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

Five Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Hello We R fans! With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday we’ve got five easy Father’s Day gift ideas to share with you in case you need some last minute inspiration. Grab your favorite We R tools, dig into your paper stash and let’s create for Dad!

Five Father's Day gift ideas featuring your favorite We R Memory Keepers tools.

DIY Valet Tray

Add your own photo or printed image to one of our PhotoLights light box frames to create this unique Valet Tray for Dad. You can find find instructions HERE.

 

Father' Day Gift Tray by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

Father’s Day Gift Basket

Head to the store, grab a plastic tub, and fill it with Dad’s favorite drinks, snacks, and candy. Then head to your craft stash and decorate it with paper scraps, embellishments, and our favorite festive accent, Fringe Tape! CLICK HERE for more photos and details.

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Father’s Day Scrapbook Page

Document your special man on a very special scrapbook page! With tools like the Frame Punch Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board, and some fun mixed media techniques, Dad will love the layout that highlights how amazing he is. Get the how-to on the blog HERE.

Father's Day Scrapbook Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Make a Gift Card Holder for Dad

Give Dad the gift of shopping for whatever he wants with this easy and adorable Gift Card Holder! Grab the 123 Punch Board, Angle Corner Chomper, some paper scraps and you’re all set. CLICK HERE to learn how to make one.

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DIY Father’s Day Mini Book

Make a special accordion folded book highlighting photos and expressions of love from family member, friends, the kids or grandkids. This one was made with some poster board and our Template Studio Starter Kit. Learn how to make one for Dad on the blog HERE.

Template Studio Accordion Fold Fathers Day Album by Aly Dosdall 3

Thanks for stopping by! We hope these ideas have inspired you to create something handmade for Dad, Grandpa or another special guy this weekend. Happy crafting friends!

Father’s Day Candy Tie Card

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with a cute and yummy card for Father’s Day. After seeing quite a few candy ties online, I got to thinking that I had a pretty fantastic tool from We R Memory Keepers that would make creating a candy tie awfully easy. I sat down at the computer and drew out a tie template, while my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Photo Sleeve Tool heated up!

Father's Day Candy Tie Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

This tie was created to be filled with candy. It’s a fun treat to add to a special card for a special dad in your life.

Father's Day Candy Tie Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After printing out the tie template, it was traced onto patterned paper. Because I was using Pink Paislee Wild Child 6×6 patterned paper, I had to trace it in two parts. Any other sized patterned paper will work perfectly.

Father's Day Candy Tie Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After cutting out the tie image, the left-over paper was placed on a Fuse Mat, under a Fuse Clear Sheet. This was done to create a template to work from to create a candy holder.

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By following along the inside of the template with the Fuse, the candy holder will fit perfectly. DO NOT seal the top of the tie yet, or there will not be an opening for the candy to be placed inside.

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Before adding the candy, adhere the clear candy holder to the patterned paper tie. If done after it is filled, it makes it difficult to adhere the full candy holder to the paper, and subsequently, the card.

Father's Day Candy Tie Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To help get the candy inside the pocket, a We R Memory Keepers Embossing Stylus was used to push the candy down inside. (Do not worry, it was washed before using.)

Father's Day Candy Tie Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Candy Tie Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Once the candy holder was full, the clear part was placed onto the Fuse mat, and the patterned paper was tucked underneath the mat. Using the Fuse, the top was then sealed.

Father's Day Candy Tie Card by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What kind of candy would you fill your tie with?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Pink Paislee

Father’s Day Mini Book

Hello friends, Laura here this Monday with a Father’s Day gift idea for the special dad in your life. I created a little mini accordion banner book that says, “I ♥ DAD” when opened. There are a few places to add photos to make the gift personalized for your dad.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started by created ten banner shapes using my paper trimmer and banner punch board. I cut each rectangle to 4 ½” x 6 inches using the Trim & Score board. I chose various shades of blue paper from the DCWV Nautical Mile cardstock stack.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

I lined up one edge of the longer side of the paper with the 4-inch mark on the banner punch board. This will create a somewhat uneven banner because there will be an extra half inch on the left side of the banner shape.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

Use the Trim & Score board to score each banner shape at ½” on the left side of the banner shape. This will be the flap we use to connect all the banner pieces together.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

Next, I used the mini alphabet punch board to create the letters I, D, A, and D.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board

I created a striped heart with the Clear Cut heart punch.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I wanted to make little tags to place each of the letters and heart onto. The tag punch board made this easy. I cut rectangles that were 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches using my Trim & Score board. Then, I used the tag punch board to create the tag edges and punch a hole in the top.

Tag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I added a red eyelet to the top of each tag using my Crop-A-Dile.

We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile

Now that I had all the pieces cut out, it was time to assemble the book. Use adhesive to attach each letter and the heart to a tag shape. Then, attach each tag to a separate banner piece. To assemble all the banner pieces together, use adhesive to attach the flap of one banner to another one. Leave a blank banner between the letters and the heart on either side.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

There will be a slight overlap where you glue the banner pieces together. Simply trim off the excess paper using your scissors.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To create a more finished book, I glued the first and last banner piece to the back side of the banner piece next to it, so there was a total of ten banner pieces, but only eight banner pieces show when the book is spread out. I also added a little ribbon into the pieces I glued together on the front and back, so I could tie the book together on the left side when it was closed.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Once everything is glued together you can fold the banner pieces like an accordion to close the book.

The book was cute as is, but I thought it would be fun to add pictures of the kids to the inside. I resized black and white photos of the kids to 3 x 4 inches. I printed them on my home computer, trimmed them down and added them to the blank pages. On the front cover I matted the picture on an extra piece of patterned paper that matched the letters inside.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

There is room to add two more pictures on the last two pages of the book, so you could add up to a total of five photos.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Dad can flip through the album with it tied together, or you can spread it out like a traditional banner if you untie the ribbon.

Father's Day Mini Book by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies

DCWV Nautical Mile Cardstock Stack

Trim & Score Board

Banner Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Clear Cut Heart Punch

Tag Punch Board

Crop-A-Dile

Eyelets

Ribbon

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: DIY Journal

Happy Friday We R friends! It’s Aly here with you again. Mother’s Day is so special–I love celebrating the women in my life who have incluenced me the most. Along with the joy also comes a bit of stress because I want to give my special peeps something meaningful that shows them how amazing they are. I often turn to handmade gifts, and that’s exactly what I did this year.

DIY Mothers Day Journal Gift by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

My mom is an avid reader and writer who loves family history, so I created a DIY journal complete with journaling prompts that will encourage my mom to write down her ideas, thoughts, experiences, and all those important details that I want to have recorded for years to come.

DIY Mothers Day Journal Gift by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The DCWV Journaling Stack provided the perfect spring board for this project. Its full of patterned paper and die cut journaling cards, tags, and labels that you can punch out and add directly to your projects. I love the soft color scheme–perfect for a Mother’s Day gift!

DIY Mothers Day Journal Gift by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I created the cover with a double sided piece of cardstock from the DCWV Okey Dokey Stack that coordinates perfectly with the Journaling Stack. I cut a 7 x 8 inch block and scored it vertically down the middle with my Trim and Score Board. Then I decorated the front of the cover with some die cuts I punched out of the Journaling Stack.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

For the inside pages of the journal I gathered four pieces of paper from the Journaling Stack. They’re thin text weight paper–perfect for journal pages. I cut them all to 6 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches so they’re just smaller than the cover. That way when folded to fit in the journal, the edges of the inside pages don’t stick out over the cover. I stapled the cover and inside pages together with my Staple Board to finish the structure of the journal.

DIY Mothers Day Journal Gift by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a journaling prompt to each of the inside pages, along with some die cut embellishments I punched out of the Journaling Stack. I also made some frames to embellish some of my pages using the Frame Punch Board.

We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board

I finished off my DIY Journal with decorative paper clips, and secured it shut with a Heidi Swapp binder clip. Visit your local JoAnn Store to find the supplies I used to make this project.

DIY Mothers Day Journal Gift by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Mothers Day Journal Gift by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I’m so excited to give this to my Mom! It’s a handmade unique gift that I know she’ll enjoy.

DIY Mothers Day Journal Gift by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

Plus, my family and I will enjoy reading what she writes in it. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

Supplies:

Trim and Score Board
Frame Punch Board
Staple Board
Detail Scissors
DCWV Stacks: Journaling and Okey Dokey
Heidi Swapp Binder Clips
American Crafts Shaped Paper Clips: Cameras and Hearts

Throwback Thursday: Mother’s Day Pillow Boxes

Welcome to Throwback Thursday friends! We’re revisiting these fabulous Mother’s Day Pillow Boxes from last year–we still just can’t get over how sweet they are! We hope they inspire you.
Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share with you a set of 3 Mother’s Day pillow boxes that I created with the Pillow Box Punch Board and the DIY Party Tag Punch.
Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I’m hanging my head in shame as I admit that this is the first time I’ve used my Pillow Box Punch Board. Honestly, I have no idea why it took me so long to play with this awesome tool. It’s been in my office for a while now, I don’t know why I haven’t played with it but I’m glad that I had a chance to play with it for this project.Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Whenever Mother’s Day rolls around we always have a gift for all of the moms in our life. Usually these are small gifts such as jewelry, gift cards, fancy chocolates, or even a small gift that the kids have made at school. Each year, I throw the gifts in a small gift bag or envelope on the evening before Mother’s Day and call it good. This year, I thought I would plan ahead and create little pillow boxes for our Mother’s Day gifts.
Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
All you need to create these gorgeous Mother’s Day Pillow Boxes is a Pillow Punch Board, the Tag Punch, patterned paper, ribbon, a few small wooden clothespins and a few letter stickers. The instructions that come with (and printed on the punch board) make these pillow boxes come together in minutes. When I had the pillow boxes complete I added just a little bit of embellishment with the tag punch, some fussy cut butterflies, and a few letter stickers.

Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I created three one inch tags using patterned paper that coordinated with the papers I chose for the pillow boxes. After I finished the tags and the pillow boxes, I tied each pillow box with ribbon. I simply attached the tag to the pillow box with a white clothes pin.


See, easy peasy! I love how these pillow boxes turned out and you all know that I LOVE the tag punch. The Pillow Box Punch Board is now among my favorite tools. Now that I’ve played with the Pillow Box Punch board, I know I’ll be reaching for it again, and again.Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon.Supplies:

Pillow Box Punch Board
DIY Party Tag Punch
Chasing Dreams collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: DIY Floral Home Decor

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here today sharing a tutorial on how to create a beautiful Mother’s Day gift: Floral Home Décor using the gorgeous Cool Kids Stack from DCWV and the Trim and Score Board.

Mother's Day Floral Letterboard Gift Idea by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To create the leaves and flowers start by choosing your favorite papers from the Cool Kids paper pad from DCWV. I love this pad! It has 36 papers and some of them include gold foil. Plus, the papers are thick and double sided, perfect for any kind of craft project!

Use your Trim and Score Board to score your paper every ¼ inch.

Rotate your paper 90 degrees and flip the blue tab to trim your paper. For the big flowers I trimmed my paper at 1 ½ inch, for the medium flowers at 1 ¼ inch and for the small flowers at 1 inch.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

These flowers are like rosettes but with a twist. To make them, I used my Alphabet Punch Board and made two marks with a pencil on the board: one in the middle of the left circle and one 1 inch apart.

To create the scallop borders I lined up my paper on the first mark and punched.

 Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Move your paper to the left and line up the narrowest part of your paper on the second mark. Continue this way until you have finished punching the strip of paper.

Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Use your Crafter’s Glue Gun to close the flower and use a small fringed paper to make the flower center, simply roll it and glue the edge.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board flowers by Eva Pizarro

To create the leaves I also used my Trim and Score Board and scored every ¼ of an inch. I trimmed a few strips of paper in different heights and cut the border following the image on the picture. Using your Crop a Dile make small holes on the bottom of the leaves and use a small thread to keep the leave together.

Mother's Day Floral Letterboard Gift Idea

These are some of the flowers and leaves I created. See how gorgeous that foil looks? And I love the dimension of these rosette flowers!

Mother's Day Floral Letterboard Gift Idea featuring DCWV Cool Kids stack and the We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

You can use your flowers for any project but I used them to decorate my Letterboard. I created two clusters: one on the top right corner and one of the bottom left corner.

Mother's Day Floral Letterboard Gift Idea by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I attached my flowers with 3D dots and when I change the quote on my Letterboard I can use them to make another project!

Mother's Day Floral Letterboard Gift Idea by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

My decor was a hit, everyone loved it! The flowers gave it a whole new look and dimension to my Letterboard!

Mother's Day Floral Letterboard Gift Idea by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Alphabet Punch Board

Crop a Dile
Trim and Score Board

Crafter’s Essential Usb Glue Gun
Cool Kids Paper Pad

Letterboard

Mother’s Day Gift Wrap with the Trim and Score Board

Hey there We R fans, Laura here today! Mother’s Day is right around the corner. I have three pretty Mother’s Day gift wrap ideas for you to add that extra special touch for your gifts for mom. All the gift wrap ideas are made with the DCWV Botanical Beauty Double Sided Cardstock Stack and the Trim & Score Board.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Gift Card Holder

Sometimes a gift card can be the best gift for mom. But handing her a plain gift card isn’t very fun. It is easy to create a gift card holder. Start by trimming your paper to 7 ½” x 5”. Place the long edge of the paper at the top of the Trim & Score board and score the paper at ½”, 3 ½”, 4”, and 7”. Then, turn the paper to the shorter side and score the paper at ½” and 4 ½”.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

Fold the paper at all the score lines. Cut the score lines to create the flaps at the bottom and the top. Cut the corners off one end.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Use adhesive to assemble your gift card box. Be sure to leave one end open to place your gift card inside. Then, close that end of the box, as well.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To embellish the box, wrap it in twine and cut out one of the beautiful tags included with the cardstock stack. I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole in the tag.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Box with a Lid

For the next gift wrap idea, I am going to show you how to create a box with a lid. Start by trimming your paper to 10” x 10”. Use the Trim & Score board to score lines at 3” and 7”. Flip the paper 90° and repeat this process.

Turn the paper diagonally on the Trim & Score Board and score a line from the corner into where the score lines intersect. This will allow you to more easily fold the corners in.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

Fold the paper on all the score lines. You will fold the four corners in towards the middle of the box.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Attach all the flaps with adhesive. If you find the adhesive is not holding your box together, use hot glue instead.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To create the top of the box you will follow the same steps as above, however this time, start with a piece of paper 5 ¾” by 5 ¾”. Score the paper at ¾” and 5”. Flip the paper 90° and repeat this process. Again, score the diagonal line at each corner. Fold the flaps in towards the middle of the lid and use adhesive to secure.

I wanted to add a pretty rosette to the top of the box, so I used a scrap of paper that was 1 ½” by 12” long and scored it every ¼”. Fold the paper accordion style.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

Use strong grip double sided tape like super sticky red tape to secure the ends together in a circle. Press the rosette flat. Cut a one-inch circle and use hot glue to adhere it to the center to keep the rosette in place.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

Use an adhesive foam dot to attach the rosette to the top of the box. Fill the box with small treats for mom.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Gift Bag

The last wrapping technique I am going to share is how to create a gift bag. This bag requires two sheets of patterned cardstock. Trim each paper to 7 ½” x 11”.

With the shorter side of the paper at the top of the score board, score a line at ½” and 3 ½”. Then turn the paper 90° and score the paper at 8”. Repeat this process for the other sheet of paper.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

Fold the paper at all the score lines and trim on the score lines where the bottom bag flaps will be. Trim the corner off.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Assemble the bag using adhesive. To create ribbon handles, punch two holes at the top of the bag on either side using your Crop-A-Dile.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Thread ribbon through the holes towards the center of the bag and tie a knot in each end to keep it from coming through the holes. On one side I threaded one of the pretty tags that I cut from the patterned paper on the ribbon before I threaded it through the hole.

This little bag is perfect for gift giving!

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I hope these Mother’s Day gift wrap ideas inspire you to not only find a thoughtful gift, but also wrap it up beautifully. The Botanical Beauty papers are perfect for Mother’s Day. And since the papers are double-sided the gift wrap is pretty both inside and out!

Mother's Day Gift Wrap by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

Trim & Score Board

DCWV Double Sided Cardstock Stack – Botanical Beauty

Scissors

Sticky Thumb Adhesive

Super Sticky Red Tape

Glue Gun

Crop-A-Dile

DIY Candle Thank You Gift

Hello WeR fans and welcome! It’s Chantalle with you again and I have to just say, you seriously have to check out the new Wick Candle Maker and the Happy Jig. These two tools are simply out-of-this-world-fun to use and are the focus of the thank you gift I have created, which I can’t wait to show you!

I’ve never made a candle before so I was SO excited to see it come out of the mold and two colours no less!! Lol. My first instinct was to smell it, kinda expecting it to smell like citrus, so that is my next experiment – infusing the wax!

DIY Candle Thank You Gift by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

The mason jar serves two purposes: ready-made packaging for my candle and also as a votive for it when lit.

DIY Candle Thank You Gift by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers
The jar already had an embossed pattern so I’ve kept the embellishments minimal.  The word ‘thanks’ can be removed and reused if necessary. It would make a fun bookmark if popped onto some cardstock or could become a title for a scrapbook page!

DIY Candle Thank You Gift by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

To make my candle, I started off by reading the instructions that came with the Wick machine. One pops a rubber stopper into the base of your chosen mold, then ties off some wick material onto the metal rod, which balances across the top of the mold.

Next, I added some wax material to the receptacle as well as some colouring. I added red and yellow to get orange. There is no precise way to get an exact match, but it is easy to trial and error as you go to create the shade you are after.

The wax takes about 20 mins to melt completely, but we still have warmer weather so that time is a guide I guess, depending on temps inside your workspace and how much wax you want to melt etc.

Once the wax was totally melted, I opened the little valve and it came running out into the mold.

DIY Candle Thank You Gift by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

I wanted to create an ombré effect so I filled it up about ¾ and then melted more wax (this time with less red) and then filled the mold some more. It is important to let your wax dry before you add the next layer. I put mine under the aircon to cool, but you could also put it in the fridge. Another thing that happened to me was that the centre of the candle sank in a bit. This is very common and mentioned in the instructions. If this happens to you, simply pop some holes around the wick area before pouring a bit more melted wax into the area to top it up.

NOTE: It’s best to let your candle set overnight before removing it from the mold.

Another tip would be to cool or heat the mold a bit if you are having trouble removing the candle when it’s set.

DIY Candle Thank You Gift by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

Here you can see the finished product! I’m thrilled with how it turned out. How awesome it is going to be to be able to make this kind of home made gift for someone you care about!

I have placed a bit of melted wax into the lid of the jar and then pushed the candle into it to act like a glue, so it’s doesn’t move around too much inside the jar.

DIY Candle Thank You Gift by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

The jar itself has been embellished with some Pink Paislee Summer Lights Cardstock Stickers. These stickers are awesome as they have some holographic foil elements!

DIY Candle Thank You Gift by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

I mimicked the smaller hexagonal shapes with my Hexagon Clear Cut Punch. The one bigger size helps create balance.

DIY Candle Thank You Gift by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

To create the word ‘Thanks’ I grabbed my Happy Jig and set up the guides, ready for the wire. Overall, the word turned out OK. It’s easy to get a couple of areas that don’t look perfect (a bit of stretching can occur when pulling off the Happy Jig guides) I just us my little pairs of pliers that came with my Cinch Binding Tool and tweaked the word here and there.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig
To add a bit of extra sparkle to my jar, I have threaded some little beads onto the wire. I’ve also added a plastic die cut feather as well as a paper feather die cut shape.

DIY Candle Thank You Gift by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

These feather shapes have been cut using my Evolution Advanced along with my magnetic mat.

I snipped a tiny hole into the top of the paper feather, which made it a lot easier to add to the wire word.

DIY Candle Thank You Gift by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers
The Happy Jig is such a fun tool to own. The instructional booklet is full of ideas and easy-to-follow instructions to create both shapes and paperclip options.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Be sure to tag @wermemorykeepers in your social media posts so we can enjoy seeing you get your craft on! Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy gifting!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Evolution Advanced

Magnetic Mat

Wick Candle Maker

Dear Lizzy Star Gazer 6×6 Pad

Hexagon Clear Cut Punch

Jane Davenport Washi Tape

Crafters Essentials Pick/Stylus

WRMK Feather Metal Die

Happy Jig

Pink Wire

Pink Paislee Summer Lights 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?
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Supplies:

Wick Candle Making Kit