Friday, September 30, 2011

Shimmery Snowflake Soaps

It's only the end of September but before you know it Halloween will creep up on us, then it will be November, and then it will already be crunch time for Christmas!  Now is the time to start planning ahead for gift-giving season while still enjoying day to day life.  With so much talk about the economy many of us are very conscious of trying to make every dollar stretch further, a great way to help do this is to make your own gifts this coming holiday season.  A great gift idea are these beautiful and inexpensive snowflake soaps that are sure to be enjoyed by anyone who receives them.
We think that GLITTER is under-used in melt and pour soap making.  Glitter adds so much pizzazz, making incredibly eye-catching and decorative soaps, and it can be used in small amounts to give a slight sparkle or in greater quantities for some racy razzle-dazzle!  Glitters can be blended for custom shades and it incorporates well into melt and pour soap.  I used many different shades of glitter in the photo above and I also took a dry paintbrush and dusted the soap with glitter after I un-molded it, using the Guest Snowflakes Milky Way Mold and both White and Clear Natural Melt and Pour.  I think our Sleigh Ride fragrance oil would go perfectly with this mold!  
When packaging your soaps think outside the cellophane bag!  Try different options such as Voyageur's 16 oz Clear Plastic Jar with a decorative ribbon and a homemade gift tag, or an organza bag for individual soap giving.  It's never too early to start thinking about the holiday season!


Tawnee and the Voyageur Team

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