Monday, November 25, 2013

We Love Crafts! - Last Friday's Winner

Just in time for Thanksgiving, this beautiful wreath was shared by Betty Steljes of Honolulu. Wouldn't a wreath like this hanging on your door be an awesome welcome for greeting your guests this Thursday?

For sharing the craft she made, Betty won a $20 gift card. Send in your craft project photo and enter our We Love Crafts weekly contest and you just might win one, too! More info here.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, did you know we'll be open from 9am - 2pm and we're having a 20% off* BringYourOwn Bag sale? That's right, pop your turkey in the oven, come on down to the store and save!

Thanks for stopping by today and Have a Great Week!

NOTE: Our Kahului store will be open from 8pm - 12 midnight for Thanksgiving.
All HouseMart Ben Franklin Craft stores - 20% off sale includes regular priced merchandise some restrictions apply, check store for details.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Get Ready for Another Slice of FUN!

The rumour is true! Amy Tan of Amy Tangerine is coming back to Hawaii for TWO classes on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Mapunapuna Ben Franklin Crafts!

Sign-ups start tomorrow, Sat., Nov. 23 at the Mapunapuna Ben Franklin Crafts. For more information, go to our website.

We had so much fun the last time Amy was here, hope you can join us! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November's second Joy of Crafting Show

We're right in the middle of the Holiday crafting season and we've got a show with some fun ideas!

Our first guest is Kari Foteff from Strathmore, the people who make all of those great artist paper pads. Here she shares a new item, Artist Tiles. Perfectly square paper pads for your favorite media.

Then, we have Deborah Irvin back from Market City BFC. Deborah dresses up a cute wreath for Santa's Helpers!

Lastly, I'll show you how to make a simple Santa favor box. You make it with mostly punches and it's perfect for parties or little co-worker thank yous. Here's the project sheet.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Blankets of Aloha - Please Help if You Can!

Aloha Monday Crafters! I know crafters are the most thoughtful and caring people so I wanted to share what our HouseMart stores are doing to help the people of the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

Our HouseMart Ben Franklin Craft stores along with our HM Ace Hardware stores are collecting blanket donations for Tacloban, Philippines. We are trying to collect as many new blankets as we can before the November 30 deadline for the first shipment.

We will continue to collect and send blankets but we want to send as many as we can with this first critical shipment.

All of our stores are drop off locations, so please help if you can.

Another way to help will be during the Kokua for Philippines telethon concert on Sunday, December 15. I'll be answering phones during the telethon and would love for you to call in your pledges.

As in the tsunami that hit Japan, this tragic event in the Philippines touches everyone in Hawaii, we all know someone effected. Let's reach out across the ocean and send waves of Aloha.

Thanks You for stopping by today and may you and yours be safe this Holiday season!

Friday, November 15, 2013

We Love YOUR Crafts!

Happy Aloha Friday! We LOVE that you want to share your projects with us! Here's this week's winner of our We "Heart" Crafts photo contest!

Eva U. of Honolulu created a gorgeous calendar for next year using Sister Stamps! Don't you just love her Copic coloring!

Congratulations, Eva!

Want to win a $20 Ben Franklin Crafts gift card, too? Take a photo of a craft that you made, email it with a list of your supplies to and check our website on Friday to see if you won for the week! Simple as that! (Official rules can be found here)

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Our first WE "heart" Crafts Winner!

Congratulations to Christina of Honolulu! Her enchanting project has won her a $20 Ben Franklin Crafts gift card!

You could win one, too, if you enter our We "heart" Crafts weekly contest. Just send in a photo of a craft project you made with a supply list. We pick one winner each week and post their photo on our website homepage on Friday at noon. Check our website every week to the winning project.

For more information on the contest, check out the official rules on our website.

Thanks for stopping by today and go take some photos to send in! Have a great weekend!