DIY Summer Candles

Hello WeR fans and welcome! It’s Chantalle with you again and I can’t wait to share some candle décor ideas with you, which I’ve created with my Wick Candle Maker.

As we approach (a thankfully comparably mild) winter Down Under, this little beach-inspired scene reminds me that summer is not that far away.

DIY Summer Candles by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve created three style of candle, all using the Wick machine, paraffin beads and a splash of colouring.

DIY Summer Candles by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

These candles were really fun to make and turned out even better than I expected. I love the fact that they are personal to my family and the shells are from the estuary only meters from our home.

DIY Summer Candles by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The two cylindrical shaped candles are from the smooth mold that comes in the candle making kit. One ties off some wick material onto a metal rod, which balances across the top of the mold, then you pull the wick material through the hole at the bottom of the mold, then pop a rubber stopper into the hole, securing the wick material and preventing the melted wax from escaping.

For my candle on display in the glass votive, I created an ombré effect by adding a brown wax crayon. This was the first time I had used a solid colour to colour my wax melts. I also tried adding some mists and paint but the liquids didn’t mix properly with the wax and settled awkwardly at the bottom of the mold as well as my Wick machine and were tricky to clean.

The wax crayon melted into a rich colour and if you want an ombré effect, it’s great as I found the consistency must’ve been denser as it settled to the bottom very well.

DIY Summer Candles by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

A convenient function the Wick machine has, is an indicator light that illuminates when the valve is opened. This is handy as I sometimes forget to close the valve after I had made a candle. It’s a great reminder to quickly shut it before the new melted wax comes running out!

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Here you can see the finished brown candle. It takes about one and a half refills of the machine to fill this size mold. The first round was the dark wax with the wax crayon added. The second layer was diluted slightly with more plain wax melts. The top layer was a new batch of plain melts, with a touch of the blue colour shavings you get in the kit along with the machine. One thing I have mentioned before is that it’s totally normal for your candle to sink a bit during the setting process. I now know to keep an extra amount of the last colour used, to reheat in the machine and then top the candle up if necessary. I will also mention that these candles I set in the fridge. It made them much easier to get out of the mold.

DIY Summer Candles by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Moving on to the next style of candle are these shelled beauties! I love these little babies and will definitely be making these as gifts!

One can purchase small wicks with the metal stabilizer online, but I tried my hand at upcycling some existing wicks in the form of tea lights, which I had on hand.

I cut up the candles carefully and extracted the wicks. I then popped the wax into my Wick to melt it. Once I was happy with how I had placed the wicks inside the shells, I placed the shells very carefully under the valve on the machine and opened it just a tiny bit to allow the wax to just drop out very gently.

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Voila! These are addictive to make so be warned lol!

DIY Summer Candles by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

My third style of candle is one with a photo personalization. I looked up how to do it online and it involved printing a photo onto tissue paper.

I stuck the tissue down to regular copy paper and the fed it into my very trusty inkjet printer. I’d measured the size of the candle and created an image box in a word processing programme. I then printed the image off using a ‘speciality paper’ setting on the printer.

I was nervous as to how the printer would go, printing on to such delicate paper but it worked great! I cut the tissue photo out and placed it, image side up, around the candle. You’ll notice this candle is also kinda ombré in colour. The bottom bit was left over melted tea light candle with a bit of blue colour shavings added. I topped the candle up with the Wick paraffin melts and blue shavings and, as you can see, the consistency of the two types of waxes is different. I really like it.

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

In order to transfer the image onto the candle itself, I then wrapped the whole thing  in baking paper and heated it with my heat gun. You can see I used BBQ tongs to hold it while I heated it to protect my hands.

As the wax heats, you will see the paper darken. Once you’ve got the whole paper dark, you can go ahead and peel the baking paper away slowly. (You may need to keep heating gently as you do this step, just see how you go.)

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And here is my photo candle. This family photo was taken on a gorgeous Gold Coast beach inside a beach cave. I really like how the texture of the candle echoes the rocks!

 

DIY Summer Candles by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Summer Candles by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you enjoyed this post. These candles are a fun and easy way to create ambience in your home and truly unique gifts for your friends and family.

I LOVE my Wick and I’m sure you will too! Be sure to tag @wermemorykeepers in your social media posts so we can enjoy seeing you get your craft on! Until next time!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Wick Candle Maker

 

 

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

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 Clock with the USB Rotary Tool

Hello WeR fans and welcome back to the blog today! It’s Chantalle here and I’d love to show you how I created this timepiece for my scrap space. I was inspired by a haphazard design I saw on Pinterest a while ago and when I received my awesome new USB Rotary Tool, I was super keen to give it a go!

This clever tool is USB powered, so you can take it along with you if you have a portable power supply like a power bank, or pop it into a USB plug at your desk. It’s lightweight and less noisy than other rotary tools I have seen which makes it great for craft use and the head is interchangeable with a mini sanding tip – great for distressing!

DIY Clock with the USB Rotary Tool by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Perfectly imperfect, my little clock looks so good on the wall! I love that it has a bit of rustic charm and for an afternoon had it hanging where it could catch the afternoon light. When I was a child I really didn’t like the sound of a clock ticking but for some reason in my craft room the methodic ‘tick tick’ is soothing.

DIY Clock with the USB Rotary Tool by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Clock with the USB Rotary Tool by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The clock started life as decorative wooden plate with an oriental design, much like the black one in the image (below left). My friend bought this for me from a thrift store and sanded it back. You can still see the shadow of the image in the plate! I used the other side of the plate for the face as it had a lovely roundness to it. It already had a small hole in it, so we just drilled the hole all the way through to the other side.

Next, I bought a cheap wall clock from a Dollar Store and went about deconstructing it so I could use the hands and battery pack. My DH used a chisel and removed a section out for me where the battery pack could fit snugly inside.

DIY Clock with the USB Rotary Tool by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The clock I saw on Pinterest had the numbers all jumbled and the phrase “Who cares, I’m already late” which I really loved as I’m one of those people who are eternally thinking they have more time to do things than they actually do, haha!

I had a look in my stash of thickers and chose a couple of styles which had various weights then went about setting them near the bottom of the clock face. (For this part I put the clock hands on, so I could get an idea of the spacing on the finished result.)

DIY Clock with the USB Rotary Tool by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Once I was happy with the placement of the numbers, I traced an outline of them using a pencil.

DIY Clock with the USB Rotary Tool by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Now it was time to break out my Rotary Tool!

I used the engraving tip, which is great for de-bossing on chipboard, plastic and wood. I carefully and purposefully ran the tip along the marked out areas, leaving some just outlined and others completely de-bossed for contrast.

DIY Clock with the USB Rotary Tool by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I debated long and hard about how I wanted the clock to look. Initially I toyed with the idea of staining the wood quite dark and leaving the numbers pale, but instead I went with a whitewashed stand and varnish combination called ‘Liming’. The colour goes great in my craft space, which is mostly white and aqua. The numbers don’t stand out like crazy but you can definitely see them. Hey, I’m on borrowed time anyway so it doesn’t really count right? Lol.

DIY Clock with the USB Rotary Tool by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Creating this clock was truly satisfying.

I loved the smell of the wood and seeing the numbers taking shape. I love it more, knowing that it already had it’s own story before I shaped it into something new.

DIY Clock with the USB Rotary Tool by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you have fun with this awesome little tool!

DIY Clock with the USB Rotary Tool by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

WRMK USB Rotary Tool

American Crafts Thickers

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

 

DIY Geometric Candles

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here today bringing you a tutorial on how to make geometric candles using the Wick Candle Maker and the Triangle Score Guide.

Geometric Candles with the Wick Candle Maker by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

As soon as I received the Wick Candle MakerI knew what kind of candle I wanted to create! I love geometric shapes and I thought it would be fun to use the Triangle Score Guide to make molds for my candles.

This was my first time making candles and it was very fun and easy! The Wick Candle Maker kit has everything you need to make candles: paraffin wax, cotton wicks, pigment powder and 3 candle molds with a removable bottom so the candles are easy to remove.

To begin simply place the paraffin wax in the Wick Candle Maker. Add pigment powder and scent and turn it on. It takes 10-15 minutes for the paraffin to melt. Once it is done simply use a skewer to mix everything.

Tip: Start with your lighter colors first, that way if you have some spare wax you can add another pigment and create another color.

Geometric Candles with the Wick Candle Maker by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

Use your Triangle Score Guide and your Trim and Score Board to create your geometric paper molds. The triangle Score Guide comes with a booklet with instructions for several shapes.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory KeepersTriangle Score Guide by We R Memory Keepers

I decided to make a pyramid, an octahedron, a tetrahedron, and a tube shape like one I did for this Geometric planter years ago. I used my Crafter’s Essential USB Glue Gun to create my geometric shapes and added extra glue to all the creases. You could also add a coat of paint or a sealant to prevent leaking.

USB Glue Gun by We R Memory Keepers

Cut your wick to the desired length and knot it to the metal rod. Place the wick inside the mold and fill the candle

Geometric Candles with the Wick Candle Maker by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

To fill the candle simply open the valve. I suggest you add a small amount of melted wax and see if you have any leaks. A small leak can be solved by putting the candle in the fridge. The wax will cool and will seal the leak.

Geometric Candles with the Wick Candle Maker by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

Remove your candle from the Wick and let it cool until it is completely room temperature.

Geometric Candles with the Wick Candle Maker by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

Because wax shrinks when it is cold your candle will probably cave in in the center and you will need to add a small amount of wax at the end to even the candle.

What I did was pour a small amount of wax into a baby jar and when my candle was dry I heated the jar on a pot with water and added the melted wax. It is important to keep the same candle mix because it is very hard to recreate the same candle color!

Geometric Candles with the Wick Candle Maker by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, once your candles are dry, tear off the paper and use your Crafter’s knife to clean up the edges.

Geometric Candles with the Wick Candle Maker by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

Add different color layers to make your candles different! You can make ombre candles, rainbow candles and even add glitter or dried flowers to your mix!

Geometric Candles with the Wick Candle Maker by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

And here are my final candles! This was my first time making candles and it was a lot of fun! The geometric molds worked out great and I love the vibrant pigment colors of my candles! The Wick Candle Maker made the job very easy and with almost zero spills!

Geometric Candles with the Wick Candle Maker by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

Geometric Candles with the Wick Candle Maker by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

I love my Geometric Candles! What kind of candle would you like to make?
Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Wick Candle Maker
Trim and Score Board
Triangle Score Guide
Crafter’s Essential Knife
Crafter’s Essential Usb Glue Gun

Layered Rainbow Candle

Hello, We R fans! Laura here today sharing how to create this fun layered rainbow candle using the new Wick Candle Maker. This tool makes it so easy to create your own candles. You can start creating candles right away because everything you need is included right in the box!

Layered Rainbow Candle by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I am very sensitive to smells and often I can’t buy scented candles even though I love to use them in my home décor. With the new candle maker, I can create my own candles that are either unscented or use essential oils to add scent.

I love everything rainbow, so I thought it would be fun to create a layered candle with a rainbow pattern. To start with I used the large candle mold. Be sure the mold is screwed in securely to the base. Then, add the wick to the hole in the bottom. Leave about 2 inches of the wick at the bottom and insert the rubber stopper.

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Tie the wick to the metal rod and trim off the excess. The candle mold has little groves at the top to hold the metal rod in place.

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Be sure the candle maker is turned off and the drip valve is closed. Add ¼ cup of wax granules to the hopper. Add a small amount of color dye using the color guide to determine how much of each color you need to add. You really don’t need much!

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Turn the candle maker on high and allow the wax to melt for about five minutes. Stir it with one of the extra metal rods. Add more color if necessary to achieve the desired shade.

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Once the wax is fully melted open the wax dripping valve. Allow all the wax to drain out of the hopper. I used the metal rod to stir it to help get all the wax out. Wipe any excess melted wax out of the hopper with a paper towel.

Wick Candle Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Allow each layer of wax to cool for about 15 to 20 minutes and then continue with each additional color. I did six layers of wax.

Layered Rainbow Candle by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Allow the candle to cool overnight and then unscrew the bottom from the mold. Push the candle out from the bottom. Trim the excess wick off the bottom and trim the top wick to about ¼”. The instructions talk about doing a second pour because the candle can kind of sink in in the middle. However, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to match the red again and so I left it as is.

Layered Rainbow Candle by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

This rainbow candle will go perfectly in my craft room! I can’t wait to make more candles. The kids want to try making a layered candle with different scents added to each layer.

Supplies:

Wick Candle Machine

 

 

Throwback Thursday: Template Studio Easter Basket

We’re throwing it back to spring of 2016 with this clever take on a Template Studio gift box. We just the transformation from box to basket with a few simple modifications. Check it out!

Hello We R fans!  Amanda here today.  I think Easter baskets are so much fun.  They can be made out of all kinds of different materials—wicker, fabric, plastic—to name a few.   With the Template Studio, you can make a full size Easter basket out of poster board, too!

DIY Template Studio Easter Basket by Amanda Coleman for We R Memory Keepers

With a quick and easy modification to the Template Studio box and you can create an Easter basket that you can stuff to the brim with sweets and treats.  With the Template Studio, you can create Easter baskets big or…extra big!  And the Designer Poster Board makes it easy to customize your Easter basket, too.

DIY Template Studio Easter Basket by Amanda Coleman for We R Memory Keepers

This Easter basket is about 5 ½”x5 ½”X3 ½” and fits a bunch of large and medium Easter eggs.  You can also stuff it with chocolate rabbits or any of your other favorite Easter treats.

Easter Basket 4

The DIY Party Fringe Tape is perfect for embellishing your Easter Basket and it comes in so many yummy jelly bean colors.

Easter Basket 5

Starting with a piece of 15”x15” designer poster board, follow the Template Studio instructions for the box through Step 11.  This will make a basket that is 5.6”x5.6”x3.6”

Easter Basket 6

Rather than using the scoring tool in Step 12 of the box making instructions, use the cutting blade to cut the flaps off the top of the box.  Use scissors to cut the remainder of the flap completely.  This will leave you with a box with an open top.

Easter Basket 7

This is what your poster board will look like after you have cut the flaps off of the box.

Easter Basket 8

Use a tiny stapler to secure the inside flaps to the inside walls of the box.

DIY Template Studio Easter Basket by Amanda Coleman for We R Memory Keepers

Create a handle by stapling a strip of poster board to the inside of the box.  Trim your basket with fringe or other fun embellishments.

Happy Easter!

Supplies:

Template Studio
Designer Poster Board
DIY Party Fringe Tape