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DIY Succulent Soap

February 6, 2017

This DIY soap is super duper easy and really cute as gifts or just to spruce up your own soap dish. You just need a few simple items to make this succulent soap.

What you will need:

  • Soap base (got mine at Michaels)
  • Soap mold (any shape, found mine at Michaels)
  • Fake or real succulents
  • Any essential oils/additions you want! I used coconut essential oil and eucalyptus-mint, you could also add aloe vera or vitamin E

Directions: Place your succulents in the molds the way you like them. Heat the soap base in the microwave until it melts but not too long that it boils. Mix in your oils/additions and then pour soap into the molds. Wait until hardened, no refrigeration necessary, I think it took about an hour or so for mine to solidify.

You can see some less clear bits of soap that hardened before I poured it into the molds so you will want to make sure your soap base is nice and hot to avoid that. This really only took about 15 minutes to do and then a bit to cool but it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. This would be a great easy gift for birthdays or Christmas.

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Fun & Easy Christmas Crafts

December 6, 2014

Kyla's Craft Corner BETTER

My mom  and I love doing crafts together so we settled on attempting homemade snow globes (without the liquid!) like these cute, anthropologie-inspired ones by Whipperberry.

We stopped in at Value Village and it seems that fate wanted us to do this craft too because there were about 6 empty snow globe containers hanging right there in the craft section! What luck!

globe

At Michael’s we found the trees, snow flurries and the little bears.

snow globe 1

However, I tried to use a glue gun to attached them to the rubber globe stopper and the glue wouldn’t stick! Unless I wanted a fallen tree globe, it just would not do!

snow globe 2

We needed super glue but it was late and we were tired so we moved on to something else…but first I created a snowy little Santa scene! Okay, I went a little nuts on the image editor!

santa scene 2

 

Having realized our momentary snow globe failure, we moved on to make Snowy Chocolate Pine cones, using this tutorial by Handmade Charlotte. They were so easy and fun!

snowy pinecones

 All you need to make these realistic showstoppers is: peanut butter, Nutella, butter, thick pretzel rods, powdered sugar and either Chocolate Fiber One or we used chocolate Toast Crunch (which is terrible tasting by the way!)

pinecones 1

 The instructions are very simple, just mix up the butter, Nutella, PB and powdered sugar, mold the mixture around a pretzel rod (ours were really long rods so we broke them in half) and  stick the cereal in, scattered, like a real pine cone. Then just dust with powdered sugar and that’s it! Our cones were pretty delicate so try to really push the cereal in.

pinecones 2

pinecones 3

pinecones 4

pincones 5

Have you done any holiday crafts?

Thanks for reading!

~Kyla