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Heart-Shaped Soaps for Valentine's Day, Part 1

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Heart-Shaped Soaps for Valentine's Day, Part 2

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Homemade Body Scrub

Steps:2
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Heart-Shaped Soap

Steps:4
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Fruit and Herb Soaps

Steps:6
Materials
  • Assorted citrus peels, berries, and herbs
  • Paper coffee filters, if using herbs
  • Clean, dry containers, such as milk cartons, drink boxes, juice-concentrate cans, or yogurt cups
  • Heat-resistant glass measuring cup or bowl
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray or petroleum jelly
  • Dough scraper
  • Glycerin soap base
  • Spray bottle
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Paring knife
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Handmade Suitcase Tags and Passport Holders

Steps:7
Other Ideas:
Decoupage, Father's Day
A handmade suitcase tag brings style and a dash of color to the baggage-claim carousel’s endless circle of identical-looking luggage. It also helps you bust out of the necktie-or-golf-balls Father’s Day gift rut. You can easily sew the tag and matching passport holder from nearly any heavy fabric, since a coat of decoupage finish makes it durable and water-resistant (and keeps the cut edges from fraying). Then all you need is basic sewing skills -- and a dad with travel plans.
Materials
  • Rotary cutter and ruler, or scissors
  • Cotton canvas
  • Decoupage finish and paintbrush
  • Eyelets
  • Flat elastic band, 1/4 inch
  • Sewing machine and supplies
  • Clear page protector, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches, 4-pocket (for tag) or 2-pocket (for passport)
  • Elastic cord, inch (for tag)
  • Luggage tag clip art
  • Luggage tag insert clip art
  • Passport clip art
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