Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Wishing all of you out there in Blogland the most Happiest New Year!

Mahalo Nui Loa for staying in touch with the Joy of Crafting and I hope to see you in 2013!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Creative Office Wreaths

So, as you saw with our Halloween Costumes, the Ben Franklin Crafts Honolulu Office has some pretty creative people. And they LOVE to CRAFT!

So, we divided up into teams by department and four people each. The result is 5 Super Fun wreaths!  Every team started with a 12" extruded foam wreath that they had to use. Here's what the teams came up with...

 I call this the Blue wreath, made of curled strips of blue cardstock  in different shades. Good idea if you want something to perfectly match your color scheme!

This one I call the Sweet wreath. It uses Deco Mesh ribbon and is decorated with sweets.

See the center heart candies! So Cute!

This next one, I call the Donut Door wreath. They mounted their wreath on a hand made door with a fancy door handle.

The donut's star and sprinkles were made with Perler beads. And the donut twinkles from a flashing lightbulb necklace.

Next is the Grinch wreath. In this case, a scarecrow was reborn into the Grinch with a very good hand-drawn and painted face! What talent!

The Grinch holds a Dream Catcher wreath covered with some of their team's favorite things that represents them.

The last wreath I call the Slippah wreath. It has four pairs of handmade slippahs made of foamies. Each slippah is supposed to represent the person who made it.

A hand stamped and blinged slippah.

An eco-friendly design decoupaged slippah.

A barefoot happy slippah.

A colorful watercolor slippah.

Now, these wreaths were made for a contest and the winners will be chosen on Thursday by a panel of judges. It doesn't matter which team wins, everyone had a lot of FUN working together to make their wreath.

Can you guess which wreath was made by which department team? There are two teams from Accounting, one from Advertising, one from Human Resources and one from IT.

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Holidays from me and my co-workers!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The last Joy of Crafting Show for 2012

Tonight premieres the last Joy of Crafting show for 2012, and it's an exciting one!There's action and comedy and new faces, too!

 Marcus from Lahaina Ace Hardware is back with more Hardware Science experiments. It's always great when you can learn something and have fun, too!
Then, I'm next with a project to get ready for 2013! It's a recycled envelope calendar.At the end of the year, you can bind it to make a scrapbook.

Our last guests for the year have a great project for you! Do you recognize them?

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you get a chance to watch the show! Thank you for supporting our show and the Ben Franklin craft stores all these years, may you and your families have a wonderful Holiday season! See you in the New Year!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Joy of Crafting's First December show

I can't believe some people have all of their Christmas wrapped and ready to go! Amazing! But for those of you, like me,  who still need a few more ideas, we have some for you on this first December show.

 I start the show with a quick project using the candy stick bags and Sixlets candy for an elf. Sixlets are so nostalgic for me because I went to Washington Intermediate. Behind our school, we had "Back Store" where we would buy Nibblets and Sixlets to eat with our Suicide drinks (mixed up sodas), and can't forget the hamburgers!OK, 'nuff about memory lane...

Talk about mixing things up, our next very special guest came all the way from Lahaina, Maui. Marcus Curimao teaches us about science in a fun way using basic everyday items you can find in a hardware store. The book, "The Wizard's Book of Science Secrets" can be found at all of our Ace Hardware stores on the neighbor islands and at the Pioneer Ace stores here on Oahu. Makes a great gift for the kids and kids-at-heart!

Lastly, I'll show you another quick Holiday Treat Holder that you can whip up really fast. Great for your office gang!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you get a chance to watch the show! Happy Holidays, Happy Crafting!