Decoupage Soaps

Decoupage Soaps

Decoupage soaps are very easy to make and are a great craft for all ages. They can be used to decorate cheap blocks of soaps for school fetes or fundraisers.

What you need

Plain blocks of soap.
Some small stickers or cut out pictures for the decoration.
White P.V.A 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 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 with out 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.


  1. Thank you for reminding me of a craft from the ’70s. What is the estimated drying time between coats of glue? Can this project be completed in 45 minutes or less?

  2. Cheryl Shields says

    I remember doing this as a young kid I am 54 yrs old and did this preteen Great project for teachers presents , match your own soap for your own home Try this it is a lot of fun Thanks for the memories

  3. How adorable! Who wouldn’t love a decoupage soap bar?

  4. Great idea. Will be trying that one.

  5. eh…okay…i guess

  6. For an easier version of this, temporary tattoos can be used as well, applied dry soap the same way as you would to skin – just apply and press with a wet washcloth. This would make a great children’s craft.

  7. I direct crafts for after school kids’club, and for Mothers’ Day, this is neat! I’m a soap-maker, anyways so I have the materials at hand! Just need the decoupages and glue. Thanks!

  8. I will definetly try this!!

  9. I am going to have the residents at our nursing home make them in craft for Australia Day

  10. Going to try this

  11. this is an AWESOME idea! I like the testimonial about the seniors in the home making them for loved ones! A lovely, easy and inexpensive way to pretty up the bathroom! Thank You

  12. this soap decoupage is something i was looking for. It explained everything. thanks

  13. Something for everyone

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