How to Cope with Naked Soap

Wire Basket with Fabric Covered SoapThis unusual wire basket I bought in an antique store in Cape May, NJ practically begged to be filled with something pretty and fitting for the powder room. Paper wrapped handmade soaps were a good choice, but a little pricey. I opted to buy a ten-pack of Ivory Soap for $3.99 at Target and cover the bars of soap with scraps from my fabric stash. Here’s how I did it:

You’ll need:

  • silk pins
  • rectangular bars of soap
  • enough fabric to cover the soap, as if you were wrapping a gift
  • iron
  • twine, yarn, ribbon, hem tape, and/or cording

Get crafty:

  • estimate how much fabric you’ll need for each bar and cut out a neat rectangleWire Basket with Fabric Covered Soap
  • fold one long side over half of soap, and pin straight through fabric into soap in middle of bar 
  • iron a small crease on opposite end and pin through barWire Basket with Fabric Covered Soap
  • fold each end (like wrapping a gift), and pin in place through soapWire Basket with Fabric Covered SoapWire Basket with Fabric Covered Soap
  • wrap with matching ribbon, etc.Wire Basket with Fabric Covered Soap

Looks cute. You’ll never run out of soap, unless you can’t bear to unwrap them!

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About Sandy Green

I am a poet and children's author. Visit my website at sandradgreen.webs.com
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