Hi Everyone! How have you all been? I don’t know about you, but I happen to love candles and tart warmers. I usually choose scents that remind me of Florida and I have them burning all year long. But I often have these last remnants of wax that don’t seem to want to melt for anything. It just sort of sits there in a pool or I can’t melt it past a certain point because of the wick being burned down. So I came up with a “practically perfect” way to use up ALL of my deliciously scented waxes.
I have this silicone Mickey Mouse Ice Mold that I got from the Disney Store. (It’s also sold in the Disney Parks). It’s really become a crafting go-to for me. And this time I am using it to make these Mickey Mouse Wax Tartlets with these remnants I mentioned above.
Wanna join me? Let’s get started together!
- Mickey Mouse Ice Mold
- Wax candle remnants from bottom of jar or tart warmer tray
- Small cellophane gift bags
- Decorative twist ties or ribbons
- Mug or Pyrex to melt wax in (must be high heat resistant)
- Bamboo skewer or small knife
- Pot holder
First, gather all of the wax you want to use for the project. (Mixing colors and scents are a great way to customize these tarts even further). Use a small knife or even the end of a bamboo skewer to carefully dislodge the wax from the holder(s). Break the wax apart into the mug or Pyrex. It is very important that whichever you use, it is both high heat resistant and it is dedicated to crafting purposes. Make sure you do not accidentally have the wick or metal disk in the mug. If you do, remove them and discard.
Next, melt the wax in the microwave in 15 to 30 second intervals until it becomes liquefied. Be careful because your mug will be very hot. Using a pot holder, remove the mug with the wax and pour into your Mickey Mouse Ice Mold to about 1/2 way. Then carefully transfer it to your freezer and freeze for 15 minutes.
Remove the Mickey Mouse Ice Tray from your freezer and gently turn over. The new Mickey Tartlets should just pop out. If they are stuck just wiggle Mickey’s face slightly. The tray is silicone, so it will not hurt the mold. Next, put your Mickey Tartlets into small cellophane gift bags and secure with a decorative twist tie or ribbon.
Burn just like any wax tart in a Tart Warmer. These make great gifts for your favorite Pals.
I’m so glad to be crafting away with you again!
Craft Time: 30+ minutes
~ If you do not own a tart warmer, use a highly scented wax (like Yankee Candle) so that the scent will carry if you choose to use them as a decorative item.
~If you want to use a brand new candle to make these Mickey Mouse Wax Tartlets, remember to remove the wick and metal disk before breaking apart and melting. Make sure you melt the wax in batches, too.
~Take advantage of deals going on in your favorite candle, craft and card stores. This can really stretch your dollar if you are looking for a way to make an inexpensive Disney-themed gift.
For Fran Cassano, paper crafts have kept the magic of Disney a part of her everyday life. Fran invites us capture our own memories through Practically Perfect DISNEY Crafting… Break out the tools that have been gathering dust. And let’s figure out how, together!