- Mrs. Apple Cider
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: October 2009 - Banner Elk Winery & Blueberry Villa
I shared a sneak peek of my soap project last week and I am now here to share the directions. This project is simple and cheap. You can up the creativity and challenge by actually making your own soap (I knew that I didn’t have time) but that is a great idea.
First things first –
Buy your soap. I decided to go with dial soap bars and bought 36 of them for $14. If you are planning to make more, you can purchase soap at places like Sam’s Club or other wholesale stores. Here is one that I found online: Kitchen Supply Direct.
You want to go with a soap that is already wrapped but not boxed. I found that the boxed soaps seemed more like presents than soap bars. I tried Ivory soap first.
Decide on your paper. I got a great deal on Martha Stewart paper at Wal-Mart ($3 a pack) but you can really use any decorative paper that you want. A few things to note here: your paper should not be too thick or too thin. You want to be able to easily fold it and also don’t want it to be see through.
Measure your bar of soap. You can use these great directions from Creature Comforts for size or you can eyeball it.
Spice it up. I decided to also use my handy Martha Stewart punch for additional wrapping. I used stamps of our birds (a theme in our wedding) and also some leftover twine/hemp. I also created a sticker to go on the back of the soap.
The soaps are complete and will stay fresh (since they are in their original wrapping, underneath). I will use the soap in the bathrooms at the hotel, villa, and reception venue!
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