If you read regularly you will know how much I love the whole handmade thing! Lot's of bloggers seem to be making their own Christmas gifts this year which I think is great, I've now got lots of new ideas for next year and wish I was going to be on the receiving end of some of the amazing things being made.
This year I decided to make some soap for family and friends. It's a wonderful process of melting and adding colour, glitter and fragrance, not dissimilar to baking, (without the perfume obviously!) and very therapeutic. And, they smell amazing!
Once the soap was set, I sliced it into bars and wrapped it, first in some off cuts of cellophane and then I wrapped strips of decorative paper around the middle "cigar band" style followed by a sticker on which I wrote the fragrance.
Some of the soaps I've left single as stocking fillers, and I also made stacks of three, using ribbon and a little hand stamped gift label. I'll just pop these into a gift bag and they're ready to give!