Last night during How’s that Made in Chilliwack, we made some lovely Christmas jewellery! I think these are my favourite type of earrings! Visit a shop that sells Christmas decorations – make sure you get the small to medium sizes – put a jump ring in the top, add some earring hooks, and you have … Read moreSponsored by readers like you: Christmas jewellery
One of my first projects was making bath bombs. This is one of those things that can seem completely easy or unbelievably hard, and I’m not really sure why some people succeed so well at making them and others have so much trouble! One of the big issues is water – whether you’re adding it … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Creating Christmas presents – bath bombs
As we embark on a few Christmas related posts, I thought I’d share my posts from Christmas past. I’ll update this as I write more posts on the topic! Christmas in Swift’s workshopTeen girl Christmas product ideasProducts for teen boys for ChristmasProducts for kids for Christmas Packaging our productsHandmade Christmas presents – packagingAesthetics of our … Read moreAll my Christmas related crafting posts in one place!
Some of you will be surprised to learn that making whipped butters is incredibly easy* and something you could make for Christmas this year. It really is an easy project that doesn’t take much time. What does take time is choosing the right oils and butters for the task. Then choosing some lovely packaging! I’ve … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Creating Christmas presents – whipped butters
We had an amazing donation last year of over 200 spools of copper wire, so we had some serious fun on Thursday making wrapped wire rings! We’ve made a few things from this wire – we learned how to make our own eye pins and loops, as well as clover leaf loops back in May … Read moreSponsored by readers like you: Wrapped wire rings!
These are easy peasy to make – the key is to avoid the urge to add a ton of colouring because too much water in your bath salts can lead to bath rocks in a couple of days! No one wants a big ball of hardened bath salts for Christmas, except maybe your mom when … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Creating Christmas presents – bath salts!
If you’ve never made a product before, start with something fairly foolproof this close to the holiday season. Our bath & body products generally need us to give them time to figure out what they will do over a long period of time – for instance, grow mold, turn brown thanks to the vanilla fragrance, … Read moreNewbie Tuesday: Creating Christmas presents – helpful hints!
We’re all about Christmas at craft group this week, and I thought I would share a picture or two of the wonderful beaded snowflakes from our Yarrow group! We are able to do crafts like this thanks to your generous support of our youth groups by donating for the e-books! (To learn more, click on … Read moreIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
You can tweak this eye cream recipe with any oils you like. I chose macadamia nut and arnica oils because they offered some great qualities, but you might have other preferences. Let’s take a look at some of the oils we might consider using in this recipe! Visit part one of this post to see … Read moreMaking an eye cream: Tweaking the oils
Although I’m pleased as punch with my version of an eye cream with Ritamulse SCG, I get that you might have other ingredients or other requirements of the product. So let’s take a look at some tweaks we could make in this product! If you want to start at the beginning of this product creation, … Read moreMaking an eye cream: Tweaking it with other emulsifiers