Continuing on my ‘Homemade Christmas’ theme, I’ve given another project a go from my beloved Kirstie Allsopp book ‘Craft’. These super sweet lavender bath creamers took next no time to make a super gift for your girl friends – who doesn’t want extra soft skin and enjoy a long hot bath?!
I’ve never made any type of soap or beauty products before. The instructions were nice and easy to follow and the ingredients are simple and quite cheap. They did take longer to set than stated so I was stressing a bit about this but a little patience and they turned out fine. I also made up mine in muffin cases which were a little large to be honest. I would use standard fairy cake size cases next time. There have been topped with dried rose buds and given in a cute card gift boxes I picked up on ebay.
You can pick up a copy of Kirstie Allsopp ‘Craft’ at all good bookstores.
Any craft involving felt is brilliant in my opinion. It come in a rainbow of gorgeous bright colours, easy to work with, dramatically versitile and super cheap. This was one of the first project I decided to do when planning my stall for the Christmas Fayre’s I was attending this year. I wanted to make something charming and beautiful to hang on the christmas tree and found myself with an abundance of red felt sitting in my craft box.
My inspiration for these came when I was excitedly thumbing through my new Kirstie Allsopp book a couple of months ago. There they were these cute red felt hearts for hanging. So here are my version. I used gingham 5mm ribbon, super cute tiny wooden star buttons I picked up at a craft fair and white embroidery thread to blanket stitch round the edge. Each heart has a little soft toy stuffing inside to pad them out a little. You could also add a little lavender and give them as a gift this Christmas. That’s savvy crafting!
If you want to check out Kirstie’s Felt Hearts just click here