Check out this Striking Decorated Soap Craft which you can give to your loved ones as present for Valentine’s Day!
Striking Decorated Soap Craft
It’s time to embellish hearts, purchase candy, and sharpen Cupid’s arrows. February is nearing and that means Valentine’s Day. The holiday is full of love and appreciation, but too often we are overwhelmed with gifts of chocolate and roses. Please don’t get me wrong- I have a soft spot for a piece of good chocolate, but it is fun to mix up the norm every once in awhile. This year I decided to make “fancy” soaps decorated with dried herbs for gift giving in lieu of the traditional Valentine.
These simple gifts are economical and striking. The soaps are constructed primarily of items you already own or can easily locate at a dollar or grocery store. The dried herbs or flowers dress up this craft and make it unique. Crafters of every skill level will be able to whip up some gorgeous offerings that will be cherished by the recipient.
I wrote a post on Homemade Liquid Hand Soap and have had some people ask questions because it did not turn out quite right. So I am going to address a few common problems and how to fix them.
Thicken up soap that is too thin
We are constantly using handsoap in our house. It seems like every week I am replacing the one in the bathroom and kitchen. Since I love the Bath and Body Works foaming handsoap this added up very fast. So I switched to buying the large refill container but I could only find the foaming refill at Target. This too added up cost wise and so I figured I would try the dollar store. Well it turned out to really dry out our hands so I was spending the saved money on lotion. Determined to find a way to have my foaming soap at a cheap price, I searched the internet and decided to make my own handsoap. I had saved 2 of my foaming soap dispensers so they were ready to be reused. The best part is that it only requires bar soap and water. I prefer scented soap so I used Yardley Lemon Verbena soap. The soap was on sale at Kroger for $1.00 each so the total cost to make this was $2.00 for 160 ounces of soap (approximately 20-8oz liquid bottles or 80 bottles of foaming)