DIY Christmas Dog Treats

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Treat your furry best friend this Christmas with these DIY Christmas dog treats!

Remind your pup how much you love him this holiday season – as if he doesn’t already know – with these DIY Christmas dog treats! Made with peanut butter, banana and brown rice flour, these fun Christmas dog treats are colored with beet powder for that holiday red! You can find the recipe to make these Christmas dog treats over at Sprinkle Bakes blog here. (Or, search for dog treat cookie cutter ideas here.)

Remind your dog how much you love him this Christmas with these homemade Christmas dog treats! Plus learn how to make your own homemade dog Christmas cookies with a recipe via Sprinkle Bakes!

No time to make your own? Shop from some these amazing DIY Christmas dog treats on Etsy: Mini 8-Piece Dog Treat Assortment from Dog Park Publishing / Grain Free Organic Star Wars Inspired Dog Treats from Pawbaby Biscuits / Pup Truffles Dog Treats from Linda’s Bowwow Biscuits / Winter Wonderland Christmas Dog Treats from Bobby + Bambi’s Gourmet Dog Bakery.

For even more homemade Christmas dog treats as well as gift ideas for dog lovers be sure to check out all of my pet related favorites on Etsy here. You can also follow my For the Dogs board on Pinterest for more pet related products, recipes and DIY’s.

50 Unique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Need gift ideas for your human companions? Then check out this blog post with 50 unique DIY Christmas gift ideas you can make for friends and family! Or for more homemade holiday gift ideas, be sure to follow my DIY Christmas gift boards on Pinterest.

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Holiday Foaming Hand Soap DIY

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This holiday foaming hand soap DIY lends a festive touch to your existing soap pumps. Or make your own peppermint scented foaming hand soap with just three simple ingredients! These make great homemade teacher gifts too!

This holiday foaming hand soap DIY lends a festive touch to your foaming hand soap pumps! Learn how to create festive holiday images for your foaming hand soap containers as well as how to make your own peppermint scented foaming hand soap. All you need are three simple, natural ingredients. Not only will these festive holiday soap pumps look great in your bathroom, but they also make great homemade teacher gifts too!

This holiday foaming hand soap DIY lends a festive touch to your foaming hand soap pumps! Learn how to create festive holiday images for your foaming hand soap containers as well as how to make your own peppermint scented foaming hand soap. All you need are three simple, natural ingredients. Not only will these festive holiday soap pumps look great in your bathroom, but they also make great homemade teacher gifts too!

Peppermint Foaming Hand Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

6.25 oz. liquid Castille soap
2.5 oz. distilled (or filtered water)
.05 oz. peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

This peppermint foaming hand soap recipe yields one bottle of soap. Increase the recipe as needed for different sized containers or to make multiples all at once.

Using a digital scale, weigh out all of the ingredients into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Stir gently, then pour into your foaming soap pump bottle and screw on the lid. (Also be sure to try my rose & lavender body wash recipe in your foaming soap pump bottles too!)

I used 250 mL plastic PET bottles with white foamer pumps from SKS Bottle & Packaging.  (You can find these on their website here.)

Now you just need to print the image for your holiday foaming hand soap.

This holiday foaming hand soap DIY lends a festive touch to your foaming hand soap pumps! Learn how to create festive holiday images for your foaming hand soap containers as well as how to make your own peppermint scented foaming hand soap. All you need are three simple, natural ingredients. Not only will these festive holiday soap pumps look great in your bathroom, but they also make great homemade teacher gifts too!

 For the images on my holiday foaming hand soap container, I purchased this Christmas themed clip art from Kenna Sato Designs. (I also love her other cute Christmas clip art found here and here.)

Using a word program – I use OpenOffice which is free to download – create a new text document.

Now insert the image(s) you wish to use onto the document by going to Insert > Picture > From File. Resize the image to 3.5″ wide by clicking on the image, holding down shift then right clicking on the bottom right corner and dragging the image diagonally to the left until it’s the desired size.

Repeat with additional images if desired. (You can find a screenshot tutorial of this process here.)

Now print your page with the images onto a full size white glossy label (inkjet or laser depending on the type of printer you have.) I get my labels from WorldLabel.

Next, simply cut out your image(s), remove the backing, and adhere the image to the front center of your holiday foaming hand soap pump container(s).

Hand draw labels for your holiday foaming hand soap pump containers to give as homemade gifts!

Alternately, you can also draw your own labels!

To create your labels simply sketch out your drawing onto blank white matte sticker paper, using the bottle as a guide so you get the label size right. The color your drawing in with permanent markers or your other favorite medium. Cut out the label.

Now take a clear or crystal clear sticker label and cut the label so it’s slightly larger than your image. Remove the backing from the clear sticker label and place it on top of your image so the image is fully covered. Trim off the excess label. (Alternately, if your labels are small enough, you can also do the same thing with packing tape.) Now adhere the label you just created to your foaming soap pump bottle.

Looking for more homemade gift ideas for the holidays? Then be sure to check out this post for 50 unique holiday gift ideas you can make for friends and family.

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DIY Christmas Gifts: 50 Unique DIY Christmas Gifts You Can Make for Friends and Family

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50 Unique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for unique DIY Christmas gifts to make for friends and family this holiday season, then you’ll definitely want to pin this post! Following are 50 of my favorite DIY Christmas gifts that are perfect for everyone on your shopping list.

DIY Christmas Gifts for Friends & Family

Need DIY Christmas gift ideas? Look no further! Click through to Soap Deli News blog now for a huge collection of DIY Christmas gift ideas for friends and family!

1. Chocolate Orange Body Butter Recipe / 2. Easy Melt & Pour Polar Bear Soap Recipe / 3. Cranberry Chutney Solid Lotion Bar Recipe (with Printable Labels) / 4. Holiday Frosted Cranberry Coconut Milk Soap Recipe / 5. Homemade Cranberry Body Butter Recipe / 6. DIY Holiday Wax Tarts (with Printable Labels)

A huge collection of DIY bath and body Christmas gift ideas that anyone can make from home!

7. Homemade Hibiscus Salt Scrub Recipe / 8. Melt & Pour Caffeinated Soap Recipe / 9. DIY Melt & Pour Snowflake Soaps / 10. Chamomile Calendula Bath Salts Recipe / 11. Rose Sugar Scrub Recipe / 12. Cardamom & Pumpkin Spice Solid Coffee Scrub Recipe

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Friends, Family and Co-workers!

13. DIY Unicorn Balm / 14. Winter Snowflake Solid Lotion Bar Recipe / 15. Exfoliating Salt Scrub Bar Recipe / 16. Orange & Coconut Coffee Scrub Recipe / 17. Lush Inspired Massage Bar Recipe / 18. Moisturizing Bath Fizzy Powder Recipe

DIY Bath and Body Gift Ideas with Printable Labels

19. Pumpkin Spice Pie Soap Recipe / 20. Sea Salt Face & Body Scrub Recipe (with Printable Labels) / 21. Activated Charcoal Detox Mask Recipe (with Printable Labels) / 22. Tea Tree & Sea Mud Soap Recipe / 23. Merlot Tinted Lip Balm Recipe (with Printable Labels) / 24. Foaming Celtic Sea Salt Scrub Recipe (with Printable Labels)

Easy homemade Christmas gift ideas you can make for friends and family!

25. Non-greasy Cinnamon Sugar Body Butter Recipe (with Printable Labels) / 26. Homemade Mustache Wax & Beard Oil Recipes (with Printable Labels) / 27. Fantastic & Ferocious Homemade Soap Recipe (with Printable Labels and Gift Tags) / 28. Odor Neutralizing Candle DIY / 29. Homemade Chamomile Balm Recipe / 30. DIY Frosted Cranberry Massage Candles (with Printable Labels)

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

31. DIY Melt & Pour Millennium Falcon and X-Wing Fighter Soaps / 32. Leather Mandle DIY / 33. Natural Patchouli & Fir Hand Cream Recipe / 34. Whiskey & Tobacco Caramel Handmilled Soap Recipe / 35. DIY Tempestuous Roll On Cologne Recipe / 36. Mineral Bath Soak Recipes

Homemade Soap Gift ideas for the Holidays and Other DIY Christmas Gifts You Can Make for Friends and Family

37. Foaming Salt Scrub Recipe / 38. Luxury Double Butter Soap Recipe / 39. Easy Peppermint Foaming Sugar Scrub Recipe / 30. Pink Salt & Sal Butter Soap Recipe / 31. Peppermint & Patchouli Castile Soap Recipe / 32. Castile Soap Recipe with Bee Pollen Powder

The Best DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

33. Healing Winter Body Balm Recipe (with Printable Label Tutorial) / 34. Non-Greasy Vanilla & Fig Body Butter Recipe / 35. Lemon Verbena Mint Body Butter Recipe & Scented Candle DIY / 36. Roll On Perfume Recipe / 37. DIY Solid Sugar Scrub Snowballs / 38. Heal & Protect Winter Lip Balm Recipe

50 Unique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

39. Holiday Day Red Tinted Lip Balm Recipe / 40. Non-Greasy Lavender Body Butter Recipe / 41. DIY Gemstone Candles / 42. Starry DIY Snow Globe Ring / 43. DIY Gingerbread Men Snow Globe Soaps

50 Unique DIY Bath and Body Christmas Gifts You Can Make for Friends and Family

44. Homemade Solid Perfume Recipe / 45. Homemade Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe / 46. Homemade Orange & Espresso Soap Recipe / 47. Easy DIY Light Bulb Aquariums /48. Homemade Pumpkin Soap Recipe / 49. Natural Vanilla & Pumpkin Spice Salt Scrub Recipe / 50. DIY Edible Birdhouse

Still want even more great ideas for DIY Christmas gifts? Be sure to check out these holiday related boards on Pinterest: All About the Holly-Days, Unique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas, and DIY Stocking Stuffer Sized Christmas Gifts. Or find more DIY bath and body related gift ideas on my DIY Bath and Body and Simply Soapmaking boards.

DIY Christmas Cookie Lip Balm Kit plus 50 Unique DIY Christmas Gifts You Can Make for Friends and Family!

For handmade Christmas gifts you can buy, be sure to check out my favorites on Etsy as well Etsy’s new holiday gift guide! You can even find kits for making your own DIY Christmas Gifts! One of my favorite DIY Christmas Gift Kits is the DIY Christmas Cookie Lip Balm Kit (pictured above) from Sweet Cecily’s.

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DIY Snowflake Soap Favors for Weddings, Teacher Gifts and Co-Workers

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Learn how to create a collection of simple, yet elegant winter snowflake soap favors! These snowflake soaps make wonderful gifts for teachers or co-workers and are also stunning as DIY snowflake soap wedding favors. Plus you won't believe how simple they are to make!

My DIY winter snowflake soap favors are the perfect inexpensive holiday gift alternative! You can easily create these DIY snowflake soap favors six at a time – or more if you have more than one mold – and they make wonderful gifts for teachers or co-workers. They are also stunning as wedding soap favors.

You won’t believe how simple these are to make! Learn how to create your own collection of simple, yet elegant snowflake soap favors that you can gift below.

Learn how to create a collection of simple, yet elegant winter snowflake soap favors! These snowflake soaps make wonderful gifts for teachers or co-workers and are also stunning as DIY snowflake soap wedding favors. Plus you won't believe how simple they are to make!

Winter Snowflake Soap Favors

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

5 oz. basic white melt and pour soap base
5 oz. basic clear melt and pour soap base
.2 oz. peppermint essential oil
blue liquid soap colorant, to suit

Tools & Materials:

snowflake cabochons
basic guest round silicone soap mold
spray bottle with isopropyl alcohol
large glass Pyrex measuring cup
utensils for stirring/mixing
cutting board, optional
Chef’s knife
microwave
digital scale

Instructions:

Begin by using your digital scale to weigh out 5 oz. of the white melt and pour soap base. Using a knife, cut the soap base into chunks and place inside a large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat in the microwave in 20-30 second increments, stirring between heatings, until the base has melted.

Weigh out .1 oz. of the peppermint essential oil and stir into the melted soap base.

Now slowly add your blue soap colorant, one drop at a time, stirring after each drop until you’ve achieved the desired color.

Place your soap mold onto a cutting board for easy transport. Now evenly pour the blue tinted soap base into each of the six mold cavities.

Spritz the tops of the soap you just poured with alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then carefully transport the soap to your refrigerator.

Once the base has re-hardened, remove the mold from your fridge.

Now place a snowflake cabochon into the center each of your soap mold cavities, on top of the now hardened blue soap. (I bought my snowflake cabochons from Tiny Bees on Etsy.)

You’re now ready to pour the second layer of soap. This will be the clear layer that allows you to see the snowflake which will be embedded inside of your snowflake soap favors.

Weigh out 5 oz. of clear melt and pour base and cut into chunks. Place the soap inside a large glass Pyrex measuring cup.

Heat the clear melt and pour soap base in the microwave in 20-30 second increments, stirring between heatings, until the base has melted.

Now weigh out .1 oz. of peppermint essential oil and stir into the melted base.

Spritz the tops of the soap previously prepared inside your mold with alcohol.

Learn how to DIY these beautiful winter snowflake soap favors! They make wonderful gifts for teachers & co-workers and are also beautiful as wedding favors.

Now slowly pour the melted clear melt and pour soap base into the mold cavities over top of the blue base and snowflake cabochons, filling each mold cavity to the top.

Learn how to DIY these beautiful winter snowflake soap favors! They make wonderful gifts for teachers & co-workers and are also beautiful as wedding favors.

Spritz with alcohol and allow the base to harden.

Once your snowflake soap favors have completely hardened, carefully remove them from the mold and wrap tightly in foodservice film. Then simply label or decorate the packaging as desired.

Learn how to create a collection of simple, yet elegant winter snowflake soap favors! These snowflake soaps make wonderful gifts for teachers or co-workers and are also stunning as DIY snowflake soap wedding favors. Plus you won't believe how simple they are to make!

If you are planning to sell your snowflake soap favors, you’ll need to label your soaps appropriately to meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

This cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. It's made with real pumpkin spice coffee and moisturizing cupuacu and cocoa butters to keep your skin glowing and healthy all winter long!

If you like my snowflake soap favors project, then you may also like my DIY for cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrubs! They’re shaped like little gingerbread men and also perfect for the holiday season. You can find that project here.

Easy Handmade DIY Winter Blue Snowflake Solid Lotion Bar Recipe

Or also be sure to check out my DIY winter snowflake solid lotion bars here. For ideas for more DIY holiday gifts and winter themed projects and favors be sure to check out my DIY stocking stuffer Pinterest board here and my unique DIY Christmas gifts board here. You can find more wedding favors ideas on my DIY wedding board.

For more of my homemade soap recipes, be sure to follow my Simply Soapmaking board as well my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.


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Cardamom & Pumpkin Spice Solid Coffee Scrub Recipe

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This cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. It's made with real pumpkin spice coffee, exfoliating pink salt and sugar, and moisturizing cupuacu and cocoa butters to keep your skin glowing and looking healthy all winter long!

This cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. It’s made with real pumpkin spice coffee, exfoliating pink salt and sugar, and moisturizing cupuacu and cocoa butters to keep your skin glowing and looking healthy all winter long!

This cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. It's made with real pumpkin spice coffee, exfoliating pink salt and sugar, and moisturizing cupuacu and cocoa butters to keep your skin glowing and looking healthy all winter long!

Cardamom & Pumpkin Spice Solid Coffee Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. pumpkin spice ground coffee
.25 oz. allspice powder
2.5 oz. fine sea salt
2 oz. fine ground pink Himalayan salt
2 oz. white granulated sugar
.75 oz. cupuacu butter
1.75 oz. cocoa butter
2 oz. refined shea butter (or sal butter)
.1 oz. Cardamom True Sugar fragrance oil

Instructions:

You’ll need a six-cavity silicone gingerbread mold for my cardamom & pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe. This recipe will yield four solid gingerbread shaped coffee scrubs.

Using a digital scale, weigh out the butters into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave at 50% power until melted. (Alternately you may use a double boiler.) Set aside.

In a separate glass container weigh out the spices, coffee, salt and sugar. Use a fork to mix the dry ingredients until they are thoroughly combined.

Now weigh out the fragrance oil and stir into the melted butter mixture. Mix to combine.

Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix.

This cardamom and pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe makes a wonderful holiday gift idea. It's made with real pumpkin spice coffee, exfoliating pink salt and sugar, and moisturizing cupuacu and cocoa butters to keep your skin glowing and looking healthy all winter long!

Once the ingredients are evenly distributed throughout, pour the mixture into four of the gingerbread shaped cavities of your silicone mold.

Allow your solid coffee scrub to fully solidify and harden before removing them from the mold’s cavities. (You can put your mold in the refrigerator to speed up this part of the process. Placing your mold onto a cutting board before pouring the coffee scrub mixture into the mold will make it easier to transport.)

Once you’ve unmolded your solid coffee scrubs, wrap them tightly in foodservice film or place them individually into cello bags for gifting.

If you are making my cardamom & pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe to sell, you’ll need to label your solid coffee scrubs appropriately to meet state and federal laws. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

To use your solid coffee scrubs, simply massage the bar – or a piece of the bar – onto wet skin in a warm-hot shower. Then rinse and pat dry. Be sure to store your solid coffee scrubs in a cool, dry location when not in use to extend the life of the product.

Live in a warmer climate? Make these solid coffee scrubs so they have a slightly higher melt point by making the following changes to my cardamom & pumpkin spice solid coffee scrub recipe: 1.5 oz. of shea butter (instead of 2 oz.) and 1 oz. cupuacu butter (instead of .75 oz.) This will also make them more shelf stable for shipping purposes.

This homemade coffee scrub recipe without coconut oil is inspired by the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. Scented with a fresh blend of orange, coconut and cardamom, my coffee scrub recipe contains naturally emollient sweet almond oil, mineral rich pink Himalayan salt, anti-inflammatory blood orange essential oil, brown sugar, and ground coffee to exfoliate, smooth and brighten dull, aging or acne prone skin. Plus there are free printable labels for gifting!

For more handmade holiday gift ideas, be sure to check out my Holly-Days favorites on Etsy here for handmade gifts you can buy. Or for more DIY holiday gift ideas visit these boards on Pinterest: Unique DIY Christmas Gift Ideas, DIY Stocking Stuffer Sized Christmas Gifts, and Homemade Gift Ideas for Men. You can also find more of my homemade scrub recipes here as well as on my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest here. (Pictured above is my Orange Coconut Coffee Scrub Recipe.)

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