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Scented Wax Dipped Teddy Bear

These wax dipped bears are all the rage at the moment and are quite easy to make. They give off a lovely subtle fragrance to your room and make wonderful gifts.

In this project we show you how to make the wax dipped teddy bears and waxed dipped glitter bears.

Scented Wax Dipped Teddy Bear

What you need

Plush Toy Bear
Candle wax
Fragrance oil
Heat resistant rubber gloves
Fork
Wax paper



Instructions

Obviously the smaller the project the easier it will be so starting off with a small plush teddy bear or other animal might be a good way to get started.

Begin by melting your wax. For a 20-30 cm bear you would need around 1lb of wax and 15ml of fragrant oil.

Melt the wax in a double boiler method as if making a candle, take the wax off the heat and allow it to cool slightly before adding the scent and glitter.

Using some metal tongs and some heat resistant rubber gloves carefully dip the bear into the wax and roll it around until it is well covered. Squeeze off any excess wax and then pull it out of the wax. Working quickly use a fork to tuff at the bear hairs to separate the hair and to restore its fluffy appearance. Place it down onto a sheet of wax paper and allow to dry completely. Make sure you place it into the position you want your bear to stay.

Finish off your bear by using a hair dryer to give it a fresh melted soft look that will melt any lumps or clumps.

Tips: For extra scent pour concentrated fragrant oil into the inside of the bear before dipping.

Place a small coaster or tray under your bear when using him to prevent him from leaving a wax residue on your furniture.

Refresh your bear by adding extra drops of oil to him every few weeks.

Try using colored wax on matching colored bears for a dramatic look.

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Comments

  1. The bear sits in the room ans acts like an solid air freshener

  2. I saw and bought a few of these (monkeys and pelicans) while on holiday; gave them as gifts, greatly appreciated. Now with your instructions I will be making some of my own, there is now a great demand , I had never seen them before. Soft toys available readily on the internet.

  3. cathie@glasgow says:

    Great idea is it ordinary wax or a speciality wax that you use?

  4. Is there anyway you can get the wax off? I bought one at a fair and I heard someone speaking about melting it with a hairdryer, and then someone about freezing it then hitting it with a hammer(!) to get the wax off.

  5. WELL I’VE SEEN ONE OF THESE IN THE STORE. IT SMELL AND LOOKS GREAT. TRY TO USE BEAR WITH SMALL AND CURLY FIR. YOU CAN USE ANY TYPE OF SOFT TOY, BUT MAKE SURE ITS A LIGHTER COLOR. WHEN I’VE SEEN ONE OF THESE I WAS SHOKED. ITS A VERY NICE GIFT TO GIVE.

  6. Do they come out looking like a regular bear or do they look more like they’ve been matted with wax? I can’t tell from the photo. It sounds like an intriguing idea but I don’t know if I want to make something that would just sit on a shelf.

  7. Loved the tip on scenting the bear before dipping. Thanks!

  8. A very odd craft idea, not sure if i’d like it, as I like my soft toys to remain soft.

  9. that is awsome! i would have never thought

  10. i know someone who does this and thought it was really nice but where do you by the teddies is it a special kind for wax dipping?? thankxx

  11. I think its a very good idea, because im 12 and i’ve had a go at it but i think this stuff is sort of to hard for me xx x

  12. I made this cute bear idea and I love it. I’m an army wife, me and some of the other wives made these for a fundraiser for our children’s school.

  13. I can’t wait to make one of my own.

  14. idiots, you don’t burn it! you use like potpourri

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