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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Decorative Soap Tutorial

This is a craft project I've been doing with the kids (my "Little Green Apples") on Wednesday evenings at church.  It will be a Mother's Day gift so we have been very secretive!!!  What fun we are having and some of these children are sooo creative.  My kids range from 4 years old to 12 years old so usually we try to partner a younger with an older kid.
Anyway, today I'm doing my first tutorial so please be supportive! And I would love any constructive criticism ...offered in a kind and caring manner, of course! lol!
Decorative Soap Tutorial
Supply List
Decorative tissue paper (enough for 2 layers to wrap the soap)
Soap  (I found boxes of milled french soap on sale at Ross for $1.49 bx/4 but any soap will do)
Small Flowers (Vintage like velvet forget-me-nots. roses, pansies etc.are gorgeous but with the kids I mainly Snipped from some of my silk flowers)
Small Leaves
Beads, Charms, old Jewelry,  mini banner (optional), etc.
Glitter - optional
Glue (with the tissue I used tacky glue because the tissue is too fragile for hot glue. I do use hot glue to add the embellishments.)
When wrapping the soap I double the tissue paper because it is very transparent.  Soap can be wrapped several different ways.  It can be wrapped like a gift.  If you leave you paper large enough it could be "pleated" and drawn to the middle of the backside...this works well on ovals and rounds.                                                                                  

I like to tie a ribbon to secure the glued ends as well as for decorative reasons.

I like to add glitter to some of the silk flowers and leaves... sometimes I use a spray adhesive and other times I use a tacky glue and spread it with my finger or a small paint brush and then sprinkle on the glitter

This is where the creativity comes in... play around with your arrangement before actually gluing anything unless you are experienced with floral arranging or just have a great eye for proportion and balance etc.

Adding a  meaningful charm, small rhinestone earring, bead, buttons 
or stickpin will enhance and personalize your little soaps
These look really adorable in a guest bath. They also make really nice little hostess gifts or party favors and can be made by theme, style, holiday or season.  HAVE FUN!!!

Well, I hope you liked my tutorial.  If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

 Today I will be joining:
Beverly at  http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/ for Pink Saturday
Cindy at http://romantichome.blogspot.com/ for Show and Tell Friday
Donna http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/ for Saturday Night Special
 Elyse at  http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/ for Six Sisters Blog Party


  1. Oh that is so pretty! What a great gift it makes!

  2. What a great way to spend family time.

  3. What an amazing gift idea! Thanks for taking me through all of the steps, and I always look at those soaps at Ross and think they are so pretty. I will use your idea. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

  4. Such a delight to see gorgeous pink every week, yours are lovely!

    My PINK please come and see when you have time. Have a safe and happy weekend!

  5. So pretty and useful too. They would make great party favors or a little something in an Easter basket or Christmas stocking.

  6. It seems I remember these from my childhood! Thanks for the reminder~! Happy Mother's Day~ ♥♥♥

  7. what a great way to spruce up the bathroom. visiting from pink sat

  8. Lovely blog with so many interesting and inspiring posts! Love your work:) Would you like to follow each other?