Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winner claimed prize

The winner has claimed his prize. He seemed very excited and said he is going to give it to his Grandmother!
What a nice guy!
Thank you all for entering. We hope to have more contests in the future.
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

And the Winner is.....

The winner is ..entry 15 ..Big guns. We have sent an email on Facebook. They have up to 48 hours to reply. If we get no reply from them, we will pick another winner.
Thank you all for playing and for your support.
Merry Christmas !

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Win A Bowl of Roses!

This is our very first contest and what better time can there be except Christmas! This will make a perfect gift for your mom, grandma ,wife, sweetie or friend.

We are giving away a beautiful glass covered dish with four (4) roses in it (Shown above) . Your choice of color and scent. W will also ship it anywhere in the US for you.

To Enter, First:
Comment in this post which color and scent you will pick if you’re the winner! Visit our site by clicking here to see your choices : Rose Bowl (If you win, you can change your mind so you are not locked into your choice here)

Extra Entries:

1. Follow me on Twitter  @soapflorist (unless you already are) and comment here that you did so.

2. Join our blog and comment here that you did so.

3. Tweet about this giveaway and include “@haileysgarden” in the tweet. Make sure you comment here including your twitter user name that you did so. (Please don’t over do it, as I don’t want you to appear spammy to your followers)

4. Comment on any post here at The Soap Florist  Blog and comment here the link of where you commented. (this is a daily option)

(The key to being entered is your comments here in blog)
Giveaway Info:

Open to US residents only (shipping purposes). This giveaway will end Tuesday, December 15th at 9:00 PM EST. The winners will be picked by and will be announced Tuesday night or Wednesday, December 16th by Noon EST. The winner will need to claim their prize within 48 hrs or I will pick another giveaway winner.

Good Luck!

Let's Make Ornaments!

I love to make things at Christmas time. Actually, anytime, but especially at Christmas. We make popcorn garland, paper chain garland and ornaments for the tree every year.

Here is our recipe for ornaments.

Salt Dough

• 4 Cups flour

• 1 Cup salt

• 1 ½ Cups hot water

• 1 tsp vegetable oil


Combine the salt and flour, then add the water until the dough becomes elastic. Add the oil at this time and knead the dough (if it's too sticky, add more flour). Once it's a good consistency, roll out and cut with a cookie cutter.  Bake ornaments at 200* until hard (about 20 - 30 minutes). Once they've cooled, paint them with designs and symbols, add glitter,beads etc and seal with clear varnish or glue. You can either spray a varnish on them or brush on Mod Podge or slightly watered down glue to help preserve them. We use elmers white school glue.

If you're planning to hang them, poke a hole through the ornament BEFORE baking them. Then after you've varnished/sealed them, run a ribbon or thread through the hole.

What crafts do you do during the holidays?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009