Rosemary & Fir Tree Room Spray Recipe

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This homemade rosemary and fir tree room spray recipe will have your home smelling fresh and Christmas-y with just a few sprays! It's easy to make and it's also great for deodorizing.

This homemade rosemary and fir tree room spray recipe will have your home smelling fresh and Christmas-y with just a few sprays! It’s easy to make and it’s also great for deodorizing. You can make multiples of these for easy DIY stocking stuffer gifts or as part of a gift basket for homemade Christmas gifts.

This homemade rosemary and fir tree room spray recipe will have your home smelling fresh and Christmas-y with just a few sprays! It's easy to make and it's also great for deodorizing.

Rosemary & Fir Tree Room Spray Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1.8 oz. distilled water
.1 oz. Polysorbate 20
1.5 ml fir needle essential oil
.5 ml rosemary essential oil
.5 ml cedar + sage essential oil blend (or .25 ml cedarwood eo and .25 ml sage eo)

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the distilled water and use a funnel to pour it into a 2 oz. glass bottle. Next weigh out and add the Polysorbate 20. This is used to keep the oil and water mixed together. Without it the oil and water will separate.

This easy DIY Christmas Room Spray recipe boasts the fresh, deodorizing fragrance of rosemary and fir needle!

Using a clean graduated plastic transfer pipette for each of the essential oils, measure out and add the essential oils to the bottle. Screw on a fingertip mister and shake well to combine all the ingredients.

Mist wherever you want a burst of freshness!


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Santa’s Lump of Coal Soap Recipe

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Create your own DIY Santa's lump of coal soap with this easy homemade soap recipe to gift as a homemade gag stocking stuffer gift this Christmas.

Looking for a fun DIY gag gift for Christmas? Give this tutorial for Santa’s lump of coal soap recipe a try! It’s made with real charCOAL and combines both clear and white melt and pour soap bases for natural color changes that you don’t have to work hard to achieve. I also added a touch of 24K gold mica to mine for extra flair, however this is completely optional.

Learn how to make this DIY Christmas gag gift for Santa's lump of coal soap! This easy homemade soap recipe and tutorial is fun and easy to make and sure to please.

Santa’s Lump of Coal Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3.4 oz. white/opaque melt and pour soap base
4.2 oz. clear/transparent melt and
2 teaspoons activated charcoal powder
pinch or two of 24K gold sparkle mica or similar, optional
.22 oz. fragrance oil of choice, optional

Instructions:

For my Santa’s lump of coal soap recipe I used the same Tovolo King Silicone Ice Cube Tray I used for my DIY penguin Christmas ornaments. You can fill the cavities for this recipe to the top, half way or even 3/4 of the way depending on the size you want to use. Each cavity will hold approximately 3.8 oz. of melt and pour soap base. Therefore this recipe will completely fill two cavities in your mold.

Using a digital scale, weigh out your white and clear soap bases in the weights indicated in two separate glass Pyrex measuring cups. These will melt quickly in the microwave so watch them carefully to avoid overheating the soap to boiling.

Using a teaspoon measure, measure out one teaspoon of activated charcoal for each container of soap. Whisk into the soap using a fork. Now weigh out and add the fragrance oil you’re using if desired. You can use up to .12 oz. of fragrance oil for the 4.2 oz. of clear melt and pour soap base and up to .1 oz. of fragrance oil by weight for the white melt and pour soap base.

Whisk again to fully incorporate.

Make this Santa's Lump of Coal Soap Recipe as an easy and fun DIY gag gift for Christmas!

You’re now ready to pour the soap. Pour the containers of soap into the molds alternately which soap you are pouring. So if you want four lump of coal soaps, you would pour part of the charcoal colored clear melt and pour soap base into four of the mold cavities. Follow with some of the charcoal colored white melt and pour soap based immediately on top of the soap you just poured. Repeat until you’ve poured all of the soap base.

Now scrape any remaining melt and pour soap base that has started to solidify and stuck to the sides of your Pyrex measuring cups using a fork. Drop these scrapings into the soap you’ve poured. If desired add a tiny pinch of gold or silver mica to each soap filled cavity to suit. Alternately you could also add a pinch of fine jet black, gold or silver glitter. Allow the soap to cool and solidify.

Learn how to make this DIY Christmas gag gift for Santa's lump of coal soap! This easy homemade soap recipe and tutorial is fun and easy to make and sure to please.

Once your soaps have solidified unmold from the ice cube tray. Now using a potato peeler carve the squared off edges around the soap as desired. And there you go!

If desired you can also take your shavings and place them in a Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in the microwave for a few seconds then mold the slightly sticky, but not completely melted, soap shavings into oval shapes for more lumps of coal soap!

Now package the soaps as desired and then tuck them inside the recipients’ stockings on Christmas Eve.

It is important to note that these soaps can stain washcloths and other fabrics.

For more of my homemade soap recipes be sure to visit Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen here. You can also follow my boards on Pinterest to discover some of my favorite homemade soap recipes, beauty DIY’s and holiday craft projects from around the web. You can also follow me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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DIY Penguin Christmas Ornaments

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Craft these fun DIY penguin Christmas ornaments for your tree this year! This is a wonderful project the whole family can enjoy.

These cute DIY penguin Christmas ornaments are lots of fun to make. They can easily be crafted over a weekend and the entire family can join in on the fun! Keep reading to learn how to make these little ornaments that feature penguins sitting on their own little icebergs.

These cute DIY penguin Christmas ornaments featuring penguins perched on icebergs are fun to make and can easily be crafted over a weekend with the family.

DIY Penguin Christmas Ornaments

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

What you’ll need:

Tovolo King Silicone Ice Cube Tray
plastic toy penguins
Clover Straight Tailors Awl
Woodland Scenics Scene-A-Rama Casting Plaster
Martha Stewart Crafts Fine Glitter
Original Gloss Mod Podge
baker’s twine
E6000 Glue/Craft Adhesive
Clear Spray Acrylic Sealer (matte or gloss)
glitter snow
small eye screws
foam brush

What you do:

Learn how to make super cute DIY Penguin Christmas Ornaments for your tree or other home decor.

Begin by using the tailor’s awl to pierce a starter hole in the head of each penguin you’d like to make an ornament with. Then screw an eye hook into each hole.

DIY Penguin Christmas Ornaments

Now using a small foam brush coat the penguins you’d like to have glittered with Mod Podge. Hold on to the eye screw so you are able to coat the entire penguin except for the bottoms of this feet. Sprinkle the penguin with glitter until he is fully coated. Set aside to dry. Repeat for each penguin.

DIY Penguin Christmas Ornaments

While the penguins are drying you can make their icebergs. You will use the casting plaster for this step. Start with six tablespoons of plaster in a glass bowl. Add two tablespoons of water and whisk with a fork to mix well. (For blue icebergs try adding a pinch of blue ultramarine pigment powder!) Now sprinkle glitter snow into a cavity of the ice cube mold then follow with the plaster. Press the plaster down into the mold firmly. Six tablespoons of the plaster will fill one ice cube cavity. Or use it to fill two cavities half way. Repeat until you have an iceberg for each penguin. Allow to set up for at least 40 minutes.

While the plaster is hardening go back over your glittered penguins with another layer of Mod Podge to keep the glitter from flaking off. You may add more glitter to any spots you missed at this time. Allow to dry.

How to make fun homemade Christmas ornaments with the kids featuring penguins on icebergs!

After your plaster cubes have set up or at least 40 minutes have passed gently unmold them. Now use the E6000 to glue the penguins onto the tops of each of your plaster cubes.

Seal your DIY penguin Christmas ornaments with a clear acrylic sealer.

Allow the glue to dry overnight. This will also allow the plaster to finish curing. The next day you will then seal your DIY penguin Christmas ornaments with a clear acrylic sealer. Apply two coats to all sides allowing each coat to dry fully.

Add baker's twine to hang your DIY penguin Christmas ornaments.

Now add baker’s twine to each of your penguin Christmas ornaments by looping it through the eye screw and tying into a knot or bow.

Learn how to make these cute DIY Penguin Christmas Ornaments for your Christmas tree this year! Step by step tutorial the entire family can join in on.

And you’re done! All that’s left now is to hang your new DIY penguin Christmas ornaments onto your tree!

For more DIY Christmas ornament ideas and tutorials check out my For the Tree Pinterest board. Follow all of my Pinterest boards for homemade Christmas gift ideas, dessert recipes, holiday DIY’s, homemade soap recipe, beauty DIY’s and more. You can also follow me on Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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DIY Waterless Snow Globe

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Craft this easy DIY waterless snow globe to use as part of your holiday home decor this Christmas.

This DIY waterless snow globe is so simple to craft and makes a great addition to any holiday home decor as an accent piece. A trip to your local craft store will yield all of the components you need for this project.

Craft this easy DIY waterless snow globe to use as part of your holiday home decor this Christmas.

DIY Waterless Snow Globe Tutorial

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

What you’ll need:

glass mason jar or bail jar – I found mine at Joanne’s for $1.49
miniature Christmas buttons or miniature embellishments
bottle brush tree
glitter snow
E6000® Glue/Craft Adhesive
toothpick

What you do:

I purchased the larger of the two bottle brush trees I found. (These are typically in the dollhouse miniatures section of the store and were the most expensive component. Afterwards I realized I could purchase multi-packs of bottle brush trees online at a much better price, some of which are already decorated for you.) As the tree I bought was a wee bit tall for the jar I’d chosen, I used a pair of scissors to first cut off the wood base of the tree to shorten it a bit.

How to Make Waterless Snow Globes

Next I dipped a toothpick in E6000 glue and used it to adhere the buttons I had selected to the tree on all sides. Then I turned the tree upside down and place a generous amount of glue on the base of the tree and then pressed it firmly onto the bottom of the jar.

Homemade Waterless Snow Globe Tutorial

Finally I added the glitter snow on and around the tree. I did this while the glue was still a bit wet so some would stick to the tree around where the ornaments were placed and at the base of the tree.

Craft this easy DIY waterless snow globe to use as part of your holiday home decor this Christmas.

And that’s it! Now all that’s left to is to find a place in your own for your new treasure. For more great DIY Christmas crafts,  project ideas and homemade Christmas gifts, be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest!


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Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

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These easy DIY Christmas ornaments are made from Shrinky Dink paper. Not only do they look great on the tree but they make fun necklaces for kids too!

Create these easy DIY Christmas ornaments using Shrinky Dink Shrinkable Plastic! Not only do they look great on the tree but they also can be used as fun holiday necklaces for the kids!

Easy DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments Kids Can Make!

How to make easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

What you’ll need:

Rough & Ready Shrinky Dinks Shrinkable Plastic
embroidery floss
kraft paper or parchment paper
cookie sheet or baking pan
markers and/or paint pens
colored pencils
hole punch
copy paper, optional
scissors

Instructions:

Begin by drawing out Christmas tree shapes onto a plain sheet of copy paper until you get a design you like. Alternately you can search for Christmas tree clip art online. I drew all of my Christmas tree shapes free hand.

You’ll want your trees to take up anywhere from half to three-quarters of the page.

Now place one sheet of Shrinky Dink plastic on top of your design with the rough side up. Trace the outline of the tree with a marker.

How to Make Shrinky Dink Christmas Tree Ornaments

Now use markers or colored pencils to color in the trees. I used Prismacolor Colored Pencils for their bold pigments and ability to blend easily. If you like you can use gold and silver paint pens to add accents to your trees once they are colored.

How to Make Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

Now use a pair of scissors to cut out the Christmas tree shapes. Punch holes in the top of each tree using a hold punch, then place the shapes rough/colored side up on a baking or cookie sheet on top of either Kraft paper or parchment paper. Place in a preheated 350°F oven for approximately 3-3 1/2 minutes or until the trees have completely shrunk.

If your trees start to curl while in the oven, use a spatula to flatten them back out as they shrink.

Now remove your Christmas tree ornaments from the oven and allow to cool. Remove them from the baking sheet then thread embroidery floss through the holes at the top. Use shorter pieces of floss for ornaments or longer pieces of embroidery floss for Christmas necklaces. Alternately you could also use these as gift tags for your homemade Christmas gifts.

These easy DIY Christmas ornaments are made from Shrinky Dink paper. Not only do they look great on the tree but they make fun necklaces for kids too!

Now all that’s left is to enjoy your new creations!

For more easy DIY Christmas ornaments and ideas for your Christmas tree this holiday season, be sure to check out and follow my For the Tree Pinterest board. You can also follow my other Pinterest boards for homemade Christmas gift ideas as well as bath and beauty recipes and more.

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