Christmas Snowflake Soap An Easy Gift to Make

white snowflake christmas handmade soap

 

Christmas Snowflake Soap. Looking for some quick gifts that are pretty and inexpensive? Try making these pretty glittered soap snowflakes. This soap uses white melt and pour soap and is very easy to make. I am including the links to the products (disclaimer, I own this online store!) The snowflake mold is very durable and can be used again and again. I’ve used a Peppermint Creme fragrance oil in this soap so it smells crisp and fresh but is creamy at the same time. The glitter that is applied gives the soap plenty of sparkle. Adding glitters and mica to soap is a good way to give soaps depth and some drama. If you get any bubbles on top of your soap when you pour it into the mold you can spray some rubbing alcohol on the bubbles and this will remove them.  This tutorial will make you three soaps that are about 5 oz each.

A list of supplies you will need

1. One pound of ultra white melt and pour soap base

2. Soap Glitter

3. Snowflake soap mold

4. Peppermint Creme Fragrance Oil  1/2 oz

5. Microwavable glass measuring cup

6. a fork or small whisk to stir your soap

7. A small paintbrush to apply your glitter. An inexpensive one is fine.

Directions

1. Cut your soap base into 1/2 inch chunks of soap and put in your glass measuring cup.

2. Melt in microwave for 1 minute. Remove from microwave to see if there are large chunks of soap. If there is still unmelted soap microwave again for 15 seconds and repeat until you have very small pieces of soap. Stir with your fork or whisk until the small pieces  of soap are melted.

3. Slowly stir in your fragrance oil into the melted soap. Don’t stir to vigorously or else you will have too many air bubbles in your soap.

4. Pour your soap into your snowflake soap mold. Pour right to the top.

5. Let your soap harden. Leave in the mold at least 6 hours.

6. Once your soap is dry remove from the mold. Dip your paint brush into the soap glitter and lightly brush into your soap. Be sure to get into the groves of the snowflake. You can repeat this if you want a bit more sparkle to your soap. Now you are ready to package your soap.

In my next tutorial I’m going to show you how to take an old clay pot and turn it into a glittery gift basket to hold those handmade soaps.

That’s it! Very easy! Have fun make soap gifts!

Christine, Make Beautiful Things

white handmade snowflake soap

Altered Witches Hat Tutorial

Altered Halloween Witches Hats. In this tutorial I will show how I made my Altered Witches Hats. I had so much fun making these I just kept going…but I kept a few blanks for next year!  I will be using the Black Crow Witch Hat to show you step by step how to make these bewitching Halloween hats. I will also show you a few examples of other witch hats I’ve made, you can use these for reference. These hats are easy to make and kids will also have a great time making them. I purchased some hats at Michaels Craft Store. But they only had a few. I also found some at Craft Catalog. If you do a Google search you should be able to find different hats in different sizes.  For my trim I used one of my favorite black trims from Joanns. I also used some netting under my trim on a few of these hats. To make the rosettes on the top of the hats I used paper on some hats I used black leaves  (I just formed the leaves to make a circle). If you don’t have a die cut that makes rosettes you can see how to make rosettes here using a scoring board.

Orange and black witch hat
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Find yourself a cardboard or paper witch hat (a nice blank canvas) and let the creativity flow! You just need a few things to get started and I’ll show you that below. Before beginning my witch hat I started with a theme and a color scheme. You can see in the photos below I have a black raven and my colors are a grayish-green and black. In some of my other witches hats I have more of an eclectic theme. Pull your items together like the photo below to make sure everything will go well with each other. When choosing the black paint to paint the rim be sure to get a true black or the deepest black you can, or you’ll be painting several coats.

craft supplies for witches hat

Supplies

1. Cardboard witches hat

2.2 pieces of 11x 14  Scrapbook paper

3.Mod Podge

4. True Black paint

5. Glitter (optional)

6. Sponge brushes (at least two)

7. 18″ of trim

8. Glue gun

9.5-6  Fall leaves or large rosette for top of hat

10. A few embellishments for my hat theme.

 

To make your hat paint the underside and the top rim of your witches hat. Paint about a quarter inch up the hat.

Painted witch hat

Paint the front side of the rim.

Painting Halloween Witch Hate

Paint the underside of your hat.

 

modge podge on paper

Apply a medium layer of Modge Podge on the backside of your paper

 

paper on witches hat

Apply the paper to the hat, trim where needed.

 

place items on hat

place items on hat to see where they will be placed,don’t attache yet.

attach trim on witch hat

Attach trim on hat with glue gun. If desired apply a line of glitter on the outer rim.

 

 

black leaves embellisment

Attach your embellishments to your hat

apply embellisment

Glue your embellishments and add finishing touches

 

 Halloween hat

 

 

 

Kids witch hat

Kids love to make these cute hats! You can even add candy.