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).
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This is a cool trick to make different color flames and candles. Enjoy the video. Make a colored fire and 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...
Martha Stewart makes candle molds using Smooth-On PMC-744 Urethane Mold Rubber. Learn how to make molds and the candles!
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.
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.
Taylor and Lily demonstrate making fizzy bath bombs. Ingredients needed are one cup of citric acid, one half cup of corn starch, one cup of baking soda, and one quarter cup of a light vegetable oil. Food coloring and flavored extracts or essential oils can be use to scent them. First mix up all of the dry ingredients in a non reactive bowl. Then add the vegetable oil. Mix with a nonreactive spoon, whisk, or gloved hands. If food coloring is being used, add four drops. If using an extract or e...
This shows you how to use a drill to make wick holes in silicone molds for candles.
Buying a candle from the store can be pretty pricey, depending on what kind you get. One that smell are of course, going to cost you more money, while there are others that are less expensive but not as good. So here's a helpful tutorial that will help you save money and allow you to make whatever size you want. This video shows you how to make an inexpensive and reusable oil candle from a glass container, sand, cooking oil, wooden toothpicks, and cotton balls. So good luck and enjoy!
Bubble bars can be pricey, especially if you're using Lush bubble bars. But you don't have to exhaust your pocket book on this luxury—you can simply make your own, right at home. Watch the how-to video on making your own homemade bubble bath bars, and consult the recipe below it for ingredients.
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.
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.
Here is the procedure to prepare a whipped / Float soap.
In this video, Anne Marie teaches us how to make soap cupcakes with whipped frosting! This recipe will make 16 soap cupcakes, which is perfect for parties. For the cupcake base you will need: 40 oz white melt & pour soap, 1 1/2 oz vanilla select fragrance, 1 1/2 oz vanilla color stabilizer, 6 ml canary LabColor (diluted), SoapyLove scalloped round mold and spray bottle with rubbing alcohol. For the soap frosting you will need: 16 oz white melt & pour soap, 8 tbsp natural castile liquid soap, ...
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.
This video shows you how to make soap curls for use in molded soap cavities. Create colorful, fun boutique style soaps for gift giving.
Breads get made in loaves not because bakers find the shape aesthetically pleasing, but because it saves them lots of time, energy, and effort.
Stuck in the slammer? Here's a way to shine a little light. Learn from the once incarcerated Angelo how you can use your apple sauce trash to get crafty.
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.
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.
This shows you how to demold a pillar candle from a silicone mold.
This shell embed soap is perfect for summer beach houses no matter where you live. And, it's very easy to make.
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.
Making felt-covered soap is an interesting and creative way to decorate soap. Learn to create felt-covered soap with tips from an expert in this free video series.
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.
"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 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.
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.
Janice Cox shows how to make fizzing bath bombs like the ones you see in bath and beauty boutiques or department stores. These bath bombs can be very relaxing when dropped into a warm bath and can be given as gifts. She starts with about a cup of citric acid crystals which is also called powdered vitamin C or ascorbic acid. Citric acid can be purchased in places that sell wine and beer making equipment and online. The next ingredients come from right out of the kitchen cupboard: a cup of baki...
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.
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!
Here are some simple steps for making your own candles out of rolled beeswax! You will need one sheet of bees wax, some candle wicking, a ruler, a craft knife, and a pair of decorative buttons. This how to video demonstrates how to craft candles from recycled material. These bees wax candles make great gifts.
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.
The horror! This video shows how to make a white candle bleed red wax by using a microwave?! You need a cookie sheet, box cutter, soy wax, wax paper, and a microwave.
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.
This is a clever video that teaches you how to make a craft that is both fun to make, and also a useful item to have around the house- soap! This is from Living a Simple Life Blog and details how to make soap, just like the pioneers. To do this, you will need some equipment, a scale, scent, colorant, lard, lye, coconut oil, plastic containers to hold ingredients while you weigh them, a stainless steel pot, safety glasses, rubber gloves, a miter box, scraper, curing racks, a funnel and a plast...
To make your own laundry soap you will need washing soda, borax, and a bar of pure soap. Any bar of soap will work. You just don't want to use a moisturizing soap or other soaps with added ingredients. Take your bar of soap and grate it into a storage container using a cheese grater. Add two cups of borax and two cups of washing soda. Use a large spoon and mix it up. As you are mixing the ingredients up make sure that you break up any clumps in the mix. For a front loading washer you will use...
This video will teach you how to make a candle that is cheap, clean, and will last for hours. All you need is nail polish remover, water, a lighter and tempered glass. Make a long lasting candle.