Washi Tape Mini Album

Hello, We R friends. Enza here, and today I am sharing a mini album that I created with lots of washi tape and a few of my favorite tools: the Stitch Happy Sewing Machine, the Tag Punch Board, and the Frame Punch Board. I love making mini albums, and this one was especially fun. I went with an accordion style design, for which I used a washi tape binding technique that is really easy to make.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I started by cutting the panels; mine measure 5.5”x3.75”. I laid them side by side, making sure to leave about 1/8” in between, and secured the edges with a strip of washi tape. I repeated this step for all the pages, front and back; I then used my Stitch Happy to sew the washi strips in place. This is a necessary step in my opinion, as washi tape tends to detach from the paper overtime. I also love the texture that stitching brings to the pages!

Washi Tape Mini Album by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Washi Tape Mini Album by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Once the accordion piece was finished, I created some frames to use as embellishments using the Frame Punch Board. This tool is a must have, and is perfect for any memory keeping project or fun décor pieces. Since I wanted to use more washi, I trimmed white cardstock to the desired size and covered the edges with washi tape before punching out the shape.

Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

You can see how I have used the frames in the pictures below.

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Next, the tags. The pages of the album are only adhered on three sides, becoming pockets that are perfect for storing hidden journaling or memorabilia. I used the Tag Punch Board to create three tags, on which I typed a bit about our lovely trip. I left part of the tags showing, and added some bakers twine so to create an interactive element and suggest pulling the tags to reveal the little surprise.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Here are a few more photos of the mini. I like to include fun and unique embellishments whenever possible, such as vellum pockets filled with sequins and small ephemera pieces, shaker pockets, tassels, paper clips.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have enjoyed reading about my process and will feel inspired to create a mini album with your We R Memory Keepers tools.

Washi Tape Mini Album by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Enza

 

Supplies:

Happy Stitch Sewing Machine

Frame Punch Board

Tag Punch Board

Hole Reinforcer Punch

Pink Paislee Summer Lights Collection

 

 

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box

Hello WeR fans! Thanks for joining me again today. Chantalle with you to share a little jewellery box I have created with the help of some of the many, many rolls of washi tape I have in my stash.

There are so many gorgeous styles and colours out there – the perfect, useful eye candy, lol.

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The base and lid have been constructed out of strips of tape that have been rolled around each other.

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

This type of box is completely customizable, as you can choose the colours, size and variations of tape you would like to suit your needs!

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

To start, I selected the tape colours and patterns I was going to use. This type of technique reminds me of the bold and varied prints from South Africa, where I am originally from. I really miss seeing those beautiful colours around me!

I found that using a ‘standard’ ½ inch size tape width worked better, as the heights of the little rolls were more consistent. I folded the tape in half so the colour was on both sides and then rolled the tape up. I systematically rolled another strip and another strip around each other so the roll got bigger and more colourful.  To keep each strip of tape in place before I started a new strip, I applied a teeny strip of tape so hold the end down. Likewise, when starting a new colour, I added a teeny strip of tape, which held the beginning down, so I could continue to roll as the washi is quite a slippery surface.

* You can use some adhesive between layers so they stick together nicely, but I just applied a clear glue over the whole roll, letting it seep in between the layers, when I was happy with the size of the roll.

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory KeepersNow that my base was complete, I built up the sides with a strip of Bazzill cardstock in a powder blue. I used my Trim & Score Board to cut a strip of about 1.5 inches high and rolled it around my base tape roll. I kept it place with some strong double-sided tape.

For the outer wall embellishment, I again rolled washi tape in half, but then cut this in half again so make very thin little strips. My Detail Scissors made this a ‘snip’, hehe.

I added my think washi strips to the cardstock, working my way up the height of the sides, but leaving a little area uncovered. This is where my lid would fit over.

To create the lid, I repeated the steps from before, this time making the washi tape roll slightly larger and the side cardstock area only about half an inch high. I covered the lid with more thin strips of washi.

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I love how much detail there is to take in on the box. So many layers and colours. It isn’t a super quick project, but it’s definitely worth the effort I think!

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

This little box can hold a number of rings, necklaces and earrings – Great for the dressing table, or even a little coin box for the car. It would make a fabulous container for little teeth waiting for the Tooth Fairy too!

DIY Washi Tape Jewelry Box by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Until next time, thanks so much for joining me!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Trim & Score Board

Detail Scissors

Bazzill cardstock

WRMK Chomper Washi

Jane Davenport Washi Tape

Amy Tangerine Washi Tape

Heidi Swapp Washi Tape

Washi Tape Planner Clips

Good Monday morning, We R Memory Keepers fans, Laura here today. Washi tape has to be one of my absolute favorite crafting supplies. I use it all the time in my planner, to label file folders, and for crafts. Today, I am going to show you how easy it is to make planner clips with washi tape.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by gathering all your supplies. You will need a selection of washi tape, paper clips in various sizes, and the washi chomper.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

First, grab a piece of washi tape about 3 to 4 inches long.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Place it through the top of the paper clip. Match up the ends together and press the washi tape together. Once you get close to the paper clip, turn the washi so it is towards the top and finish placing the washi tape together.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

You want to always be sure to place your washi tape on this side of the paper clip with only one rounded edge so you can still slide the paper clip onto your papers and have your washi flag stick out the top.

Use the washi chomper to create the perfect v-shape at the end of your washi tape. This is so much easier than trying to carefully use scissors to cut the ends.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I like to do a slight variation with smaller paper clips. Start off the same way by sliding your washi tape through the top edge of the paper clip on the side.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

This time, fold the washi tape in half, match up the ends, and press the washi tape pieces together while leaving it on the side of the clip.

Again, use the washi chomper to create the flag shape in the washi. The washi chomper is adjustable so you can cut just about any size washi perfectly.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I love to use these little washi tape paper clips as bookmarks since they stay put, and I don’t have to worry about them falling out of my books. I also love them to mark the week or month in my planners.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

They also make an adorable gift. Simply cut a slit in the middle of a tag, attach all the paper clips in a row, and package in a clear cellophane bag.

Washi Tape Bookmarks by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Washi Chomper
Washi Tape
Paper Clips

Waterproof Passport Pouch

Hello WeR fans, it’s Chantalle back with you today. As I watch all the Summer fun happening around the world, I’m taken back to lazy long days spent on the beach and can’t wait to feel the sun on my face again soon. Mind you, Winter life in Queensland is far from cruel, so I really can’t complain!

Today I’d like to share a little idea with you that could protect your precious travel documents from the elements when out and about on holiday!

Waterproof Passport Pouch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Being able to take a few important bits with you when you’re away from your hotel room is a bonus. I wanted to create more than just a passport cover, so I made up a little pouch, which can be worn under clothing. This pouch is also roomy enough to hold a mini journal (one of my essentials these days) and a pen. You can of course, create whatever size sleeve you would like. It was quick and easy and thanks to some clever WRMK tools, a snip to put together.

Waterproof Passport Pouch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I started off by measuring a passport. This clever metal ruler is from a new Ultimate Essentials Tool Kit, which contains a selection of MUST HAVE tools and is just awesome. This ruler is backed with cork so there’s no drag on your projects and has both metric and imperial units. I find this feature especially useful for crafting, as I often have to convert from millimeters to inches.

We R Memory Keeper Ultimate Tool Kit

To create the pouch, I used a sheet of beautiful ‘Pearl’ Mylar from Bazzill. It has an acetate feel, which was necessary for my water resistant requirements but has the most stunning pearlescent finish which is bang on trend right now.

I trimmed a 12×12 sheet down to 9 inches wide and 10 inches high. Using my Score Board, I folded it in half across, so I now had a sleeve of about 4.5 inches wide. (I chose to keep the folded side so it would be watertight on that edge.)

I then opened the sleeve up and placed the documents inside the sleeve to see how far up I wanted to the pocket to be. This can be done by eye and I then trimmed off a section just above where the documents ended, but only outside in, to the fold line.

This left me with a fold down flap. I used a 1 inch circle punch to pop a thumb bit into the top edge of the pocket, which will make removing my items easier. I was pleasantly surprised to see the Mylar was punchable!

Next, I used my sewing machine to close the pouch on three sides.

I then used my WRMK Crop A Dile Corner Chomper  to round the edges of the bottom part of the flap for a nicer finish.

To keep the pouch closed, I used some Hook & Loop dots.

Waterproof Passport Pouch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Here you can see how the pouch opens and closes.

Waterproof Passport Pouch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

To hide the Velcro dot, I added a little camera sticker from a sheet of Pink Paislee Summer Lights Stickers.

These stickers were perfect to embellish the pouch as they coordinated with the Mylar so well. I love the pastel neon vibes!

Waterproof Passport Pouch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

So that I can make notes on holiday, I’ve added a little travel journal to the mix. I’ve mentioned these journals in a previous post and I can’t tell you how handy they are. I have so many in different corners in my home and handbag. They are the perfect pocket size, are awesome for jotting down shopping lists, thoughts, crafting materials used… anything really! My friend first made one up for me and I’ve really been hooked on them ever since.

 Waterproof Passport Pouch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

To create your own pocket journal, simply trim a piece of paper (I’ve used a sheet of tropical Amy Tan’s On A Whim in ‘Paradise’ for mine) to about 7 inches across x 5 inches high. This job is made super easy with the use of my new Trim & Score Board, which makes very easy as it’s two tools in one! I folded my paper in half, again rounded the edges with my and then trimmed up some dotted note paper which I simply stapled inside. You could add sheets of patterned paper in there or vellum. Seriously, you have to cook a few of of these up for yourself!

DIY Travel Journal by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve used the same Pink Paislee stickers on the outside as well as on a few of the pages inside so they coordinate with the travel pouch.

I’ve also used a few Jane Davenport Rub Ons on the cover. I love that these are slightly translucent. You can layer a few which looks so good. (I unashamedly hoard these rub ons, lol. They are just so awesome!)

DIY Travel Journal by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

To keep the pouch around my neck, I’ve strung some metallic thread under the flap and tied it at the top. To secure it within the pouch, I’ve just run a little stitch on each side, where the thread meets the edge of the closing flap.

DIY Travel Journal by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I hope give this idea a go and if you do, be sure to tag WRMK in your feed so we can  see how you are using your favourite tools to create your own magc!

Waterproof Passport Pouch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Waterproof Passport Pouch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Until next time, thanks so much for joining me!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

WRMK Crop A Dile Corner Chomper

Trim & Score Board

Crafters Essentials Ultimate Tool Kit

Embossing Stylus

Jane Davenport Rub Ons

Bazzill Mylar 12×12 in ‘Pearl’

Amy Tan On a Whim ‘Paradise’ 12×12

Pink Paislee Summer Lights Stickers

Wood Burned Hammer for Father’s Day

Happy Friday friends! Thanks for stopping by. Aly with you again, and I’m excited to share a Father’s Day gift idea featuring a tool that represents a new crafting adventure for me–the USB Power Heat Tool with the wood burning tip!

Father's Day Wood Burned Hammers by Aly Dosdall with the USB Power Tools from We R Memory Keepers

My husband doesn’t raid my craft room often, but when he does 9 times out of 10 it’s to borrow my small hammer. So, I figured what better gift for Father’s Day this year than a wood burned small hammer just for him!

Father's Day Wood Burned Hammers by Aly Dosdall with the USB Power Tools from We R Memory Keepers

While at the hardware store I decided to make a pair of them so I could quote an old 90’s rap song by MC Hammer that’s a bit of an inside joke at our house, so I grabbed wood handled hammers in two different sizes.

Heat Wave Pen Stencils from We R Memory Keepers

Since this was my first attempt at a legit wood burning project I did a little research and practiced on some scrap wood ahead of time. I used one of the Heat Wave Stencils and traced the letters on the wood handle lightly with a pencil first to help keep them uniform and straight. Warning: don’t use any of the Heat Wave stencils with the wood burning tool or the stencils will melt! You can trace the words you want onto a piece of paper first to test it out and see if it fits on the handle of the hammer.

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I used my Precision Glass Cutting Mat as my work surface so I didn’t accidentally burn or melt anything. And I love that I didn’t have to worry about finding a work area near an outlet, or getting out an extension cord out. I simply plugged my heat tool into my phone charger! Genius idea We R!

Another thing I love about this tool is that is has interchangeable tips, just like the other USB Power Tools. So while I’m new to wood burning and don’t use that tip very often yet, I can change it out for the Fuse tip, which I use all the time.

Here are a couple of tips I picked up through trial and error that will help if you’re new to wood burning:

  • let the tool heat up for 15-20 before using it so it’s hot enough
  • use a glass or metal work surface–this tool gets hot
  • trace your design with a pencil first
  • practice on scrap wood before burning on your actual project
  • GO SLOWLY–if you rush, you’re likely to mess up and you can’t click “undo” with wood burning
  • use a light color soft wood for best results
  • start with straight lines first, then try curves/circles

Father's Day Wood Burned Hammers by Aly Dosdall with the USB Power Tools from We R Memory Keepers

I hope this idea has inspired you to make something special and meaningful for the men in your life that you’ll be celebrating this weekend. If you haven’t given wood burning a try, go for it! It’s really fun and creates a lasting gift or craft project.

Father's Day Wood Burned Hammers by Aly Dosdall with the USB Power Tools from We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

USB Power Heat Tool
Heat Wave Stencil
Precision Glass Cutting Mat

DIY Home Decor with the Crafter’s Essentials

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here with you today for a special home decor project using the Crafter’s Essentials, the new & handy tools you will love for sure! The USB Power Tools are so GENIUS! You can use them wherever you want, in your craftroom or on the go since you only need a power bank for the magic to happen! Let me show you the cute spring wall hanging that I made with the Crafter’s Essentials!

DIY Home Decor with the Crafter's Essentials by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Home Decor with the Crafter's Essentials by We R Memory Keepers

On a piece of thin medium wood, I used the wood burning tip to engrave the “hello”. First I traced the word with the tool, and then I went over some parts again to give it a hand lettered appearance.

DIY Home Decor with the Crafter's Essentials by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Home Decor with the Crafter's Essentials by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Home Decor with the Crafter's Essentials by We R Memory Keepers

Then, I used the Rotary Cutter and my Supreme Ruler to cut the wood into a sign shape. I love how handy this cutter is, so easy to use! The Rotary Tool allowed me to sand all the edges!

DIY Home Decor with the Crafter's Essentials by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Home Decor with the Crafter's Essentials by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Home Decor with the Crafter's Essentials by We R Memory Keepers

Talking about handy tools, I could easily fussy cut all those adorable plants and leaves with the Detail Scissors. They will be the perfect embellishments for this spring project. I glued them with the USB Glue Gun Power Tool to keep them sercure when the sign hangs on the wall. With my Crop A Dile, I punched the holes which will allow me to tie on the natural twine for hanging.

DIY Home Decor with the Crafter's Essentials by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Home Decor with the Crafter's Essentials by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Home Decor with the Crafter's Essentials by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Home Decor with the Crafter's Essentials by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Home Decor with the Crafter's Essentials by We R Memory Keepers

I put on the final touches–a pink pompom ribbon and some wooden beads. And voilà!

DIY Home Decor with the Crafter's Essentials by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Home Decor with the Crafter's Essentials by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Home Decor with the Crafter's Essentials by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Home Decor with the Crafter's Essentials by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Home Decor with the Crafter's Essentials by We R Memory Keepers

I hope you had fun joining me today! What’s your favorite hand tool? Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Rotary Cutter

Detail Scissors

Spring Scissors

Supreme Ruler

USB Heat Tool

USB Glue Gun

USB Rotary Tool

DCWV Paper Pad « Okey Dokey »

Power Bank

Pompom ribbon and natural twine

 

 

DIY Birthday Party Decor

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with some fun party décor. Birthdays, well, they happen every year (whether we like it or not), so why not make them fun and exciting with custom décor?! I have always loved making special decorations for my son’s birthdays. There are a few We R Memory Keepers tools that I always grab when I am getting started and I am sharing them with you today.

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
Project number one on my list is always a banner. We have the perfect place in our kitchen to hang one and it just says, celebration time! The Banner Punch Board makes the job quick and easy. I cut my Pebbles Happy Hooray patterned paper down to 6” x 6.” Then I lined the paper up with the 6” line on the Banner Punch Board and made two cuts. Two cuts. That is it for each pennant of the banner. Nice!
DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
On each pennant, I added a cardstock sticker from the Pebbles Happy Hooray collection. To make the stickers pop off the paper, I adhered them each with foam squares.

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
The top of each banner was covered with two layers of DIY Party Fringe Tape. By using two layers, it looks fuller. I adhered the bottom layer first, then lined the top layer up with the top edge of the patterned paper. It makes it cleaner looking that way.
Next item that we always get for birthdays in this house is cupcakes! Using the DIY Party Board and the Clear Cut Punch Circle, I took the bakery cupcakes from cute to wow!

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
I made cupcake wrappers from patterned paper and the DIY Party Board. The instructions for the size of paper to use and where to cut are printed directly on the board. Another tool that makes it quick and easy to make an impact.
DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
For the cupcake topper, I used a small DIY Honeycomb pad. I trimmed small pieces and adhere their ends together. It made a cute and dimensional circle. On the front of each, I added an image from patterned paper. Using the Clear Cut Punch Tool, I could place the punch directly over the image I wanted and perfectly cut it out.

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
Final item, silly straws. Totally essential for birthdays! Instead of leaving the straws plain, I added a punched circle of patterned paper, once again using the Clear Cut Punch Tool. It punches so smoothly, its great to use for any circles I need.

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
The final detail was adding the letter E to each of the straws. The Mini Alphabet Punch Board made quick work of making the letters. Oh, and a special thing to notice, see the stripe of rainbow at the bottom of the letter E? I left the tear strip on the patterned paper and let it add some fun color to my letters!
How do you celebrate birthdays in your house?

Supplies:
We R Memory Keepers:
• Banner Punch Board
• DIY Party Board
• Clear Cut Punch – Circle
• Mini Alphabet Punch Board
• DIY Fringe Tape – White
• DIY Party Small Honeycomb Pads – 3”x8”
Pebbles – Happy Hooray
• Pattered paper – Hooray, Balloon Animals, Make a Wish, Party Animal, Eat Cake
• Cardstock Stickers

Wick Candle Maker Project Roundup

We hope you’ve enjoyed Candle Making Week here on the blog, and that you’ve found some helpful inspiration for your own projects. To close out the week we’re sharing a roundup of some candles that our in house designers made with the Wick Candle Making Kit. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the eye candy!

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Candle making is easy and safe with this awesome new tool. Simply add the parrafin wax chips included in the kit into the heating chamber to melt them.

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Customize the color of your candles with the included pigment flakes and convenient color chart.

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Using the three included molds, you can make small, large, and spiral candles by turning the valve to allow the melted wax to pour into the mold. No mess, no burns, and no fuss!

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

You can embellish the candles themselves, or get creative and make them in unique containers that you can decorate as well.

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers
Some of our favorite ideas are:

Ombre color candles
Rainbow candles
Two-tone candles
Add sea shells
Add dried flowers or pot pourri
Add a washi tape border

What ideas do you have for candle making with the Wick?
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend.

Supplies:

Wick Candle Making Kit

 

Tropical Fruit Scented Candles

Hello We R friends! It’s Aly here again, and I’m excited to share some candles I made as a gift for some dear friends of mine with my new Wick Candle Maker. I grabbed some old dollar mason jars I had in my stash and turned them into Tropical Fruit Scented Candles: a pineapple, a strawberry, and a peach.

Tropical Fruit Scented Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Wick Candle Maker

Since I got my Wick Candle Making Kit, my girls and I have starting making gifts for friends and it’s been so much fun! The Wick is simple and safe enough that I feel totally comfortable including young crafters in the process, which I love.

Tropical Fruit Scented Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

My mason jars are pint size (16 oz) and don’t fit under the Wick machine, but that’s no problem! You can totally use larger containers with your Wick. All I had to do was fill the small mold to the max line twice and that filled the inside of the jars perfectly. Tip: measure with water ahead of time to see how many molds fit into your container. After filling the heating chamber to the max line with the included wax pellets, I measured out the pigment powder so I used the same ratio for both pours into the mold. That way the colors match exactly.

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I set the heat on high, and waited about 20 minutes for the wax to melt. While waiting, I decorated the outside of my  pineapple jar with washi tape that I cut into thin chevron shapes with my Washi Chomper.

Pineapple Scented Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Wick Candle Maker

We R Memory Keepers Washi Chomper

For the strawberry jar, I added black dots from leftover punctuation and letter stickers.

Strawberry scented candle by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Wick Candle Maker

Then I added the wick to my jars using the tip from Kimberly in THIS POST. Once the wax melted I added 3-4 drops of fruit scented frangrance oil and stirred the melted wax thoroughly.

We R Memory Keepers Wick Candle Maker

Then I opened the valve and allowed the wax to pour into the mold. While it was still hot, I carefully poured it into my jar and then started on the next batch of wax, following the above steps. I recommend wiping out the mold with paper towels after the first pour while the wax is still melted. It’s much easier to clean the mold that way.

We R Memory Keepers Wick Candle Maker

We R Memory Keepers Wick Candle Maker
Tip
: wax shrinks slightly when it cools, so you will notice the center of your candle caves in slightly. Hold back some wax so you can top off your candle once the second batch dries and fill it in.

Tropical Fruit Scented Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

While the second batch of wax cooled, I decorated the jar lids. I started by painting them green. I used three different greens to add a little interest to the set.

While the paint dried, I cut out leaves for the pineapple, strawberry, and peach candles. Once the paint dried completely, I hot glued the two parts of the lid together, and then hot glued the leaves on each lid with the USB Mini Glue Gun.

We R Memory Keepers USB Power Mini Glue Gun

Tropical Fruit Scented Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

For the peach candle I wanted to try using scented wax melts from my local craft store. I found some peach scented ones but the color was darker than I wanted, so I mixed in some French vanilla melts along with a little yellow pigment from my Wick kit. I love how it turned out!

We R Memory Keepers Wick Candle Maker with scented wax melts

Peach Scented Candle by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Wick Candle Maker

Be sure to clean out the heating chamber in between candles. I found it easiest to turn the heat down to low once I finished a candle, and then wipe out the heating chamber with paper towels. That way the wax is still melted and easy to wipe, but the chamber isn’t so hot.

Pineapple Scented Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Wick Candle Maker

I’d love to try some soy wax, bees wax, and adding dried flowers or pot pourri to my next set of candles. It’s so much fun, and there are so many possibilities!

Tropical Fruit Scented Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Wick Candle Maker

This is a great project for a gift, for spring or summer events, or for home decor. Thanks for stopping by–I’ll see you next time!

Supplies:

Wick Candle Maker
Washi Chomper
USB Power Mini Glue Gun
Crafter’s Essentials Detail Scissors

Pineapple Candles

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today. The Wick candle machine is one cool new tool! But, then again, We R Memory Keepers always knocks it out of the park with its tools! Honestly, I was not sure about making candles. I am crafty, but more paper-crafty, than crafty-crafty. That has changed. I am hooked! The Wick is easy to use, easy to clean, and both of those things add up to pure crafting fun!

Pineapple Candles by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The Wick allows you to make pillar candles using molds. Three different molds come with the Wick, which is cool. But I had a crazy idea to try out. I wanted to use small jars and create candles that look like pineapples.

Pineapple Candles by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I am obsessed with pineapples and our guest bedroom is getting a redesign. Perfect time to make my own décor to match my theme.

Pineapple Candles by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The Wick has a unique and clever system for adding the wick when you use the molds, but when I wanted to use a decorative jar, a separate item from the box, I had to get creative. Digging through my stash, I found some Sticky Thumb Adhesive Dots. I placed one on the cotton wick material, provided in the box, and placed it in the bottom of my small jar. (The wick holding metal stick was helpful for reaching the bottom of the jar.)

Pineapple Candles by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I already had my wax and color melted in the Wick, so, carefully holding the cotton wick string, I opened the pour valve slightly and let a few drops of wax come out to cover the bottom of the jar. By doing this, I could help set the wick in place. I allowed the wax to cool for a few minutes and then tied my cotton wick string around the metal stick to keep it in the center.

Pineapple Candles by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I finished pouring the rest of the wax on top and created the bottom layer of my “pineapple.” I set it aside to cool completely before adding the next layer of green.

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

The Wick comes with packets of dye flakes to change the color of the wax. Because I wanted green, I used yellow and blue. There is a handy color chart included with the Wick to help you determine how much of the coloring to add. A small amount of flakes are needed for vivid colors.

Pineapple Candles by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Another cool thing you can add to your wax are oils. You can add scents! After searching online, I found pineapple essential oil. Yes, I did! Add a few drops to your wax once it is melted and enjoy custom scents!

Pineapple Candles by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

When the pour valve is open, the wax streams out into your jar, or mold. It will stop coming out when it is finished. Once it is emptied, simply wipe the top out with a paper towel and its ready for your next candle. (Please be careful as the edges are still hot.)

Pineapple Candles by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

How fun are these “pineapple” candles? I cannot wait to try more styles, colors, and scents! What color candle would you make first?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers Wick
American Crafts Sticky Thumb Adhesive Dots