DIY Halloween Candy Jar

DIY Halloween Candy Jar

I stay so busy I sometimes find it hard to break away from the day job and the soap to make something other than bath and body products. However, I did find the time to craft this simple DIY Halloween candy jar. It was not only quick and easy to make, but I was able to stick to my daily routine of multi-tasking everything while waiting for the paint and then the glue to dry.

To make things even easier, I had all of the craft supplies for this DIY Li’l Piggy Candy Jar Craft Project delivered to me right at work via Darby Smart so there was no hunting for the things I needed. I seem to be pretty addicted to their craft kits because of this. I love trying new crafts from time to time and Darby Smart makes it so quick and easy for me to do so.

DIY Halloween Candy Jars

DIY Halloween Candy Jar

(via a Darby Smart DIY craft kit)

What you’ll need:

a mason jar lid
3″ terra cotta pot
plastic bowl
plastic toy pig (or other animal)
black Krylon Short Cuts Spray Paint
E6000 glue

What you do:

Begin by using the E6000 glue (or superglue gel works too) to glue the top of the mason jar lid to the ring. Allow to dry.

DIY Halloween Candy Jar Project

Next spray paint the mason jar lid, the plastic toy pig, and the terra cotta pot. Cover each piece evenly. Allow to dry fully – at least a half hour – then add a second coat.

Once dry use the glue to secure the round plastic bowl to the terra cotta pot by turning the pot upside down and adhering the bowl so the open end faces up. Also glue the painted pig to the top of the mason jar lid.

Once the glue has dried completely, you’re all set to fill your new DIY Halloween Candy Jar with candy or treats for guests. I filled mine with my favorite, candy corn! Want to purchase this DIY Halloween Candy Jar Kit for yourself? Visit Darby Smart here.

Easy DIY Terrarium Magnets for Your Fridge!

Another one of my favorite craft kits I purchased from Darby Smart was the kit for making three DIY Terrarium Magnets! You can find the tutorial for making your own terrarium magnets like mine here. Also be sure to check out my Starry DIY Etched Mason Jar also crafted from a Darby Smart craft kit and tutorial.

For more Halloween inspired crafts be sure to check out my Halloween DIY Projects & Ideas Pinterest Board. Or follow my Jonesing for Crafts Pinterest Board for great craft projects year round. In addition to Pinterest, you can also find me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

Treat yourself this fall with this easy DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe. You’ll love the intoxicating scent of pumpkin spice from your favorite fragrance oil and the moisturizing shea butter, sesame oil and detoxifying sea salt. Plus, with a few tips you can make these perfect the very first try!

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

13.5 oz. baking soda
8 oz. citric acid
3 oz. fine sea salt
2 oz. white kaolin (cosmetic) clay
1.5 oz. shea butter
1.5 oz. sesame oil
8 ml pumpkin or pumpkin spice fragrance oil of choice
pinch each of red iron oxide and yellow iron oxide pigment powders

Directions:

You’ll need a Wilton Silicone Leaf and Pumpkin Mold for this project. (You can also use this mold for my DIY Pumpkin Spice Air Fresheners and Pumpkin Fall Soap Recipe!) I also used a round bath bomb mold (optional.)

Begin by using a digital scale begin by weighing all of the dry ingredients and combining them in a large glass bowl or an 8-cup Pyrex measuring cup. Mix well to combine using a fork then add a pinch each of the pigment powders. (You only need a small amount! The color comes through when you add the wet ingredients.)

In a separate container weigh out the shea butter then melt in the microwave or a double boiler. Then weigh out and add the sesame oil to the melted shea butter.

Using a graduated plastic transfer pipette, measure out the fragrance oil and stir into the wet ingredients. Mix well.

Now slowly pour the melted shea butter and sesame oil into the dry ingredients mixing as you go. Combine thoroughly so the entire mixture is damp.

You’re now ready to use your mold(s)! This recipe yielded three pumpkin bath bombs, one leaf bath bomb and one round bath bomb for me.

To mold your bath bombs take a large scoop of the mixture and place into your first pumpkin cavity. Add more until the bath bomb mixture is piled above the shape. DO NOT press any of the mixture into the mold until you’ve done this. Now press the mixture firmly into the mold all at once. Brush away the excess.

(Pressing the bath bomb mixture into the mold in stages will cause it to separate at those points and break apart.)

Repeat with the additional cavities.

You’ll want to wait two days before unmolding these to unmold clean shapes.

To create the round bath bomb(s) overfill each half of the round bath bomb mold the same way you did the silicone mold. Do NOT press the sides into the mold halves before joining them or you’ll end up with half circle bath bombs. Now press each overfilled side of the mold halves firmly together. Brush away any excess from the edges. (I also twisted the two halves of my mold together a bit.) You can gently unmold these immediately or wait a day.

To unmold the pumpkin and leaf bath bombs I first placed a cutting board on top of the mold then gently turned them over together in order to prevent any of the bath bombs from accidentally dropping out and breaking. Then I gently pressed each bath bomb out of the cavities.

Sore muscles? Substitute the sea salt in this pumpkin bath bomb recipe with epsom salt! You can also substitute the sesame oil with any other of your favorite carrier oils!

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Bath Bomb Recipe

Once your pumpkin bath bombs have dried completely, they are ready to package! Simply wrap your bath bombs in plastic food service film or shrink wrap or use them right away! To use, simply add one bath bomb to warm running bath water, allow to dissolve and enjoy!

For more homemade bath bomb recipes as well as homemade soap recipes and other bath and beauty DIY’s follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board. Or follow my Halloween DIY Projects & Ideas Pinterest board for more Halloween fun!

You can also keep up with all of my new DIY bath and beauty posts and homemade soap recipes by following Soap Deli News Blog on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

DIY Batman Soap for Halloween

Try this DIY Halloween craft project for making a DIY Batman Soap that uses everyday kitchen containers as soap molds!

With all the caped crusaders and nefarious villains that I’m sure I’ll see running around downtown this Halloween, I thought what better than to create a superhero inspired soap! As I don’t have a plentiful supply of shaped silicone molds on hand – yet! – this DIY Batman Soap was made using homemade molds from containers I had in my kitchen cupboard. This include the rectangular Rubbermaid container from my Rubbermaid Lunch Blox Sandwich Kit and a Gladware type container that’s the same size the lunch meats come in. For the Batman call symbol shape I used a computer printout from the internet, a paring knife and my pottery needle tool.

Here’s how I made my DIY Batman Soap.

Try this DIY Halloween craft project for making a DIY Batman Soap that uses everyday kitchen containers as soap molds!

I used a aloe & olive detergent free melt and pour soap base (from a previous project) for this soapmaking project. I started out using the rectangular block from my Lunch Blox as the mold for my bat shape. I weighed 2.5 oz. of the melt and pour soap base using a digital scale then melted it in a glass Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave, about 30 seconds, until it was completely melted. I then mixed .1 oz. of Australian midnight black clay and 2 oz. of cosmetic fine jet black glitter into the soap and then poured it into my makeshift mold, spritzed the top with alcohol to remove any air bubbles and placed it in the freezer.

DIY Batman Soap Tutorial for Halloween

After about a half hour I removed the soap from the freezer and gently pressed it out of the mold from the bottom. (If your soap doesn’t come out easily, put it back in the freezer for a bit longer.) Then I googled for the image using the search term “batman” symbol,” chose the image I wanted and then printed it out onto regular paper. I then cut out the shape with a few modifications to make cutting out the shape in soap easier.

DIY Batman Soap

I used my pottery needle tool (in the smaller areas) and a paring knife to cut out the bat. (Not handy with a blade? Use a bat shaped cookie cutter instead.)

Try this DIY Halloween craft project for making a DIY Batman Soap that uses everyday kitchen containers as soap molds!

I then placed my bat shape into the Gladware type container. Next I cut up and melted 2.9 oz. of my soap base. I added a yellow liquid soap colorant one drop at a time until I reached the color I wanted and stirred well. I then poured the yellow soap slowly around the bat shape in my mold and then spritzed the top with alcohol. Next, I placed my container of soap in the freezer. (Psst. This photo is from instagram! For more behind the scenes photos like this one, be sure to follow me!)

Finally I removed the soap from the freezer and slowly pressed it out of the mold. And voila! In retrospect this made one very large bar of soap. It also made a very thin bar of soap. If you like the idea of a giant shaped soap then this is perfect! It would be great as a novelty soap. However should you want a thicker bar I would pour a layer of soap to desired height into the final mold first, allow it to harden, then spritz with alcohol. Then I would place the bat soap on top of this soap in the final mold and then pour more yellow soap around the bat shape up to the final step.

Want to add a fragrance to this soap? Simply add a skin safe fragrance oil to the melted soap at 3% of the total weight.

Try this with other containers and shapes to customize more unique soaps. Or try carving a block of soap with a small knife or pottery tools and explore your creative side!

For more DIY soapmaking ideas be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest. You can also find more DIY Halloween projects by following my Halloween DIY Projects and Ideas Pinterest board.

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