Using glycerine soap, white rose petals, snowflake die cuts, and some winter scent, I made some decorative soapflakes and a cut snowman note to set next to it on a sink during winter.
I purchased some fabric rose petals. You can get these from the Dollar Tree, 99 Cent store, Walmart, etc. in the wedding section. Then I cut them into snowflakes using my Tim Holtz die.
I piled 5 or 6 petals on each snow flake die and ran them through my Sizzix.
Gather your glycerine soap and a fragrance used in soap making. I get my glycerine soap from Michael's.
These are supposed to be clear but they look a little yellow. I was afraid that when melted that they might turn my snowflakes yellow too. Who wants yellow snow?
I decided to proceed and threw the glycerine squares into my mini crock pot on low. Put the lid on and wait for them to melt. Sometimes I have to turn the crock pot up to high until they melt and then back down to low. You can also follow the directions on the package and do this in the microwave, but you have to keep putting the bowl back in the microwave.
Once it was melted, I threw some white snowflakes in and pushed them down with a plastic knife or you can use a bamboo skewer.
I use tweezers to pull the snowflakes out of the soap once they are coated and then lay them on a piece of parchment paper to cool and dry.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that the snowflakes stayed white, so I continued and dipped 150 snowflakes in the clear soap.
I decided that for the blue flakes I wanted some fragrance, so I added a few drops of fragrance and a few drops of food coloring until I got the color I wanted.
I dipped the other 150 in the blue soap mixture and here is the outcome of about 2 hours of dipping, die cutting and drying. Not bad!
While I was at the Dollar Tree getting the petals I also grabbed some little clear dishes. I wrapped them in clear cellophane bags and tied with a ribbon.
The I added the little snowman frame with the instruction poem with the gift.
Below the cut Tim Holtz Snowman stamp, I added a little poem that reads:
Pick a snowflake from the dish,
Close your eyes and make a wish,
Wash your hands and toss away.
May Christmas dreams come true today.
If you don't celebrate Christmas, you could say may Hannukah wishes, or may winter wishes. Change it to fit your needs.
Here is how I wrapped them. I folded large paper doilies to fit the top of a large paper lunch bag. Stapled them closed with the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, covered the staples with a Tim Holtz Snowflake Die and stamped a tag with a Tim Holtz Blue Print Mini Stamps and used my old Making Memories Metal tag maker thing.