How-to: Beeswax and Fabric Scrap Ornaments

pour beeswax into small silicon molds

While you can use any small molds–candy molds, ice cube trays, etc.–for your beeswax ornaments, flexible silicon molds work the best because you can remove the finished ornament so easily. If you are using another type of mold, however, just make a mental note to freeze the finished ornaments in their mold for a few minutes, which will contract the beeswax and make for an easy time unmolding them.

When your beeswax is melted, pour just enough beeswax into each mold to cover the bottom. You’ll add a second layer of beeswax in a minute, but you don’t want your ornament to be very thick, or you’ll lose the lovely translucent glow of the beeswax.

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.

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