Archive | October 2012

Felt Snowman Ornament

Over the weekend I made some felt snowman ornaments.I made the hat out of the finger tips of some old gloves and the body is rolled up felt.I found the idea from a youtube video I watched..

You start by cutting the fingers off the gloves..There were really cheap when I bought them last year at kmart..

Roll the ends of the fingers up a little to form the bottom of the hat.

Cut the felt into small squares for the body.

Roll up the squares and put a little bit of hot glue on the inside so they stick together.

Then put the hat on top.(it is tight enough that you wont need to use any glue.Then you can paint any kind of face you want on it and put a  little button on the scarf.

Aren’t they the cutest little ornaments!I just need to find a way to hang them.The lady in the video put a little pom pom on the hat  but I like them without.

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Melt and Pour Soap

Last week I made some melt and pour soap and thought I would share with you how I make it!Its very simple and easy to do..It also makes great gifts around the Holidays!

This is how the soap base comes,you can get it in big blocks like this.I got these at Michaels,when I get them at Hobby Lobby I get them in bags in little blocks.I like that kind better..Next time we go there I will get pictures.

Gather all the ingredients before you begin,makes the process easier.

 

Chop the soap base in little pieces and put in a microwave save container

Microwave the soap in 30 second intervals until completely melted and add colorants and fragrance then pour into your soap molds.

You can see some bubbles that have formed on the bottom..I forgot to mention if you spray it with rubbing alcohol it will prevent the bubbles from forming.(The kind of soap I buy at Hobby Lobby doesn’t get as many bubbles which is why I prefer that kind..I wish I could remember the name of it.

It usually takes an hour or two before its completely set up,then pop out of the molds and you have some lovely home made soap.This was lavendar.I also got cucumber melon so I will be making more soon.Hope you enjoyed!