72 responses

  1. LeighAnn
    December 6, 2011

    Oh I LOOOVE this! I’ve been thinking about making soap lately but have too many other projects to do. I want to make this for myself all year long!!

  2. Nicole
    December 6, 2011

    I actually love how it’s not “perfect.” What a nice festive gift for the teachers. I’m sure they’ll love it.

  3. Sunny Vanilla
    December 6, 2011

    These are beautiful! I love the colors in it – soft shades of red and pink! So cute :-)

    I bet it smells nice too!!!

  4. Michelle
    December 6, 2011

    These are SOOOO pretty! My daughter and I like them and I plan on pinning it! :)

  5. Ellen
    December 7, 2011

    Thses are wonderful! And I agree with Nicole: if they were “perfect,” they’d look machine-made. Imperfections add charm to handmade things.

  6. Brooke (Siayla)
    December 7, 2011

    These look good enough to eat :) Visiting from TGIF link party!

  7. Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com)
    December 7, 2011

    These look amazing! So cute & I bet they smell delicious too! What a great idea. Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Don’t forget to grab the TGIF button for your linked up post or sidebar so that others can find the party & link up too. Thanks & See you next week,
    Beth =-)

  8. MissMOE
    December 7, 2011

    These do look good enough to eat! What great gifts.

  9. Cheryl @ Sew Can Do
    December 7, 2011

    I love to make melt & pour soap too and this is a great idea and looks so good!! Would love if you linked it to my Craftastic party:)

  10. Binge Crafter
    December 7, 2011

    This is GORGEOUS! Found you through Someday Crafts.

  11. Amanda
    December 7, 2011

    These look gorgeous! Good enough to eat!

  12. marissa
    December 8, 2011

    these are stunning almost too pretty to use I’d love you to link this up to my what we wore party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

  13. Lauren
    December 8, 2011

    I wish I could smell these. I’m sure they smell as great as they look!

  14. Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE
    December 8, 2011

    I love this!

    I would love for you to share it at my link party…


  15. Julie@teachinggoodeaters
    December 9, 2011

    Usually I’m not a fan of scented soaps since I’m allergic to most scents… but this one, sounds wonderful and looks wonderful too!

  16. LeAnn ~ My Day In The Making
    December 9, 2011

    Lovely! I want to make these for my daughter that will be coming home for the holidays. A fun little something that makes her know she is special.

  17. Heather at Dragonfly Designs
    December 10, 2011

    Love! They look just darling ~ thanks for sharing!! xo

  18. Design_Fluff
    December 11, 2011

    I wouldn’t worry about how “perfect” the layers came out. I think it’s amazing! How creative of you to come up with a quick diy for soap that you personalize!

  19. Design_Fluff
    December 11, 2011

    I pinned it!

  20. Michelle
    December 13, 2011

    Don’t worry about your layers they are great! These look good enough to eat.

    I have played with melt and pour soap before, for distinctive layer just spray some alcohol on the first layer, let it harden, spray again then add your next layer.

    But again these look divine, so pretty and a great handmade gift.

  21. A To Zebra Celebrations
    December 14, 2011

    These would be super cute for gifts!!! what a fun craft for the kids too!! new visitor :)

  22. Lowri
    December 14, 2011

    These are lovely – such a fun and bright idea I love them! You have done an amazing job on these – i want to make some for Christmas!
    Visiting from Tip Junkie

  23. Q @ JAQS
    December 15, 2011

    Oh my – these are simply beautiful :)

    Love for you to share it at my linky party here: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/12/made-by-me-10-linky-party-and-features.html

  24. Cat
    December 15, 2011

    These are beautiful soaps! I’m pinning it!

  25. Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker
    December 15, 2011

    OHHHHHH that soap looks good enough to eat!
    I would love for you to link up on Blog Stalking Thursday! http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-stalking-thursday-19.html

  26. Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com)
    December 15, 2011

    I just wanted to let you know I featured this at this week’s linky party – http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2011/12/tgif-linky-party-9.html – So pop on over, grab your Featured Button & don’t forget to link up this week!! Thanks again for sharing your creativity with the rest of us!!
    Beth =-)

  27. Our Side of the Mountain
    December 15, 2011

    How lovely! My daughter would like to make homemade soap someday. She would love something like this. Beautiful! Stopping by from TGIF!

  28. Screaming Sardine
    December 15, 2011

    These are gorgeous! I’ve done some soap making and am a bit of a novice myself. You did a great job! I love the idea of putting crushed candy canes on top of the soap.

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

    • Angie
      November 15, 2013

      Love the look of these! One question, what happens to the candy cane pieces when you use it?

      • Brandy
        November 15, 2013

        Hi Angie, it washes/falls off the after the first couple of uses. Purely decorative!

  29. Angie Ramirez
    December 16, 2011

    Gorgeous SOAP.. I would even use them.. so pretty!!!!

    Thanks for linking this up, Brandy!
    I’m featuring this project of yours tonight.. ;) Join us tomorrow for another awesome party! ;)

    Angie form A Little Inspiration

  30. Craftberry Bush
    December 17, 2011

    This is perfection…thank you for inspiring…xo

  31. Paula
    December 18, 2011

    I made herbal soap this summer and think I have some soap leftover and definitely would love to try this. I’m a teacher and would be thrilled with a gift like this!

  32. Amanda
    December 18, 2011

    Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I’d love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

  33. The Southern Product Queen
    December 20, 2011

    Love this idea! Super cute, and love your blog! I’m having a linky party on my blog too! I would love it if you would link up to it! Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/2011/12/20/linky-party-2/

  34. Jen @ My Own Road
    December 23, 2011

    This is such an awesome idea! I’m pinning it for next year!

  35. Cheryl @ Sew Can Do
    December 23, 2011

    I made these as gifts & linked to your post: http://sewcando.blogspot.com/2011/12/last-minute-gifts-101-candy-cane-soaps.html

    I give some tips on how to get the stripes nice and smooth too. Thanks for the great idea!!

  36. Michelle
    October 18, 2012

    I can’t wait to try this! What a great Christmas idea! And I also love that your lines aren’t ‘perfect’. It shows that the soap was homemade and done with love – not store-bought. Thanks for sharing this! I’m going to use this with my goat’s milk soap base!

  37. Grandma Shell
    November 9, 2012

    When you do layers with regular soap-from-scratch and want layers you let it set up a bit them spritz with alcohol before pouring the next layer. I’ve never tried m&p so I’m not sure if it would work or not. Actually, I LIKE the uneven layers and can almost smell the peppermint LOL

  38. Ashley
    November 17, 2012

    These look fantastic! If you’re looking for even more fun and easy recipes, look up the Soap Queen,

  39. Hope Yoder
    November 21, 2012

    Just curious what and where you bought the parchment paper from? It looks Velum instead of kitchen parchment paper. Awesome project. We are making some at our family gathering.

  40. Hope Yoder
    November 21, 2012

    Love this! My sister in-laws & I are making this for a girly craft day. Question: the parchment paper doesn’t look like kitchen paper. What did you use & where did you?

  41. Terina Gillette
    November 24, 2012

    I bought the items to make your craft. I love the crushed candy idea but when used diss it make you sticky? Or what does the candy do? Thanks

  42. Terina Gillette
    November 24, 2012

    I bought the items to make your craft. I love the crushed candy idea but when used diss it make you sticky? Or what does the candy do? Thanks

  43. AmandaB_ak
    November 24, 2012

    I am very excited to make these as Christmas presents – thanks for sharing! Does the candycane make your hands sticky when you use the soap? I was wondering if the soap is functional or just for looks/smells …. Thanks!

  44. Brandy
    November 24, 2012

    Terina and AmandaB_ak,

    The candy cane is kind of a wash when it comes to the soap. It gets sticky, but you are washing your hands anyways so it comes right off. I didn’t notice any stickiness AT ALL from it afterwards. So it is pretty, smells nice, and comes right off. Doesn’t really have a functional purpose.

    Hope this helps! :)


  45. AmandaB_ak
    November 27, 2012

    Thank you, Brandy! I just noticed that Terina asked the same question right around the same time as me … odd that it hadn’t come up and then it did twice at once! haha! Everyone is making their Christmas presents now :) I’m really excited to make it, and thanks for the info, Brandy!

  46. Savannah McQueen
    December 11, 2012

    I just wanted to let you know that I am featuring this soap on HammockTracks today.

    • Brandy
      December 23, 2012

      Thank You!

  47. LadyBird
    December 23, 2012

    Hello, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog & have become a soap newbie as well. These are just lovely as a holiday gifts! How did you create the linings for this soap though?

    • Brandy
      December 23, 2012

      Hi! I’m not sure what you mean by linings. Do you mean what I wrapped them in? If so, I used freezer paper and bakers twine. If you meant something else, let me know! Sorry, I just want to make sure I answer your question for ya! :)


    • AmandaB_ak
      December 28, 2012

      I used Martha Stewart’s Foil+Parchment in One wrap, and it worked great! Parchment on the inside, foil on the outside, and I wrapped with twine and put a Christmas name tag on it. This foil/parchment paper is amazing! It is a little pricier than the normal foil or parchment paper, but well worth it — http://www.thekitchn.com/pantry-find-foil-and-parchment-136419

    • Brandy
      January 2, 2013

      Awesome! Thanks for the link and the tip and the link!

  48. Heather OCain
    January 12, 2013

    This makes me want to try making soap! Beautiful!

  49. Soappurr M
    May 21, 2013

    This is such a wonderful idea for the holiday season. After doing some research I was able to find all the ingredients and the mold needed at http://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.com. They offer free shipping which sold me on purchasing form them. I just wanted to share my great find since you shared this with us.

  50. Sarah
    October 21, 2013

    I actually like the blurred stripes but in case anyone hasnt said it yet: in order to keep the layers from falling apart, just spray the set layer with rubbing alcohol. Also, if you spray each unset layer it will prevent bubbles.

    • Brandy@Gluesticks
      October 21, 2013

      Awesome. Thanks Sarah!

  51. Patsy
    November 1, 2013

    First, I just love your soap, it is so attractive, and who make wonderful gifts at the holiday season. But please help me with one question. Putting crushed candy canes into the soap, how does that wash up? Are there any stickiness from the sugar in the candy? Thank you for sharing this idea. I love it.

    • Brandy
      November 1, 2013

      Hi Patsy! The candy cane is a decorative feature that washes off after the first few times you use it. It doesn’t make your hands too sticky since you are already washing them. You can totally leave it off and it will still smell and work great with the other scents in the layers. Hope that helps!! :)

      • Patsy
        November 3, 2013

        Thanks, Will most likely try it step by step, if you don’t seem to notice any problem with the candy, then why not put it in. Thanks for sharing.

  52. Lisa-Jane Johnson
    November 10, 2013

    I’m excited about trying this very soon!

  53. kidosmom
    November 13, 2013

    I have to agree, I think it looks like the layers are just how you planned it. I agree you don’t have to tell your mistakes gal. They look great.

    • Brandy
      November 13, 2013

      Thanks!! They were fun to experiment with and were a happy accident I guess :)

  54. rita0830
    November 24, 2013

    Love this! Looks so pretty and such a great gift. If you get a chance, please link up to my link party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/11/sunday-linky-36.html

  55. Jennifer Lathrop
    December 16, 2013

    These look awesome!! Question for you though – to make the “white” did you get the white glycerin bars or the clear? I have the clear, but I’m afraid it won’t look white!

    • Brandy
      December 16, 2013

      Hi Jennifer! I used white bars.

  56. Pamela
    August 15, 2014

    Super cute! How many bars of soap did this recipe make?

    • Brandy
      August 15, 2014

      Hi Pamela, Thanks! this made 6 tiny bars from a mini loaf pan. They were about 3×4″.

  57. Karen
    November 6, 2014

    Did you happen to use a metal/glass/silicone loaf mold?

    • Brandy
      November 6, 2014

      Hi Karen! I used a small metal loaf pan. Hope that helps!

      • Karen
        November 6, 2014

        awesome-I don’t have to buy anything special! TY!!

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