Soaps Wrapped in Pretty Paper

Soaps Wrapped in Pretty Paper

Last weekend I got my craft on and pretended to be Martha Stewart for a while.  Do you do that?  I had a glass jar that I wanted to fill with soaps wrapped in pretty paper for the bathroom.

Soap Wrapped in Pretty Paper

There are pretty soaps available in the shops but as I had a definite colour scheme of pale blue and taupe, I decided it would be easier to buy some paper and ribbons and wrap my own.

Scrapbook Paper & Ribbon

These are the papers I found from the scrapbooking shop at Photo Continental.  Proper scrapbooking shops have a better collection of papers than general craft stores.

Soap Boxes

I just love the embossed birdcage paper above.  I bought a box of 4 scented soaps in boxes from Target.  I wrapped some soaps in their boxes and some without.

Scrapbook Paper Wrapped Soaps

It is easy to wrap things with scrapbook paper as it is thick and you can create straight folds.  I used double-sided tape to hold the paper in place.  Now I just needed to work out which ribbons to put on which paper.

Making Ribbon Stickers

I ran the ribbons through my sticker machine so they were adhesive. You can read about my sticker machine here.  Then it was easy to attach the ribbons to the soaps.

Finished Soaps

I already had the soap wrapped in white paper with baker’s twine (a gift from my mother) so I added it to the collection.  I think they look very Martha worthy!

Pretty soaps in glass jar

So here are my pretty soaps in the glass jar on a little pedestal table beside the bath.  The pedestal table is a whole other story which I will share soon.

 

Resources:

Glass Jar $20 reduced to $14 Target

Soaps $10 reduced to $7 Target

Scrapbook Paper – Assorted prices Photo Continental

Ribbons – Assorted prices Spotlight

 


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Comments

  1. How gorgeous is that! You are very talented Kylie!!

  2. Love these Kylie! I’m so going to make some of these for Christmas gifts this year :)
    C x

  3. Love these, such a clever idea! Your scrap book paper is gorgeous!Think that glass is very you Kylie and such a bargain too! xx

  4. Kylie, those look amazing! I so want to try something beautiful like that. I recently bought a sticker maker and I’ve only used it once but I had a problem with sticky residue on the top of my stickers. Have you ever had that problem with yours?

  5. That glass jar is gorgeous! Love how you wrapped the soaps- so pretty!

  6. Anna (Ethos Interiors) says:

    These look lovely Kylie! Such a pretty, classic colour scheme. xx

  7. I LOVE this idea and you have reminded me hun that I MUST get one of those awesome sticker machines xx

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