Annie’s Farmhouse Style Kit Club is a crafting subscription box that sends a new stylish and affordable farmhouse craft kit to your door every month.
Each kit will include all of the crafting materials you’ll need, along with easy, step-by-step instructions to complete the project. — Just use your own basic tools, like a glue gun and scissors, and start creating. From the family room to the kitchen table, holiday decorations to gift ideas, every project brings fresh farmhouse character into your space…and reflects your love for all things handmade.
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Let’s see what’s in my December 2020 Annie’s Farmhouse Style Kit Club box!
Since I received multiple kits to review in one shipment, my Farmhouse Style kit was packed into a plain padded envelope.
The contents of the envelope! — This month’s project was “Lavender & Lemon Handmade Soap“.
Supplies included silicone soap molds, a spritzer bottle, goat’s milk soap blocks, essential oils (lavender & lemon), dried lavender buds, tags, and jute twine.
A full color insert provided step-by-step instructions with helpful hints and photos to go along with each step.
I began by laying out all of my supplies on the kitchen counter.
The first step was to spray the molds with rubbing alcohol using the provided spritzer bottle, but I didn’t have any alcohol on hand so I moved onto the second step — melting the soap blocks. I placed all of the blocks into a microwavable bowl (snatched from our recycling bin) and melted them in two 30-second increments.
Once mostly liquified, I stirred it up to melt the remaining “chunks” until it was completely smooth.
Next, it was time to add in the dried lavender buds and essential oils. I used about 1/3 of the provided buds and roughly 20 drops of each oil.
After incorporating the “ingredients”, I poured the melted soap mixture into the silicone molds.
The soap then needed to sit in the molds for a few hours to fully harden. (You were supposed to spritz more of the rubbing alcohol on top of the soap here, but I had to skip that step.)
Fast-forward 3-4 hours later and it was time to remove them!
They popped right out of the molds with very minimal effort. 🙂
My pretty little soaps!
The final step was to wrap the jute twine around each bar and tie on the tag/label.
They turned out SO nice! — Oh, I should probably mention that the purpose of the rubbing alcohol spritz was to help eliminate those little bubbles you see on the surface. Personally, I think they look just fine, bubbles and all. 🙂
Although I was a little bummed to see that this kit included an animal by-product (long-time vegan here!), I still enjoyed December’s Annie’s Farmhouse Style Kit Club project. I’ve actually been wanting to start making my own handmade bar soap, so this showed me just how simple it can be. Plus, the end result is going to make a nice holiday gift for a certain family member. 😀 — Remember, for a limited time you can save 50% on your first month with coupon code “SHARE50“!