In the first part of this project, we worked on making and embedding the mistletoe leaves and in the second part, I showed you how to finish the soap with a ribbon for hanging.
Here are some alternatives and including how to add berries (just in case the plain green leaves aren’t good enough for you!).
In the example to the right, we just pierced a hole in the ends of three cut-out soap leaves with an embroidery needle. Then we threaded them on a piece of red embroidery floss and tied a knot to keep them in place. Don’t tie your knot too tight or the string can break through the soap.
Hang this up in your doorways for the ultimate conversation starter and room deodorizer.
To add little white Mistletoe berries, melt a few ounces of clear melt and pour soap and add Pearly White mica. Using a dropper, make little groups of three dots of soap in the base of the brownie pan.
Once they’ve set-up (which will only take seconds), spritz with rubbing alcohol and pour your your green soap as directed in step 1. Just be extra careful that your soap isn’t too hot or else you’ll melt all of your little dots. The ideal temperature is around 120 degrees for most of the Bramble Berry melt and pour bases.
You can also add little berry dots using this technique right before you embed the leaves in your mold (do this before step 4). The image at the top of the first mistletoe post is an example of this technique.
And finally, you can use some of your home made soap paint to add little berry dots. Instructions for making soap paint can be found here.
There are lots of options for making your home look and smell good with soap for the holidays. I hope you enjoyed this three part tutorial on making Mistletoe Soap.
These are *so* adorably cute! Love them!
So wonderful! I wonder how you did those berries.
A-M, This is so cute! I also LOVED the Christmas Tree Centerpiece. Keep the awesome creative ideas coming.
Teresa R says
I’m too lazy now (and I’m done crafting for the season), but I’m going to make those for gifts next year. Thanks, Anne-Marie!
This is just adorable. And Im loving that soap paint recipe!