Squeaky Clean – DIY Paper Wrapped Soap

Sometimes the simplest gift looks so much more special when it’s wrapped up in beautiful paper. Ez over at Creature Comforts shows how to perfectly wrap a bar of soap.

Paper Wrapped Soap

How-to Wrap Soap

SUPPLIES:
– Rectangular bar of soap
– Decorative paper
– Ruler
– Cutting tool
– Double sided tape – permanent strength.
– Ribbon (optional)
– Labels (you can download these from Creature Comforts)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Purchase a bar of your favorite soap. Select the decorative paper that you’d like. 
  2. Measure your soap bar: Length, width, and height.  The length of your paper needs to equal 2 x width + 2 x height + an extra two inches or more of excess (you can trim or tuck it later if needed).  The width of your paper will equal 1 x width + 2 x height.
  3. Cut your paper to the correct size.  You can use scissors, a craft knife, paper cutter… whichever is easiest for you.
  4. Place your bar in the center of your prepared paper and begin creasing around it where each measurement falls (it’s easiest to start with the two longest sides (as shown).  This process will create nice sharp lines for you to work with and will give your finished package a really clean professional look.  Feel free to move the bar if it gets in your way.
  5. Once you have all your edges creased, place your bar back in the center (now you have a little grid to follow, courtesy of your crease work).  Note how the excess paper folds over one side of your bar (see image), and also to the under side of the end flap (this will give a nice seamless edge when closed).  Seal your package closed with double sided tape.
  6. Fold in your end flaps as shown in the photo (just like wrapping a present) and seal closed with double sided tape.  Be sure that your flaps close towards the bottom side (the side you just closed in the previous step).
  7. Once all sides are secured, print out the free labels created for this project (there are 9 labels in three colors – grey, aqua, and peach)…They are blank so that you can write your own message.  Wrap a band of complimentary ribbon around your bar and affix with double sided tape and then do the same with your label.
  8. All done!  You did it!

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1 Comment

  1. lesley says:

    Hi Megan
    We are called Soap n Things now and I have been searching for special soap paper to wrap our soaps but where the inks won’t run into the soap. I used the pretty paper from Craftseller mag and have tried wax paper ( creased and had to work with). Is there a special colour soap paper?
    Thanks
    lesley

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