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Heart-Shaped Soap

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Homemade Glycerin Soaps

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Other Ideas:
DIY Beauty, Kids, Soap, Soap making
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Fruit and Herb Soaps

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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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Tin-Mold Soaps and Soap-Making Basics

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The varied hues, stimulating textures, and refreshing scents of our mix-and-match soaps rejuvenate the senses and wash away winter doldrums.
Materials
  • Glycerin
  • Molds
  • Liquid-measuring cup
  • Paring knife
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Bench scraper
  • Toothpicks
  • Spoon
  • Food coloring
  • Essential oils
  • Vegetable-oil spray or petroleum jelly
  • Paper towels
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Dip-Dyed Scarves

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Other Ideas:
Accessories, Clothing, Dyeing, Fabric
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Winter Welcome Silhouette Door Decoration

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Greet visitors with graceful traceries of winter vines and fauna. The artwork is easy to create using our printable template, which comes in sections. Static holds the pieces in place on a glass or mirrored surface without the need for adhesive, so you can reuse the snowy silhouette for years to come.
Materials
  • Template
  • Tape
  • White static-cling vinyl (about 60 inches of 24-inch-wide vinyl for the design shown), from macroenter.com
  • Transfer paper in Graphite by Saral, from dickblick.com
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No-Melt Pop Invitations

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Retro-looking ice pops conjure sweet flashbacks -- and, in the form of invitations, set the tone for a summer party. Glassine and vellum papers give the cutouts a frosty, fresh-from-the-freezer look.
Materials
  • Come on Over Clip Art
  • Happy Summer! Clip Art
  • Let's Celebrate! Clip Art
  • Mailing Labels Clip Art
  • 100 percent vellum tracing paper, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, by Staedtler; staples.com
  • Spray adhesive
  • Glassine paper, in pale and dark pink, 24 inches by 36 inches; New York Central Art Supply, 212-473-7705
  • Glue stick
  • Wooden craft sticks
  • Self-adhesive paper
  • Glassine envelopes, paperpresentation.com
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Play Mat

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