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

Instructions

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



What you need

Glass tile or Glass slide (Available from jewelry making stockists)
Clear drying Craft Glue/Diamond Glaze/modge podge/Aleenes clear tacky glue
E6000
Scissors or Blade
Image
Aanraku Bail

Instructions

This free jewelry making project shows you how to make a glass tile or glass slide pendant using a printed image and some basic jewelry making supplies.

Take your chosen image and cut it to size to match your glass tile that will become your pendant, it should be 1-2 mm smaller than the glass tile. This allows the glue to seal around the edges.

Start by taking your imaging and sealing it with a thin coat of clear drying craft glue, such as modge podge or PVA glue. You can also use a spray sealer if you have it on hand. This seals the image ink and prevents any color bleeds later on.

Once your image has been sealed, you can glue it onto the glass tile/slide.

Cover the glass tile in a coat of glue and gently place the image down onto the tile.
Press the paper image down in the centre and work your way out to the edges. This allows any air bubbles to escape to the edges.

Once the image is flat against the tile apply firm pressure and make sure all the edges are well stuck down.
Finish it off by placing a little more glue on top of the paper (the back of the image) to seal the back of the pendant. Make sure the glue seals all the edges. If you are using modge podge or glue then give it 3-4 coats at least allowing it to dry between coats as this will SEAL it better. If you are using Diamond glaze or other glass like resin products then 1 thick coat is enough.

You can wipe off any excess glue from the tile using a damp cloth. You can gently sand any rough edges or any blobs of glue off once it is dry.

Finish off the pendant by gluing on your aanraku bail with strong craft glue or E6000 Glue.

Glass tiles can be bought from most jewelry making supply stores online. You can also use glass slides used for science.



What you need

Glass tile or Glass slide (Available from jewelry making stockists)
Clear drying Craft Glue/Diamond Glaze/modge podge/Aleenes clear tacky glue
E6000
Scissors or Blade
Twitter Image below
Aanraku Bail

Instructions

This free jewelry making project shows you how to make a glass tile or glass slide pendant using a twitter image and some basic jewelry making supplies.

Make sure you follow us on Twitter.

Take your twitter image (printable image below) and cut it to size to match your glass tile that will become your pendant, it should be 1-2 mm smaller than the glass tile. This allows the glue to seal around the edges.

Start by taking your image and sealing it with a thin coat of clear drying craft glue, such as modge podge or PVA glue. You can also use a spray sealer if you have it on hand. This seals the image ink and prevents any color bleeds later on.

Once your image has been sealed, you can glue it onto the glass tile/slide.

Cover the glass tile in a coat of glue and gently place the image down onto the tile.
Press the paper image down in the centre and work your way out to the edges. This allows any air bubbles to escape to the edges.

Once the image is flat against the tile apply firm pressure and make sure all the edges are well stuck down.
Finish it off by placing a little more glue on top of the paper (the back of the image) to seal the back of the pendant. Make sure the glue seals all the edges. If you are using modge podge or glue then give it 3-4 coats at least allowing it to dry between coats as this will SEAL it better. If you are using Diamond glaze or other glass like resin products then 1 thick coat is enough.

You can wipe off any excess glue from the tile using a damp cloth. You can gently sand any rough edges or any blobs of glue off once it is dry.

Finish off the twitter pendant by gluing on your aanraku bail with strong craft glue or E6000 Glue.

Glass tiles can be bought from most jewelry making supply stores online. You can also use glass slides used for science.

Try adding beads for a retro variation.

Comments

  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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