Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A basket of soap! -Budget Craft

Hi!  Remember the soap basket I made for the Teacher's day gift?  Here is the tutorial...

Things to prepare :-

1. A bar of soap... I used a medium size one... no need to be expensive..just make sure it's smell good!
2. Some ribbons...I am using the 5mm width one...( thinner ones will do well also but make sure the needle's gap are smaller)
3. Scissor to cut and trim
4. A piece of wire
5. Some needles/ pins...I using 48 pieces for this design (if you don't have any bead head pins on hand.. you can load in some beads on you pin before use it)
6. A small piece of paper

Step #1 (You can skip this step...I did it because I think it's easier.)

1.  Cut out the paper into a small oval shape.  Fold into quarter and mark 5 dots with equal gap on the side.
2.  Make a small cut in at the dots you have marked.

3.  Fix the paper on the top of the soap with some needles / pins.

Step #2

1.  You need to stick in 24 pieces of pins all around the top of the soap...So, the paper that you placed on in Step #1 is to tell you the position of the pins to go into.

2.  You will have this when you finished.

3.  Now do the same for the bottom of the soap.

Step #3
1.  Take one end of the ribbon and slightly folded at the end.

2.  Pin the ribbon onto the soap with one of the pins you have pinned in earlier.

Step #4

1.  Now, wrap the ribbon around the needle. Start at the bottom and then to the top pin as in the picture below.

2.  Continue the same pattern of wrapping and you will see a pattern like this.

3.  Continue wrapping the whole soap.
4.  At the finishing, cut the ribbon and insert the end at the bottom of the soap and secure it with a pin.


1.  Take a piece of wire and load in some beads (You can also decorate the wire with ribbons...up to your creativity..)

2.  Fit the wire into the top of the soap when you finished.

Step #6

1.  You may need to cover the top unwrap area with some small flower or accessories.  There, it's done!

I told you this is easy and cheap too!  It makes such a wonderful small gift.

Have a nice day!


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  1. This is totally amazing,i am sure you will receive lots of appreciation & followers now :)
    Best of luck my dear.i am a follower now :)

  2. It's so fancy! Great tutorial, PC! I also love the little pink koala bear!

  3. This is just wickedly adorable! Following your blog from Sugar & Spice at 733. Pop on over to Wiccan Make Some Too when you can & say "hi".

  4. Wow, who knew you could make something so neat out of a bar of soap! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

  5. Beautiful photos and thank you for such a thorough tutorial!
    Your newest fan here - looking forward to more of your amazing creations!

  6. Wow! That is gorgeous! I never would have been able to come up with something like that! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, I loved reading your comment. Following you now too!

  7. Wow. Impressive! I am visiting from Somewhat Simple and I would LOVE if you would kindly link up this awesome idea to my very FIRST Delicately Constructed Fridays; a crafty linky party that starts tomorrow!
    Please :)
    Have a great day!!

  8. how cute ~ i have never seen anything else like it!!!

    thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my gallery wall ~ i really appreciate it!

  9. How creative ! It makes such a wonderful gift

  10. I love this! You are so creative!

  11. that is so creative, I've never seen anything like it before! Love it!

  12. What a creative idea! I love it!

    I'm your newest follower. Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays!

  13. Wow, you are amazing!! I would love for you to stop by and link up on Thursday!

  14. Hi PC, This is such a clever and creative idea - I love the weaved ribbon - very pretty. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase party – I greatly appreciate it. I hope you don’t mind that I have included this in today’s features. Hope you have a lovely holiday weekend ~ Stephanie Lynn

  15. I'd love to have you come by my Make & Share craft hop at HOMEmomMADE.

  16. Thank you so much for linking up to "It's a Party"!

  17. This is so very beautiful, creative, and unique. And such beautiful work on the ribbon. It looks like it was woven.

    Thanks so much for linking up to the Sunburnt Cow link party. I featured you at All Thumbs Crafts.


  18. This would make such a great shower gift! Awesome!

  19. Amazing. I remember my grandmother making crafts out of ivory soap. I loved the smell of it.

    I'm a new GFC follower from Sew Can Do It.


  20. It looks beautiful. I'm a new follower I hope to see you at

    P.S. I have a link party every Monday. I would love for you to stop by next week and link up your table.

  21. This is so pretty....and would be such a awesome gift.....thank you for the tutorial....and I'm #112 your work....

  22. wow you just took me back 15yrs ago, I remember doing this at school when I was 9 for arts and craft. looks good


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