Learn How to Do These Three Handy Crafts At Home

woman making soap at home

Learn fun and practical crafts at home. Master these skills without leaving your Tiburon Apartments home.

Soap Making

Soap making is utilitarian, crafty, and a pleasant way to stay busy. Put together soaps of all shapes and sizes. Experiment with different colors and scents. “With some common kitchen equipment and a few ingredients, it takes less than an hour to make enough soap to last you a few months,” Good Housekeeping writes.

Weigh oils and stir together over medium heat, then add lye. Fully blend the oils and lye until they form a cloudy, solid mixture. Add fragrance or essential oils and fold in any desired additives. Flower petals, spices, and herbs are popular choices. Finally, add color and pour it into a mold to harden and cool. See The Spruce Crafts for detailed, step-by-step instructions to make soap at home.

Homemade Scented Candles

What is more comforting than lighting a candle at nighttime and watching it glow and flicker on the countertop? Make your own scented candles without leaving home. Save extra to gift to friends and family. Simply gather the required materials—candle wax, wicks, jars or containers, and a pot for melting. Use fragrance oils or essential oils for scented candles. Pour the wax into vintage glass containers, mason jars, old coffee tins, or antique teacups to make them your own.

Fake Brush Lettering

We are all familiar with the popular adage, “Fake it until you make it.” Use fake brush lettering to create intricate and beautiful wedding invitations, save-the-dates, birthday cards, holiday cards, signs, and gift tags. For fake brush lettering or faux calligraphy, simply print out your desired phrase in a calligraphy-type font. Tape the print out onto a sun-filled window, put another piece of paper on top, and trace lightly with a pencil.

Fill in the lettering with a fine-tipped Sharpie or marker, let the marker or ink completely dry, and then very gently erase any remaining pencil lines. For more ideas, read this in-depth tutorial from The Sway

Pick up new and useful skills like these crafts at home in Tiburon Apartments. Learn crafts to beautify your home and make one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family. Contact us today for more information about our premier apartment homes!

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