DIY Felt Covered Soap

how to make your own felt soap

Three good reasons to make felt soap of your own: it has a built in washcloth, its simple & cheap, and it’s almost too pretty to use. Besides that, you can’t tell me all your friends wouldn’t be ecstatic beyond words when they strolled into the washroom to find these beauties sitting neatly bowed on the counter, yeh? Not to mention you can follow their squeals with a (very humble, of course) “I made them!”–

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Things you’ll need–

  • Wool Roving (various colors)
  • Bowl of hot water
  • Bar of soap
  • Scissors
  • Dish/Extra bowl to catch water
  • Towel
  • String/Twine (optional)

how to make felt covered soap

1- Cut a strand of wool that is both long and wide enough to fold over and cover your bar of soap

2- Spread and fold wool to cover all areas of the soap

3- Cut other colors and lay over base to create a design or texture, but don’t get too attached to this step because it won’t keep it’s shape too much in the end

4 + 5- Dribble hot water over the wool until it is entirely soaked through

6- Begin squeezing the soap gently to the contours of the soap (Kind of like you would to mold clay) while keeping your hands and the soap wet. You’ll keep forming the wool until it is felted enough to keep it’s shape on it’s own (I shaped mine for about 10 minutes just for good measure)

7- Once your wool is no longer rippled and has formed a smooth and sturdy layer over the soap, quickly submerse the soap in hot water. If the wool is tight enough to wash your hands with, then the finished product will be secure enough to hold up.

8- Begin gently smoothing the wool with small circular motions for several minutes to get a really tight layer

9 + 10- Pat soap with a towel to get rid of excess water and let air dry thoroughly

11 + 12- Wrap with twine and gift (ughm, but mostly likely use)

how to make your own felt covered soap

 

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    • Well! You just have to make sure that you’ve rubbed the wool into felt for a long enough period of time to create a secure casing. As long as the wool is tight enough to be used when its being felted, then it will be even tighter once it dries. It’s better to start with large soaps so that after the initial felting, you to still have quite a bit of soap to work through before it becomes to small for the felt to stay on.

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