DIY gift idea for Christmas
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DIY Christmas gift idea

Hello, everybody! Are you looking for a DIY gift idea for Christmas? Do you want to give something that is cheap, cute and obviously handmade? Maybe this post is for you! Why not make a Christmas-themed soap?

This gift idea can be made by anyone. It only takes a little time and your creativity.

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Gabi

DIY gift idea for Christmas

Christmas soap

Unlike my previous soap recipes based on the cold technique, this is much simpler. It does not require the use of caustic soda and safety measures as described in my previous post. This technique is called “melts and pours” precisely because it is literally only required to melt the soap base and pour it into a mold.

What you will need

ingredients

Why is there an old lid jar in the picture? Because I didn’t have a silicone Christmas form and I adapted the ones I had to this project. I will explain more later. 🙂

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Procedure

The process is really simple. As mentioned before, we will only have to dissolve the soap base and pour it into some forms after we have coloured it.

Let’s start

First, cut the soap base into pieces and put it in a glass bowl (1).
Melt the soap in a microwave or bain-marie. If you use the microwave, dissolve the soap step by step. I heated for 30 seconds, then shaken, then another 30 seconds and so on. Once dissolved add the color and mix well (2). If you decided to create a Christmas tree like me, you’ll have to divide the soap into three containers and color the soap green – red and yellow respectively.
Now my old lid comes into play. You can also follow this method if you don’t have a silicone mold. Pour the green coloured soap into the lid and let it cool down (you can leave it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes). Once solidified, press the mold on the soap and carefully remove it (3-4). Decorate the shape of the Christmas tree with a pipette (5).

DIY Christmas gifts idea

Cut the transparent soap base into pieces and melt it in a microwave or bain-marie. Pour the dissolved soap base into a mould and insert the just made Christmas tree (6). Finally, melt and pour some red coloured soap base (7) and let it cool down.
Tip: To prevent the two layers of soap from separating, make small incisions before pouring the second layer. This will help keep them together.

DIY christmas gift idea

In the same way we can prepare other soaps. I, for example, have also created a little marzipan man. The whole process is also described in the video tutorial below.

Tutorial

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Considerations

Have fun making Christmas soaps! It’s simple and fun!! If you are looking for other ideas about natural products, you may be interested in my post on how to make soy candle.

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Gabi

Yield: Makes soap

DIY Christmas soaps

DIY Christmas soaps

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Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost 5$

Instructions

  1. Melt the soap in a microwave or bain-marie. If you use the microwave, dissolve the soap step by step. I heated for 30 seconds, then shaken, then another 30 seconds and so on.
  2. Once dissolved add the color and mix well. If you decided to create a Christmas tree like me, you'll have to divide the soap into three containers and color the soap green - red and yellow respectively.
  3. Pour the green coloured soap into an old lid and let it cool down (you can leave it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes).
  4. Once solidified, press the mold on the soap and carefully remove it.
  5. Decorate the shape of the Christmas tree with a pipette.
  6. Cut the transparent soap base into pieces and melt it in a microwave or bain-marie.
  7. Pour the dissolved soap base into a mould and insert the just made Christmas tree.
  8. Finally, melt and pour some red coloured soap base and let it cool down.

Notes

this card contains affiliate links about products that I used. By clicking through them and making a purchase, I may receive a small commission WITHOUT any additional cost to you. 

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