Thursday, December 6, 2012

Handmade Gifts- Soaps

 

Hello to all my sweet friends out there!

I promised I’d share some of our homemade Christmas

gift ideas with you this Holiday season…

soaps- cinnamon

I wanted to share with you my first soap-making adventure.

I’ve been wanting to try making soaps at home…

so I researched and found some

great recipes HERE on Martha Stewart's website.

soaps-ingredients

We made cinnamon-clove soap, an orange zest soap,

oatmeal-honey soap, and lavender.

soaps- orange

This is a great craft for the kids to get involved.

My “little ones” stirred in the ingredients and

grated the orange zest. (with supervision- it’s very HOT)

soaps- lavender

I love that you can chose almost any container as a mold.

We used little tart molds, Christmas tree ramekins, and

snowman jello molds.

We followed the Martha Stewart Soap Recipes HERE,

then let them dry overnight.

Packaging and/or wrapping the soaps is

fun, too!

soaps-packaged

You can also check out Martha's Soap Making Basics

if you are a beginner, like me :)

Well, I hope you get a chance to try soap-making

during your craft time this Christmas :)

Let me know how it goes…

 

P.S.

This is our early Christmas surprise…

say Hello to Jovi

Jovi 1

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Lots of love & Blessings

14 comments:

Faded Charm said...

Oh, that puppy is so adorable. I will never forget when I was in 4th grade and their was a beagle puppy under the tree with a red ribbon....my best Christmas ever!

thanks for the link to soap making beginners. I've been wanting to make some for a while now. Maybe after the holidays I'll have time:-)

Enjoy your weekend,
Kathleen

Tutti Chic said...

the soap making looks so wonderful & beautifully done! Love Jovi...he is adorable!!:) chris

themodagecottage.com said...

That may be one of the best surprises ever - Jovi! What a little darling. I was impressed with your newly acquired soap making skills, but am even more impressed with the Jovi acquisition. :)

Anne said...

Becky thank you for sharing this idea to make soap as a gift.We are making most of our gifts this year too! What a sweet photo of Jovi!
xx
Anne

Amy Kinser said...

Let's make soap the next time we are together. I have always wanted to know how. Yours look wonderful and would make a great Christmas gift for your sister in Tennessee. (hint hint)

Tell Jovi about us and that we can't wait to meet him.

I love you and miss you.

Geli said...

Hello Becky! Your Lovi is sooooo cute and sweet! How glad you must be! Your soaps are also very beautiful and really a wonderful present! I wish you a nice weekend! Geli

Esther said...

I love the soaps, so cute. But the cutest is the one on the last picture. What a lovely one.
Greetings, Esther

Whimsey Creations said...

The soaps are cute and I bet them smell wonderful. But Jovi is darling and I just want to pick that puppy up and love on it!!!

Patty said...

oooh, I want a JOY for Christmas ! Look at those little pink toes....and that sweet wrinkled nose! Oh, what lucky folks you are.

LLH Designs said...

My girls love to make soap. We even did that as a birthday party once. Love your new pup! Those paws!!!

Keeping it Cozy said...

How fun! I think we'll have to give soap making a try one day. They are beautiful and look like they smell amazing. And Jovi is just adorable! We've been without our beloved dog for almost 2 years now and I'm ready to bring a pup home. :-)

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