November New Releases

Hello and Happy Friday crafters! We’ve got some exciting news to share with you today. Check out the new releases that will start shipping to retailers in the next few weeks. You’re going to love them!

USB Ribbon Cutter

Cut and seal your ribbon in a snap with the USB Ribbon Cutter. Enjoy a steady stream of power and craft on-the-go with this USB powered tool. The USB Ribbon Cutter starts shipping to retailers on December 13, so watch for it near the end of the year, or the beginning of January.

USB Ribbon Cutter by We R Memory Keepers

USB Ribbon Cutter by We R Memory Keepers

A La Cart: New Colors and Design

Enjoy our popular 3 tier storage cart in new colors and a sleek new design! Purchase accessories separately to make your cart the perfect storage solution for you. These new storage carts start shipping to retailers on December 13th, so watch for them in stores near the end of the year or in early January.

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Freestyle Pen Stencils

The Foil Quill Freestyle Pens just got even more fun! With five different sets of two stencils each, the creative possibilities are almost endless. Choose between pretty patterns, florals, phrases or letters. The Freestyle Pen Stencils start shipping to retailers on December 13, so watch for them in stores near the end of the year or in early January.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by! We hope these new releases have you excited for what’s coming soon. Which new release are you most looking forward to?

How to Make Wood Napkin Rings for Thanksgiving

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with a great project that adds a touch of décor for your Thanksgiving table! In the crazy of all the preparations that lead to the feast, time is short. But, I still love to add special touches to the table.

Make your own wood napkin rings for Thanksgiving with the Freestyle Pens and the Singe Quill by We R Memory Keepers

Check out how I created these custom napkin rings with the We R Memory Keepers Singe Quill and the Freestyle Foil Quill Pen.

Make your own wood napkin rings for Thanksgiving with the Freestyle Pens and the Singe Quill by We R Memory Keepers

With hand-lettered and hand-drawn touches, these napkin rings are incredibly quick and easy to make!

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The Singe Quill Pen is meant to be placed into the pen tool slot of your digital die cutting machine. However, as my dining room table is currently set up for Thanksgiving dinner, and not crafting, I chose to use the Singe Quill Pen-Fine like a standard pen. I wrote the word thankful on a piece of the Singe Quill wood ephemera pieces. Now, the ink is translucent which means you can see it just barely as you work. It is enough though.

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Once the word was written, I used the Singe Quill Tool to apply heat to the surface of the wood piece. This will take a minute or two. As more heat is applied, the writing will become darker and darker.

Some safety tips:

  • Use the tool on a heat-safe surface.
  • Do NOT touch the wood piece during the heating process and after for a minute or two.
  • Do NOT touch the end of the heating tool.
  • Keep the Singe Quill Tool moving slowly around the surface of the wood piece.

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How lovely is this? Once I had created the banner with the word, I knew it needed something more substantial to hold it to a napkin. So, I chose to layer it on another piece of wood ephemera. (also note the hole at the top-easier for tying around a napkin)

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The wood surface is unfinished, allowing you to add color. I choose to add a mustard color of ink to mine. Set the piece aside for a while to allow the ink to dry.

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The wood circle needed a little something extra. Always being a fan of adding gold to pretty much everything, I grabbed my Freestyle Foil Quill Pen and a piece of gold foil.

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Securing the foil in place with a piece of washi, I drew a circle and leaves on the wood. I found the slower I drew through the foil, the better the transfer results were.

Make your own wood napkin rings for Thanksgiving with the Freestyle Pens and the Singe Quill by We R Memory Keepers

I glued the two pieces together and tied them to a napkin. Simple. Easy. Quick. However, it’s a special touch because I made it. Those small touches are what add warmth and love to any celebration.

Make your own wood napkin rings for Thanksgiving with the Freestyle Pens and the Singe Quill by We R Memory Keepers

How do you decorate for Thanksgiving?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

  • Singe Quill Pen-Fine
  • Singe Quill Tool
  • Singe Quill Ephemera
  • Freestyle Foil Quill Pen
  • Gold Foil

How to Make Holiday Gift Card Pockets

Hello there!  It’s Rebecca with you today, checking my holiday list to make sure everyone’s covered.  If you’re in a pinch and need a quick gift, a gift card is always a good call, and what better way to make them seem very un-last-minute than with some adorable tag pockets to put them in?  Grab your favorite patterned paper, The Works All-In-One tool, and let’s get started!

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These pockets are super simple, and you can make them with any paper trimmer you have, but I chose The Works because not only can you cut the paper with it, you can also score, round corners, and punch holes.  Also, if you really want to, you can make tassel adornments with it, too.  I decorated today’s gift card holders with tassels, but I used the Tassel Loom and I’ll explain why in a little bit.

Holiday Gift Card Pockets by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I used the DCWV Classic Christmas paper stack to create my pockets.  I liked its traditional color palette and pretty elements like poinsettias, Christmas trees, and holiday greenery.  It’s double-sided, too, which made it perfect for these little pockets.

Holiday Gift Card Pockets by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

With your trimmer, cut down paper to 3″ W x 6.5″ H.  You’ll be folding the paper up from the bottom so it’s best not to choose designs for the backside that will turn out upside down when folded.  Score the paper at 2.25″ from the bottom for the fold.  I rounded the corners of each tag with The Works tool and punched a hole at the top of the tag.

Holiday Gift Card Pockets by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Fold the bottom of the tag up and secure it on the sides.  You can use adhesive or stitching, whichever you prefer and have time to complete.  Adhesive is quick; I chose to stitch for the added homemade touch.  If you don’t have a sewing machine and you want to stitch the sides together, you can use a paper piercing tool to poke holes which makes hand-stitching a lot easier to do.  I used a piercer and a hole guide I’ve had for ages to make straight, even pokes; the WRMK Book Binding guide is another useful tool to get even holes.  Once your piercing is complete, you’re ready to stitch.  A small needle and basic thread will suit this project just fine.  I alternated between deep green, bright red, pale pink, white, and gold metallic threads, depending on the pocket colors.

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I added some red pom-pom trim across the top of each pocket, then inserted the gift card.  Classic Christmas has a couple pages of tags that I trimmed down to layer with my pockets.  I wanted to make these extra-special by adding a tassel to each one.  As I mentioned before, you can use The Works tool to create tassels and I love making yarn tassels with it.  I opted for thread tassels, though, and I can make those so easily with the Tassel Loom.  If I only made one or two, I’d probably have used The Works, but I made 5 so I chose the quicker method.  Rest assured, either tool gets the job done!

Holiday Gift Card Pockets by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, it was time to combine the pockets with their decorations.  The tag and tassel are tied on with gold or red baker’s twine, and I’m all set with 5 last-minute gifts.  They don’t need to be last-minute, either–make them for anyone on your list and tie them onto a gift bag, package, stocking, or hang them on the Christmas tree–they’re festive and fun!

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It’s definitely not too early to start your gift wrapping–these little pockets are guaranteed to put you in a holly jolly mood and make your recipient feel special, whether it’s your best friend, nephew, dentist, mail carrier, dog walker, or the host of a last-minute party!

Holiday Gift Card Pockets by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

WRMK:

The Works All-In-One Tool

Tassel Loom

Sticky Piercer

Other:

DCWV Classic Christmas paper stack

Make a Christmas Countdown House with Basic Craft Tools

Hi everyone! Soraya here today to share a merry DIY using the basic tools from We R Memory Keepers and the gorgeous DCWV Merry & Bright Christmas stack! I’m so excited to show you how I made this little house from A to Z thanks to the Supreme Ruler, the cutting knife and some white cardboard. You can find supplies for this project at Joann Stores or on their website.

Christmas Countdown by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Christmas Countdown by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Christmas Countdown by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

This house is full of 24 little boxes I had fun to make with the 1-2-3 Punch Board! Here is how I made them : according to the chart of sizes you have on the board, I cut the papers to the right dimension before scoring them with the board. Just follow the instructions and you will see how fun and easy it is to create lots of pretty boxes!

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I basically created 2 boxes of each dimension (and 4 for the first size) following the chart!

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Once all the boxes were done, I placed them in a rectangle shape to see how I could fit them all in the future house. It’s like a Tetris game !

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Then on a piece of paper I drew all the contours and lines that would become the “shelves” of the house ! Here is a sneak of the measures I used:
 Christmas Countdown by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

With the Supreme Ruler and the cutting knife I started cutting all the pieces I needed for making the structure of the house and the first walls. I placed them with the hot glue gun which is perfectly strong for this kind of surface.

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Heres’s a tip for you: trace the lines with a pencil before using the hot glue gun to make sure everything fits well!

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Don’t hesitate to place all the boxes as you go so that you can easily estimate the dimensions of the walls !

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Finish the house by adding a roof out of white cardboard.

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Time to decorate! In the “Merry & Bright” stack, there are some papers where you can fussycut cute designs to make your own labels. I used the Word Punch Board to make all the numbers from 1 to 24 on a black cardstock and I love how it turned out!

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And here is the final Advent House ! I just loved making this project, the papers from DCWV are perfect and the We R Memory Keepers tools are always my best friends when I want to create !

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I hope you had fun joining me today with this merry and bright DIY ! Happy creating everyone !

Soraya.

Supplies :

Supreme Ruler

USB Power Hot Glue Gun

Cutting Knife

Scissors

DCWV papers

Word Punch Board

DIY Christmas Gift Boxes

Hello and welcome to my first Christmas project. I am totally excited because I love this magical time! I like to do a lot of things myself for this time. This year I already started with the production of packaging. You can’t have enough of them. Since I don’t like packing presents in paper, boxes are the best choice. The recipient can also reuse them. Which is also important to me.

DIY Holiday Gift Boxes by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

When I saw DCWV Inc Merry & Bright papers, I was immediately in LOVE. How beautiful are the colours and motifs? They look very modern.

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First I used the 1-2-3 Punch Board. With these I created boxes in different sizes (sizes between 1 ¾ – 4 inch). First I started with 3 boxes and then it became more and more. I simply could not stop J  And it is also so easy and fast with the board. You can find the 123 Punch Board and the DCWV Inc Merry & Bright Stack at Joann Stores or on their website.

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In a box I have built a small window at the side. This I punched out with the Clear Cut Punch Circle (size 2 inch) and filled with artificial snow, pearls, sequins.

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Holiday Shaker Gift Box by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Then I thought about how I wanted to decorate the boxes. The new WORKS All-In-One tool is great for that!

I chose different ribbons from the cupboard. Then the pens are put according to the desired size on the board. And now wrap as described in the instructions. This is so easy and makes beautiful bows. I have done this for the first time and am enthusiastic.

 

Make a holiday bow with The Works All In One Tool

DIY Holiday Gift Boxes by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Then I made the tassels and one pom-pom. These also fit perfectly as pendants to the boxes. I chose different yarns and wrapped the yarn around the rods again.

Make tassels for your holiday gift wrap with The Works All In One Tool by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Holiday Gift Boxes by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

 

I like paper rosettes. Here I have created only half rosettes. Cut a 12 inch long strip and fold it. Additionally cut a narrow strip in the width of the folded sides. Stick the rosette on it with double-sided adhesive tape. Then glue the hole with a hot glue gun in the middle. This way the rosette is more stable and stays on the boxes.

Make a paper rosette with The Works All In One Tool

Make a paper rosette with The Works All In One Tool

DIY Holiday Gift Boxes by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve turned the boxes over so the openings are down. So you can decorate the top of the box and don’t have to remove it to open it. Unless you want to fill something heavy into the box, then I would make the closure upwards.

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The small mini bottles are also great as pendants for the boxes. I filled them with artificial snow, glitter, pearls and sequins. I like such little eye-catchers with gifts. That makes it something special.

DIY Holiday Gift Boxes by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, I cut various ribbons, pendants and motifs from the papers and decorated the boxes with them.

DIY Holiday Gift Boxes by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Holiday Gift Boxes by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Holiday Gift Boxes by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

My packaging is ready. Now I only have to buy the presents, haha

Thank you very much for stopping by and have a nice pre-Christmas time. Steffi

Supplies:

The Works All In One Tool
123 Punch Board
Circle Clear Cut Punch–2 inch
Glass Storage Jars

 

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill

Hello We R fans! It’s Aly here with you today and I’m extra excited to share this project with you. Have you heard of the new Quill Kits? They work with your electronic cutting machine to do all kinds of cool things to take your craft projects to the next level. Check out how I made a DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill and my Silhouette Cameo 3!DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

December is a fun and super busy month. I find keeping things organized with lists and specific plans helps me to enjoy the season more and stress less. So, I decided to make a special December planner where I can keep track of my shopping, baking, and to do lists.

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I divided my planner into four sections: to buy, to bake, to watch, to do. I included tabbed dividers that I made with patterned paper from the DCWV Inc Christmas Nutcracker paper stack. In between each divider is some blank white paper where I can take notes, write down ideas, record memories, or attach photos. Take a look at each divider inside the planner:

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I created the covers and some of the embellishments with the Singe Quill, some Singe Quill Wood Sheets, Singe Quill ephemera, my Cameo 3, and some artwork from the Holidays USB Design Drive. Here’s how I did it:

Place an 8×8 sheet of Singe Quill Wood in the center of your cutting mat. Be sure to check the clearance on your machine (how thick the material can be to fit in). Move the rollers out of the way, or place the wood sheet on your mat so it doesn’t go under the rollers.

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Prepare your design in your software. Select the Fine or Bold Tip Singe Quill, insert it into the appropriate adapter according to the included instruction booklet. Place your adapter and Singe Quill into your machine following the sketch or draw instructions for your machine.

Send your artwork to the machine and watch the Singe Quill do the work! You won’t be able to see the design that the quill is drawing. It’s applying a clear chemical that we will singe once it’s done.

Once your design is finished, remove your mat, take the wood sheet off the mat and singe the design with the Singe Quill Heat Gun. You can also follow the instructions to singe the wood in the oven.

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I bound the covers, dividers, and paper together with The Cinch binding tool. It went right through the wood covers, no problem. (Tip: be sure to leave about a 1 inch margine on the left side of your covers for binding.) I added these to the four tabbed divider pages, and the blank white paper and then cinched it all together with 1″ gold Cinch Wire.

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Then I used the Singe Quill to write custom words and phrases on some wood ephemera pieces that came in the kit. I wanted to include some of my own handwriting, but you can do this with your cutting machine as well.

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Here’s a closer look at the first tabbed divider:

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I made a coin envelope with The Works All In One Tool. This is where I’ll keep my receipts in case I need to return anything from my Christmas shopping list.

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Here’s a close up of the second tabbed divider:

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Baking is one of our family Christmas traditions, so I’ll keep our favorite recipes handy here in this pocket, and add new ones I collect as well. By the way, I made the folded tabs with The Works All In One Tool.

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

It’s so nice to have one tool that I can pull out to make all the things!

Take a look at the third tabbed divider:

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The last two sections are for recording our favorite holiday movies and activities, and keeping track of which ones we’ve watched or done. I made two check lists with the All In One Journal Guide.

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Then I added them to the last two tabbed dividers along with some Singe Quill ephemera. We’ll write down our favorite holiday movies on one list, and our favorite holiday family activities on the other. Then, as we do them I’ll check them off and we can use the blank white paper to write what we liked/didn’t like about the activities. I can also store photos and stories from our holiday adventures. Here’s tabbed divider number 4:

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a few final touches to my planner. The first was a pom pom and tassel planner charm that I made with The Works All In One Tool. I’ve already said it, and I’ll say it again: I LOVE having one tool that can do SO many things. Less mess in my craft room!

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The other final touches were some water color paint and some glitter that I added with the Glue Quill. I love the bit of holiday color and sparkle these details add!

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I love how it turned out! I think the singed wood covers are super cool, and they were so easy to make with the Singe Quill and my Cameo.

DIY December Planner with the Singe Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram feeds for more Quill Kit projects this week. You can find these kits at select Joann Fabric and Craft Stores. Happy holiday crafting!

Supplies:

Singe Quill Kit
Singe Quill Board 8×8
Singe Quill Heat Gun
The Works All In One Tool
The Cinch
All In One Journal Guide

Craft Project Ideas with the New Quill Kits

We are so excited about the release of the new Quill Kits! Have you heard the news? If not, check out the announcement on the blog HERE. Today we’re sharing some craft ideas and project inspiration for these amazing new tools that work with your electronic cutting machine. Check out what you can make with the new Quill Kits!

Scrapbook Page with the Bevel Quill

Add some elegance and shine to your special memories with the new Bevel Quill and Bevel Board, like we did on this beautiful wedding scrapbook page. The Bevel Quill uses the same adaptors as the Foil Quill and works perfectly with our Bevel Board.

Scrapbook Page with the Bevel Quill

Custom Embroidery Hoop with the Fabric Quill

Use the Washable Marker with the Fabric Quill to draw a custom design on your fabric with your electronic cutting machine. After embroidering your design, simply wash your project to remove the markings.

Custom Embroidery Hoop with the Fabric Quill

DIY Notebook Cover with the Etch Quill

Etch your favorite designs into our Acetate Sheets and make your own mini book cover. Place a photo directly behind the acetate cover for a cool look!

DIY Notebook Cover with the Etch Quill

Custom Wood Gift Tag with the Singe Quill

Add your gift recipient’s name to a wooden tag with the Singe Quill, and then singe it into the wood with a heat gun (sold separately). What a unique way to gift this holiday season.

Custom Wood Gift Tag with the Singe Quill

Glitter Wedding Menu with the Glue Quill

Add an intricate glittered design to your wedding menu with the Glue Quill, your electronic cutting machine and our glitter. Adding glitter elevates your menu and will help your day be extra special.

Glitter Wedding Menu with the Glue Quill

Thanks for stopping by! We hope these Quill Kit craft project ideas have inspired you. Quill Kits will start arriving at Joann Stores sometime in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out.

Make Mini Grapevine Pom Pom Wreaths for Thanksgiving

Mini Grapevine Pom Pom Wreaths for Thanksgiving by Rebecca Lumiarias for We R Memory Keepers

Happy November!  It’s Rebecca with you today with some Thanksgiving home decor that’s close to my heart.  I grew up in the middle of a vineyard; my dad was a grape farmer for the first several years of my life, with vineyards and wineries becoming a prominent staple of our community.  Harvest was most often complete by this time of year, but my mother always had grapevine wreaths hanging around the house year-round.  This is also the time of year that she passed away, so I get extra sentimental and nostalgic in November, especially as we enter the holiday season.  This year, I decided to put that nostalgia to use with a fun project centered around mini grapevine wreaths.

Mini Grapevine Pom Pom Wreaths for Thanksgiving by Rebecca Lumiarias for We R Memory Keepers

This is also my favorite time of year for yarn pom-poms–they’re so cozy!–and I knew they’d play a big role in this project.  Here are a few things you’ll need if you’d like to re-create these:

Mini grapevine wreaths (4″ – 6″ diameter in center; found in most craft stores)

Patterned paper (Mine is from the Faded Floral stack by DCWV)

Yarn of your choice

Glue gun

Glue Dots

The Works All-In-One Tool (or Pom-Pom Makers and Paper Cutter)

Circle Spin & Trim

Embellishments of your choice, including ribbon

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I began by choosing my paper background; as mentioned, the papers are from the Faded Floral paper pad from DCWV; I chose these for their fall patterns and colors.

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It’s easiest to trim the papers down a bit before cutting out the circles.  The Works All-In-One tool is pulling double duty on this project, acting as my paper trimmer and I also used it to create my pom-poms.  For the 6″ wreaths, I cut circles that were 5 1/2″ so I cut my paper down to a size of 6 1/2″ x 12″; this ensures that there is enough excess for the points of the Spin & Trim to hold so the paper doesn’t shift while you’re cutting the circle.  The smaller wreaths have circles that are 4″ so the paper length I chose was 4 1/2″ x 9″.

Mini Grapevine Pom Pom Wreaths for Thanksgiving by Rebecca Lumiarias for We R Memory Keepers

You’ll need to decide what (if anything) to put in the center of the wreath.  My wreaths focus on giving thanks and gratitude, and I was able to use a couple of sentiments and designs from a sheet of 3×4 cards in the Faded Floral stack.  I chose one that said ‘thank you’ in the center of another wreath–it was a perfect fit for this project!  It also makes a good gift or gift topper.  I trimmed ‘Grateful’ down from another of the cards to place in the center of my second small wreath.

Mini Grapevine Pom Pom Wreaths for Thanksgiving by Rebecca Lumiarias for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Grapevine Pom Pom Wreaths for Thanksgiving by Rebecca Lumiarias for We R Memory Keepers

I used more of the cards in the background for my larger wreaths, but I used a ‘blessed’ and ‘thankful’ die with my Mini Evolution for the sentiments.

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After my general designs were set, it was time to make some pom-poms.  I already had The Works tool out so I just used that to whip them up, choosing fall colors that complemented the colors of the papers I used in the wreath interiors.  I made a couple different sizes of pom-pom; with The Works Tool, the further your 2 plastic straws are from each other, the larger your pom-pom will be, so if you want to make a small one, place them closer together.  Also, the more yarn you wind around the plastic straws, the fuller your pom-poms will be.

The Works All In One Tool by We R Memory Keepers

It was time to assemble the wreaths; I hot glued everything in place.  The paper is the trickiest part because the wreaths are not flat on the back.  In some spots, I had to use a few glue dots that I molded with my fingers to act as an adhesive bridge between the paper and wreath.  *If you’re adding ribbon, add the ribbon BEFORE you attach the paper!

Mini Grapevine Pom Pom Wreaths for Thanksgiving by Rebecca Lumiarias for We R Memory Keepers

Glue the pom-poms on with hot glue.  I added some wood leaves that I got at the craft store as an extra bit of embellishment, too.

Mini Grapevine Pom Pom Wreaths for Thanksgiving by Rebecca Lumiarias for We R Memory Keepers

These would make cute hostess or teacher gifts, or just hang one on each bedroom door in your home–my mom always hung something on the outside of our doors for each season; these would have been right up her alley!

 

Supplies:

WRMK:

The Works All-In-One Tool

Circle Spin ‘N Trim

Mini Evolution

Other:

Faded Floral Paper Stack (DCWV)

 

Thanksgiving Project Roundup

Happy Monday crafters, and Happy November! Now that the Halloween fun is done, we’re ready for the holidays! Today we’ve got a roundup of Thanksgiving themed projects to inspire your holiday crafting. Scroll down and get ready to PIN!

Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas

The Word Punch Board is ideal for custom place cards for the holidays, and THIS BLOG POST has some really pretty inspiration featuring that popular tool. Check it out!

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Gratitude Journal Ideas

If you’re in the habit of keeping a gratitude journal, the Journal Studio tools and accessories are perfect for you! Learn some cool tips and tricks on journaling for Thanksgiving from our blog HERE.

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Pocket Thank You Cards

Add an interactive element to your thank you cards with the Pocket Punch Board! CLICK HERE for more photos and details about these beautiful handmade cards.

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Thanksgiving Favor Boxes

Combine holiday favor boxes with placecards and make these adorable Thanksgiving Favor Boxes with the 123 Punch Board! We love these cuties, and they’re easy to make. CLICK HERE for more details.

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Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece

Make your own colored and scented candles for a custom Thanksgiving Centerpiece with The Wick candle maker. You can find instructions for this project on the blog HERE.

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We hope these ideas have inspired you to create something unique for the upcoming holidays! We’d love to see what you make. Be sure to share your holiday creations on our Facebook page HERE.