Make Decorative Printed Soaps

I have many fond childhood memories of Grandma’s house.  One thing that I remember is that she always had a basket full of pretty little soaps that sat near the bathroom sink.  These were the “guest soaps” and nobody was allowed to use them.  It never made sense to me; why call them guest soaps if the guests aren’t supposed to touch them?  These days I prefer to call them “decorative soaps,” a name that seems much more fitting.  Want to dress up your vanity with some decorative soaps of your own?  Gail from Can’t Stop Making Things applied a free vintage graphic to some plain bars of soap, creating her own custom soaps that would be perfect for display or to use as gifts.  You can use this method to put any image you want onto the bars!  [how to make decorative printed soaps]

Project estimate:

  • Bar soap, $1
  • Tissue paper, on hand or $1
  • Computer & printer, on hand
  • Graphic, free
  • Wax paper, on hand or $1
  • Hair dryer, on hand

Total: $1 and up