Whether you’re in it for the novelty or the practicality, soap on a rope is a classic gift – and it’s handy to have around! See how I turned a few bars of dollar store soap into a jumbo-size bar of DIY soap on a rope, using all materials from the dollar store!
Mine went into use immediately – my husband was so happy to see it that he grabbed it and started using it before I could even get a good finished photo of it! Ooops!
- Twine, on hand or $1
- Soap (I used Irish Spring), $1 and up
- Travel soap container, $1
- Packing tape, on hand
- Funnel, on hand
- Wooden skewer, on hand
- Glass or cup, on hand
Total: $2 and up
With wire cutters, cut an opening in the end of the soap container. It should be large enough that a funnel can fit inside it. Tape the soap container along the edges and then from side to side. Place it in a cup so that it stands upright.
Grate the Irish Spring and place it in a sauce pan, add 2 tablespoons of water. On low, melt the soap. You can also do this in the microwave but with microwaves having different wattages, I feel more comfortable sharing the stove top method.
After the soap has melted, pour it into the soap container using the funnel and skewer if it gets clogged. Gently tap the cup on your counter so that air bubbles can be released. Do this a lot!
Once the container is completely full, cut the desired length of twine. Stick the two ends of the twine about 4 inches into the hole. Let set for 48 hours.
Remove packing tape and carefully remove the soap. Let set another 48 hours before using.
(My hubby actually grabbed the bar I made and started using it before I had a chance to take finished photos of it – but you can imagine what it looked like!)