You will need:
clear melt and pour soap base
essential or fragrance oil (1 tbs per pound of soap base)
pyrex measuring cup or bowl (pyrex withstands heat very well)
stirrer - I used a chopstick
fabric fall leaves - I bought mine from the Dollar Store
Break off your desired amount of soap base into a pyrex measuring cup or bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir to melt. If needed, put back in microwave for another 15-30 seconds to melt the soap base. Once melted, add the fragrance oil and stir. Dip a leaf, one a time. I submerge the whole leaf and then using tweezers, pick up a corner of the leaf and let it the drippings drip back into the cup/bowl. Lay the leaf onto the aluminum foil and repeat the process for the other leaves. Allow to dry about an hour.
|I know! I know! I'm using my fingers but I can handle the heat. For your protection, use tweezers.|
For the container, I took a Cheese Dip glass jar, removed the label, and cleaned out the inside.
I then applied Mod Podge over the whole cap to seal it and protect it in case water gets on it (since it is a container for soap).
Afterwards, I took a strip of orange paper and the same fall paper on the cap and made strips to go around the jar - just to pretty it up. Then I added some non-dipped leaves onto the top of the cap. Threw on a ribbon with a tag, and tah-dah!
Have a great Thanksgiving!