Candle tarts are fun and trendy! They are little scented wax shapes that melt on a candle warmer. And fill a room with a wonderful smell!
Making candle tarts is a great idea for gifts since you can make them in batches. Plus they are so cute! We used a silicone candy mold for ours and there are so many great shapes to choose from. So let’s make some candle tarts!
We made a video to go with this project, so you can follow along with us, then make your own! We’ve got the complete instructions below.
How To Make Scented Candle Tarts
Silicone leaf mold by Freshware
Candle tart wax
Red and yellow candle dye
Autumn spice blend liquid candle scent
Chisel and hammer
Sauce pan (preferably with a pouring spout)
Candle making thermometer
White index card
1. Weighing The Wax: To do this, place the mold on the scale and zero it out. (Or write down the weight of the mold to subtract from the weight when filled.) Fill the mold with water and weigh it again. This is approximately how much wax you will need. Chop the candle tart wax into small chunks with the hammer, chisel, and cutting board. Weigh out the wax, then add 2 extra ounces to account for spillage, shrinkage, and whatever sticks to the pan.
2. Melting The Wax and Adding Color & Scent: Melt the wax in the sauce pan. Heat the wax to 170 degrees. (Be safe! Never walk away from the wax. It is flammable!)
Add one teaspoon of the liquid candle scent to the melted wax and stir.
Shave off a few carrot curls of the yellow candle dye using the potato peeler and add to the wax when the wax is 175°F. Stir with chopstick. Drip a few drops of melted wax onto the white index card to see if the color is to your liking. Add more color if desired.
3. Pouring The Wax: Pour the yellow wax into two or three of the leaf molds.
4. Repeat the dyeing process to add a little red dye to the yellow wax. Test the color to see if it appears orange. Pour the orange wax into two or three of the leaf molds.
5. Add a little more red to the melted wax. Test the color to see if it appears red. Pour the red wax into the remaining leaf molds. Let the leaf candle tarts cool on a level surface.
6. Unmolding The Tarts: To unmold the leaf candle tarts, turn the mold upside down and push the back of each leaf. (The silicone mold will rebound just fine so you can reuse it.) If the tarts do not release from the mold, refrigerate for 10 minutes. They should slip right out. Melt your leaf candle tarts on a candle warmer to release the scent!
This is a great craft to make for gifts! We like to stack one of each leaf color in a cellophane bag. We tie a little piece of raffia around the top of the bag. It makes a very pretty handmade gift!
Have you ever made candle tarts? Do you have any tips to share? Leave them in the comments below! We’d love to hear from you!
Jennifer & Kitty
We love getting pinned!