Day 1: Saturday, 12/5/15
DIY Holiday Gift Making Weekend Part 1:
Melt & Pour Soap – Liquid Soap, Lotion & Cream Bases
Kick back, relax, and get your craft on! Whether you’re looking for creative handcrafted gifts that are delightfully fun to make or just need a stress-free escape from the holiday madness, bring your friends to The Nova Studio for a productive day of crafting with Jen. Yes, holiday gifting really can be quick and easy – and she’ll be here to show you how. No prior experience necessary.
We’ll start with the wonderful world of Melt & Pour Soap Crafting. Often marketed as glycerin soaps, these soaps are easy to personalize and make stunning gifts. Learn tips and tricks for working with melt and pour soaps while you make & package 12 custom colored, custom scented, guest-size soap bars, ready for gifting (or heck, keep some for yourself – we won’t tell anyone)!
After a mid-day break for lunch, you’ll explore the wonderful world of pre-made bases. Jen will use her famous all-natural Liquid Soap from scratch as the base for this class. Learn why foamer bottles are amazing for handcrafted soap & how to properly formulate using them. You’ll be customizing your own liquid soap concoctions with your choice of essential oils and skin-safe colors. “Make & Take” home six 8.5-oz bottles of your custom liquid soaps.
Last but not least, discover how easy & fun customizing and bottling your own Lotions & Creams can be. Jen will discuss the different options & considerations when choosing a base formula and give recommendations for her favorite suppliers. “Make & Take” home six 4-oz containers of custom lotion or cream creations, all labeled & ready to to give as gifts to those lucky enough to be on your holiday list.
That’s a total of 24 individual gifts you’ll take home. Need more gifts? No worries! We plan to have extra supplies available for purchase so that no one on your gift list goes wanting. Be forewarned, after this class, you may just find yourself wanting to dive deeper into the world of handcrafted bath and body products for fun or for profit.