DIY Decorative Confetti Heart Soaps
These pretty little soaps are perfect for displaying in a bowl in the powder room or for giving as DIY gifts. Filled with confetti pieces, they sparkle and shine as the confetti seems to float inside of them!
NOTE: We call these decorative soaps because of the confetti. They are absolutely usable and you can wash your hands with them. However, please note that because some shapes of confetti can poke (like the points of the stars) and may feel scratchy on the surface of your skin, we recommend that these be used for decorative purposes only.
To make these pretty decorative soaps you will need:
Clear glycerine bars (available in craft stores)
Soap fragrance (optional)
* Do NOT use a plastic candy mold, only use soap molds. The flexibility of the plastic between the two are considerably different and you will find it rather difficult to remove the solid soap from a candy mold.
Break the glycerin into chunks. Remove the entire contents of the package, cut off what you need, and put the remaining solid piece back in the container. For this project, I used 6-8 cubes.
Add a few pieces of confetti to the bottom of your soap molds.
Melt the glycerin in a glass measuring cup in the microwave for 30 seconds. Continue heating for 10 seconds at a time until completely melted.
PARENTS should handle this step as the melted soap can get quite hot. If you are using soap fragrance, now is the time to add it to the measuring cup.
Pour the melted glycerine into the soap molds and sprinkle more confetti on top. Allow the soap to cool and solidify for about 40 minutes. Remove the soaps from the mold and enjoy!
Variation: If you prefer, you can leave out the confetti and use soap dyes to tint the clear glycerine and make colored soaps instead!
Project created by Amanda Formaro for Kix Cereal. Amanda is a well-known craft expert and has been writing and crafting on the Internet for over fifteen years. Find out more on her blog, Crafts by Amanda, where she shares tutorials with step-by-step photos for adults and kids alike.