Sunday, January 24, 2010

Wrapping Soap in Paper Tutorial

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I was so inspired with my last post, that I decided to make my own wrapped soap in paper tutorial. I can't do fancy things with Adobe photoshop, like merge picture into a collage, but I am really creative. I think you will all love this tread because I recycle paper, and a gift bag that you would normally not find any other uses for.

I took some 12x12 scrapbook paper folded it, and cut it in half.
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I then placed the paper aside, and began to wrap my soap like you would a present in wax paper. I tried wrapping the soap in paper without wax paper and it was impossible. The scrapbook paper could not stay put without the help of the wax paper to adhere to. Also the wax paper protects both the soap, and wrapping paper from being damaged.
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I then place the wax wrapped soap on the scrapbook paper and begin to wrap it like you would a present.
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Once finished it should look like this.
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Now this is were you get creative. You take a pick of whatever ribbon you have, or go buy some really fancy stuff and begin to wrap it around the soap. I like to use thick ribbon because it hides all the scotch tape, creases and seams.
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Once your done wrapping the ribbon around, secure it with some tape, or glue. Then add a sticker for some added detail.
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Here is another example that I did with a different ribbon.
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Now this was a gift bag, with beautiful ribbon handles that you saw earlier in one of my photos.
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I simply took it a part at the seam, and spread it out like a sheet of paper. I trimmed the excess parts that were already creased because they could not be used. I used the same technique described earlier and wrapped the soap. I also used the handles that were ribbon around the soap, and to finish it off I used one of my sticker labels.
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When you get creative the possibilities are endless. You can make many looks just by changing the paper and ribbon, two things that are very simple to do.
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This one is a little bit cheesy, ha ha ha ha, but still cute.
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Feel free to pass this along, and share it with friends and post it on your blog. Please link back to my site, and give me credit for the tutorial.

4 comments:

  1. That is very beautiful. Your label really sets it off.

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  2. This is an excellent way of wrapping soap making it so attractive and stylish. The packaging is extremely wonderful and charming.

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  3. Thanks I am trying to find really pretty artisan paper to make even prettier packaging.

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