13 + Unique DIYs to Make Felted Soap
Felted soap is mostly made with a soap bar wrapped in woolen strands, the purpose for the same being to give it longevity, helping the slippery ones to stay for a higher duration. The gentle texture of the wool makes it an excellent replacement for a bath pouf or even a washcloth. Check out the exciting tutorials that follow to know how to make felted soap at home.
Round-shaped soaps would be easier to cover with wool than the rectangular ones (particularly the sides), especially if you are working with kids.
The wrapping process is the most crucial, and if the soap is seen even through the thinnest spot, it could mar the purpose and appearance.
After felting the soap, keep it undisturbed for a day or two, after which it can be used or gifted. If giving is as a present, wrap them in colorful ribbons.
The criss-cross design made on top with the wool gives it an appealing look indeed.
Tie twine around it with a small pine cone or handmade snowflake fixed on top if planning to give it as a Christmas gift.
If planning this as a Christmas gift, you could make a Christmas tree with green yarn.
Taking a cue from the above tutorial, you could also design a winter scene, as shown in the picture below for Christmas with added yarn.
After felting the soap, you may choose to needle the design of your choice. Make sure while you are doing it, the needle does not go deep into the soap.
Following the needling technique, you could make another enticing soap like this one with an elf pattern. The rest of the process would be the same, where you have to wrap the soap in wool.
Embellish with scraps of yarns or fabric if you desire to give your felted soap a decorative appearance.
Choose a combination of red and pink, if planning it as a Valentine’s Day gift.
Just as you have made the soap in the shape of a heart, you would have to design it in an oval shape to replicate an egg, mainly if the gift is for Easter. Add extra felt for a criss-cross pattern on it.
After you have made the body, use the needle felting technique for the monster and design at your liberty.
With the help of these tutorials making a felted soap would not be too difficult a task. For wet felting, dishwasher soap bars or flakes stand ideal. When it comes to yarn, those with 100% wool or even other animal fiber like mohair, alpaca, llama, and angora suit better.
Published on July 23rd 2020 by Miranda Gibbs