Friday, December 4, 2009

Glittered Sparkle Soap Kit

This Christmas kit came just in time for last minute Christmas presents, hostess gifts or stocking stuffers! For just $29.99, get everything you need to make 8 dazzling and personalized soaps! Grab your kit HERE and check out the easy instructions below!Picture 544Printing your homemade stencils: Download the PDF file that comes with the kit or choose your own Christmas design. Print the design on sticker labels. Allow the ink to dry then use your craft knife to cut out the design or lay the paper design over contact paper. Keep in mind that you will be able to use both the cut out and the silhouette for your stencil.

My creationONE: Prepare your glitter. If you want a colored glitter check out the instructions on How to Color Glitter just by mixing in mica (yes, it's really that simple).

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TWO: Melt 3.5 ounces of clear melt and pour soap and mix in 1 ml of Sleigh Ride Fragrance Oil.

THREE: Stir in a couple drops of liquid colorant (either the red or blue) and pour the soap into 1 cavity of the Slim Rectangle Mold. We love the Slim Rectangle Mold because it holds 3.7 ounces and fits wonderfully into the palm of your hand. Allow the soap to cool for 3-4 hours.

Color Variation: Mix the red and blue together for a fun purple. Or combine the super green and Matte Yellow micas for a bright, lime green color. Don't be afraid to get creative with this part!

My creationFOUR: Remove of the backing and adhere the cut-out sticker to your soap. Spray the top of the soap with hair spray to make sure the glitter adheres to the soap.

FIVE: Sprinkle the soap with your colored (or plain) glitter and let dry for at least 5 minutes. Do one solid color or an array of colors.

SIX: Once the glitter has dried onto the soap, dump the extra glitter on the soap into a container to use for your other soaps. Then, carefully peel off the backing and ooh and ahh over the sparkles and clean lines. Give it another finishing spritz with hair spray to make sure the glitter really sticks.

What I love about this project and kit is that it can change with the seasons so easily. Make a heart silhouette and you have Valentine soap, make a bunny silhouette and you have Easter soap. Get creative. This technique will give you holiday after holiday of sophisticated-looking soaps.