These easy-to-follow steps will show you how to make wax sachets, perfect for adding a touch of festive decoration to your gift wrapping this year.
We are back for our second week of handmade luxe gifts.
I am joined by my friends Regina @savedfromsalvage, Amy @amysadlerdesigns, and Jennifer @cottageonbunkerhill.
Check their blog posts at the end of this post to see what great gifts they are making to give to their loved ones this year.
Have you ever heard of Wax Sachets? well, they are new to me as well. I was looking for an alternative to a candle for my mother-in-law for Christmas, and I came across these cute wax sachets. They are a thick layer of wax mixed with beautiful dried flowers, organic material, and essential oils. You place them in a place with some warmth and sunlight, and they will give off a fragrance like a candle.
In addition, they look beautiful hanging on a package, so I decided to use them on my gifts this year.
Table of contents
Supply list to Make Wax Sachets
- 1/2 lb. of Soy Wax. You can also use beeswax, however it has a yellow cast to it
- A silicone wax sachet mold
- Dried flowers or faux greenery and berries
- Essential Oils of your choice ( some of my favorites are pine, rosemary, orange, lemon, and frankincense)
- Dried fruit if you would like to use it
- Cinnamon Sticks
I like to use my dried orange slices in my wax sachets. You can read my blog post on how to best dry oranges here. Remember that your fruit must be dried to use in the was sachets. You can also use faux berries if you would like.
Directions to make wax sachets
- You can use a double boiler or fill a can 3/4 of the way full with wax chips and then pour water around it. Remember to only put water about 2/3 of the way up the sides of the can.
- Melt the wax until it is clear, then add you’re essential oils and stir well.
- Pour the wax into the molds and let it cool slightly.
- Place your flowers or whatever you are using into the wax. ( some people like to place their flowers into the wax first and pour over it) You can try both ways and see what works best for you. I prefer to add my decorations after the wax as set up a little bit so it is exposed on the wax sachet and not covered in wax.
- Remove your wax from the molds once they are completely dry.
- If your mold does not have a hole, you will need to place a hole by heating a sharp pointed metal tool, like a pick, into the wax to create a hole.
- Place a piece of twine or ribbon through your hole to hang your wax sachet, or use it on a gift.
They firm up rather quickly. However, you can put them in the refrigerator until they are solid.
How to Package your Sachets
There are many lovely ways to pack up your scented wax sachets.
I will add them to the top of my packages for my friends and family this year. I made handmade wrapping paper using craft paper and a cookie cutter to stamp the imprint of a snowflake.
The green trees were stamped onto the craft paper with a cut-out kitchen sponge. I drew a tree on a sponge, cut it out, dipped it in paint and stamped the paper.
You can even use them as ornaments, making your tree smell divine.
Tie them up in a pretty linen bag or a clear cello bag.
Add a few to a gift basket, and tie up cute kitchen towels with a wax sachet.
If you are giving a personal gift, maybe some pajamas. you could put one inside the box and make the jamies smell so good.
Keep a few of your wax sachets on hand to give as a gift throughout the year.
I hope you enjoyed this sweet little DIY gift idea. Now be sure to see what the girls are up to this week.
Regina @savedfromsalvage Is going to show us how to make the cutest notecards.
Jennifer @cottageonbunkerhill is sharing the cutest herb garland you can make with everything you can find at the grocery store.
Amy @amysadlerdesigns is sharing with us how to make the cutest bath bombs to give as a gift.