Easy Soap Making Recipes | Lotion Recipes | Salt Scrub Recipes Nothing’s more fun than sharing and swapping a good recipe. Here are a few of our favorites for making everything from skin nurturing soaps and scrubs, to solid perfume and more. Share your recipes by using the “comment box” at the bottom of this page. Gardener’s Soap Recipe 8 oz. Melt & Pour Base 2 T. Melt base and scent. Honey Bee CP Soap Olive Oil 32 oz. At trace, add fragrance and 1 Tablespoon of honey. Easy Shea Butter CP Soap Coconut Oil 16 oz. Easy Lip Balm Recipe – using Lanolin 1 oz. Skin Firming Gel – using CroThix CroThix has a secondary use as a skin firming agent. This makes (4) four ounce containers of gel-crème. Water 13 oz. Heat the water and Glycerin to 170 degrees and set aside. Lotion bars! Easy Lotion Bars 4 ounces Mango or Shea Butter 4 ounces Beeswax, Yellow or White 5 ounces Liquid Oil (Jojoba or Grapeseed are both excellent) 2 teaspoons of Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil Melt the beeswax in a separate container and the butter/oil in another container. Here’s what you need:
How to Make Paper Lanterns - Cute Round Oriental Style Looking for instructions on how to make paper lanterns? My husband designed an easy template for making paper lanterns in a cute round shape. They look a bit oriental, don’t you think? These “lanterns” are purely decorative and aren’t designed to have a lamp inside them, but they do make great festive decorations. In fact, they started out as a design for Christmas baubles. By the way, if you want to learn how to make a lantern that you can put a lamp inside of, then check out my instructions for making paper star lanterns . They make great homemade gifts to post in the mail because they can pack flat. Instructions: How to Make Paper Lanterns Before we get started, here’s a little cartoon to give you the big-picture of how everything fits together. Equipment pretty paper or card-stock printer scissors glue or double sided tape needle and thread You’ll also want to download my round paper lantern template . Step 3: Prepare a piece of thread or wool about 15 inches long.
Homemade Holidays: Crock Pot Candles Growing up in my house, we always made our own holiday gifts. We were pretty poor, and I suppose it was our only option. But it was never presented to me like that (I didn’t even know what ‘poor’ was, really, and I had a stupendously fabulous childhood full of ‘thing finding’ and ‘government cheese’. But that’s another story.) It was all about crafting our caring into something unique, something personal. My mom and I made play-doh ornaments, or baskets of baked goods, or clay coffee mugs. The first holiday season that Damian and I spent together, I was a starving college student. Last year we made all our gifts together – our attempt at canning. Anyway, there I go reminiscing. How To Make Candles In A Crock Pot All you need is some wax, some wicks + wick bases, and some candle-holders. Optional additions include color (candle dye is available at the craft store) and smell. 1) Spoon the pieces of wax into your candle holders and arrange them in the bottom of the crock pot.
Always a Crafty Girl I had a very nice Christmas day, but now that Christmas is over, I am sad the season will soon come to an end. But my sister Lou will be visiting this week through New Years, so Christmas and the holidays will last a bit longer here at our house. Christmas morning just before the gift unwrapping frenzy begins! I have one more holiday project to share before the season is over. Snow white bottle brush trees, two glass glittered deer in a snow dusted setting. I had fun making this scene, so I wanted to make some more. These two were the part of a shrimp cocktail set, the larger, the base for the ice and the smaller piece, holds the shrimp. The little snowmen were made from Model Magic from Crayola. I made little houses from glitter card stock. I put each scene together by first hot gluing the snow people, houses, trees and embellishments to the glitter card stock circle. I wish I could find it again as it worked so well. Two mini globes. Two little penguins and their igloo. big SF Giants fans!
Almond Crusted Fish Tacos I am a germaphobe. I’m attracted to straight teeth. I will always choose to go through food magazines versus gossip magazines. But, when I go to Barnes and Noble to peruse the magazines…I love catching up on the gossip. You know you do too! I’m a pescetarian, but for financial and for my dear ‘ole husband, I eat chicken and turkey. I’ve had braces twice…and still wear my retainer (it’s been 8 years since I got my 2nd set of braces off). I love fish tacos. Almond Crusted Fish Tacos Ingredients How-To Prepare the salsa: In a bowl, mix the black beans, corn tomatoes, pepper and salt together. Repeat with all of the filets.Once, browned on both sides (about 5 minutes) and cooked through, place an almond crusted filet half on top of the salsa in the tortilla.Serve immediately. Servings: 2-3 Related posts:
Cucumber Handmade Soap Recipe | Soap Recipes Cucumber juice has long been used as an astringent face-wash, and in these recipes it works as a mild cleansing agent and skin toner. Cucumber Soap Recipe I 1 & 1/2 c. clean rendered tallow1 c. cucumber pulp1/2 c. vegetable oil3/4 c. cold soft water1/4 c. lye flakes1/2 tsp. wheat germ oil or vitamin E oil (external use)2 drops clove EO (optional) Peel and grate cucumber until it’s very fine. Add the fat and set aside to cool. When fat and lye are lukewarm, add lye to fat slowly,stirring constantly. Pour into molds. Approximate yeild: 1 & 1/2 lbs. of hard bar soap Cucumber Soap Recipe II Juice the cucumbers and pour until you have 18 oz of juice. While the oils and lye are cooling, add the coloring and chosen essential oil right to the pitcher with the cucumber juice in it, stir well and set aside once again. Now go back and add your lye water to your oils, and stir it until light trace.
12 Days Handmade Christmas Tutorials Day 8|Alphabet Crayons » lifeingrace If you’re new to the ’12 Days’, you may visit the previous days by clicking on the day you like: Day 1 Crayon Roll Day 2 Zippered Pouches Day 3 Appliqued Placemats Day 4 Quilted Potholders Day 5 Camera Strap Day 6 Embellished Dish Towels Day 7 Bean Bags Today’s guest poster needs no introduction to my readers. i am so happy that Edie asked me to be a part of her 12 Days! my name is meg duerksen. i blog over at whatever. i do not use capital letters because it’s easier not to. i am a mom to five goofy kids. i am a photographer. i love to do crafts with my kids. i love to sew. i love mr. duerksen. i love movies. but that’s enough about silly me and all the things i love….lets get crafty. i am going to show you how i recycle old crayons into really cute alphabet crayons. normally i would use a big box of old crayons….you know the kind…half used…kind of a mess. the kind that kids don’t want to use anymore. but today i used new crayons because i have used up all my old crayons. and happy too.
Survival Bow Making Instructions By Jason Knight The following bow making instructions will help you construct an effective bow in a relatively short amount of time. A quickie bow is a fast-made bow for immediate use in a survival situation. It is carved from a sapling or branch of a tree. The reason it is called a “quickie” bow is because it is made at the time the wood is harvested, rather than waiting a year or more for the wood to season (as is typical for regular bow construction). The advantage of this bow is that it is ready to use right away. Survival Bow Making Instructions 1. The first step is to select the proper materials. For a quickie bow, you want to start with a relatively straight section of sapling or branch that is free of knots, side branches, and twists. 2. Stand the bow stave upright on the ground, hold the top loosely with one hand, and push outward lightly on the middle of the bow. Lightly pushing on the center, while allowing the stave to swivel, to find the back and belly of the bow 3. 4. 5. 6.
Ucreate Parties Hi, I’m Lisa Storms and I’m excited to be a guest at Ucreate today! I have a crafting blog called … wait for it … Lisa Storms [lisastorms.typepad.com]. Pretty creative, right? I love parties. I purchased paper doilies (Wilton) at the craft store in three different sizes. Leave it in for only 10 seconds and carefully remove onto paper towels. Once I dyed a set of eight, I added more dye to the same dish to intensify the color to dye a different sized set of eight. Once dry, fold each doily in half and glue back sides together in a stack with a glue stick. And that’s about it. Thanks for letting me play here today, and be sure to stop by my blog [lisastorms.typepad.com] for more of my ramblings and excessive use of smilies =). You May Also Like… Favorite Doily Tutorials Eyelet Tissue Pom Poms
BLT Salad Here's a salad version of America's favorite sandwich. We use shredded tomato as a base for the creamy tomato-and-chive dressing--adding great tang and flavor along with extra vitamin C. Ingredients 1 cup cubed whole-wheat country bread 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 medium tomatoes, divided 3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise 2 tablespoons minced chives, or scallion greens 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Freshly ground pepper, to taste 5 cups chopped hearts of romaine lettuce 3 slices center-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled Directions 1. 2. 3. Nutrition Facts Calories 151, Total Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 5 mg, Sodium 306 mg, Carbohydrate 20 g, Fiber 4 g, Protein 5 g, Potassium 555 mg.
Easy Chocolate Soap Recipes - Facts About Chocolate These chocolate soap recipes are easy and fun. Most use a simple melt and pour soap base. Before attempting these recipes, check out the chocolate soap preparation tips on the previous page. Chocolate Soap Recipe #1 1/2 tsp cocoa butter 1/2 tsp shea butter or mango butter 2 lb clear coconut melt and pour soap base 1 tsp olive oil 1/2 cup goat’s milk powder 2 Tablespoons chocolate fragrance oil 1-2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder Melt the butters and soap base. Chocolate Soap Recipe #2 1 lb white or clear coconut melt and pour soap base 1 lb cocoa butter unsweetened cocoa powder (optional) 1 Tablespoon chocolate fragrance oil Melt the soap base with the cocoa butter. Cinnamon Chocolate Exfoliating Soap Recipe 12 ounces coconut melt and pour soap base 15 drops cinnamon essential oil 15 drops chocolate fragrance oil 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1 Tablespoon almonds, finely ground Melt soap base. Chocolate and Vanilla Soap Recipe Melt the clear soap.
How To Create Paper Blossoms | Apartment Therapy DC Previous image Next image We've talked about using paper decorations to punch up a last minute party, but there are ways that you can incorporate paper into your everyday décor as well. My favorite paper creations of late are tissue paper cherry blossoms, which are as pretty as they are easy to make.A few weeks ago I was charged with the task of decorating a ballroom for my daughter's school auction. MATERIALS• Tree branches (branches with multiple off-shoots are best)• Tissue paper (A few sheets goes a long way. Typically I'm not a huge fan of faux flowers, but these are so fun to make and so sweet that I've happily made an exception for them in my home. Images: Leah Moss
Inspired Entertaining: DIY Chalkboard Wine Glasses Last month I got an email from one of those "deal of the day" websites featuring a very cute set of wine glasses with chalkboard stems from a company called Chalkboard China. I've seen chalkboard glasses before, and always thought them to be a fun and chic way for guests to keep track of their glass throughout the night so you don't end up with mixed-up glasses or dozens of half-full glasses left around the house. But all the ones I've seen in stores feature a strip of chalkboard paint across the bowl of the glass, which I've always felt looks awkward and takes away from the beauty of the wine or beverage in the glass. What I like about this version is that the writing part is at the bottom on the stem and foot of the glass, so it doesn't compete with the beverage. I also like that the simple black foot on the glass is in itself an elegant design element, and would work just as well with no writing on it. So I figured, "I can totally make that myself!" Materials 1. 2. 3. Method Step 1.