When I was a child I really didn’t understand the concept of things like decorative toiletries.  I had a friend whose mother had beautiful, tiny towels in the bathrooms that we weren’t allowed to use to dry our hands, and as somewhat of a tomboy, I found the idea to be completely silly.  As an adult, I can finally understand what years ago seemed so very strange.   It’s perfectly okay to have pretty things for the sake of having pretty things, even if they aren’t practical or meant to be used in any other way besides as decoration.  (No matter what my husband says.)

Want to dress  up your bathroom counter with something pretty?  Suzy over at Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom used motifs cut from fabric to turn plain dollar store soap into fabulous little  works of art.  It’s the perfect project for using up teeny-tiny remnants of pretty prints.  They totally remind me of the collection of pretty soaps and perfume bottles  that lined the shelves in my grandmother’s bathroom.  (Except, unlike my friend’s uptight mom, grandma never minded if we played with her baubles!)  [how to make decorative soaps with fabric]

Project estimate:

  • Soap,  on hand or $1
  • Fabric, on hand or $1 and up
  • Paraffin wax, on hand or about $3 and up

Total:  Free and up