Friday, April 12, 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Mother's Day is just around the corner! This adorable Wax Melt Flower Pot is the perfect gift for any "scent junkie"! Simple to make, they can be larger or smaller and can really have any scents inside! Just a little patience and a little imagination will help create this adorable gift!

This cute Pot of Melts Should easily retail in most markets for around $20-$25 each! An excellent profit and a unique product make a winning combination!

Here is a list of what you need:
IGI 4786 or 4794 wax
Tart Molds
*Floral Picks
*3x4 Bags
*Ribbon          *These items all came from my local craft store.
*Floral Foam
*Flower Pot

Start by making your Wax Melts. I chose to do mine in several different floral scents. Texas Bluebonnets, Dogwood, Hawaiian Plumeria, Lavender and Freesia all from Bitter Creek South. The catch to doing these is forcing them from the molds BEFORE they are cooled completely so it's best to use a silicone mold release or a powder mold release in the wax when making them. When you can see the center is still a bit soft but the sides are solid, turn the molds upside down on a counter or table and give them a push. Sometimes I do have to bang them once or twice to get them to release. 

As soon as they are out of the mold, insert the Floral Pick (remove the wire as shown in the photo above first!) slowly first using the pointed end to start a hole then turning  it around and inserting it slowly using the blunt end. Be sure they do not get too cool before attempting this step. They MUST be warm in the center and not fully solid. If they are too solid they will crack.

You now will have the "flower" part done. Place a 3" x 4" bag over the "flower" and tie it off with ribbon so it looks like this.

Now that all your "flowers" are made, stick the floral picks into the foam and arrange then so they look like a pot of flowers. You may need to use hot glue to anchor the foam into your pot as they are pretty top heavy with all the melts in them.

Enjoy this unique idea and try making some for your next craft show or home party! They are sure to be a hit!

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