For Christmas this year, I made ornaments from soap that smell as festive as they look. Decorate your tree or give as unique holiday gifts. Today I will show you the basic technique for an-all over glittery soap. Tomorrow, I’ll show how you can make your own soap paint and add detailed decorations to your soap.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this project:
To decorate this soap:
Glitter (must be skin-safe if you want to be able to use the soap so no rubber stamp project glitter)
Step 1: Melt the M&P base and add color and fragrance (if this is your first time making melt & pour soap check out this tutorial for more detail).
Step 2: Cut about a 6 inch length of ribbon. Pour the melted base in the mold and place the ends of your ribbon at the top of the mold. You might have to hold it in place until the soap thickens or use a little piece of tape.
Go on to step 4 if you want a quick and easy glittery ornament or check out our soap paint tutorial tomorrow for a fancy finish!
Step 5: Sprinkle glitter onto the soap. We used a plastic bowl to catch the excess glitter to easily re-use it. It’s important to use glitter approved for cosmetic use so that it doesn’t scratch the skin or cause an allergic reaction.
Check back on Friday for a Soap Painting Tutorial to make your ornaments look even more festive.