Halloween Pocket Party Favors

Hello, friends!  It’s Rebecca and I hope you are in the mood for some Halloween treats today!  It’s only August, that’s true, but I just got the cutest spooky paper pad from DCWV and I couldn’t wait to use it to create some party favors.  It’s called Witches Brew, it’s available at Joann Stores, and I paired it up with some of my favorite WRMK tools like the Banner Punch BoardPocket Maker Punchboard, and the Happy Jig for some scary goodies!

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

After choosing some chilling paper patterns, I created pockets to house some fun-size candy.  I followed the instructions on the Pocket Maker Punchboard to make 4.25″ x 5″ notched pockets.  You could use the pocket style with the flap, as well, but I thought it would be enticing to give a little sneak of what’s inside so I opted to leave the top open.

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Both pocket styles are easy to make with the board, but the notched pockets come together super-quick and if you have a lot of them to make, it might save you a little time.  After assembling the pockets, I filled them with the candy treats, then tied black ribbon around the pocket, resting it in the notch; that keeps the candy from spilling out and holds the ribbon in place.

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I chose some matching papers to create banner tags with the Banner Punchboard.  Most of the tags are about 3″ x 3″, give or take.  I paired each tag with a small card that I trimmed from the Witches Brew stack.  They offer really cute designs and sayings, and what I like most about this collection is that the colors are a more complex palette for Halloween than standard bright orange, purple, and green.  Some of the papers will even work well for non-Halloween projects.

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

With my Crop-a-Dile, I secured the card and tag together with black eyelets to stop them from ripping when I slid the ribbon through the hole.

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The final touch was a pipe cleaner bat that I made with the Happy Jig.  You can use wire if you’d rather, but I found that 12″ black pipe cleaners were just the right length for the bats, and I can let my kids help make them!  The pipe cleaners are a bit more malleable than the wire for their small hands, but they still hold the shape well.  As a bonus, they lend some fuzzy texture to the packages!

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

This is an easy and fun Halloween project that will come in handy this year when we celebrate my son’s birthday in mid-October.  I’m thinking of having a Halloween costume birthday party for him and I’ve already got a head start on the favors!

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Pocket Maker Punchboard
Banner Punchboard
Happy Jig
Crop-a-Dile
Eyelets

DCWV Inc Witches Brew 12×12 Stack available at Joann Stores

DIY Valentine’s Day Flipbook

Hello We R friends! Enza here to share a Valentine’s Day project created with the help of a few We R Memory Keepers tools. Some of these tools have become a staple for me; I use them all the time for a variety of crafty projects, as they allow me to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

For today I’ve decided to make a Valentine loaded trifold flipbook to send to one of my best crafty friends.

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Valentine’s Day Flipbook by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I started by trimming my paper to measure 7×12 inches, and scored it at 4 and 8 inches with the Mini Score Board.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Score Board

I wanted the folding flaps to have slanted corners, so I marked them vertically at 3.5 inches an d cut them with a craft knife using the 12” ruler that comes in the Ultimate Tool Kit as my guide.

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Once the base was ready, I started making my embellishments. First, rosettes in different sizes, which I simply embellished with a sticker in the center and transformed into paper clips.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Score Board

Next two tags, that I used to wrap washi tape around and add as a little surprise.

We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board

Lastly, I created a “love” word with the Happy Jig, which I thought it would be a nice and sweet addition.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

In order to hold all these goodies, I added pockets to each flap by simply stitching a strip of paper down. I embellished each section of the flipbook with lots of die cuts and stickers from the Crate Paper La La Love collection.

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A couple of weeks ago I made some Valentines Pockets with the Pocket Punch Board for my kids’ classmates (you can find the tutorial here), and I liked them so much that I “stole” a couple to add to this flipbook. They not only fit perfectly, but allowed me to bring in an extra interactive element that is always fun to discover 😉

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Thank you for stopping by today! I can’t wait to give this flipbook to my sweet friend. What crafts are you making for Valentine’s Day?

Enza

 

Supplies:

Mini Score Board

Happy Jig

Tag Punch Board

Ultimate Tool Kit

Pocket Maker Punch Board

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Crate Paper La La Love

 

Valentine’s Day Banner

Hey there, Laura here today with a fun Valentine’s Day banner project for you. I love to make banners! I have one for every holiday and season. I have several places in my home where I hang them up to decorate – on my bookshelf, my pallet shelves, and above the window. If I had a fireplace, I am sure I would have a banner on the mantel as well! The banner punch board is one of my favorite tools because you can put together a banner quickly and easily.

Valentines Day Banner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To create this Valentine’s Day banner, I started by making some red wire hearts using the Happy Jig. I used the size of the hearts to determine the size of my banner pieces.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

I cut white shimmer textured cardstock to 4” wide by 4 ½” tall for each banner piece.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

The way I make sure each banner piece is the same length, is I first use my paper trimmer to cut the banner piece to the correct width. Then, I use the banner punch board to cut my banner shape. Lastly, I use the trimmer to cut the length the same for each piece.

I attached each of the wire hearts with washi tape. This allowed me to attach the hearts to the banner pieces, but also hold together the wire where the ends meet.

Valentines Day Banner by Laura Silva by We R Memory Keepers

Next, I created more flag banner pieces using patterned paper from Crate Paper’s new La La Love collection.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

I used the mini alphabet punch board to spell out the word LOVE.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board

I attached the letters to my patterned paper using foam adhesive squares. Then, I added some heart sticker Thickers to each letter.

Valentines Day Banner by Laura Silva by We R Memory Keepers

To assemble the banner together, I used red and white baker’s twine. I tied each piece together making a little bow.

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This banner is so festive and fun. I love the mix of wire hearts and paper. This Valentine’s Day banner looks so cute on my pallet shelves gallery wall. Do you make a banner for each holiday?

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Supplies

Happy Jig

Red Happy Jig Wire

Bazzill Bling Diamond Cardstock

Washi Tape

Banner Punch Board

Crate Paper La La Love Cardstock

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Crate Paper La La Love Thickers

Baker’s Twine

Happy Jig Project Roundup

Happy Friday crafty friends! We made it to the weekend…phew. Today we’ve got a roundup of some cute and clever craft project ideas created with Happy Jig. We hope these ideas inspire you to get out your jig and create this weekend. Enjoy!

Wire Cake Topper

One of our favorite Happy Jig projects to make is a cake topper! You can make a cake topper to say anything you want–the possibilities are endless. If you’d like to learn how to make the wedding cake topper below, CLICK HERE.

Wire Wedding Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig wire design tool

Wire Place Card Holder and Table Tent

Wire decor kind of lends itself to a wedding theme, so we’ve got another bit of wedding inspiration for you created with the Happy Jig. We love this pretty place card holder and table tent! You can find the full tutorial HERE.

Wedding Table Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Accordion Fold Mini Album

Custom wire embellishments add a sweet special touch to this fold out baby album. We think this is such a precious handmade gift idea! CLICK HERE for more photos and details.

Baby Mini Book with the Happy Jig by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

Baby Mini Book with the Happy Jig by Eva PIzarro for We R Memory Keepers

Mermaid Party Favors

Send the guests home from your next party or event with favors decked in Happy Jig designs! We love this mermaid party favor idea! For the full tutorial CLICK HERE.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Travel Scrapbook Page

Make the title and story of your scrapbook page stand out with the Happy Jig! This travel layout is as unforgettable as the memories documented on it. Visit the blog HERE for more photos and details.

Travel Layout with the Happy Jig by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

We hope these projects have inspired you to get creative with the Happy Jig. Be sure to share your creations on our Facebook page HERE. We’d love to see what you’re making!

Supplies:

Happy Jig
Happy Jig Wire

New Year’s Eve Confetti Favors

Hey there We R friends, Laura here today! I don’t know about you, but I am in disbelief the New Year will be here in just a few short weeks. I feel like I say that every year now that I am older, but time sure does seem to be flying by. Today I am sharing how to create some festive confetti party favors for your New Year’s bash!

New Year's Eve Confetti Favors by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

First off, we need to create something to hold our pretty gold and silver confetti in. I love using traditional gold and silver for my New Year’s crafts. The gorgeous gold striped acetate is perfect for creating little pockets to hold the confetti.

Use the pocket maker punch board to create the little pockets. You can cut your acetate down to 6 inches by 6 inches and then get four pockets out of each sheet. Use the punch board to cut the corners and score the pocket. Assemble using adhesive.

New Year's Eve Confetti Favors with the Pocket Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I think New Year’s decorations and crafts always look cuter when you add the year. So, to do this, I used the mini alphabet punch board to create the “19” for 2019. I attached the numbers to the outside of the pocket using foam adhesive squares.

New Year's Eve Confetti Favors with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

And to make these little confetti shaker pockets even more festive, I used my Happy Jig to create the word “yay!” for each one. I did half out of silver wire and half out of gold wire. I attached the words to the front of the pockets using a little adhesive. You can find the pattern for this design here on Instagram.

New Year's Eve Confetti Favors with the Happy Jig by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I filled each pocket with some gold and silver confetti that will be perfect to hand out at our New Year’s Eve festivities!

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These pockets would also be perfect for filling with a little candy treat or noise maker, too!

New Year's Eve Confetti Favors by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Do you like traditional gold and silver for your New Year’s crafts, or something else?

Supplies:

Clearly Posh Acetate

Pocket Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Metallic Foil Gold and Silver Sheets

Gold and Silver Confetti

Happy Jig

Happy Jig Wire

DIY Holiday Ornaments

Hello, all!  It’s Rebecca here today, and I’m wishing you a Happy December!  I’m excited to bring you some ornaments that I made with the handy-as-ever Tassel Loom and Happy Jig.  They are easy and fun and will surely help you deck your tree with handmade goodness!

DIY Holiday Ornaments by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

We’ll start with the easiest of all, a Christmas tree made using the Happy Jig.  I found the directions right in the book that came with the tool, on page 18.  You can go ahead and use Happy Jig wire…or you might want to try using a pipe cleaner!  That’s what I used, a chenille one in gold.  The kind that I found (at Michael’s) were 12 inches, which was perfect because the trees require 11 inches if you make them without the add-on for the clip, which I did.

DIY Holiday Ornaments by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The wired pipe cleaner is a bit thinner than standard Happy Jig wire, but these were still sturdy enough to keep their shape.  I tried with another brand of cleaners, but those were too flimsy.  Aside from looking shiny and pretty, another positive aspect of using the gold pipe cleaners was that they were really easy to wind around the small pegs.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

I used a medium peg at the top instead of the small one so I could form a larger loop at the top, and I used the 1” of excess wire to wind around the loop for closure.  Those were 2 small changes I made to the original instructions.

DIY Holiday Ornaments by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

They’re so pretty hanging on the tree—or on a package, since I always like to include an ornament on Christmas presents!  You can leave them be or you can take it a step further and add some extra bling!  I took some gold metallic thread and wound it around the tree.  The grooves made by the chenille keep the thread from slipping and hold it in its place on the sides of the tree.  Every other loop or so, I added a sequin.  The sequins slide along their line, but they don’t go past the edge of the tree.  I used some vintage gold stars and white faceted round sequins, but you might want to add some more color.  I tied the thread off at the bottom.

DIY Holiday Ornaments by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

These are so delicate and festive!  The best part is how simply they came together, and how inexpensive.  I can definitely see making several of these for family and friends this year.  It’s also a craft that I know my daughter would LOVE to help with!

DIY Holiday Ornaments by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Moving on to the next ornaments, are you ready to make some tassels?  By now you might realize I love to make tassels and add them to nearly everything, so why not make tree ornaments with them, too?  I turned mine into Santa Claus’s and Christmas trees.

DIY Holiday Ornaments by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

You’ll need the Tassel Loom, thread, glue of your choice, and ¼” white pom poms if you’d like to make these, too.  My thread colors are red, white, black, and 2 shades of green—one dark, one light.

DIY Holiday Ornaments by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

I’ll show you how to create the Santas, and by following those directions, you’ll know how to do the trees—it’s not hard, I promise!  Begin by making the tassels.  Follow the directions for the Tassel Loom as you normally would for a 2” Floss or other Non-Flexible Material.   Trim the ends to even up the bottoms.

DIY Holiday Ornaments by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

For the Santas, I made 1 black (for his boots), 1 white (for his beard), 1 larger, thicker red (for his suit), and 1 skinnier, shorter red (for his hat).  For the smaller red tassel, you’ll still make a 2” tassel, but will trim off about ½”.  For the trees, I made 2 thick dark green tassels and 1 thick light green tassel.

DIY Holiday Ornaments by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Take a section of about 1/3 of the larger red tassel (at the back) and add some glue.  I used Fabri-Tac, but hot glue will work, as well.

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Place the back of the black tassel against the glue, then pull the remaining 2/3 of the red tassel over the top of the black one.  Smooth it out.

DIY Holiday Ornaments by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Repeat the steps to add the white tassel to the duo, and the last red tassel, as well.

DIY Holiday Ornaments by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The final step is glue on the white pom pom at the top.

DIY Holiday Ornaments by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Obviously, the Santas are inferred, but my kids love them!   You’ll do the same steps for the trees, but with only 3 tiers instead of 4.  Also, there’s no pom pom, but I added some sequin stars to the tie-on loop.  You can choose 3 different shades of green, or just one…have fun with it and make it your own!

DIY Holiday Ornaments by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

With that, I’ll leave you to go and make some ornaments yourself.  Don’t forget to pick up a Happy Jig and a Tassel Loom from the We R Memory Keepers store if you don’t already have them—they’re tools you’ll use again and again!

 

Supplies:

Tassel Loom

The Happy Jig

 

Holiday Gift Mug with the Happy Jig

Hello happy crafters! Soraya here today to share a cute holiday gift idea using the amazing Happy Jig : a holiday mug! Yes, this is definitely the hot cocoa season so why not offer a special mug to your family and friends?! So let’s make it!

Holiday Gift Mug by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all, use the various sizes of pegs of your Happy Jig to create the word “yum” (don’t forget to allow more lengh of wire on both edges). I chose to use the pink wire.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

With the Trim & Score board, trim a large stripe of paper and with the Clear Cut Punch, create a pretty label.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

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Cut the label in two parts and glue them on the strip of paper that you previously placed around the mug as shown in the photo below.

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Now for the last part: cut a beautiful heart with the Clear Cut Punch and add some gold washi tape on the mug for a festive look. The Happy Jig word comes now on the top of your decoration. I love how it turned out! And a small glittered tree is perfect for the final touch! Et voilà!

 

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I hope you had fun joining me today for this holiday tutorial! Have fun with your Happy Jig  and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Happy Jig

Pink wire

Trim & Score Board

Papers are from DCWV

Clear Cut Punch – Label

Clear Cut Punch – Heart

Embellishments and gold washi tape

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes

Hello everyone! It’s Eva on the blog today sharing some treat bag ideas using the Pillow Box Punch Board and some of my favorite We R Tools!

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

I love to give small treats to neighbors and friends and I think a pretty decorated packaging can turn a small and inexpensive gift into something really cute and festive! To create these cute boxes I used my Pillow Box Punch Board, it’s easy and you can use your favorite patterned papers.

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used some papers from the Merry Days collection by Crate Paper. Follow the instructions on the board and don’t forget to punch the notch with the Reverse Punch on the top of the board.

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I made three different pillow boxes, the first one is really simple: a big bow and a sentiment and you are ready!

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To create the bow I used the Bow Loom, simply choose the bow size, put your ribbon through the tool and tie in the middle with a small thread.

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Remove the ribbon and glue a small piece of the same ribbon on top. I love that I can create double and even triple bows easily!

We R Memory Keepers Bow Loom

Next, I used my Word Punch Board to add a sentiment. I spelled Falala but you could also put your recipient’s name, which would be very cute! I covered the back with patterned paper to make the word stand a bit more.

We R Memory Keepers Word Punch BoardDIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For my next pillow box I used my Stitch Happy Pen to create a sentiment with Stitch Happy Twine.

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Stitch Happy Pen is perfect for adding small and intricate sewing into your projects, and it is so much easier and faster than hand stitching!

Thread the Stitch Happy Pen with some Stitch Happy Twine and write your sentiment on white cardstock. Don’t make it too small or your paper might tear while you are stitching.

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Tip: slowly stitch your word making sure you use the tool perpendicular to the cardstock and that the thread always points backwards towards your previous stitch.

Secure the loops with the backing sticker and cut your sentiment.  I also used some twine and a few die cuts to embellish my box.

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I decorated the last pillow box with some hanging embellishments. Really easy and fun!

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

First, use the Tassel Loom and the Stitch Happy Twine to create a small tassel, with this tool you will have perfectly even and cute tassels every time! Embellish your tassel with some Stitch Happy Gold thread and even the edges.

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Next, use your Happy Jig create a small tree with gold wire (you can find the design on the Happy Jig Instruction Booklet that comes with the tool).

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I couldn’t resist to this vellum paper from the Merry Days collection and cut a little piece with my Dial Trimmer and the waved blade.

We R Memory Keepers Dial Trimmer

Finally I made a small bow with the Stitch Happy Gold thread and my Bow Loom. Wrap the thread a few times and you will have a subtle embellishment.

We R Memory Keepers Bow Loom

And what did I put inside these cute boxes? Since I was a little girl I always loved candied almonds and recently I found a big pack with cute pastel colors! I think they would be perfect for my neighbors’ gifts this year!

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Do you make small treat boxes for your friends? Hopefully you can use some of these ideas to create a fun and yummy treat this year!

DIY Christmas Pillow Boxes by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today!

Eva

 

Supplies

Pillow Box Punch Board
Bow Loom
Word Punch Board
Stitch Happy Pen
Stitch Happy Twine
Stitch Happy Gold thread
Tassel Loom
Happy Jig Gold Wire
Happy Jig
Dial Trimmer
Merry Days collection by Crate Paper

Happy Jig Holiday Cards

Hello, We R fans! Christmas will be here in no time! Lots to do, especially when it comes to holiday crafting. Today I’m sharing a set of cards that is perfect if you’re looking for a fun and easy way to send season’s greetings.

The Happy Jig is all you need to make an impact, and wow the recipients with your cards. Once you have all the pegs set up on the board, creating sentiments or shapes goes rather quickly.

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I started by trimming all the individual pieces from the new DCWV Farmhouse Christmas Premium Stack. I wanted my cards to be simple, so I just layered several patterned papers, making sure to use foam adhesive in between for more dimension.

For the first card, I used the Banner Punch Board to create two banners, which I then machine-stitched together. I used my Stitch Happy Sewing Machine to create a border around the card panel, and give it a bit of interest and finished look.

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I added stickers from the same collection before hand-stitching the “merry” sentiment in place. I love the variety of colored wire I can choose from – this red one is perfect for Christmas!

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

The second card features different patterns, as well as a beautiful, festive 3×4 card that I placed right on top.

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I decided to go with “Joy” for my sentiment.

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

As in the first card, I machine-stitched around the patterned paper for texture, and hand-stitched the wire word in place. Some twine wrapped around the panel finished the card.

Happy Jig Holiday Cards by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process, and feel inspired to use the super fun Happy Jig for your next Holiday cards.

Thank you for stopping by!

Enza

 

Happy Jig

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Banner Punch Board

 

DCWV Farmhouse Christmas Premium Stack

 

 

Wire Wrapped Holiday Candles

Hello and Happy Friday! It’s Aly here again and I’ve got a cool hostess gift idea to share. I’ve seen some really cool wire crafts making their way around the interwebs and I love how wire can be incorporated into just about any project. I decided to make some holiday candles with my Wick Candle Maker, and throw some Happy Jig wire at them to see what happened.

Wire Wrapped Holiday Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

The combination of handmade candles and wire designs make for a unique hostess gift set. I started by making some candles with my Wick and the new Silicone Molds. I added some delicious holiday scents, and went with traditional red and green colors for the candles.

Wire Wrapped Holiday Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Important tips: 1) remind your recipient to remove the paper gift tag before lighting the candles; 2) The Wick Wire is not flammable but it does get hot near a flame, so use caution.

Once I finished the candles, I selected some holiday designs from the Happy Jig Instagram account (@werhappyjig) and used the free templates available there. I first chose the star design for my green diamond shaped candle, and I altered it slightly to look more like a holiday star. Here’s the template I ended up using.

Happy Jig Holiday Star

I left a lot of excess wire so I could wrap it around the candle. I used a household object in a cone shape (funnel) to wrap the wire around so I didn’t scratch and scuff up the candle in the process.

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When I finished wrapping, I cut off the extra and gently slipped the formed wire spiral over the candle.

Wire Wrapped Holiday Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I selected the reindeer head design for my red sphere candle. I made the reindeer head exactly as it is found on the @werhappyjig Instagram account, except I started and finished my wire down at the bottom of the design. Here’s the template I used:

Happy Jig Deer Head

Once I finished the reindeer head I wrapped the extra wire around a tennis ball (since it’s the same size as the sphere shaped candle) and trimmed it. Then I slipped it gently over my candle.

Wire Wrapped Holiday Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

To finish off my candles, I added some gift tags that I cut out from the DCWV Red and White Christmas Premium Stack.

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I used my Sticky Piercer to make a small hole in each tag, and then tied them onto the wire around the candles with some American Crafts Twine.

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During the holidays most of our dinner parties are with extended family, so I can’t wait to share these with my sister-in-law! I think she’s going to love them. Thanks for stopping by, and have a awesome and crafty weekend friends!

Supplies:

Wick Candle Maker Kit
Happy Jig Tool
Happy Jig Wire
Sticky Piercer
Detail Scissors
DCWV Red and White Christmas Premium 12×12 Stack