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DIY – Scented Hot Cross Bun Earrings

DIY Scented Hot Cross Bun EarringsDIY – Scented Hot Cross Bun Earrings. Here is a cute tutorial to make some delicious Scented Hot Cross Bun Earrings!

I made these Scented Easter Hot Cross Bun Earrings from polymer clay. I also added some fragrance oil and REAL Dutch Cinnamon. They smell divine – even better after baking too.

Following below is the DIY Tutorial on how to make these. If you don’t want to make them though and just need a pair NOW! I have them sometimes listed on Etsy (if not, they have sold). But contact me or Send me an email and I’ll make you some 😉 as a custom listing.

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To Make these Scented Hot Cross Bun Earrings …

You will need:

  • Polymer Clay
  • Clear Liquid Fimo or TLS =  Translucent Liquid Sculpey
  • Fragrance Oil
  • ‘Dutch’ Cinnamon (aka Cassia Cinnamon) – spice aisle at supermarket
  • Earring Blanks
  • Glue (like E6000)
  • Non-stick baking paper (small piece)
  • Access to an oven
  • Clean and smooth work surface, like a glass table
  • Toothpick
  • UV Clear Resin
  • Small Brush
  • Artist Pastels

How To:DIY Scented Hot Cross Bun Earrings Tutorial Steps 1 to 41. Gather your supplies. You will need a small amount of light tan coloured clay (mix a tiny bit of brown into white). If you only have primary colours (you can make any colour), then mix a tiny bit of black, red and yellow (= brown) into white clay. The ‘fruit’ is a small amount of purple-black clay.

2. Make a tiny pinch pot in your tan clay. Add a couple of drops of fragrance oil. I used Sugar Cookie. It is VERY important that you do not use Alcohol based fragrances (that includes perfumes and food flavouring) because it will ruin your clay. Maybe not straight away, but eventually it will lead to a sticky mess – it reacts and disintegrates it. It MUST be oil based. Fragrances for soap and candle making are usually suitable.

3. Add your Cinnamon. ‘Dutch’ Cinnamon in Australia is the Cassia variety. Pinch it together and knead in gently.

4. You should have a uniform ball of delicious smelling clay.

DIY Scented Hot Cross Bun Earrings Tutorial Steps 5 to 85. Divide into 2 evenly sized balls. About the size of peas.

6. Make into cube shapes.

7. Gently round the corners on the ‘top’ of the bun.

8. With a toothpick, scratch the edges where the bun would be torn.

DIY Scented Hot Cross Bun Earrings Tutorial Steps 9 to 129. Make a slight indent with the edge of the toothpick for the icing.

10. Pick off tiny pieces of the purple-black clay with your toothpick and attach.

11. Bake in your oven for the required time. They smell so good 🙂

12. When cool, use your pastels and brush to give them the ‘baked’ look on top.

DIY Scented Hot Cross Bun Earrings Tutorial Steps 13 to 1613. Mix the ‘icing’. On the right of the picture you can see a mauve liquid. I found that my white artist pastel (shaved with the toothpick) when mixed with Liquid Fimo turned out like this. I didn’t add it to the bun (luckily) and did a test and baked it separately. It still turned out mauve after baking. On the left of the picture you can see I added Liquid Fimo to crumbled plain white Fimo. It took more mixing, but was far better in colour. If your white pastel gives this mauve colour do not use and instead use the second method.

14. Use your toothpick again to fill in the cross with your ‘icing’. Bake for minimal time.

15. I used UV resin just on the top to give a sheen, like glossy Hot Cross Buns have. Use the fine paintbrush from your pastels (clean of course!) to paint on the UV resin. I love this stuff. It was a sunny day, so it cured outside. Because the hot cross buns are not completely covered with resin, the cinnamon and fragrance can still waft.

16. Add a small amount of glue to your earrings and secure your buns! If need be, you can scratch the underside with your toothpick (it’s been handy throughout this tutorial!) to give more ‘bite’ to the adhesion.

DONE! Make and Wear or Make and Share!

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If you enjoyed this polymer clay tutorial, you may also enjoy my other Polymer Clay Tutorials.

Claire

DIY – Coconut Ice Bath Bombs that Smell Just Like the Real Thing

Adorablest DIY Coconut Ice Bath BombsDIY – Coconut Ice Bath Bombs – without Citric Acid and using a SECRET ingredient 😉 These look just like the real thing don’t they? They smell just like the real thing too – YUMMY and DIVINE!

Just make sure you don’t take a bite!

Please Note: I have made this recipe for a SMALL batch. Sometimes I find that bath bomb recipes will make enough to compete with a Lush store, so if you just want to try a small amount, this Coconut Ice Bath Bomb recipe is for you. Each batch will only make 2 small to medium ‘slices’ of Coconut Ice. If you require more, simply double or triple (or more) the recipe. Also, this does not use Citric Acid, but a substitute – Citrus Juice. It still fizzes!

You will need:

  • Bicarbonate of Soda Find it at your supermarket
  • Coconut Oil Use the non-refined sort – You WANT it to smell like coconut!
  • Epsom Salts Find it at your supermarket or chemist
  • Cream of Tartar Find it at your supermarket in the baking section
  • Lemon or Lime Juice Fresh or in a container
  • Imitation Strawberry Flavouring Essence This is the SECRET ingredient!
  • 2 x Bowls for Mixing
  • Spoon I used metal. I can’t stand dry ingredients with a wooden spoon (nails on a chalkboard for me)
  • Small Square containers / mould / mold
  • Baking Paper cut in strips to fit containers SO much easier to remove the Bath Bombs when set!
  • Measuring Cups Or similar
  • Presentation Wrap or Plate Or similar

How To:

Adorablest DIY Coconut Ice Bath Bombs Steps 1 - 6Gather all your supplies and make sure you are in an area where you can make a bit of a mess.

Coconut Ice Bath Bombs Recipe: (SMALL BATCH for 2-3, multiply as needed)

  •  1/4  Cup of Bicarb Soda
  •  1/8  Cup of Epsom Salts
  • 1/2  Teaspoon of Cream of Tartar (MIX these 3 ingredients)
  • 1/8  Teaspoon or few drops of Citrus Juice (Will FIZZ – that’s normal)
  • 1/2  Teaspoon of Imitation Strawberry Flavouring Essence (for the pink part)
  • 1/2  Teaspoon + of Coconut Oil per Pink and White part

Adorablest DIY Coconut Ice Bath Bombs Steps 7 - 12

Method:

Mix all the DRY ingredients well (NO coconut oil yet), add your Citrus juice, then …

DIVIDE INTO TWO SEPARATE BOWLS.

Add your Strawberry Essence to one part and mix well.

Then add your Coconut Oil to both the PINK part and the WHITE part (in separate bowls)

The reason I add the Coconut Oil after is so you can better gauge the consistency because the Strawberry Essence counts as a wet ingredient and will slightly change the pink consistency.

The consistency you want is, when squeezed with your palm, it stays together … JUST. Not too oily, but add more Coconut Oil if it is still crumbly.

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Spoon your completed WHITE part into the container (lined with Baking Paper – makes it SO much easier to remove later).

Flatten down, then add your PINK part …

Adorablest DIY Coconut Ice Bath Bombs Steps 13 - 18Flatten the pink part – make sure you have equal height of the pink and white sections.

You can let dry a little, then slide then out (Did you use Baking Paper to help, or are you cursing right now?!)

YUM! Almost good enough to eat. These smell wonderful with the Coconut and Strawberry, just like Coconut Ice! The Epsom salts also give that Coconut fleck to them as a bonus, don’t you think?

I have tried them in a bath – they smell just as lovely in the water. You can EAT the imitation Strawberry Essence, so you can certainly bathe in it. It does not leave the bath water a vivid pink either, so no major cleaning after.

The Coconut Oil will soften your skin, as will the Bicarb Soda. The Epsom Salts will help soothe your tired muscles and the little amount of Citrus Juice will act as an anti-bacterial.

Try these FUN and FIZZY Coconut Ice Bath Bombs!

BONUS!! Free Printable Coconut Ice Bath Bomb Labels to finish if they are a gift – see below. Wrap with clear cellophane and a cute bow to finish or store in a jar. Enjoy!

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Enjoy, please leave a comment if you try these, Pin Away and share the LOVE 🙂

Claire

DIY – Scented Cherry Pom Poms for Clothes Hangers

diy cherry pom pom scented coat hangerDIY – Scented Cherry Pom Poms for Clothes Hangers will help to keep your clothes smelling fresh in the cupboard. Easy to make and assemble.

You will need:

  • Red Wool (I used ‘hairy’ kind)
  • Green Ribbon or Cord
  • Pom Pom Kit (or make one with card and scissors)
  • Scissors
  • A clipboard
  • Scented Oil of your choice

Make two Pom Poms. I recently bought a Pom Pom Making Kit and I found a great tutorial from Meet me at Mikes on how to use one (very similar), or there are many how-to make the traditional pom poms out there, if you don’t have a making kit.

When finishing off your Pom Pom, leave one of the tying strings a little longer and tie a piece of green ribbon to it, so it will become the ‘stalk’.

Do that to each of your Pom Poms and then tie both the stalks together, like a shoelace, into a bow.

Spray, or rub a few drops of your favourite oil into the palm of your hands and then rub into the ‘cherries’.

Hang in your cupboard to freshen your clothes, or scare away the moths! Re-apply the scented oil as needed when it starts to fade.
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Claire

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