- Bar soap
- Decorative paper
- Paper cutter/scissors
- Double-sided tape
I was at the spa the other day waiting for my massage when I noticed these really cute soaps sitting on a table. The papers were so pretty and they had little ribbons and stickers! I picked one up and it smelled all nice and clean as well. I was just ready to snatch one up when I noticed the price tag — $15! For a bar of soap? Are you kidding me? I gingerly returned the pretty soap to the display and backed carefully away hoping I hadn’t contaminated it and therefore would be forced to buy the expensive soap. I had my massage and returned to me car quite relaxed but still thinking about the pretty soap. And then, it dawned on me. The thing I liked most about that soap was the packaging. I could do that…
I immediately went home and started rummaging through my scrapbook papers and ribbon. Sometimes, I buy the scrapbook kits and there will be paper and doo-dads leftover and I will just file those away for another day. I looked into this stack of unused paper and found some coordinating papers and stickers. I then checked my ribbon supply for some matching ribbon. I found three different types that would work well with my paper.
After gathering all of my supplies, I carefully peeled the wrapper off a bar of my Dial soap. I used the wrapper as a template and cut my paper 1/2 inch larger than the original wrapper. This gave me dimensions of 5.5×7 inches. I then placed my soap (with the original wrapper on) in the middle of the paper and wrapped it just like a present securing with a little bit of double-sided tape. If you are careful when you remove the wrapping later, you can reuse it for another soap. I added the ribbon and some stickers and presto, cutely wrapped soap that cost me about 75 cents for the bar of soap! I will feel quite luxurious though when I grab a bar for my morning shower.
I am going to use some slightly nicer bars and wrap them for my guest bathroom. I will make sure to tell the guests to use them! They might just mistake them for those $15 bars and not unwrap to reveal the drugstore brand underneath.
For Christmas, I plan on wrapping some in cute Christmas paper for my out-of-town guests. These would also be great wrapped up and placed in the baskets I wrote about in the post, Hotel baskets for out-of-town guests.