Scented Botanical Wax Ornaments are a unique and fragrant gift created from candle wax and dried botanicals and scented with fragrance or essential oils.
There’s so much Meaning Behind Handmade Gifts
Every so often I fall into the rabbit hole of handmade gifts and discover just how much I truly love to create unique things that people will remember for years.
This past Christmas, I spent a great deal of time making hand-poured candles for my most favorite person. While I carefully measured the wax, and added the fragrance, I always ended up with slightly more wax than the candle container would hold. So as not to toss the remaining wax, I would pour it in a glass, and add to it as needed with subsequent candles.
Not long after, I spotted these wax molds at Hobby Lobby alongside a brochure in a rack, with beautiful pictures of botanical wax ornaments.
Scented botanical wax ornaments are wax ornaments that are scented with fragrance (or essential oil) and include dried botanicals. You can hang them up with twine and place on your Christmas tree, or use as a freshener around the home, linen drawers, and more.
Although these wax sachets aren’t exactly the typical ornament you’d find in any store, they are beautiful and work wonderful for holiday decor.
Add some twine and hang them in your favorite spot for fragrance and beauty. Just make sure you don’t hang them anywhere too warm.
Scented Botanical Wax Ornaments
To make these beautiful ornaments, just melt your soy wax, add your essential oils/fragrance, and pour into your mold. You can find this specific mold at Hobby Lobby – or pick up one on Amazon for around the same price.
Be careful not to fill the mold cavities too high, because you have to add the botanicals, too. Once the edges of the mold start to firm up, add your botanicals.
- pressed flowers
- cinnamon sticks
- dried orange slices
- star anise
Be creative! Once you have placed your botanicals, allow the ornaments to dry for several hours. Then carefully remove from the mold.
Are you in a Warm Climate?
Here in Arizona, our temps can get a bit warm (toasty actually…). If you are in a warm climate, too, then you might want to add some beeswax to your soy wax at the ratio of 1 part beeswax to 3 parts soy wax.
Involve your Kids!
This is a great project to do with your kiddos. Since it’s not appropriate for them to melt wax and use a stove, send them outside to pick flowers that they can dry. Once picked, lay their flowers/botanicals between pieces of parchment paper and shove inside of a book.
While the adult can pour the wax in the mold, you can allow the kids to decorate each ornament to their liking, using their dried botanicals to personalize.
These botanical wax ornaments are a form of self expression. Have fun and make them with love and they will be well-enjoyed by anyone who is fortunate to receive them!
Botanical Wax Ornaments
- measuring cup
- silicone botanical wax mold
Botanical Ornaments, Base Supplies:
- soy wax flakes
- jute twine
- dried, pressed flowers
- essential oils or fragrance
- small cello bags
- Melt the wax in a measuring cup or, in a medium saucepan over the lowest heat setting on your stovetop.
- Once the wax has melted, add your fragrance (at the rate of 10% of your oils) or essential oils and stir well to combine.
- Pour the wax in your silicone mold very carefully, taking care to allow a smidge of space at the top to place your botanicals.
- When the edges start to firm, place your botanicals in each cavity using your tweezers.
- Allow the wax ornaments to dry completely for several hours.
- Carefully remove the sachets from the mold cavities and add your jute twine. If gifting, place in an organza bag. If not gifting, store in a cool, dry place.
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- Herbal Dryer Sachets
- Easy Sew Lavender Sachets
- Wristlet Keychain DIY
- Zipper Pouch Tutorial
- Coin Purse Keychain DIY
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