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Make your Own Soap Paper

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How to Make Paper Soap

Irene A. Blake | updated on August 30, 2017

About the Author:

Irene A. Blake

Based in Southern Pennsylvania, Irene A. Blake has been writing on a wide range of topics for over a decade. Her work has appeared in projects by The National Network for Artist Placement, the-phone-book Limited and GateHouse Media. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Shippensburg University.

Many people use paper soap—paper-thin soap sheets—as an alternative to bar and/or liquid soap. Paper soap is not only easy to carry, store and use (especially for travel), but quickly dissolves in water without leaving behind residual soap scum in a soap dish or on a sink as typically seen with wet soap bars or dripping soap dispensers. Although you can find several paper soap products in stores or online, you can easily make your own paper soap at home with the use your favorite soap brands and a few kitchen items.

Woman washing hands with bar of soap

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Things You’ll Need

  • Soap bar
  • Wire cheese slicer
  • Cutting board
  • Wax paper
  • Brownie or cake bake pans
  • Knife
  • Glass bowl
  • Pan
  • Water
  • Oven
  • Straight-edged scissors
  • Speed peeler (optional)
  • Decorative scissors (optional)

Slicing Method

Step 1

Lift the handle of the wire slicer.

Step 2

Place your soap bar on the cutting board and then align it under the wire as you would a block of cheese.

Step 3

Pull the handle down and slice through the end of the soap bar. Set the first paper-thin soap sheet aside and then repeat as needed to make additional sheets of paper soap.

Pouring Method

Step 1

Line your pans with wax paper.

Step 2

Cut your soap bar into 1/2-inch blocks and place the blocks in a large glass bowl.

Step 3

Create a double boiler and then melt the soap. Fill a small pot with water and place it on a burner. Put the glass bowl on top of the pot so that it sits on the rim of the mouth of the pot, turn on the burner and then wait for the generated steam to melt the soap.

Step 4

Pour the melted soap into your brownie or cake pans to coat the wax sheets with a paper-thin film about 1/2 mm thick.

Step 5

Wait for the soap to cool. Peel the soap carefully from the wax paper and cut it into palm-sized (or smaller) sheets using straight-edged scissors to make a stack of paper soap.

Tip

If you don’t mind having irregularly shaped paper soap sheets, cut paper-thin sheets from a soap bar using a handheld speed peeler.

If you want to make paper soap with special edges, cut the soap using the decorative scissors or “decorative paper edgers” typically used in paper crafts such as scrapbooking.

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Crafting in February~!

Marbled Valentine’s Day Playdough

Materials:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 ½ cups salt
  • 3 tbsp baby oil (I normally use vegetable oil, but was out. Baby oil worked great and provided a lovely scent!)
  • 3 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • purple and pink food dye

Directions:

Whisk 1 cup water, 1 cup flour, ½ cup salt, 1 tbsp oil, 1 tsp Cream of Tartar, and several drops of purple or pink dye in a saucepan. Heat the dough mixture until it forms a ball. Remove from the pan and knead well. Repeat 2 more times to make the other colors (for white, leave out the food dye). Twist the playdoughs together and roll into a ball to create a marbled effect!

Marbled Valentine's Day Playdough | Fireflies and Mud Pies
Marbled Valentine's Day Playdough | Fireflies and Mud Pies

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Make It For Thanksgiving…

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 Place the candle in the empty hurricane, then begin pouring the beans in very slowly around the candle to the desired level.  Repeat layers with different beans.

The color combination possibilities are endless with so many rich fall colors to choose from!  Specialty grocery stores have self-serve bins of dried lentils that you can choose from, as well.  A white candle would be a beautiful contrast!
 The beans/corn are pretty enough to stand alone without the candle, like this “candy corn” display from last year at Halloween…

Tie a fun ribbon or let them stand alone!

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Make Something!

Make an Ottoman

Materials Needed

  • milk crate
  • fabric
  • foam insert (cut to fit crate)
  • plywood (cut to fit crate)
  • (2) 2″ wood pieces (cut to fit crate)
  • glue
  • staple gun + staples
  • sanding block
  • drill + bit
  • screws
  • spray paint
  • spray adhesive

Prep Crate(if using metal milk crate)

The first step is to prep the milk crate or the soon-to-be base of the ottoman. The age and patina of the crate will determine the amount of elbow grease needed. Remove any unwanted paint or rust with a sanding block. Once the surface is smooth, add a pop of color with spray paint.

Nothing says cozy like a plush ottoman. Coffee tables are great and all, but an ottoman can be a footrest, a chair and, with the addition of a tray, it does all the work of a coffee table. But before draining your savings on one, consider making your own for under $100.

Materials Needed

  • heat-treated pallet
  • (4) wooden candlesticks
  • drill + 1/4″ bit
  • (4) 1/4″ lag bolts
  • wrench
  • 4″ foam
  • spray adhesive
  • batting
  • stapler
  • fabric

Attach some legs


To begin, flip the pallet over. Ensure the pallet you are using is marked “HT” for “heat-treated.” This verifies it is safe for indoor use. Drill a 1/4-inch hole in each of the four corners, equidistant from the edges. Run small lag bolts through the holes, and secure the candlestick legs after drilling corresponding holes in them.

Secure the Foam

Once the legs have been tightly fastened, flip the frame upright and place a piece of foam cut to the size of the pallet on top. Coat the surface of the foam and pallet with spray adhesive and set the foam piece on the pallet.


Fasten Batting and Fabric


Once the adhesive has dried, cover the foam with a large piece of batting and flip the ottoman back over. Fold the batting around, and staple it to the bottom of the pallet no more than two inches apart. Repeat this step with the fabric, making sure to fold the corners neatly and tightly while stapling to ensure a beautiful final product.https://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/diy-pallet-ottoman

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