CHRISTMAS DIY WITH MORGANE GINERNovember 28, 2014
In the season of giving and festive cheer, what could be lovelier than making personalised Christmas gifts for your friends and fam? Nothing, that’s what – so we asked DIY blogger Morgane Giner (Plan B) to show us some easy-to-do crafty DIY to make your presents extra special.
“For the second instalment of Christmas DIY, I decided to make some exfoliating soaps, using an owl cupcake mould for extra character. I’ve been using the soap in my shower every morning for the past two weeks – they’re doing a great job. It’s the perfect easy-to-make gift for friend who loves to soak in the tub.” – Morgane
What you’ll need:
- One cupcake mould
- Three classic bars of soap
- A vegetable peeler
- A table spoon
- A large saucepan
- A packet of wheat bran
- Essential oils
1 – With the peeler, reduce the bars of soap into thin slices. This will help them melt much quicker.
2 – Melt the soap in the pan on a low heat, regularly stirring the mixture – you don’t need to add water. Wait until there are no large lumps of soap remaining, and the mix has a thick, stodgy, texture.
3 – Take the soap off the stove and pour a small bowl of wheat bran into the pan. Stir the mixture well so the bran is equally spread.
4 – You can also add some drops of essential oil for extra fragrance. I used oil of eucalyptus – I love the smell and the antibacterial properties fight off winter germs.
Owl Cupcake Mould
5 – Fill the moulds with the soap mixture using a spoon. Make sure to line the bottom of the mould so the details of the owl face will set into the soap.
6 – Let the mixture dry for 6 to 12 hours before removing the soaps from the mould.
7 – Your scrub soaps are now ready to wrap up for Christmas day.