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Thursday, 13 December 2012

'Tropical Snowball' Bath Bombs





Craf-'TEA' Break 
noun [cr,ah, fu - Tee, brae, k]
A craft or crafty pursuit that can be completed whilst drinking tea.
Example - "Today I took a Craf-'TEA Break and made..."



I couldn't wait to try out the Bath Bomb kit in this months Crafty Creative box, I've always wanted to try making them but just never got around to it so receiving this kit was such a nice surprise!

The kit came with 2 silicon moulds to use but I picked a few different containers out of my cake making cupboard to see which would make the nicest shape, the red silicon mini loaf moulds were a bit too big for bath bombs, they would probably suit soap more.
 I was surprised at just how easy they were to make, all you need is bicarb of soda, citric acid, essential oil and water. The kit came with sweet orange essential oil but I decided to also add a bit of coconut essential oil - hence the name 'Tropical Snowball' Bath Bombs
 I mixed the bicarb and citric acid with a generous helping of glitter...I decided that I wanted to make as many bombs as possible so doubled the mixture after this photo!
I mixed everything together making sure to crush any lumps, added some fragrance and spritzed it with a good dose of water. The instructions say that it will look like snow when it's at the right consistency which I didn't quiet understand until I saw it and that is exactly what it looks like!
 I decided to mould my bath bombs in little cake cases as they are pretty sturdy and I thought they would look lovely stacked in a cellophane bag as a Christmas present.
I used the back of a tea spoon to squash and compact the mixture down to about half way down the case, that way they will form a nice little block when turned out.

And this is the finished product. This photo really doesn't do the glitter justice at all, they are lovely and shimmery in real life and leave a smattering of glitter in the bath water.
I can't wait to give a little set of these to my sister for Christmas!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Crafty Creatives Box #6 - Icy

"Is it just us, or is it chilly in here? Welcome to our ICY box, which lends itself to wintery colours and shiny things! If you get too cold....take a wee peek at this months CC Kit...it might help warm you up!"

This months box included...
  • Art Card by featured artist Eleanor Carter
  • CC Kit! Bath Bomb - I can't wait to try this!! I've been wanting to try soap/bath bomb making for ages!
  • Sheet of snowflake stickers
  • Two glass drop pendant - I think I'll use these to create keyrings, they're a bit too big for me to use in a jewellery project
  • Bag of icy glass beads
  • Small bag of paillettes
  • Strand of fluorite gemstones - I have a stash of other beads that are a similar size and shape to these so I think I may mix them together
  • Two glass hearts in organza bag - These are going to be made into fridge magnets
  • Ball of furry white wool
  • 20m spool of shirring elastic - I've got two bracelets ready to be strung together but haven't had any elastic to hand for a few weeks, Looking forward to finally making these up!
  • Choker Wire - I've never tried to make a choker style necklace before, I'm interested to see what beads will fit on to the wire

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 Do you subscribe to Crafty Creatives? What did you think of this months box? Do you have any ideas or suggestions on what I can make?
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Want to get your hands on one of the items from this months box?
There is a now a Crafty Creatives 'Trading Post' Facebook page where fellow crafters can swap/sell/buy items from previous boxes!




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