Inspiration & Tips For Making Wax Melts & Tarts
Need some tart and melt inspiration to make your wax melt dreams come true? Say less.
Wax melts can be made into so many shapes and sizes, which gives you tons of creative freedom to create unique products that stand out!
Plus, once you add in some super fun enhancers like mica powder or eco dyes, the possibilities are truly endless!
We recommend checking out our collection of mold cavities so you can let your wax melt dreams go wild! You can make beautiful flower melts, heart-shaped melts, hanging melts, and even succulent melts.
Let’s walk through some fun & unique ways to use wax and tarts to level up your product line…or to have some plain old fun creating that maker magic to spice up your space!
gather your materials
The process of making diy wax melts is rather simple…and oh-so satisfying! First you’ll want to choose your wax! Hemp soy wax or beeswax coco creme are both wonderful waxes for scented wax melts & tarts since they have a low melt point and are relatively easy to work with!
Next: the fun part! It’s time to have some fun picking out your molds!
In this blog we are going to chat about our versatile silicone molds. These molds come in a variety of shapes, sizes and cavities each with ranging wax fill levels (1.01oz - 1.9oz).
Silicone molds are particularly special because of their usage benefits!
These molds have a non-stick surface, which makes removing your product a breeze! Plus, silicone molds can withstand up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and are microwave, oven, refrigerator and freezer safe.
Did I mention there will be nearly zero clean up?!
Just a note that wax melts do need time to cure. We typically recommend letting your melts or tarts cure for about 72 hours, so that it’s firm enough to retain its unique shape.
There are so many different directions you can go when creating homemade wax melts and tarts. Here are just a few of our favorite design ideas.
seashell wax melts
One of our all-time favorite molds is the silicone seashell cavity mold, which consists of 10 super realistic shaped seashells that will immediately take you to the beach.
Go ahead and start sipping your mocktail and let loose making your beach themed tarts & wax melts.
Use an airy white organza bag to package up a little collection of wax melt shells to gift or sell.
To level it up, you can grab a clear vase or jar from the dollar store and some sand and you have yourself an easy and adorable piece of summer decor (that also smells amazing)!
succulent wax melts
Embrace the plant lover within you! Make a succulent terrarium using silicone wax melts an add them as a statement piece on top of your candles!
You will want to start with our silicone succulent mold, your fragrance, and wax.
It is recommended to use a harder wax with this mold for best results (we suggest beeswax coco creme or hemp soy) as we previously talked about above.
For fragrance, we recommend something with earthy, green fragrance notes, but feel free to choose whatever you are feeling.
You will need to determine the size of the candle you want to make, and how many succulent wax melts you want to put in.
Once created and cured, you can simply pop out the succulent and place the melt on top of your cured candle and boom! You’ve got a beautiful succulent candle terrarium!
flower wax melts
Another fun idea is to create a magical garden experience using our silicone flower molds!
You can build a mini melt garden packaged up beautifully to fit the lovely theme!
If you are feeling super creative, have some fun and add some colored flowers using eco-dyes. You can also think about adding micas or botanicals and make for a colorful garden experience.
You can gift these easily by putting several flower melts in a translucent bag tied with a bow. These melts can be placed in a beautiful ceramic wax warmer to get that amazingly intense fragrance throw!
heart wax melts
This next project has our hearts!
Love never goes out of style, and heart molds can be used for nearly every occasion.
Think about creating a box of green and red hearts for the holiday season!
Or pink and red hearts would melt your heart any day, anytime!
holiday hanging wax melts
Get on trend this holiday season by offering hanging wax melts! New to this seasonal style? Get ready to be wowed!
Utilizing silicone molds specially designed with a hanging cut-out hole, you can create melts to thread with any type of ribbon or cord you choose.
This 4 cavity silicone mold has ornate shapes that feel super festive for the holidays.
Or experiment with our 6 cavity shape mold that has star, oval, circle, and rectangular shapes.
You can make adornments such as gift tags, ornaments, mistletoe, closet scent hangers, and even a wreath using the silicone round cavity mold or the fancy ornate mold.
Hanging wax melts would also make great stocking stuffers, car fresheners ( weather dependent), or a perfect gift to leave on someone’s desk to bring holiday cheer.
Experiment with various mold shapes and push your creativity to the next level! The seasonal molds are also fun to pair with seasonal scents like holiday fir & crisp juniper.
Wax melts are a flameless, inexpensive and fun way to create a beautiful home smell without the attention required for a lit scented candle.
The combinations you can create are virtually endless and we are pumped to see the melt magic you will create! Just have fun and enjoy the creative process!
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