and tying together

     Chain 2 and DC 2 times into each HDC stitches

-        Change colors again.  Chain 2  and DC into each DC
-        To connect and finish off, do a Slip knot.

Joy @ Hilo Ben Franklin

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Napkin Art

            Large napkin art

Large unfinished glass top box
Napkins with print on it
Mod podge
Sponge brush
A color paint to match the napkin

Paint the box and set to dry
With the sponge brush rub Mod Podge to the glass set the napkin on the top of the glass. Try to straighten the napkin, but do not pull or rub it. Will tear
When dry, dab on the mod podge. You might want to do 2 coats, let dry in between coats.


Hilo Ben Franklin

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Popsicle Card

                Popsicle Card

Material List:
Scoring Board
Paper Cutter
Solid Paper
Printed Paper (Used Bo Bunny)
Crop-a-dile corner
Scallop Pinch 2”
Jumbo Popsicle
Double sided tape

 Score your printed paper into a 6x4, and solid into 4x3
Then Cut them.

Use the Crop-A-Dile to round the corners of the paper.

Take your Popsicle stick and cut off the end, You will want it 4” long.

Write a saying to go with your card on the solid paper.

Double stick the Popsicle stick to the card, then cover it with the solid piece of paper you wrote on.

When you are done you can take the scallop punch to the upper right hand corner of the front of the card.  This will make it look like a bite mark.

                     Cute way to say hello, miss you

                   Hilo Ben Franklin

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fairy Bowl

                    Fairy Bowl

Material List:
5.6 Glass Bowl
Mimi Wood Disc.
Sand – Black

 Start by putting the sand at the bottom of the bowl

Arrange the wood disc in the back and the middle of the bowl.

Add the moss to the sides and the back

Add the rocks to the side and some at the front.
Arrange the succulents to the side
Place your fairy on top of the wooden disc.

    You can glue them down , or leave them free

                        Hilo Ben Franklin