3 Fall Craft Projects with We R Memory Keepers and JOANN Stores

3 Fall Craft Ideas from We R Memory Keepers and JOANN Stores

Hello and welcome to your fall crafting HQ here at We R Memory Keepers! Our team has come up with some amazing fall craft ideas using some of your favorite tools that you can find at JOANN Stores. CLICK HERE to shop online, and scroll down for instructions and supply lists. Happy fall crafting!

Pumpkin Spice Candle

Pumpkin Spice Candle with the Mold Press

Directions:

Plug in Wick machine and turn to HIGH. Open lid and add wax pellets to chamber. Close lid. Allow wax to heat, stirring occasionally until fully melted.

Add a small amount of red, yellow, brown, and white Wick dyes to melted wax and stir. Continue adding colors until desired color is achieved.

Add spice scent to the wax and stir.

While wax is melting, prepare candle vase by tying two wicks to a wick placement stick. Lay the placement stick across the vase so the wicks dangle down into the vase and touch the bottom. Be sure some wick is left to extend out the top of the vase as well.

Place prepared ceramic vase in the bottom of the Wick machine, centering it under the pour spout.

Turn flow knob to open and allow the wax to flow into the vase. Once the upper chamber is empty, close the flow knob.

To fill the entire candle base, you will need to repeat these steps twice. Melt a second batch of wax, add dye and scent, and pour again.

Tie a length of ribbon around the finished candle. Add fall floral picks and Putka Pods to embellish.

Pumpkin Spice Candle with the Mold Press

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

CRAFTING TIME: 1-2 Hours

Fall Glitter Tumbler

Fall Glitter Tumbler with the Spin It Tumbler Turner

Directions:

Prepare tumbler by removing lid. Apply a coat of Pure Gold spray paint and allow to dry completely. Be careful not to get the paint on the inside of the tumbler.

Once paint is dry, add masking tape on the inside rim of the tumbler. This will prevent epoxy from going to the inside of the tumbler while spinning. Place tumbler on the Spin It Tumbler Turner and twist to tighten. Turn the Tumbler Turner on to a slow spin. Be sure the tumbler is level and secure. If the tumbler is wobbly while spinning, adjust it by tightening and leveling before adding epoxy.

Mix a small amount of epoxy by adding equal parts A and B and stirring slowly for 2-3 minutes. 

Using a gloved hand, apply a thin coat of epoxy to the tumbler while it is spinning. Gently use your fingers to evenly coat the entire tumbler with a thin coat of epoxy. Allow to spin for about 5 minutes.

Apply glitter in diagonal rows while the tumbler is still spinning. Start at the top and sprinkle the glitter in stripes moving toward the bottom of the tumbler. The glitter will automatically fall in diagonal lines as the tumbler spins. Repeat will all the glitters. Allow to spin for about 30 minutes.

After the 30 minutes, while the tumbler is still spinning, use a gloved hand to gently pat down any glitter pieces that might be sticking up. Remove masking tape from the rim. Allow to spin until fully cured, 4-12 hours.

To apply a topcoat, mix a small amount of epoxy by adding equal parts A and B and stirring slowly for 2-3 minutes. 

Add masking tape on the inside rim of the tumbler. Using a gloved hand, apply a thin coat of epoxy to the tumbler while it is spinning. Gently use your fingers to evenly coat the entire tumbler with a thin coat of epoxy. After 30 minutes remove tape from the rim. Allow to spin until fully cured, 4-12 hours.

Remove cup from spinner, wash with soap and water, and add the lid!

Supplies & Tools:

We R Memory Keepers Spin It Tumbler Turner (17406703)

We R Memory Keepers Spin It Epoxy Kit (16928988)

We R Memory Keepers Spin It Glitter – Roaring 20s Mix (661220)

We R Memory Keepers Spin It Glitter – Mocha Fine (661251)

We R Memory Keepers Spin It Glitter – Burnt Orange Extra Fine (661211)

We R Memory Keepers Spin It Glitter – Champagne Fine (661119)

White Double Wall Stainless Steel Tumbler 20 oz (17704511)

Rust-oleum Universal All Surface Metallic Spray Paint Pure Gold (17065541)

Masking Tape

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

CRAFTING TIME: Weekend Project

Mold Press Pumpkin Trio

Painted Pumpkins

Directions:

Cut small ball in half. Wrap half the ball with rubber bands to create pumpkin-like shape.

Plug in Mold Press. Remove protective coating from both sides of a Mold Press plastic sheet. Place sheet in the Mold Press frame and raise to the top of the machine to heat. Place banded ball flat side down on the Mold Press deck.

Once the plastic sheet becomes pliable, plug the shop vac into the Mold Press machine. Turn on the shop vac. Use both hands to bring the frame and plastic sheet straight down over the ball on the base deck.

Remove ball from the mold. Repeat the process to create a second mold.

Trim around the half pumpkin shape on each mold, leaving about a ¾” lip all the way around the shapes.

Use binder clips to secure the two half molds to each other by clipping all the way around the ¾” lip. Use scissors to trim a small spot at the top for pouring the plaster and inserting the twig stem.

Follow the instructions on the plaster to mix. Pour or spoon plaster into the mold. Place a small twig or stick into the top of the plaster as a stem. Allow to dry completely.

Once dry, remove pumpkin from mold. Use sandpaper to smooth any rough edges.

Repeat to make 2 more pumpkins (or make 6 molds total so you can pour plaster for all 3 pumpkins at the same time!).

Paint the pumpkins using acrylic paint. Use a brush to add mod podge and glitter designs to each pumpkin. Allow to dry completely.

Supplies & Tools

We R Memory Keepers Mold Press 3D (17394974)

We R Memory Keepers Shop Vac (17428855)

Perfect Series 128oz Perfect Plaster (15381601)

Small (3.5”) squishy ball

Tulip Rubber Bands 100pk (10098721)

Bamboo Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint 2oz (8702201)

Turquoise Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint 2oz (3320405)

Hydrangea Pink Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint 2oz (3317146)

Gold FolkArt 2oz Metallic Acrylic Paint (prd2196)

Extra Fine Gold Glitter 2oz (11609286)

Mod Podge Matte 8oz (1161546)

Fine Grit Sandpaper

Water

Small Twigs or Sticks

Small Paintbrush

Small Binder Clips

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate                                                     CRAFTING TIME: 3-5 Hours

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