DIY Wedding Favors

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Need DIY wedding favor ideas? Consider this lovely collection of DIY wedding favors that are easy to make in bulk for your big day.

Need DIY wedding favor ideas? Consider this lovely collection of DIY wedding favors that are easy to make in bulk for your big day.

DIY Wedding Favors

1. DIY Mango & Coconut Milk Soap Wedding Favors – Learn how to make your own cold process soap wedding favors with this tutorial. There are two homemade soap recipes for making mango and coconut milk two different ways – choose from a simple homemade soap recipe that won’t break your budget or a splurge worthy luxurious mango and coconut milk homemade soap recipe – plus a full tutorial on how to customize your DIY soap wedding favor labels for your big day.

2. DIY Gem Bath Melts Favors – This super easy DIY gem bath melts recipe requires just a few simple ingredients to create beautiful and luxurious DIY wedding favors! Scent however you like – I scented mine with a Champagne fragrance oil – and customize with different colors of mica for a touch of shimmer on skin and/or fine glitter for a more obvious color play that fits your wedding’s color theme.

3. DIY Massage Candle Wedding Favors – These nifty 2-in-1 candles not only make your home smell great, but the melted, liquified wax can also be used to massage onto skin to moisturize and add a lovely fragrance to your skin. Make them in any fragrance of your choice for wedding favors that are sure to get some use by your dearest friends and family.

4. DIY Snowflake Solid Lotion Wedding Favors – If you’re planning ahead for a winter wonderland themed wedding then consider these lovely pale blue snowflake solid lotion bars with a touch of silver shimmering mica! Crafted from a collection of luxurious oils like argan, sweet almond, and macadamia nut oils, these cute snowflake shaped solid lotion bars provide long lasting skin benefits all season long and are sure to be appreciated by wedding guests.

Need DIY wedding favor ideas? Consider this lovely collection of DIY wedding favors that are easy to make in bulk for your big day.

5. DIY Watermelon Guest Soap Wedding Favors – These watermelon wedding soap favors are made using a melt and pour soap base so they’re easy to make and ready in a jiffy. They’re perfect for summer weddings! (Scroll to the bottom of the tutorial for instructions on making them guest sized!)

6. DIY Terrarium Wedding Favors – This easy no maintenance DIY terrarium is not only a snap to make, but it’s also great for gifting! You can quickly and easily create these faux DIY terrariums in bulk to gift as DIY wedding favors.

7. DIY Chamomile Balm Wedding Favors – This simple homemade chamomile balm recipe is simply divine. Made using healing chamomile infused olive oil, this homemade chamomile balm recipe is perfect for hands, feet, body and even lips! The eco-friendly packaging and easy sticker embellishment makes this perfect for woodland and rustic themed weddings.

8. DIY Mix Tape Soap Wedding Favors – These DIY mix tape soap favors make great DIY wedding favors. Make your own soap or use pre-made soaps for these retro wedding favors along with my full tutorial on how to make the mix tape soap labels.

9. DIY Moisture Rich Lip Balm Wedding Favors – This naked natural homemade lip balm recipe adds rich moisture to lips in need. And because it’s not flavored or colored it’s pretty much suitable for all of your wedding guests.

10. DIY Mineral Bath Soak Favors – These natural mineral bath soak recipes are a snap to make and are the perfect end to a long day. Leave them unscented or add some of your favorite essential oil(s) for a complete aromatherapy experience! These are just perfect as DIY bridesmaid favors who’ve helped you work hard to pull off your big day!

Visit my blog here for more of my DIY wedding favor ideas. And also be sure to check out my DIY Wedding board on Pinterest here.

Need DIY wedding favor ideas? Consider this lovely collection of DIY wedding favors that are easy to make in bulk for your big day.

Don’t have time to craft your own wedding favors? Visit Beau-coup for an extensive collection of seasonal wedding favors you can buy that focus on current trends at affordable prices. Their wedding favors include personalized soaps, lip balms, candles, and candy as well as custom drinkware and favor boxes.

Choose from their collections of summer wedding favors, fall wedding favors, winter wedding favors and spring wedding favors. You can also browse their collection of wedding ideas and inspiration as well as visit their blog for fun tips and sound advice for planning your wedding. You can also create an Amazon Wedding Registry for a 10% off coupon for select items across Amazon after your wedding. Plus, with Amazon’s universal registry, you can even add items to your Wedding Registry from websites anywhere on the web.

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DIY Gemstone Candles

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Learn how to make these fun DIY gemstone candles to decorate your space or as homemade gift ideas!

Looking for a fun craft project to start your new year? Then try your hand at these DIY gemstone candles! These DIY gemstone candles are a fun way to decorate your space or make them as homemade gifts throughout the year for nearly any occasion. They’re great for weddings too!

DIY Gemstone Candles

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

What you’ll need:

beeswax
soy wax
micas or candle dye in colors of choice
medium wooden wick
shallow heat proof ceramic or glass bowl (at least 5.65″-6″ in diameter)
diamond silicone mold
digital scale
large Pyrex measuring cup and microwave (or a double boiler)
fragrance oil of choice

What you’ll do:

Begin by making your gemstones to use as decoration around the outside of the candle. To make these, use a digital scale to weigh out 3.75 oz. of beeswax to fill all six of the diamond shaped mold cavities. (If you don’t want yellow gemstones, use white cosmetic beeswax.) Combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup and heat at 50% power in the microwave until the beeswax has melted. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.)

These DIY gemstone candles are a fun way to decorate your space or make them as homemade gifts throughout the year for nearly any occasion.

Once melted, mix in mica powder of your choice until you reach the desired color. Now pour the melted and colored beeswax into the mold. Allow the beeswax to harden completely, then carefully remove the beeswax diamonds from the mold cavities.

Now prepare the soy wax for the bowl. The amount of wax and fragrance oil used for your candle will vary based on the size of the bowl you choose.

Fill the bowl with soy wax flakes by scooping them into the bowl until it’s full. Weigh out the amount of soy wax in the bowl. You can do this by placing a large Pyrex measuring cup onto your digital scale and pressing tare. Once the weight equals zero, add the soy wax to the Pyrex measuring cup on the scale. Record the weight of the soy wax you have.

Now melt your soy wax either in the microwave or in a double boiler. Once it has melted, remove from heat.

Place your wooden wick in the center of your bowl while you are waiting for the soy wax to cool down. Simply place the wick into the metal base, dip into the melted wax, then place in the center of the bowl.

Once your wax starts to cloud, it’s ready to pour. If you are using a fragrance oil, weigh out the fragrance oil at 10% of the amount of soy wax you previously recorded. So if you have 5 oz. of melted soy wax, you’ll weigh out and stir .5 oz. of fragrance oil into the wax.

These DIY gemstone candles are a fun way to decorate your space or make them as homemade gifts throughout the year for nearly any occasion.

Now pour the scented soy wax into the bowl around your wooden wick. Allow the soy wax to solidify completely.

These DIY gemstone candles are a fun way to decorate your space or make them as homemade gifts throughout the year for nearly any occasion.

Now place your gemstones around the outer edge of your bowl of solidified soy wax. You’ll want to leave a wide circle around the wick where the soy wax will pool once lit so that it doesn’t melt your gemstones as it burns.

These DIY gemstone candles are a fun way to decorate your space or make them as homemade gifts throughout the year for nearly any occasion.

Now weigh out about 1/3 to 1/2 of the amount of soy wax you recorded earlier. Melt the wax, allow to cool, then add your fragrance oil at 10% of the new amount of soy wax. Now pour the soy wax around into the bowl around the wick and gems.

These DIY gemstone candles are a fun way to decorate your space or make them as homemade gifts throughout the year for nearly any occasion.

Allow the wax to cool and harden completely.

Learn how to make these fun DIY gemstone candles to decorate your space or as homemade gift ideas!

Wait 24 hours before lighting your candle. Then cut the wick to 1/4″ and light.

These DIY gemstone candles are a fun way to decorate your space or make them as homemade gifts throughout the year for nearly any occasion.

Be sure to follow all safety precautions entailed with burning your candle and keep it away from flammable objects. Also be sure to blow your candle out if you leave and never leave your candle burning unattended.

This super easy DIY gem bath melts recipe requires just a few simple ingredients to create a beautiful and luxurious DIY wedding favor or gift. Or make DIY gem shaped solid lotion bars instead!

If you like my project for making DIY gemstone candles, then you may also like my super easy DIY gem bath melts recipe found here. This project uses the same diamond silicone mold as my DIY gemstone candles.

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DIY Homemade Holiday Wax Tarts

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Homemade Christmas Gift Idea - DIY Holiday Scented Wax Tarts with Printable Labels

Wax tart warmers are nothing new, but recently Glade introduced their new Wax Melt Electric Warmer putting scented wax tarts back into the mainstream spotlight. The cool thing about Glade’s wax melt warmers is that they plug right into any electrical socket – no flame required! And there’s even an on/off switch. But just because you buy or own a commercial warmer doesn’t mean you have to stick with mass produced wax tarts. In fact, you can make your own and gift with a wax melt warmer like the one from Glade or solo to someone you know who is already in love with wax tart melts and owns a warmer.

Homemade Christmas Gift Idea for Women - DIY Gift Wrapped Holiday Scented Wax Tarts with Printable Labels

These handmade wax tarts are the perfect size to tuck into a stocking, or wrap a bundle of these homemade holiday scented wax tarts in a gift box. You can easily customize these diy wax tarts with any of your favorite holiday scents – color optional! Plus there are free printable labels to add that extra homemade touch!

DIY Homemade Holiday Wax Tart Melts Gift Idea with Printable Labels

Ready to get started on this homemade holiday gift idea? Just follow the simple instructions below!

DIY Holiday Scented Wax Tart Melts

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2 oz.  100% soy wax
.2 oz. fragrance oil (see suggestions below)

Just a few of the holiday fragrance oils you can choose from:

Christmas Tree fragrance oil
Christmas Cookies fragrance oil
Frosted Pine Cones fragrance oil
Christmas Cravings fragrance oil
Christmas Cabernet fragrance oil
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy fragrance oil
Christmas Cabin fragrance oil
Cranberry Relish fragrance oil
Peppermint Fluff fragrance oil
Pumpkin Cheesecake fragrance oil

Supplies:

Crafters Choice™ Break-A-Way Clamshell
digital kitchen scale
kitchen thermometer
microwave or double boiler
glass pyrex measure cup
utensil for stirring
full sheet sticker paper for printable labels

Instructions:

This recipe yields one clam shell of wax tarts.

Start by weighing out the wax, then melting in a double boiler or incrementally in a glass pyrex measuring cup in the microwave. Once the wax reaches 185 degrees F – this is the recommended temperature to get the best fragrance from your wax – weigh out and stir in the fragrance oil. (Most of these fragrance oils can also be used to make homemade soaps, perfumes and other bath and body recipes!)

Once the wax has cooled to 110 degrees F, pour into the clam shell and allow to set up at room temperature until it has cooled and hardened completely.

How to Make Homemade Wax Tart Melts for Handmade Holiday Gifts

Now simply label as desired – I use labels from Worldlabel.com as they offer great prices and quality – and gift to your family friends! Choose from a variety of blank colored or black and white labels and write in your own message.

DIY Homemade Christmas Tree Scented Wax Tart Melts

Or pick from color labels that include pre-printed phrases including: Handmade especially for, Homemade Wax Tarts, and Christmas Tree Wax Tarts! Download the Printable Holiday Wax Tart Labels here. (PDF file format. Includes printable instructions on first page.)


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Bath and Body Stocking Stuffer Round Up – DIY Ideas for Christmas Stocking Fillers that Scream "You Will Be Pampered!"

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I am generally stumped as to what to put in someone’s stocking that isn’t just candy and boring everyday toiletries. Not to mention, small but meaningful gifts are sometimes often hard to find since, in this case, size is an issue. What I do like to put into Christmas stockings however, are not just silly trinkets, but things that a person can use and get enjoyment from. So I always LOVE to include bath and body and spa themed products as part of the stuffing for Christmas stockings. Here are a few great ideas I’ve found for making your own bath and beauty products for stocking stuffers this Christmas. Make them in bulk and distribute a stocking to all those you know and love and no one will fill left out. Make extras and wrap, but keep tucked away, for surprise guests.

Holiday Candle Travel Tins! These candles not only make those darn holidays smell like they should, but they’re small enough to fit into any Christmas stocking. Plus they’re perfect for travel if you end up traveling for the holidays and have to stay in a stinky hotel room. This candle making project yields four 4oz. soy candles in delightful travel sized tins and includes a free PDF label template so your candles will turn out just like the ones pictured. These candle travel tins would also be handy to keep around at home tied up in tissue paper and ribbon for surprise guests regardless of their sex. You may also want to try your hand at another soy candle making project which can be found here – Handmade DIY Eco-Friendly Soy Wax Candles.

lipbalm

Let’s face it. Winter is rarely if ever kind to our lips. So getting lip balm in a Christmas stocking is like finding heaven on earth. Try out the super easy DIY Lip Balm Recipe over at Yours Truly, G and you’ve got three lip balms ready for gifting in a snap! Personalize each lip balm with a label. You could label with their name, something super mushy like “I Love You”, or something more traditional like “Merry Christmas” or “Naughty” or “Nice.” Looking for more lip balm recipes? I have a nice collection of diy homemade lip balm recipes at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen.


Sugar scrubs are great year round, but they’re even more necessary in the winter as our skin tends to be drier in response to the drier air. Giving a sugar scrub with a little festive kick, makes them even more enjoyable! This Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Recipe uses red jojoba wax beads for a visual candy cane swirl effect and calls for a deliciously skin loving shealoe butter combination.

Looking for other sugar scrub recipe ideas? Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen lists all of the natural homemade sugar scrub recipes I’ve provided recipes for.

For something a little easier with less mess, you may also want to consider making and giving Candy Cane Bath Salts.


Handmade soaps are a joy to make and to use. Plus, they fit perfectly into a Christmas stocking every time! If you’ve never made handmade cold process soaps before, then keep in mind that they are not something you can make last minute. It takes several hours to make a batch of soap, but then they do require 3-4 weeks to cure before wrapping and labeling. The color combinationsand scent possibilities are endless, however.  Bulk oils and other soapmaking ingredients can also be found at Mountain Rose Herbs. You can find a great tutorial and recipes for making your own handmade cold process soaps at Soap Deli News. If you’re crunched for time, try opting for melt and pour soap or handmilled soaps instead.

Once your soaps are completed, you’ll of course want to customize your packaging just right. You can do this with free printable labels or by trying out a few creative, diy gift wrap ideas.

If you like the idea of making soaps but are leaning toward something a little less traditional or perhaps something really special for the kids, I just love this tutorial for making Snow Globe Soaps from Alphamom. These super cute soaps can be crafted in an afternoon and are sure to attract a lot of positive attention – especially in the bathroom where you want them to be used! These handmade soaps are made using the melt and pour soapmaking method so anyone – even beginner’s! – can follow Alphamom’s diy photo tutorial for making these soaps and produce a successful end product. You can find melt and pour soap base at From Nature with Love. Another fun melt and pour soap project you may want to try is for making Christmas Ivy Soap.

Another fun idea for bath and beauty stocking stuffers are bath bombs or bath fizzies! They are small and compact and can be fit into Christmas themed molds to represent the season. Soapy Hollow provides an excellent tutorial for making bath bombs with photos of the process. You can then wrap these in cellophane and festive ribbon. I also like the recipe for making DIY Cappuccino Bath Bombs over at The Christmas Fairy. Plus here are a few other bath bomb recipes you may want to get your hands onto – DIY Handmade Cupcake Bath Bomb Recipe and Tutorial and Handmade Bath Bomb Recipes.

For that special girl in your life, I can’t get enough of this idea for crafting your own solid perfume pocket watch locket! I think it’s so romantic, plus it serves a dual purpose of being able to be born as jewelry and as being able to scent one throughout the day at leisure. The full tutorial for this diy project can be found at Design*Sponge. For more ideas on how to make perfumes, check out this blog post – Perfume Making DIY Tutorial.

You can also look for more bath and body recipes and product ideas on my DIY Bath and Body Board on Pinterest.

Do you craft spa goodies for Christmas gifts? If so, what are your favorite and bath and body products to create?


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