With Thanksgiving behind us, the countdown to Christmas has officially begun. If you’re feeling a little behind in holiday gift preparation, don’t fret. There is still some time to create unique, handmade gifts for your family and friends. But don’t wait, it’s time to get crafting!
The 12 Days of Christmas series featured twelve easy to make projects that would make fantastic gifts. From melt and pour and wax tarts to lip scrub and nail polish, you are sure to find a gift option for everybody on your list. Looking for packaging inspiration? Check out the Packaging Inspiration video on Soap Queen TV, along with the #Make it Monday: Packaging photo gallery on Facebook.
12 Days of Christmas Projects:
Scented Beeswax Ornaments
Spicy Holiday Potpourri
Snowy Stencil Melt and Pour
Green & Red Wax Melts
Glamorous Gold Eye Shadow Quad
Holiday Glam Nail Polish
Winter Gardenia Ombre Candle
Whipped Champagne Shea Butter
Minty Layered Bath Salts
Peppermint Pucker Lip Scrub
Lotion Melt and Pour Cubes
Chocolate Mint Melt and Pour Squares
Top left corner, clockwise: Minty Layered Bath Salts, Peppermint Pucker Lip Scrub, Lotion Melt and Pour Cubes, Holiday Glam Nail Polish, Whipped Champagne Shea Butter
Top left corner, clockwise: Winter Gardenia Ombre Candle, Scented Beeswax Ornaments, Spicy Holiday Potpourri, Snowy Stencil Melt and Pour, Glamorous Gold Eye Shadow Quad, Green & Red Wax Melts
If you’re looking for even more holiday projects, the Snowy Forest Melt and Pour uses layers and embeds to create a winter landscape. While it may be too late for cold process soap to fully cure in time for Christmas, some soapers write a “use by” date on their packaging. If you’d like to give a festive cold process soap, the Christmas Tree Swirl Cold Process soap is full of holiday cheer. Including lotion, bath fizzies, soap and scrub, the Handmade Holiday Kits make a wonderful and complete holiday beauty routine.
Left to right, clockwise: Snowy Forest Melt and Pour, Christmas Tree Swirl Cold Process, Handmade Holiday Kits
Gingerbread man soaps are always a hit, with their smiling faces and cute buttons. The Cheery and Bright Gingerbread Man melt and pour soaps incorporate fun, non traditional holiday colors. If you prefer a classic look, the Gingerbread Man Soap episode on Soap Queen TV shows you how to create soap “cookies” colored with bronze, white and red.
Have you created handmade gifts for the holidays this year? There is still time!