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How To: Make a polymer clay dragon votive candle holder

Suzanne Ivester demonstrates how to cover a glass votive candle holder with stenciled polymer clay and embellish it with rubber stamping and metallic effects. Polymer clay is a highly versatile material and can be manipulated to create various effects for myriad crafting projects. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to make a polymer clay candle holder with an Asian-themed dragon.

How To: Make colored bath salts at home

In this video, we learn how to make colored bath salts at home. First, gather some rock salt in your home and place it into a large mixing bowl. You can also use Epsom salt if you prefer. Next, grab some natural essential oils in any smells that you prefer. Add a few drops into your salt, then mix together. You can also place the salt into a plastic bag, then place in a few drops of food color and scent, then shake it until it's completely colored and scented. Pour this into a jar and layer t...

How To: Make beeswax candles

In this tutorial, we learn how to make beeswax candles. To make this, you will need thread for a wick and a small bucket of beeswax that is melted on a hot surface. To start, cut the wick thread into even strings, you will only need two of them. Next, place the strings into the wax and dip them in until they are coated. When finished, let the strings dry and continue this will several other strings to make even more candles. Continue dipping the strings and letting them dry so you collect mor...

How To: Make an aromatic gel wax candle at home

In this clip, learn how to make a trendy gel candle at home that you can give as a gift or use for home decor. This video from Creative Tips will give you a walkthrough of the process so that you can make a beautiful piece of art to share with your friends and family. Create a candle that really shows off your personality with this fun, clear gel style.

How To: Make a votive candle holder by hand

If you don't know what votive candles are, they're basically prayer candles that are used to offer votive. They're usually small short candles or tall ones. In this tutorial, you'll be finding out how to make these candles using easy to obtain materials. It will save you money on buying some and also give you a little project to work on. Enjoy!

How To: Make tea tree oil soap

Making soap is a great activity and proves great results to give as gifts or to adorn your bathroom with. In this video from Soap Making Resources, learn how to make a tea tree oil soap that's gentle on your hands and smells great! Give the gift of handcrafted soap next holiday or birthday by using this video as your guide.

How To: Make herbal bath salts

Need a wonderful and inexpensive gift for a friend? Nobody dislikes bath salts! Bath salts are a wonderful gift to give someone you feel needs to some tim to themselves to take a break and relax from their busy schedule. From Mountain Rose Herbs, learn how to make your own bath salts with a luxurious bath salt recipe the simple way.

How To: Make herbal & essential oil bath salts

The main ingredients needed in both herbal and essential oil bath salts your main ingredients needed are Epsom salts, baking soda (not needed if salts will be used immediately), and sea salt. For the essential oil bath salts you will need essential oils, and for the herbal bath salts you need whatever herbs or rinds you like. You will also need some sort of container to put the salts in, and measuring tools. For the essential oil salts, fill a jar about halfway with Epsom salts, then add a ge...