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Looking for DIY crafts and decorations for the 4th of July? Learn how to make these red, white and blue melt and pour soap bars to spruce up your bathroom for Independence Day and to offer guests as a handmade gift.
Independence Day is coming up fast! Do you have all of your plans made yet? We’ll probably have a relaxing day at home, throw something on the grill and watch fireworks by the lake. I’m so grateful we live so close to the festivities.
I love making holiday-themed DIY beauty products, so this year I made red, white and blue “firecracker” soap bars. I love the pretty layers! They’d make great bathroom decor for your 4th of July party – or a nice parting gift for your guests!
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Red White & Blue Firecracker Soaps
- Glass measuring cup
- Soap mold
- Wooden crafts sticks for stirring
- Spray bottle of rubbing alcohol
- Soap cutter or knife
- Cut soap into ½ to 1 inch cubes. Set 2 cubes aside and divide the remainder into 3 equal piles.
- Place the 2 cubes into your double boiler or into a glass bowl or measuring cup submersed into hot water (to act as a double boiler), stirring frequently until melted and smooth. Add 2 drops of red soap colorant and stir well.
- Pour the red soap mixture into the mold. Allow it to set for 30 minutes.
- Remove the soap brick from the mold and cut into small strips, about ⅛ inch.
- Roll each strip from one end to the other, creating the decorative top of the soap. Set aside.
- Put one of the piles of soap cubes into into the double boiler or measuring cup and stir well until melted and smooth. Add 5 drops of blue soap colorant and stir well.
- Pour the melted blue soap into the mold, spray with rubbing alcohol to remove any bubbles, and allow it to set for around 45 minutes.
- Put the second pile of soap cubes into the cleaned double boiler or measuring cup and stir well until melted and smooth. Pour the melted white soap into the mold (on top of the blue soap), spray with rubbing alcohol to remove any bubbles, and allow it to set for around 45 minutes.
- Put the last pile of soap cubes into the double boiler or measuring cup (no need to clean since the last batch wasn't colored) and melt, stirring frequently, until smooth. Add 5 drops of red soap colorant, and stir until well combined.
- Pour the melted red soap into mold (on top of the white).
- Gather the red soap rolls you made earlier for the decorative top and spread over the top of the red layer of soap. Make sure that each one has set slightly into the layer that is liquified, so that they will stick and not fall out once the soap is dry.
- Allow your red, white and blue soap bars to set for about 45 minutes or until completely cooled and hardened, then remove the soap brick from the mold.
- Place the soap brick on a cutting board and cut into 1-2 inch bars.
- Display in your bathroom on 4th of July or gift to a friend!