Here’s what you’ll need to make this versatile, easy-to-make soap:
Cranberry Fig Fragrance Oil
Liquid Black Colorant
Clear Soap Base
Printing your homemade stencils: Download the PDF file here or choose your own Fall 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.
ONE: Melt 4 ounces of clear melt and pour soap and mix in 1 ml of your favorite fall fragrance oil (we used Cranberry Fig).
TWO: Stir in a couple drops of liquid black colorant and 1 mini scoop of Merlot Mica and pour the soap into 1 cavity of the scalloped rectangle mold. Allow the soap to cool for 3-4 hours. You can use any combination of colors so long as they are dark enough to let the glitter really shine.
(Note: The Scalloped Rectangle Mold has been discontinued. It has been replaced with the 12 Cavity Rectangle Silicone Mold.)
Color Variation: OR stir in a mini scoop of Brick Red Oxide. Try mixing the oxide with a little rubbing alcohol before adding it to the soap. This will eliminate any clumping of the colorant.
THREE: Cut out your leaf design with a craft knife. Then remove of the backing and adhere the sticker to your soap.
FOUR: 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 glitter and let dry for at least 5 minutes. Do one solid color or an array of colors like I did. Get creative with this part.
SIX: Once the glitter has dried onto the soap, dump the extra glitter on the soap into a container to use for another soap or project. Then, carefully peel off the backing and marvel at your creativity. Give it another spritz with hair spray to make sure the glitter really sticks.
First of all, I LOVE almost everything you make, and I’ve tried many of your wonderful recipes – but I also like to USE my soaps! This soap seems like something you’d put in the bath only for show – not something you’d use on your body! You’d be covered in glitter!!! And I’m sure I wouldn’t want to use a soap that was made by spraying hairspray on it to adhere that glitter! So, lovely soap – but really more for show???
Ha, I like it – we’re the haute couture of soap =)
Since soap is a rinse off product, the glitter will rinse off in the shower and go down the drain after one or two uses but the soap that is entirely covered with glitter (as opposed to the single leaf) is a little exfoliating at first while that glitter is sloughing off. I didn’t notice anything with the single leaf …
Hairspray is water soluble and immediately rinses off. It’s not like a shellac or anything =) And of course, gets on people’s skin daily (scalp).
Give it a try with the single leaf. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. =)
Definitely only skin safe, soap glitters. The craft glitters and rubber stamping glitters will work but are not technically skin safe.
Here are Bramble Berry's line of skin-safe glitters that are great for this project:
I hope you have a good time with the project.
What kinda glitters did you use? I love the rainbow effect!:)
Yes, you can definitely do this on CP soap! It looks great – the hairspray is key. And it's a great way to spruce up an otherwise plain or dismal bar of CP soap.
T.A. Helton says
I love that this is easy yet stunning! 🙂
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Oh this is so lovely… a Christmas version could be done with little present boxes or something too… really lovely!
Rose Carbajal says
ooh really nice 🙂
Can this be done on CP?
It's so pretty!!
A-M I tried this and it is a hit. I will have to send you some pictures of the winter soaps I made using this technique.
That is so beautiful! What a perfect gift soap!