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This video shows you how to make soap curls for use in molded soap cavities. Create colorful, fun boutique style soaps for gift giving.
Martha shows how to make bamboo candles. Bamboo candles, which have built-in shelves, are a pretty way to decorate the table the next time you're entertaining, both indoors and out. Make bamboo candles.
Acne sucks - or, more correctly, acne oozes. Which is why it's so important to take care of your skin with oil-reducing, calming products. Most anti-acne medications you can buy are severely drying and irritating, meaning they can cause the adverse effect of making your skin compensate by producing even more oil.
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!
Despite appearances, these Valentine's Day cupcake soaps take almost no time to make and are easy to assemble. Craft an entire batch for friends as a Valentine's Day present or gift them to a conversation heart-addicted niece.
Breads get made in loaves not because bakers find the shape aesthetically pleasing, but because it saves them lots of time, energy, and effort.
This video tutorial demonstrates how to make a magnificent lamp with used cooking oil, a glass, cotton, rock salt, and a stick. Save money and energy by recycling household supplies to make a nifty lamp that will prove your resourcefulness.
This shows you how to use a drill to make wick holes in silicone molds for candles.
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.
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.
Learn how to make a sixties flower power hippie chick soap. A groovin' soap for any retro sixties chick for Christmas.
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?
Martha Stewart makes candle molds using Smooth-On PMC-744 Urethane Mold Rubber. Learn how to make molds and the candles!
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.
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!
This process, called variously French milled, triple milled or rebatch, is a happy medium between the cold process and melt and pour soap making methods. It's easy, and you can do it at home to make clever and creative gifts this holiday season.
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.
Need a summertime craft to do with your kids to keep their sundazed, lackadaisical minds occupied for a few moments? Then these ice cream cone soaps are just the thing!
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!
Take a luxurious, lingering bath with your boy toy while smoothing and cleaning his skin with this heart-shaped melt and pour soap. Composed of pastel pinks and purples, the soap is hyper feminine and probably shouldn't be a gift to your y-chromosomed loved one, but it can be an excellent treat for the both of you during sexy time.
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!