a holiday collection must-have, scented wax melt ornaments
The holiday season is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to start prepping and designing your special holiday products.
If you're looking for a unique and delightful addition to your candle or home fragrance line, consider crafting scented wax melt ornaments.
These charming wax ornaments not only add a touch of warmth and fragrance to any space, they also make for wonderful handmade gifts.
One of the amazing benefits of wax melts is that they add a wonderful aroma without the use of an open flame.
Whether you place them on a Christmas tree with no heat or melt them in a warmer, the scent throw will carry.
In this blog post, we'll share all the materials you need to create scented wax melt ornaments, the step-by-step making process, and loads of design inspiration.
Let's get melting!
diy wax melt ornament supply list
- Silicone ornament molds (round, multi-shape, ornate shape, teardrop)
- Soy wax
- Wax melter
- Pouring pitcher
- Eco dyes to use for coloring your wax (optional)
- Ribbon or twine for hanging (we used a variety of styles from Tono + Co.)
- Fragrance oils (we love juniper fir & balsam spruce and apple rind & cinnamon)
- Digital thermometer
- Dried botanicals
- Eco glitter and micas
how to make wax melts
- To create your scented wax melt ornaments, melt the wax in a wax melter or a double boiler. Use a wax thermometer to monitor the temperature, ensuring it stays between 150°F and 180°F to prevent overheating or burning.
- If desired, add one of our eco dyes for a vibrant touch.
- Enhance the aroma of your ornaments by incorporating fragrance or essential oils. Add the fragrance oil into the melted wax to infuse your ornaments with a delightful scent that will spread throughout the home during the holiday season.
- Place your silicone ornament molds on a flat surface and carefully pour the wax into the molds. Be sure to leave a small hole at the top to insert the ribbon or twine later. Gently tap the molds to remove any air bubbles.
- Now comes the fun part! You can get creative by decorating your scented wax melt ornaments. Consider using eco-glitter, dried botanicals, cinnamon sticks, or holly berries.
- Once the wax has completely hardened, carefully remove the ornaments from the silicone molds. If they are stuck, you can place the molds in the freezer for a few minutes to loosen the wax.
- Insert ribbon or twine into the center of each ornament, making sure they stay centered. Allow the wax to fully cool and harden in the molds. This may take a few hours or overnight, depending on the size and thickness of your ornaments.
- Hang them alongside traditional ornaments and enjoy the delightful fragrance they bring to your holiday celebrations.
holiday wax melt designs
Here are a few holiday wax melt designs to inspire your own creations!
how to use wax melt ornaments
Wax melt ornaments look beautiful when hung from a Christmas tree but you can also use them in other ways throughout the holiday season.
Place them in a powder bathroom or other small space to bring in a seasonal scent. Remove the ribbon or twine and place in an electric wax warmer. Add as a present topper to a gift, tied neatly underneath a bow.
Wax melt ornaments are a fun and festive holiday product that lend a personal and aromatic touch to any holiday decor. They make wonderful gifts for hosts, teachers, and neighbors, and also work great as stocking stuffers.
With a few high quality materials and a dash of creativity, you can create ornaments that not only look beautiful but also fill the home with the scents of the season. Whether you're making them for yourself or as thoughtful gifts, these ornaments are sure to be a hit during the holiday season.