Celebrate with a Waffle Bar

Welcome back to the blog today! It’s Chantalle here and I’d love to share a celebratory idea with you, which I put together for my kiddo’s first day back at school. It was a special one, as my DS started High School and my sweet little girl faces a new chapter without big brother to look out for her on the playground.

To mark the occasion, we had waffles for dinner! You can imagine their delight in having sweets as a main meal, lol.

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

All-you-can-eat candy at this waffle bar!

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I got the waffle idea playing around with my new and improved Trim & Score Board. The blade has been updated and now features super precise cutting. The board also feels sturdier now, thanks to a new locking mechanism at the back. I definitely enjoyed using this new board more than it’s predecessor.

I started by trimming up four pieces of some Bazzill Classic Yellow Mono Cardstock. (I just eyeballed it, but I reckon it was a bit wider than 4×6 size. Maybe 5×6) and then ran some score lines down the length and breadth of two of the sheets, at roughly 1 inch intervals. I also ran some narrower lines in between those (again, eyeballing) to create the illusion of the dents in the waffle shape.

I trimmed out the square shapes that had formed from the scoring lines, leaving a narrow border around each one. Initially, I had a much wider border around the whole outside if the piece of paper, so I could decide how much of en edge to leave. I ended up trimming this down so there was a slightly wider border than the one between my squares.

Finally, I mounted the cut paper to a sheet of un-scored paper. (The cut ones were now smaller than the un-scored pieces, so I trimmed off the excess. ) I rounded the edges slightly, just using my scissors, to give it a slightly wobbly finish, like a real waffle shape.

Supreme Ruler and Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

One could type up on the back of the un-scored cardstock pieces with a Typecast Typewriter and create super fun little Waffle Party invites!

You could also take your paper waffles to the next level by adding some shaded areas with inks or paints!

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

What’s a fun waffle bar without toppings, right? These little paper jars were quick to make and actually held way more sweets than I thought!

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

Again, using my Trim & Score board, I scored up some 12×12 sheets of bright paper, at 2 inch intervals. I enlisted the help of my Triangle Score Guide to create the geometric shapes. The booklet that comes with the tool goes in to detail on how to trim and score your paper, depending on the type of shape you want to create.

Remember: The Score Guide slots in to the Score Board at the 3 and 9inch marks.

Once the shapes were scored and trimmed, I went about closing them up by applying runner tape along the tabs. I closed all but one section, laying it down to see which side was best to remove once I found the best side to stand it on IYKWIM. When I was happy with how the shape sat on a surface, I trimmed off the section of paper above it to create an opening. The 2inch sided shape, created a big enough opening, so that little hands can easily fit inside to retrieve their tasty toppings! Of course, you could just pop a serving spoon in there.

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

These little paper jars turned out so lovely. I will definitely be making more to fill with treats and give as gifts.

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The geometric shapes leave a bit of excess paper once trimmed. I used these scraps to create some embellishments and a title for my waffle bar. I ran this little flower die through my Evolution Advanced on a Magnetic Mat. I have always raved about the magnetic mat – it makes placing and keeping your die in place a breeze!

Evolution Advanced by We R Memory Keepers 

Another embellishment I made was this ridiculously easy ‘cheat’ banner using some kebab sticks and a chipboard sticker from Crate’s ‘Good Vibes’ collection, which I glued on. It went straight into the waffle pile!

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers 

The title was created using more scrap leftovers and my Mini Alphabet Punch Board. This little guy makes the cutest size letters and using a very mini 2.5 x 1.5 inch piece of paper for each letter (apart from the wider ones like ‘M’ and ‘W’ in which it uses 2.5 x 2.5 inch pieces)

I machine stitched the letters together, leaving an extra bit of thread on each side so I could string it up.

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

My bar was a huge hit and is on the cards for a repeat performance I’ve been told! The seriously clever cake stand I placed the waffles on to, comes from The Sweet Tooth Factory. You need to check these guys out!! The range is amazing and this stand in particular is so clever and stores so compact! It even comes with the attachments to string up banners!

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
I hope you enjoyed this idea and might give it a go for your next celebration event! Until next time, happy crafting!


Materials Used:

Trim & Score Board

Triangle Score Guide

Evolution Advanced

Magnetic Mat

Supreme Ruler

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Crate Paper ‘Good Vibes’ Chipboard Stickers

Pink Paislee Paige Evans 12×12 #310500

Dear Lizzy ‘Lucky Charm’ Junk Drawer 12×12

Dear Lizzy ‘Lucky Charm’ Novelty 12×12

Bazzill Classic Yellow Mono Cardstock

Sweet Tooth Fairy Cake Stand
Sticky Thumb adhesive runner

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