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Five 6 1/2" Scraggies - same as we use.
5 lbs of scented wax (5 pounds of scented wax will be all one scent of your choosing)
If you do not select a scent, Vanilla will be created for you.
5 clear cello bags for gift wrapping - same as we use.
5 homespun strips for tying bows around their necks.
Just add your own shredded paper and perhaps a rag ball or two. You will have 5 fabulous handmade gift giving gifts for only 10.00 each and a little work.
|Starla's Wax Dipped Bear Instructions
: How do I make wax dipped scented bears? So many people have ask that question. Here are the instructions. Want to see how they make the wax dipped bear? Just follow along with us and see how they dunk and plunk these adorable bears for scented enjoyment.
Read the instructions below.
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|These waxed dipped stuffed bears are a pleasure for you to make and a wonderful addition to any store, flea market booth, or fund raising idea.
Just think of white bears with wings, nestled in a white floral arrangement, what a great centerpiece for wedding tables.
Your kids will even love these bears. It's a creative craft idea project.
It is a great way for a Boy Scout, Girl Scout, 4H group, other child group, Church group, or anyone to make a few extra dollars as a fund raiser.
www.wicks-wax-scents.com is going to show you how scented waxed teddy bears are made by most everyone. Just follow along as these wonderful little bears come to life!
First where do they find find bears or other stuffed plush to wax? Try flea markets, yard sales, dollar stores, and thrift stores and even sneaked into our child toy box!
These are the cheapest places to get bears. Even if the bears are a bit stained or had too much love, all the better.
You are dipping the bear in a pan of hot wax, so little imperfections wouldn't hurt and only serve to add a shabby chic primitive country look!
Naturally, since we were going to do a large business with bears, we do ours in a quicker way with a dip in a vat of scent, then a heavy spray of heated blended waxes.
We found a wholesale supplier of new bears, that were the same every time for mass marketing. Still, at the time we were a homemade crafter and the places I've mentioned was where we started.
These are the tools you can use in bear waxing - any wax will do, scent, tongs, plastic or metal forks, a cookie rack, real cinnamon, pizza pans (no Teflon coated - wax sticks to it), tongs(the kind for taking hotdogs out of the campfire) and the BEAR!
Jointed plush bears work the best and are the easiest to use, although we use non-jointed bears. We have one pictured right here.
We don't like our bears wearing clothes when finished. We like a bare bear! We never spray the clothes in wax, when we started out because we had to redress the bear when it was complete. The bear was easier to redress if the clothes unsnap in the back.
Just use your imagination and created a lots of looks, find one that is right for you. Sewed handmade clothes for your bears, glue on buttons, trinkets, or cinnamon sticks, the possibilities are endless.
The wax we sell on line has all the ingredients needed for waxing bears. Tthe bear won't be slumping over in the summerís heat and the scent molecules will adhere to the wax.
Melt wax at 180 degrees in a double boiler - You can see candle making instructions (my personal preference is a Hamilton Beach Roaster, although it is not intended for wax), we spray our bears with cream colored wax, but have used brown waxes for a darker color appearance.
After your wax is melted and the scent added. When making candles, you can only use - 2 1/2 oz per 5 lb's of wax, but for bears, you can juice it up to 4 oz of scent for 5 pounds of wax.
That is the way most people do it. Add as much scent as the wax can possibly hold. Some time 4 oz is too much and we will have scent laying in bottom of the pan. Just add a smidge more wax.
With the tongs holding the bear, lower him slowly into the wax. This is done to let the air escape and the wax seep in. Old stitching can bust and the bearís stuffing explode in the wax. I've seen that happen once, but it does create a mess. It doesn't happen to us any longer, as we spray the bears now.
When it did happend we just strain the wax with a metal strainer and removed any stuffing.
Now just lower the bear slowly. Submerged, turn him over and over, making sure he is completely waxed dipped. Lifting him out of the wax using the tongs and squeeze him with another set of tongs.
One variation used, is to sprinkle the bear with real cinnamon for a grunge look. Sprinkling the bear right over the pan of melted wax, doesn't hurt the wax a bit, but adds extra dimension and color.
Use this method and give him a second quick dunk back in the wax to seal the cinnamon in.
Now lift him up and let him drain over the pan and squeeze him so the extra wax drains off. Remember that the wax is hot. There the hard part is done.
Now sit the bear on the cooling rack. You will be moving him again shortly from the cooling rack to a flat pan. Holding the bear with one fork, pick the fur with the other. Picking is the key to an adorable bear.
The bear will need a flat bottom to sit on so after he drains. Pick the bear up with the forks and move him to a clean pizza pan. Do a final pick of bear fur and the final bear positioning.
The bear may start to cool while picking out his fur, if white wax pieces start to form, stop picking. Crumbled wax pieces don't look good on the bears. Be careful. There is amble time to pick, but there is a time window.
If the bear was picked to much use a warm hairdryer on a lower setting to remove any dandruff that was created from picking to long. This will produce a softer feel also.
As with other wax creations, if you mess up, just resubmerge the bear back down in the hot wax, remelt, and start over. Let your creation cool overnight, pack and sell the next day.
When packaging our finished bear, we use a pretty doily or other cute country cloth piece for you to sit the bear on, when you receive the product in our poly bag. This helps keep the bag looking crisp and clean and help our customer protect their furniture.
Don't forget the to add your decorations - country, primitive, prissy, lacey, this part is up to you. Itís done and so simple. The kids will love the bear fur.
I like long hair waxed dipped bears for a really primitive look, but my staff likes the shorter haired bears, both work equally well.
We didn't stop with bears. We tried rabbits, cats, just about any stuffed toy looks cute waxed. We love them all, but only sell the one at this time.
The scent will last a long time, but when it does start to give out just hit it with a blow dryer for a few seconds and that will release more scent.
Now you need to name your waxed smelly dipped bear. Scented Snuggles, Smelly Bears, Teddy Scenters, the list could go on forever and I am sure your names are better then mine.
This fund raising idea was is a great idea
We are only responsible for our own bears and can not guarantee how your wax bear will turn out.
Wax Scented Drenched Teddies are easy for us, if a little messy. Remember to cover everything with newspaper or cardboard. That way it won't be so hard to clean up. We like to set our Teddies on cookie sheets for easy storage, moving out of the way, ect.
We made sure our first bear project is easy to clean up. Everyone love making projects that clean up quickly
|Draining the bear with tongs.
Poor little bear.......
|Sitting the Teddy on a rack. This one has been sprinkled with real cinnamon and re-dipped.|
|Pick the bear out with plastic or metal forks.|
|Above is the first bear we tried. We have greatly improved since then.
She was pretty cute with her blue velvet dress and lace.
We found her at Goodwill and use her to experiement with.
Relax, no bears were hurt in the making of this craft!
Creative Craft humor and Ideas are fun for all.
|Grunged cinnamon sprinkled Teddy. How cute is he with his sad face. Poor little bear playing with his scented rags.!|
|But seriously, we go through all the mess and fuss. We do it for you?
6" when sitting - Baby bears are perfect for filling gift baskets or selling outright.
You just gotta love the tiny, long hair, babies.
We scent, wax, bag, tie, and add hand made grubby scented hang tags to the finished product.
This allows you to make more money because you have more free time now that you aren't making bears. Other pricing options available.
One to two week delivery time. Order early, we make tons of bears and we run out quick 1-740-779-9425 -
|These waxed dipped stuffed bears are a snap to make and a wonderful addition to your home. Be sure to see our own personal line of stuffed plush bears!
Your kids are going to love this creative craft idea project. A kit free kid friendly making project. A candle free making idea and project for a company located in Ohio, near Chillicothe. Don't forget to buy your making materials from us.
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