Felted Soaps

February 14th, 2011

Felted Soap Party Favors

Felted Soaps

Felted Soap

I wanted to make some special favors for a baby shower I was co-hosting and decided on felting soap. I”d wanted to try it for a while and I”ve been pretty into felting. It was a fun project and somewhat meditative. I purchased all the soap–I”ve never been a star at making soap. These are super simple to make, they just take some time. There are some pretty good tutorials out there if you”re interested. I couldn”t find the one I used, but the basics are to wrap the soap with raw wool to cover the soap pretty well. Do this again with the grain of the wool going the opposite direction as the first wrap. There should be a good cushion around the soap and you should not see any soap. Dip the wool/soap combo in as hot of water as you can stand so it”s completely wet. Start patting it gently to get suds, intensifying your scrubbing of the soap as it starts to stay in place better. Continue for 10-15 minutes until it looks felted, dipping again in hot water as needed. These would be a great project to do with grade school kids. You can even put the soap down after starting and come back to it later to finish, if they get bored.

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  • 1. savvy stitch  |  February 15th, 2011 at 2:11 am

    They are very pretty! I have never heard of a felted soap…do you felt the soap so it lasts longer?

  • 2. Dacia  |  February 15th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Oh yes I should have said–you felt it so it”s basically a permanent loofah around the soap. It gets all soapy and scrubby like a loofah.

  • 3. Nancy  |  February 15th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I made felted soaps with scarlet in December. It is a great project and what makes it even better is that it makes the soap last longer and is like a washcloth and soap in one. I have been using them for awhile.

  • 4. aja  |  February 16th, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Awesome! I love felted soap – my tip would be to make sure you allow the soap to dry out between washes (don”t let it sit in the shower in a pool of water) otherwise you will be greeted by shower funkies in your wool!

  • 5. Sarah S  |  February 16th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    These were the most beautiful favors ever! And, of course, you chose colors that matched my theme! I just love them! Although the one problem is the one I took is just too pretty to use! I have it sitting in the baby”s room because it just looks so stinkin” cute in there!

  • 6. M  |  February 27th, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    I love these….may have to try this one out…

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