How to make Christmas decorations with Melt & Pour

The festive season is upon us, and there's no better way to celebrate than making some Christmas soaps! These adorable star decorations will festoon your tree- until you need to wash your hands! They also make a perfect handmade gift for loved ones.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 500G White Crystal Melt & Pour soap base
  • 300G Clear Crystal Melt & Pour soap base
  • Green or red liquid colourant
  • Cinnamon fragrance oil
  • Alcohol spray

STEP 1

Chop the clear melt and pour base and place in a microwavable container. Microwave on high for 2 minutes then in 30 second blasts until fully melted.

STEP 2

When melted, add a few drops of green colourant to the clear soap and mix thoroughly. Add more until you reach your desired colour.

STEP 3

Spray a flat silicone mould with alcohol spray. Pour a thin layer (around 0.5-1CM deep) of the green soap into the mould and spray again. Leave to set for around half an hour.

STEP 4

After half an hour, gently unmould the coloured soap and place on a flat surface. Starting at one edge, start to roll up the soap into a long tube shape.

STEP 5

When rolled, cut the roll with a knife into 1cm thick slices.

STEP 6

Set aside the slices. Chop your white soap base and place in a microwavable container. Microwave on high for two minutes then in 30 second blasts until fully melted.

STEP 7

Add around 10 drops of cinnamon fragrance oil and mix into the base.

STEP 8

Spray the flat silicone mould with alcohol again, and pour a 1CM deep layer of white soap base and spray the surface. Gently place the coloured swirls on top all over the soap. Spray and allow to set for at least an hour.

STEP 9

When set, use a star cookie cutter to cut out star shapes.

STEP 10

Use an empty biro pen barrel or straw to cut holes out of the stars. Thread the hole with a ribbon.

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