Saturday, March 12, 2011

HAVE PERFUME...WILL TRAVEL

ok...i love me some solid perfumes!...i just adore how you can tuck 'em in your purse...and get all smelly at anytime!...well...i got to rootin' through my soaping supplies...and realized that i could totally be making this stuff on my own!...

so...here's one all packaged up!...cute, huh?...the scent of this one is juicy couture...so i tried to get that "look" when decorating...

 
see all that perfumy goodness in there?...

 
it's easy peasy to make!...so let's get started!...

your going to need a lip balm base...you can use beeswax...but i get this pre-made vegan base online....fragrance oil...small slide top metal tins or any kind container you want the finished perfume in...plastic cups...i like using something that i can throw away to mix my batches in...because when it cools...it's waxy...and it's a pain to clean out...

 
take the metal lid of the lip solutions and pop into microwave...heat for about 4 minutes...until it all melts...

 
will your waiting for the microwave to beep...take all your lids off your tins...

 
all melted!...be careful taking it out...that jar's hot!...

 
i take a spoon...and put some of the melted base in a smaller cup...then add your fragrance oil and mix 'er up!...do a fair amount...you're wanting it to smell!...

 
now transfer to your container!...

 
fill 'er up to the top!...now leave alone to cool!...doesn't take too long...

 
here's it all done!...

 
all that's left is the decorating!...i cut some patterend paper 2" inches x 1" inches....then rounded the edges and adhered down...wrapped some twine around and added a charm!...

 
slip this tin into your handbag and now smelly goodness can be on the go!...

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27 comments:

Tami B. said...

I love this!!! Do you think you could use a nice perfume in place of the fragrance oil?

greenbean said...

you could certainly use perfume!...but if it's a edt they're usually alcohol based...and it might evaporate and get lost....

Scrappy Mel said...

What a great idea!!! I love it - you are so creative! :)

Ohhh Snap said...

Oooooo could you use the grass fragrance and make some spring or opening day baseball fragrance???

BTW LOVE this idea!!!!!!!!!!! And the packaging is amazing :D.

Leslie said...

I used to have some solid perfume when I was a child. It was in a cameo my grandmother gave it to me. I wish I still had it. I may have to try this out. THANKS SO MUCH!!!

Vicki said...

ooh that is soo cool, i must have a little go of doing solid perfumes xxx

Shannon White said...

This is such a fantastic idea! You are so creative! I love the way you decorated your tins too. Thanks for the inspiration! 8-)

Kathy said...

Carrie you are so creative. Great idea and love your packaging!

MsJay said...

Love this project, I will have to share this with my daughter. She is now into making her own lipbalm, facial scrubs and hand & hair cremes.

smilesaregreat said...

Another home run!
Where do you get your
fragrance oils?
I think the vegan base is a great
idea too!
Thank you again for sharing!
Hugs, Dawn
smilesaregreat@sbcglobal.net

Rachel said...

What a great gift idea! I bet the lipbalm smelled scrupmtious!!!
Visiting from I Love Naptime/ Sunday Scoop! Stop by and say hi to me at cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com

Catch A Falling Star said...

Very neat!
I love the packaging!!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Oh my goodness I love this idea. What a fantabulous gift for someone!
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greenbean said...

smilesaregreat...i get my fragrance oils from two places...

www.goplanetearth.com
www.thesage.com

hope that helps!...

Mel said...

Very cool! You just sent me on a time warp; we had these when I was young.

Nadia said...

What a great idea! I would love to make these for my daughter and her little friends!

scrappyRN said...

Wonderful. BTW I have something for you on my blog.

Megan @ PolishTheStars.com said...

This is such a great idea! I love how you packaged it too! Thanks for linking up to my party. :)

Amy said...

OMgosh, I always want to make every project you show!! These are so cute!

Audrey Frelx said...

Great project and a great tutorial!

cardsister said...

I love this idea! I have to try it so now I will be on a quest to find everything I need. Where did you find the little tins? Packaging is so cute! BTW, I made your hand scrubs for Christmas presents this year and told all my friends about your blog! Love4 it!

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kara@elements-interiors.net said...

I LOVE this! Come on ova' and link up to WHASSUP!!! xoxokara



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Eva Marie Harp said...

I am one of your many fans. I love what your doing and was hoping for a little help. I am the mother of a 4 year old , 2 year old and pregnant with twins due in May. My engery level is dropping really fast. So I am begging you to help me out by guess posting for me. It can be a old post or new, it is up to you.

Sewing, crafts and Kid stuff welcome!!!! I want to feature my followers and blogs I follow during May, June and July. Please check out my blog and let me know if you interested.

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greenbean said...

cardsister...i got the tins from a seller on ebay...TAMBURR...i just picked up the lot of 12...but there's other quantities...

hope that helps!...

myapyapooh said...

Very cool project, I would love to give this a try.

HOMEmomMADE said...

great tute! what is the chance this would melt in your purse. Since it's lip balm base assuming that would happen until it was pretty hot out. Another idea would be to put this in a chap stick tube for hands free even.

Great ideas and want to try this one day!

Christy

Green Eyed Girl said...

What a fun gift idea.... Mother's Day is coming up... thanks for sharing!

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