Tired of boring old soap that you get from the store? Learn how to melt and mold soap from our soap expert in this free video clip series.
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.
This video crafting tutorial shows how to make scented bath salts at home. You will need sea salt, baking soda, citric acid, FDA color, and cosmetic grade fragrance oil. Make a soothing bath fizz as a gift, maybe even for yourself. Learn how to make custom scented bath salts by watching this instructional video.
Barbara Trombley from the Art Institute Glitter, Inc. lets her patriotic light shine with glittered candles. Learn how to make this patriotic votive candle holder by watching this video crafting tutorial. All you need is a mold, gold leaf, glass glitter, stamps, and glue.
This beaded candle decoration adds some extra embellishment and flair even to ordinary candles. To make the candle charm, you will need beads, a wire coil, and pliers. Learn how to craft this beaded candle decoration by watching this video beading tutorial.
Check out this step-by-step guide on how to create a little elephant! Use sugarpaste mixed with CMC (Tylose/Tylopur) for this elephant. Ready made gumpaste will do the same job!
Annoy your friends and family with this video on how to make a trick candle. Every time you blow it out, it lights up again.
Lye can cause chemical burns and the fear of getting burned prevents arts enthusiasts from making homemade soap. Watch this video to learn how to safely make lye solution so you can go ahead and unleash the creative child in you.
Many candle makers get their start making container candles - they are fun, pretty easy, and you can use any variety of containers to store them. See how to get started in container candle making.
Votive candles are one of the easiest candles to make, and are also usually the first experiments that candle makers take on. See what supplies you'll need, then learn how to make your own votive candles.
If taking a soothing bath is high on your list of favorite activities, then making one of these fizzy bath bombs will be worth your while. See how to mix and assemble bath soap bombs.
Using silk flower petals and leaves, you can create an elegant hand soap that will liven up your bathroom. Learn how to make your own single-use dipped flower and leaf soap.
Learn how to make your own soap from scratch. Making your own soap allows you to combine a little bit of creativity, a little bit of cooking, and a little bit of science into something you can use everyday. Homemade soap also makes a great Christmas Gift!
Once you've mastered the basics of soap making, undoubtedly you will want to add some creative touches to your own soaps. Learn how to make your soap unique by splashing colorful chunks and slivers in it. This is perfect for christmas gift. Time to show your creativity once a year on christmas
Making your own soap from scratch combines a little bit of creativity with a little bit of science and a little bit of cooking. Learn how to make, melt, and pour soap in your home.
With just a few drops of colorant, you can make a unique variation on your standard container candles. See how to marble them with color with these simple steps.
This video will teach you how to make a wonderfully fragrant lavender oil.
One of the most misunderstood terms in cold process soap making is the word "trace." Find out what how to test and achieve trace in your next soap project.
Create beautiful butterfly soaps using colorful soap curls. Step-by-step instructions to guide you through the project.
This shell embed soap is perfect for summer beach houses no matter where you live. And, it's very easy to make.
Learn to embed a soap log (soap curl) in a loaf mold. Create sliced soaps in no time at all!
Learn to make soap logs (jelly roll type) and ribbon shaped embeds for use in loaf and tube molds.
Using mica powder you can stencil the face of soaps using our soap stencils. This project is a stenciled star soap using sapphire blue and 24 kt. gold mica powders.
In a previous soap making instructional we showed how to make soap frosting using MP soap base and whipped soap. There was quite a bit of soap frosting left-over from that project and we weren't sure what to do with it. Could it be re-used, re-mixed, remelted, or was it a total waste? We did some experimenting to find those answers.
What fun! Soap frosting. This instructional video gives the basic instructions for making soap frosting. Use to frost soap cupcakes, decorate the top of loaf soaps, or just do your own creative thing.
Here's what NOT to do when pouring soap layers. Not only should your soap be cooled down (so it doesn't break through the colored layers), it should also be completely melted.
An ideal favor for parties or showers. Layers of colorful sea salt in a plastic champagne glass topped off with a layer of soap. A few sprinkles of colored salt and a bath oil bead add the final finishing touches. An ideal favor for baby or wedding showers. An easy soap making craft for kids.
Learn how to make a sixties flower power hippie chick soap. A groovin' soap for any retro sixties chick for Christmas.
Create a striking gem stone soap using clear melt & pour soap base, jewel tone soap colors and medium coarse sea salt.
Now here's a bar of hand soap you can literally shake hands with. One things for certain; your house guests can't possibly miss it in the powder room. For heaven's sake! Why put out all those cutesy little guest soaps when you can put out a friendly, giant size hand?
Scented candles don't have anything on this Moujan creation. The best part is that it's "Hella simple."
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.
Learn to make swiss cheese candles with Rosie O'Donnell. With a few home materials and candle wax make these fun and decorative candles with your kids. Make swiss cheese candles with Rosie O'Donnell.
Rosie O'Donnell makes homemade soap in her craft corner. Learn to make festive homemade soaps with store bought soap, molds, coloring and your favorite scent. Make homemade soap with Rosie O'Donnell.
Learn how to make relaxation candles using ice and wax.
Martha Stewart uses OOMOO 30 Silicone Rubber from Smooth-On to make a twig candle mold and casts wax into it to demonstrate candle making. She make fake wood candles! Very cute.
Martha Stewart makes candle molds using Smooth-On PMC-744 Urethane Mold Rubber. Learn how to make molds and the candles!
Watch this video to learn how to make beeswax candles.
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!