Choosing a decorative candle tart mold is part of the fun when making candle tarts.
Personally, I like using mini muffin pan or candy molds. It’s inexpensive and easy to find.
They come with different sizes and shapes that give my candle tarts more decorative flair.
Beautiful mini rose, sea shells, daisy and hearts are just some of the candle mold designs you can choose from.
Heart candle tart mold are excellent for Valentine’s Day or Wedding favors; Love Spell fragrance is the perfect scent for these heart shapes tarts.
For a poker party, give your host/hostess a set of tart warmer and candle tarts shape in diamond, spades, clubs and heart and let the games begin!
Delicate rose and daisy mold are perfect for spring or summer scent fragrances like Apple Blossom, Blooming Honeysuckle, Orange Blossom, Blackberry, Plumeria, Watermelon, Cucumber Melon or Vanilla.
Create your tarts with this clear mold with flip top lid. It doesn’t get any easier than this!
Then place your tarts in a small organza bag for an elegant look.
Use these as marketing giveaways, give as gifts or sell them, the choices are unlimited.
Candle Making Molds
Molds for candle making come in various materials, and will cover some of the main one in this section.
Clear or White plastic Molds – These are the easiest molds for a beginner to use. It comes in various geometric shapes such as cylinders, balls, pyramids or cubes. The ball and egg shapes are two part molds while the others have a simple open ends. You should not pour a heated wax above the 180F into them, or they may be damaged.
Metal Molds are durable and you can pour a hot wax into them for up to 195F for superb results. They are more expensive than plastic molds but will last a long time.
Glass molds are fragile and the shape is limited to cylinders. However, they produce candles with beautiful shiny surface.
Flexible Molds – Rubber or latex molds come in a large variety of shapes and sizes. As they are flexible, they can be in different intricate shapes with undercuts. Because they are flexible, it will stretch and deteriorate in time.
Caution: Flexible molds are also difficult to support when they are full of hot wax. Just be extra careful when using these materials.
Cleaning Candle or Tart Molds
Candle tart molds should be clean and free of candle wax before using. Avoid scratching or scraping the inside of molds when cleaning them, it will blemish future candles or tarts. Metal, glass, plastic or rubber candle molds may be cleaned in any of the following ways.
1) Fill sink with hot water and add liquid dish soap. Allow candle molds to soak in water for 10-15 minutes. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
2) Preheat oven to 200 F. Place a paper towel on a cookie sheet. Place the candle molds upside down on paper towels and place in oven for 7-9 minutes. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and wipe all excess wax from the inside of the candle molds.