Saturday, October 9, 2010

GIVES NEW MEANING TO "HAND" SOAP

so...i've had this idea of a hand shaped soap in my head for a while...yeah...i don't know what goes on up there sometimes!....well...i haven't tried it because i thought it might be a little too jeffery dahmerish for just anytime...but perfect for halloween!...is it still creepy?...uh...yeah....but 'tis the season!...oh...and did i mention that this one glows in the dark?...yeah...that's right...you don't have to have the lights on for this to freak ya out!...insert evil laugh here!...

i thought i'd give you a hand in making 'em and show ya how it's done!...

 
you're going to need....one unpowdered vinyl or latex glove....fragrance oil of your choice... heaping measuring cup of cubed clear melt and pour soap...glow in the dark powder....rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle...

 
you'll also need....clothespins...and a pair of some type of containers to rig up a contraption for your mold...i used these two glass vases that are 9 1/2" inches each...but along the way...i realized they weren't tall enough once i poured the soap...because it should be about 10 1/2" inches....

 
attach the glove to the cylinders with the clothespins....i did two on each side...

 
here's an aerial shot...

 
go to the microwave and melt the soap...i did three minutes at 50% power...if it's not all melted...do another minute at 50%....you're going to need to end up with about two cups of melted soap...so if you don't have enough...add a couple more chunks in....

 
add about a teaspoon of the glow in the dark powder...a little goes a long way!...

 
mix really really really well!....you want it all through out your soap!....it likes to hide out on the bottom...so make sure you're scraping the bottom with your spoon!...

 
then add your fragrance oil...mix 'er up!...

 
see all those nasty bubbles around the edges?...we gotta get rid of 'em!...and that's what the rubbing alcohol's for!...spray liberally until they disappear!...

 
all gone!...

 
slowly pour your soap into the glove...don't go too quick...or your containers might fall over...just keep going until there's no soap left...

 
once again...get rid of the bubbles with the rubbing alcohol...

 
now leave it alone!...it's going to take about an hour to harden...

***this pic shows ya how i solved the problem of adding height to my containers...just grabbed these little guys from the cabinet and slapped 'em under...they added another 2" inches!...

 
when all ready...take your glove down...

 
cut the glove away...it'll come right off...i just like to cut it...don't want to break any fingers off!...

 
all done!....

 
no glow in the dark powder?...don't worry!...just add some soap color instead!....like this orange one i did up!....

 
****check out my linky party directory on the sidebar to see where i'm linking to this week!...

37 comments:

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

flippin' brilliant!!

lisbonlioness said...

This. Is. awesome. Help me, this is awesome.

Jean said...

Very cool.

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

o my word... you are amazing! I LOVE it! :]

cheeze n whine crafting said...

Dang! You make me wanna go and buy soap!!! Do you sell any of them?? I love the popsicle soaps too!

Jessica Cook said...

incredible!!!

Jenn said...

That is so cool! Totally LOVE!

Randi said...

That is so fun ... and I had no idea you could buy Glow in the Dark powder!

Chrissy said...

I love this!

Chrissy

LEEANN said...

OOOh, I really like this. You could scare anybody with that. Great idea.

Wende said...

I am laughing os hard! Carrie you are so precious, love it! Such a cute and fun project!

whilehewasnapping said...

Wow, this is super creepy, in a fantastic way! I hope you'll come link it to my Halloween party this weekend. This is too cool. Perfect for Halloween!

whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com

Krista

Melissa said...

This is so creative!

Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

the cape on the corner said...

haha, this is creepy but perfect for halloween! how fun!

i'm having a birthday giveaway if you wanna stop by...

www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

Devonay@LumpkinAndMe said...

My daughter says "that is wicked!" (and I agree... wicked awesome!

Bella said...

Girly this is soo cool, actually don't even know where to start. This looks super easy, actually thought making soap was much harder, and hello even shaped like a hand, perfect. Glow in the dark, SUPER perfect!!! Please stop by my place, and link this up to **6 weeks 2 Spook** would TOTALLY love to share this with my readers. Can't wait to see it, and more!!! Thanks Bella :)

Cindy McVey said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it!

Erin said...

Oh my heck! That's AWESOME!!!!! You are a flippin' Halloween genius! My kids would be so excited if I made this. Perhaps I'll try. (But I've never made soap before and it scares me.) =o)

www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

Tony and Kimra said...

i saved this in my inspiration folder - there was no way i couldn't! i love it maybe a little to much :)

Kimra
http://crafty-cove.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

That is really cool...seems like a lot of work for lil ole me, who would mess it up....but it is hilarious and very unexpected!

Jade said...

Ha ha ha! I love this! So clever - I mean cleaver (just to add to that whole Jeffery Dahmer thing LOL).

Shayna @ Texas Monkey said...

Oh wow I love this, so cleaver and a must have for the Halloween season! Great tutorial as well. Thank you for linking up with me at All About You Monday @ Texas Monkey, this will be featured on the blog today so stop by and grab a button. Hope you join us next week.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Goodness - How cute! Very clever and fantastic idea! Thanks for the tutorial. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase. I'll be featuring this today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a wonderful week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

Amie said...

I love the play on words!

Amie @ http://www.kittycatsandairplanes.blogspot.com/

Terrell said...

ABSOLUTELY LOOOOVE THIS!! Way to go - you are simply creative as it gets! Be sure to share this at Fabulous Friday Finds party...what a hit! :)
Hugs,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

Hahaha! I love it! I may have to try this one. Thanks for linking up to my Halloween Party!

- Megan
www.polishthestars.com

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

Love it, you are so much fun! You need to have your own craft magazine full of fun ideas!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

ah this is such a cool idea!! Come link up sometime to Handmade Tuesdays! It is a new linky I started with a tutorial :) www.ladybug-blessings.com

Court said...

That is freaky, girl! Love it!

ldybg93 said...

You just crack me up! I love it. :o)

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

I just featured your project! :) http://www.polishthestars.com/2010/10/thank-yous-and-features.html

BrandiLynn said...

fantastic!!!! how creative is that!!!!

Cindy said...

This is a VERY fun idea! Love your directions. I might need to try this one. Thanks! :)

donkey and the carrot said...

Soooo coool!!! I will feature it at my Donkey!!!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Great project; I've used lots of things as moulds for melt and pour soap, but I've never thought of a rubber glove :D
Thanks so much for playing along with our Freaker's Free For All challenge at HDH, and good luck!

Jennifer said...

What an excellent idea, I LOVE this! Thanks for sharing!

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