A collection of inexpensive wax melt molds for every occasion and season. From squares and hearts to gummy bears and flamingos and everything in-between.
When I started making candles, it only made sense to make wax melts too. They make fabulous gifts and they’re the perfect project to use up leftover scented wax.
Or you can skip making candles altogether and just make wax melts.
Making your own wax melts is quick & easy! Here’s a simple soy wax melt tutorial. You can choose whatever fragrance and colors you like. And the recipe will work with paraffin wax too. In fact I often add a little paraffin wax to my soy wax to help harden it up.
What’s the best type of mold for making wax melts?
I like to use silicone molds because the wax never seems to stick and it’s easy to pop the wax melts out once they’re cooled.
I’ve also used plastic candy molds and soap molds successfully. Ice cube trays may work too, but it will be more difficult to get the melts out.
If you plan to make a lot of melts, I recommend choosing slightly larger, deeper molds, and getting ones with multiples of the same shape to speed up your process.
What is the best size for wax melts?
Wax melts can come in a variety of sizes. The important thing is that they’re small enough to fit into the melting cup on your wax warmer.
This size is my favorite. I can fit 2 melts into one of the liners for the wax melter, and that seems to be the perfect amount of wax. By the way, I highly recommend using liners. They’re inexpensive, can be re-used many times, and prevent a big mess in the melting cup!
As I was searching Amazon for the perfect wax melt molds, I noticed that a lot of the products available have photoshopped images that really don’t give you an accurate idea of the size of the molds. And most of these molds are actually intended for making candy. So I’ve double-checked that all the molds listed here are appropriate wax melt size. But I suggest you double-check the dimensions as well.
Basic-shaped wax melt molds are perfect if you’re just getting started! Simple shapes like squares, circles, or ovals are perfect if you want to add inclusions like flowers or the cloves in these orange clove soy wax melts.
They’re very versatile and you can make your melts festive for different occasions and seasons with bits of candy cane, glitter, small flowers, bits of dried orange peel, herbs, etc.
You can also use candy bar molds to make scented wax bark. Tutorial coming soon. But really it’s the same as making traditional wax melts.
Christmas Wax Melt Molds
Homemade wax melts are perfect for scenting your home for the Holidays- and for gifts too! These fun Christmas trees, stockings, gingerbread men, snowflakles, etc. will make some fun festive melts! I just ordered the Christmas tree mold below (A), and I can’t wait to try it out with this Snowy Evergreen fragrance oil from Nature’s Oil. I promise photos when they’re done!
Flower Wax Melt Molds
These pretty flower-shaped wax melt molds are perfect for spring and summer… and any floral scents you want to try, like lavender, rose, lilac, etc.
Fall Wax Melt Molds
Fall scents are the best! And even better if your wax melts are shaped like pumpkins or ghosts!
Valentine’s Day Wax Melt Molds
Gummy Bear Molds
Silicone gummy bear molds are very popular for making wax melts. Small molds like these will require a pipette to get the hot wax in place without making a mess. And I’ve found some other fun animal shapes too! Fish or frogs, anyone???
Animals & Fun Shapes
I couldn’t call this list complete without some more fun shapes. I’m itching for a reason to make flamingo or llama wax melts!
I hope you’ve found something here you love!