How to Make Melt & Pour Christmas Ornaments
YOU WILL NEED:
Green or red liquid colorant
Flat Silicone Mold
Holiday Cookie Cutter
Ribbon, String, or Yarn
Microwave Safe Containers (for melting & pouring)
Soap Cutter or Knife
Spoon or Something to Stir With
Rubbing Alcohol in a Spray Bottle
Chop the clear melt and pour base and place in a microwave safe container. Microwave on high for 2 minutes then in 30 second blasts until fully melted.
When melted, add a few drops of green colorant to the clear soap and mix thoroughly. Add more until you reach your desired color.
Spray a flat silicone mold with rubbing alcohol. Pour a thin layer (around 0.5-1 cm deep) of the green soap into the mold and spray again. Leave to set for around half an hour.
After half an hour, gently un-mold the colored soap and place on a flat surface. Starting at one edge, start to roll up the soap into a long tube shape.
When rolled, cut the roll with a knife into 1 cm thick slices.
Set aside the slices. Chop your white soap base and place in a microwave safe container. Microwave on high for two minutes then in 30 second blasts until fully melted.
Add your soap safe fragrance oil and mix into the base. (The amount of fragrance you can add to your base is determined by the IFRA certificate found in the "technical information" tab on the product page. We recommend about 3-6% of fragrance to your soap base.)
Spray the flat silicone mold with alcohol again, and pour a 1 cm deep layer of white soap base and spray the surface. Gently place the colored swirls on top all over the soap. Spray and allow to set for at least an hour.
When set, use a star cookie cutter to cut out star shapes.
Use an empty pen barrel or straw to cut holes out of the stars. Thread the hole with a ribbon.
There you have it! Your very own soap ornaments that you can decorate your tree with or give away as gifts!