Hey, everyone! Here’s another great DIY craft idea—introducing the art of creating crystal cluster gemstone soap! It’s fun and easy. It’s a perfect DIY project for those looking for something new, and exciting to do as a hobby or perhaps another way to make some extra money.
If you want to give away thoughtful handmade gifts to loved ones and friends, try to impress them with your creativity through your decorative soap making skills. It’s a no-fuss DIY project as it is just a melt and pour task with a little bit of cutting and shaping. You can make beautiful and magical soaps at home plus it is much cheaper than buying ready-made ones.
Are you ready to give this handmade craft a go? Let’s get started.
Things you will need:
- Transparent Glycerin Soap
- Soap mold (square or round)
- Soap colorant (choose a color you like)
- Soap scent or essential oils
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Gold Mica (optional)
How to do it:
- Cut the transparent glycerin soap into small cubes, put them in a bowl.
- Put in the microwave oven for a minute or so until it’s totally melted.
- Pour about half of the melted soap into your mold. Leave it to cool and harden.
- Prepare the leftover soap before it hardens. This will be the second layer, now you can put in a soap colorant and soap scent or essential oil. Mix.
- Check the clear soap in the mold, see if has hardened already. Scratch the surface with a toothpick before you add the second layer. This will make them stick together well
- Spray some rubbing alcohol on top of the first layer before you pour another thin layer of colored soap.
- Get the leftover soap mixture then add more coloring. This time, make it darker than the previous shade.
- Check the second layer, if it is already hard; scratch the top with a toothpick then add the next layer. Wait for it to harden then take it out from the mold.
- Cut the soap into pieces then create triangle shapes by cutting the clear soap on both sides.
- Continue cutting the sides of each piece to create crystal-like pieces. Make as many as you like. Cut the remaining bits into even smaller pieces.
- Pour a new layer of transparent glycerin soap into a mold.
- Add the small pieces of soap before it hardens and then start adding the crystal-like pieces into the mold. Add them in different directions or how you would want it to look like once set.
- You can also try using other colors for the base.
*For an added glow, you can brush some gold mica on the tip of each crystal, but this is optional.
Creating means sharing, and you may want to consider designing a marketable collection too. Why not?