Use cute patterned paper to make a birthday card with a pop up candle motif. Use a glue pen and glitter to give the candle flames a real sparkle. Your friends and family will appreciate that you put the effort into making specialty birthday cards.
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.
Create beautiful butterfly soaps using colorful soap curls. Step-by-step instructions to guide you through the project.
This is a cool trick to make different color flames and candles. Enjoy the video. Make a colored fire and candles.
Rosie O'Donnell web show demonstrates an easy and quick way to make decoupage soap. Use dried flower or paper cutouts and glue to add a flare to ordinary soap. Make decoupage soap in Rosie O'Donnell's Crafty U show.
Watch this video to learn how to take old candles and make them into brand new ones with stuff you have around the house. No technical talk or expensive equipment- very easy to do!
Rina and I invited homemade soap master over to our house.She showed us how to make our own very special honey soap. its a great idea for Christmas/Holiday gift. Martha Stewart's gonna be freaking proud of Rina.
Why buy a beaded candle holder at the store when you can make one at home? Use this crafty idea to turn your favorite votive candle holder (or shot glass!) into a beautiful, eye-catching, colorful display!
Give your mom a Mother's Day gift she will really enjoy with these homemade bath bombs. Not only will she be happy to get a gift you've made yourself, but she'll love using them... (try not to think about it too much.)
It's easier than you think to make soap at home. This tutorial shows you a few good methods you can use to make completely natural, organic and Earth friendly soaps. Always make sure you wear glvoes when you're working with lye!
Goat milk is a popular additive to soap due to its beneficial effect on skin. This video shows you three ways to incorporate goat's milk into your home made soap making project, using fresh goat's milk and the cold press method. Goat Milk Soap - How to Make Soap Using Goat Milk Video.
Beeswax is a clean-burning and pleasantly scented wax for candles, and beeswax candles make excellent gifts. This tutorial shows you how to make your own rolled beeswax candles at home. All you need is your primed candle wick and a few sheets of beeswax.
Teacup candles are a beautiful variation on candles. You will need soy wax, clean tea cups, wicking, your preferred candle dye and essential oils, a wick pin and a method for heating and melting your candle wax (a kitchen stove is generally good enough).
Melt and pour soaps are some of the easiest soaps to make, given that actually making a soap by yourself from scratch - you know, harnessing glycerin, coloring, etc. - could easily explode into your face, literally, if you mix things in the wrong order.
Pop-Pop Boats are a fun way to mix science with fun! And one of the key components of making the boat work is the heat that powers the boiler through the candle. This video will show you a great step-by-step guide on how to make the small candles that go into the candle holders for the boats as well as how to prepare the wicks properly.
"Fruity hand soaps, moisturizers, emulsifying lotions, pumice stones, and Loofahs don't cut it. We want to cleanse ourselves with the fat of the sweet, dead pig."
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...
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...
For some reason, designer soaps of late have been trying to emulate baked goods. Whether it's soaps that either are shaped like or smell like (or both) red velvet cupcakes, tacos, or pieces of belgian milk chocolate, we find ourselves doing a double take at Lush as we start salivating at the sight (and sniff).
In this tutorial, learn all about soapmaking. Making soap is a great way to save money and impress your guests with interesting designs. Accessorize any room with these pleasant smelling, beautiful soaps. The soaps are not difficult to make and this tutorial will give you the basic rundown so you can get started.
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.
In this clip, learn how to make soap from scratch. This method of soap making involves melting and pouring and will produce fine, high quality soaps. Check out this tutorial for a step by step on how to create beautiful, long lasting soaps that your guests will love.
In this video, learn how to make a fresh wick for a homemade candle. Has your candle lost its wick or do you need to light a candle you've just made? This video from creative tips will show you how to save that candle by making your own wick at home. Follow along and light it up!
Don't let ripe orange pumpkins have all the fun this fall season. Ready your dinner table for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or just a fun fall get together by drilling a few holes in gourds to make them into candleholders.
These multicolored heart and square shaped soaps are so cute and pretty you may end up grudgingly giving several to friends before you can try them out yourself!
This is yet another Go Planet Earth soap that looks and smells like the real thing. Made up of clear soap embedded with girly pink pastel soap cubes and a dipped purple tip, this soapsicle screams summer fun.
Combine lathering up and exfoliating in the shower with these salted watermelon slices. Crafted to resemble and smell like deliciously scented watermelon taffy, these melt and pour soaps are piled with sea salt to give your skin a good, thorough scrub.
When it comes to art and design, the Japanese believe in tasteful minimalism. Never is this "tasteful" part so true than with their sushi and sashimi, artfullly arranged in little cubes or cylinders and punctuated with small bursts of radish red, tuna orange, and green spinach.
Thanks to pop artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, hallucinogenic geometric shapes and psychadelic use of color dominated absolutely everything in the '60s, from lunchboxes to earrings to dresses.
These melt and pour soaps kind of look like Belgian chocolate seashells, so be careful when you leave them lying around that no curious hands get to them and think they're food!
Layered soap is an effect used in everything from the simplest two-colored soaps to complex rainbow-hued and even checkerboard patterned soaps. Layering soap is actually a beginner's soapmaking method, so learn how to do this aesthetically interesting technique by watching this video.
Make sure you attach a note to these fudge soaps saying they're soap and not fudge bars before you give them out to friends, because they look exactly like the real thing!
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!
Who needs to hit up Taco Bell when you can fashion your own Taco Belle? Watch this soapmaking tutorial to learn how to create a melt and pour taco soap.
With stores like Lush Cosmetics and Bath and Body Works churning out soap rife with rose petals, glitter, and pretty designs, soaps are no longer just designed for getting clean.
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.
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.
Candles are classic. They add atmosphere and style to any space. In this tutorial, learn how to make a healthy, earth friendly candle at home.
A great way to class up your Christmas party is to make cute little decorative soaps shaped like wreaths. In this tutorial, learn how to use easy pour and melt soap to make decorative guest soaps for the holidays.
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...