Sponsored by readers like you: Christmas jewellery

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...

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Newbie Tuesday: Creating Christmas presents – bath bombs

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...

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All my Christmas related crafting posts in one place!

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...

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Newbie Tuesday: Creating Christmas presents – whipped butters

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...

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Sponsored by readers like you: Wrapped wire rings!

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...

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Newbie Tuesday: Creating Christmas presents – bath salts! (updated)

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...

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Newbie Tuesday: Creating Christmas presents – helpful hints!

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,...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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...

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Making an eye cream: Tweaking the oils

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 why...

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Making an eye cream: Tweaking it with other emulsifiers

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,...

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