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« on: October 15, 2008 01:41:53 PM »

Since I'm not currently working (doing the whole college thing) I've been searching for ways to make most of my Xmas gifts for as cheaply as possible without looking like I skimped.  Here are some tart melts that I just made for my mother, the candle freak, as part of her gift.

I melted the wax in a metal bowl placed in a pot of boiling water.  I scented the wax by adding lemon extract (I didn't measure just went by smell) and added a yellow crayon for color.  Then used a ladle to pour the wax into the hollow of an upside down soda can.  I had to pull the tabs off in order for them to stand straight.

When they're dry they slip out with a little pressure, but if you're afraid of scratching them, they will pop out nicely if you slip a butter knife into the can opening and press against the bottom.  I was really proud of this even though it's so simple.  Hope you like 'em!  Better yet, I hope she does...
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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008 01:54:56 PM »

this looks like a really clever thing, but I do not know what wax tart melts are???  What are they used for?

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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2008 01:57:09 PM »

They're like candles minus the wick. You melt them in a tart warmer (some are electric and some use a tealight) and they scent the air.

Awesome idea to use the cans btw. I've thought about using soap molds but eh, never got around to it.
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2008 01:59:24 PM »

oh right, that's a fab idea, can you use them with a regular candle powered atomiser?

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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008 02:19:09 PM »

good idea
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2008 02:30:49 PM »

oh right, that's a fab idea, can you use them with a regular candle powered atomiser?
Yup, I just tested one myself.  I had wanted to give her a tea light warmer along with these (and homemade candles, etc) and now I know I can Grin  But even if they only worked in an electric, she has one so it wouldn't have mattered much.
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2008 03:12:06 PM »

WOW, the soda can idea is SO COOL

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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2008 03:31:18 PM »

WOW, the soda can idea is SO COOL

 Cheesy Thanks!  I started out trying to pour them into a star shaped mold, but I only had one, which made it extremely time consuming.  Plus, it was very hard getting the tart out without it cracking so I scanned my kitchen for inspiration and my eyes were drawn to my recycling bin.  And there you have it!
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2008 05:24:26 PM »

Frikkin brilliant!
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2008 05:49:53 PM »

This is clever. Not familiar with the idea but I like it and I like lemon.
Try sticking it in the freezer for a little while to release it from the mold, after it has completely set/cooled.

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