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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 scented bath salts

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.

How To: Reuse soap frosting

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.

How To: Make parfait sea salts & soap

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.

How To: Make bacon fat soap

Soap can be made from just about any kind of fat. Even though fat from bacon, called lard, isn't the finest of fats to use for making soap, it somehow seemed to be the most exciting. Why? Because bacon is amazing. It has an almost mystical power to it and is a food that can be craved to almost no end. I figured what better way use the extra grease I had from cooking bacon then to turn it into soap!