Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A TART-WARMING GIFT

so...had some leftover wax i had from candle making that's been staring at me...after some thought...gathered up what supplies i needed and got my tart on!...i must say...i'm pretty darn proud!...they came out great and smell so amazing!...

now...the hardest thing about these little cuties is actually bringing yourself to melting them!...because if you keep reading...you'll see that making them is quite easy!...

soy tarts

you'll need some wax flakes...got mine at michaels...they're soy...but normal paraffin would work too...and some fragrance oil specific for candles...it will be in the same area that the wax is...you really want to use the candle fragrance because it has a higher flashpoint...and although there won't be any flames near it...you still don't want the chance of fire...

soy tarts

grab a measuring cup...then some type of silicone mold...

soy tarts

fill 'er up with the wax flakes...

soy tarts

then pop in the microwave according to the instructions...

soy tarts

when all melted...add the fragrance oil...

soy tarts

start pouring in the molds!...i filled each cavity half way up...

soy tarts

keep going until you run out of wax!...then sit aside and let cool...

soy tarts

look at the finished product!...that mold had tons of detail!...a tiny work of tart!...lol...

SOY TART

packaging couldn't be easier...grabbed a tin and just stacked 'em in there!...didn't even have to decorate since this one's festive enough already!...

soy tarts

i kept mine on the simple side...with no color...you can buy the chunks of color wax and make 'em however you want....but for me...the snowflake mold and jack frost scent made the perfect holiday combo!...at least the house smells christmas-y...because it's certainly not looking it!...lol...

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8 comments:

Amy said...

Adorable!

Shawnee said...

I have been searching everywhere for a cute idea for our therapists and teachers. This is perfect! Thank you so much!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Such a wonderful project! Thanks for the instructions!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

MoniMoniOKC said...

You Have done what no-one else has been able to do... Get me in Christmas crafting mood!!! Much thanks!

Deebi27 said...

Greenbean can you add wicks to these candle as well? Just wonderingout loud. I don't have a tart warmer, but I do have what I need for wicked candles! I love the idea of soy candles though!

Deebi27 said...

deebi27@tds.net!

preeti said...

Wow that can be used for personalised gifts

Rebecca said...

I love that mold, I also use it to make peppermint bark... Thanks for another great idea.

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