Christmas Guest Soaps

Christmas Guest Soaps

Decoupage soaps are very easy to make and are a great craft for all ages. This quick craft project is easy to make and can be used to decorate cheap blocks of soaps for school fetes or fund raisers.

What you need

Plain blocks of soap
Stickers or Decals
White P.V.A Glue or white wood/craft glue (non toxic)
Paint brush


Use Christmas images for your guest bathroom or how about a picture of your child so he or she knows which soap is hers on school camps.

To start this craft choose a image. Use Christmas stickers or cut outs to go onto your soap. Take the back of the image and using the PVA glue adhere it to the block of soap.

PVA glue is poly vinyl acetate – a white craft glue that dries clear.

Using the paint brush place a layer of glue over the top of the image and the top of the soap.

Allow the coat to dry and then apply another coat. Make sure you cover the complete image. Keep doing this until you have at least 5 coats of PVA glue onto your soap. Allow it to dry each time.

The more coats you apply to the soap and image the longer the image will stay visible in the shower or bath.

To use this soap all you do is wash with it like normal, taking preference to the side without the image.

This craft is totally safe and non-toxic. The glue layer containing the glue and image will simply peel away from the soap as the soap is finished.

For group crafts speed up the drying time by working in the sun or using a hair dryer to quickly pass over the glue it will only take seconds to dry then.

Use photograph’s or printouts of photographs to personalize your soaps for a personalized gift


  1. Thank you for the cute idea, I think I will try it with my grand daughter. *Funny story: Just 2 months ago my 5 year old grand daughter used my private bathroom & when she went to wash her hands I handed her a bar of Dove soap. She looked at me with a puzzled look on her face & she said,”what,’s this, where’s the soap?” I laughed so hard it took me like two minutes to convice her that she was holding the soap! The poor kid never used anything, but liquid soap her whole life!

  2. Cool

  3. Cool im gonna make this it wolud be nice as a christmas pressie..! =]

  4. smittenkitten93 says

    My mom used to make these for me when I was little but she dipped the photo in parafin then the top of the soap in the wax.

  5. I remember these when i was younger. I had one with care bears on! I am going to try this myself. Maybe images of cupcakes ect for decoration in the kitchen…

  6. I made these in girl scouts in the 70’s. I am going to make these with my daughters girl scout troop. I looked for these instructions all over the net! THANKS!!!

  7. I wouldn’t like to get this for christmas! Who would? I guess it’s the thought that counts.

  8. I remember doing these a long time ago when I was in brownies. I had forgotten about them & seeing them here has brought back some fond memories. I am going to share this project with my kids. Thank you for such a terrific site!! Keep up the great work!!

  9. You can purchase them in toiletries isles.

  10. where do you purchase plain blocks of soap

  11. Good site. Me very much has liked.

  12. Good site. Me very much has liked.

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