You’re Scent-sational! Printable Valentines

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Create custom scented mini perfume sprays to go along with these "You're Scent-sational!" printable Valentines for your besties this Valentine's Day!

Create custom scented mini perfume sprays to go along with these “You’re Scent-sational!” printable Valentines for your besties this Valentine’s Day! With a few simple ingredients you can create your own custom scented perfumes for your best friends. Just weigh and mix the ingredients, pour them into clear 4mL glass vials with sprayers, then attach the perfumes to my printable Valentines that you can download and print.

Create custom scented mini perfume sprays to go along with these "You're Scent-sational!" printable Valentines for your besties this Valentine's Day! With a few simple ingredients you can create your own custom scented perfumes for your best friends.

Custom Scented Perfume Recipe for “You’re Scent-sational!” Printable Valentines

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.5 oz Cyclomethicone
.12 oz. fractionated coconut oil
.05 oz. fragrance oil of choice

Instructions:

This custom scented perfume recipe will yield four 4mL perfumes for a total of four “You’re Scent-sational!” printable Valentines. The usage rate of the fragrance oil for this perfume recipe is 8%. Therefore you’ll need to choose a fragrance oil that is safe at 8% when used in perfumes. Typically you can refer to the manufacturer or supplier for this information. For some fragrance oils, you can use an even higher percentage fragrance if desired for a stronger, longer lasting scent.

To create more than four custom scented perfume printable Valentines, simply double or triple the recipe as needed. For smaller amounts and depending on the scale you are using, you may need to convert the ounce measurement to a gram, which is a much smaller unit of measure.

For this customer scented perfume recipe I used a Rose Cognac Sugar fragrance oil. You can safely use up to 33% of this fragrance in your perfume spray recipe if desired. I also really like this Chocolate Orchid fragrance oil for this recipe, however, you’ll need to reduce the amount of fragrance oil to .03 oz. (5%) with this scent.  (If you prefer to use essential oils, use half the amount.)

Using a digital scale, weigh out all of the ingredients and combine in a glass container. Stir well to combine, then using a transfer pipette, evenly fill four 4mL glass vials with sprayers. You can buy these containers in bulk at SKS Bottle & Packaging where I found mine.

Tightly screw the sprayer cap onto each vial.

Now download and print the PDF for my printable Valentines here. You should print your Valentines onto cardstock paper.

This printable Valentine’s Day card features clip art from Old Cauldron Design, specifically from this Valentine’s Day collection. If you prefer to use a different clip art image, simply purchase the clip art you’d like to use and follow my tutorial for creating custom soap labels. It’s the same concept, only the sizes and paper type used are different.

Once you’ve printed out the desired number of printable Valentines onto cardstock, place a perfume vial onto the Valentines. Use a exacto knife to cut two small slits on either side of the vial. Now push ribbon through the slits on either side from the back of the Valentine and tie the ribbon on the front of the card around the perfume vial. Repeat for each Valentines you’re creating.

All that’s left is to gift your Valentines to your best friends and other favorite people!

Discover even more printable Valentines and DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas by following my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest. Or for Valentine’s Day gifts you can buy, check out my Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest.

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18 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

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Learn how to make eighteen fabulous DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for anyone who appreciates a little pampering. Choose from this collection of homemade bath and beauty recipes that include homemade soap recipes, bath bon bons, solid sugar scrub bars and even lip balms in enticing fragrances and in both candy and heart shapes.

This heart shaped homemade solid lotion bar recipe makes a thoughtful DIY Valentine's Day gift idea!

18 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

1. DIY Valentine’s Day Solid Lotion Bars – This easy heart shaped solid lotion bar recipe will help you to create a lovely homemade Valentine’s Day gift for someone special in your life.

These heart shaped homemade soaps are perfect as DIY wedding favors or homemade Valentine's day gifts!

DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Soaps – Try this beginner cold process soap recipe to get you started in soapmaking with three inexpensive soapmaking oils that can be found at most grocery stores.

Learn how to make eighteen fabulous DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for anyone who appreciates a little pampering. Choose from this collection of homemade bath and beauty recipes that include homemade soap recipes, bath bon bons, solid sugar scrub bars and even lip balms in enticing fragrances and in both candy and heart shapes.

3. DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Bacon Soaps – This homemade bacon soap recipe makes a great DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea for men! Made with real bacon fat this homemade soap recipe yields a hard, extra conditioning soap that can either smell like bacon or any other scent of your choice!

4. Handmilled Coffee & Bourbon Vanilla Homemade Soap Recipe – This homemade soap recipe for making DIY handmilled coffee and bourbon vanilla soap is a snap to create & makes a great DIY Valentine’s day gift for Dad.

5. DIY Valentine’s Day Easy Massage Oil Recipe – DIY this easy massage oil recipe for a sensual Valentine’s Day treat. It makes a romantic Valentine’s Day gift for couples who could use more time together.

6. Handmade Heart Shaped Valentine’s Day Soap Recipe – Get a jump start on your homemade Valentine’s Day gifts with this cold process Silk & Rose Clay Facial Soap Recipe!

7. Patchouli Rose Melt and Pour Complexion Soap Recipe – This heart shaped patchouli rose scented complexion soap recipe is made using a melt & pour soap base. Activated charcoal and clay help to keep skin acne free.

8. DIY Homemade Tri-Color Lip Balm Recipe – This homemade lip balm recipe boasts three lip balms that come in a single container in three sheer Valentine tints & flavors for fun DIY Valentine’s Day gifts!

If you're on the hunt for a super sweet homemade Valentine's Day gift idea, this homemade chocolate truffle soap recipe is sure to delight.

9. Homemade Melt & Pour Chocolate Truffle Soap Recipe – If you’re on the hunt for a super sweet DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea, this homemade chocolate truffle soap recipe is sure to delight.

This no-lye homemade heart shaped soap makes a lovely DIY Valentine's Day gift! Natural ingredients moisturize skin to combat the drying effects of winter.

10.  Valentine’s Day Homemade Heart Shaped Soap Recipe – This no-lye homemade heart shaped soap makes a lovely DIY Valentine’s Day gift! Natural ingredients moisturize skin to combat the drying effects of winter.

Make these DIY Triple Butter Solid Sugar Scrub Hearts as a homemade Valentine's day gift for someone special!

11. DIY Triple Butter Solid Sugar Scrub Hearts – Make these DIY Triple Butter Solid Sugar Scrub Hearts as a DIY Valentine’s day gift for someone special!

Natural DIY Homemade Chocolate and Rose Hand and Body Cream Recipe - Luxurious Mother's Day Gift Idea

12. Natural Chocolate Rose Hand and Body Cream Recipe – Combine traditional chocolate and roses into a non-traditional DIY Valentine’s Day gift with this super decadent Natural Chocolate Rose Body Cream Recipe! Made with moisture intense coconut oil, this cream not only smells awesome but it’s a hundred percent natural.

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13. Chocolate Bon Bon Solid Salt Scrub Recipe – These homemade Chocolate Solid Salt Scrub Cube Bon Bons make a lovely DIY Valentine’s day gifts for her!

14. Organic Vegan Lip Tint Recipe for Valentine’s Day – Give your lips an extra bit of pizazz this Valentine’s Day with this organic vegan lip tint recipe! Also makes great DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for teens on your list!

15. Skin Loving Natural Homemade Cold Process Soap Recipe – This skin loving natural homemade cold process soap recipe for dry skin had stamped with a shimmering heart makes a thoughtful DIY Valentine’s Day gift.

16. Natural Handmilled Lavender Sea Salt Soap Recipe – This easy heart-shaped Lavender Sea Salt Soap Recipe is perfect for DIY Valentine’s Day gifts! Because its made by rebatching existing soaps, there’s no lye needed!

17. Custom Scented Dry Oil Body Spray Recipe – Get moisture and silky smooth skin with this dry oil body spray recipe that you can custom scent with your favorite fragrance! Makes a thoughtful DIY Valentine’s Day gift idea for fragrance, bath and body lovers!

18. Warming Chili & Chocolate Natural Homemade Sore Muscle Salve Recipe – Heat things up this Valentine’s Day with this all natural, warming Chili & Chocolate Homemade Sore Muscle Salve Recipe! It’s great for stiff muscles and aches and is formulated so it’s perfect for use in conjunction with a body massage.

For even more great DIY Valentine’s day gifts, be sure to follow my DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest. Or, for more bath and beauty recipes you can make, follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest here.


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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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Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations

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Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations for Giant Squid Tentacles

Every year my neighbor at the end of the block decorates her house for Halloween. She starts planning in summer and on October 1st she starts decorating. This year she created some new spooky outdoor DIY Halloween decorations to add to her existing outdoor Halloween decor. These fantastic handcrafted tentacles were one of those new additions.

Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations for Giant Squid Tentacles

Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations for Giant Squid Tentacles

Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations for Giant Squid Tentacles

To create these tentacles my neighbor used pool noodles – genius, right?! – duct tape, zip ties, burlap and spray paint. First they taped three pool noodles together then they zip tied the egg cartons onto the pool noodles to form the “suckers.” Finally they wrapped burlap around the noodles and then they used spray paint in a variety of colors to give the tentacles life. Of course then they also needed a few random body parts like hands and feet warning you to keep your distance.

Here are some of the other DIY Halloween decorations they created.

Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations

Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations

Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations

Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations

Spooky Outdoor DIY Halloween Decorations

Looking for even more ideas?

Printable Apothecary Bottle Vintage Poison Labels for Halloween

Check out my Free Vintage Poison Printable Halloween Apothecary Labels to help make your Halloween decor extra sinister. You can put these on apothecary jars, mason jars, tins or even beer or wine bottles. (You can download them here.)

American Horror Story Inspired Preserved Organs DIY – Basement Horrors in Mason Jars

Or learn how to make these spooky DIY Halloween decorations for preserved organ jars that were inspired by season one of American Horror Story. You can find the tutorial for this DIY Halloween project here.

For even more great DIY Halloween decorations you can create as well as Halloween costumes DIY’s and inspiration, decorating pumpkins, and party treats be sure to follow my Halloween DIY Projects & Ideas board on Pinterest.


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