If you’re crafty and love to make soaps, you’ve certainly wondered what to wrap homemade soap in? Thankfully, there are several options available such as twine, boxes, bags, and paper. Maybe you’ll find an option that works for you.
What to Wrap Homemade Soap In?
First, you’ll have to decide what kind of feeling you want to portray with wrapping your soap. Are you looking for refinement, rustic looks, or classiness? The great thing about wrapping homemade soap is that you can have many different options for different kinds of soap, which keeps your creativity versatile.
Let’s get to it!
1. Soap on a Rope
One of the most elegant looks you can have for your handmade soaps is to wrap them cleanly and simply. Here are a few suggestions.
- Twine – This option will give you a rustic, down-home look that will certainly work well if your soaps are more rugged with rough edges. All you need do is wrap the soap with the twine and tie it in a bow.
- Ribbon – As with the twine, wrapping your soaps in ribbon will work well if your soaps are smoother and more refined. Ribbon classes it up some and will appeal to anyone looking for a girly gift. Again, wrap it around your soap and tie it in a bow.
- Leather cord – Leather works well for more manly scented soaps or anything you’d like to keep classy. Leather can also be paired with a delicate-looking soap to give it a touch of sophisticated whimsy as well as elegance.
- Yarn – Perhaps a bit too simplistic, but this option might appeal to older or crafty women. If you wrap your soap with a particularly decadent yarn, such as cashmere or hand-spun wool, this could actually class up your soaps enough to make anyone interested in them!
Regardless of the rope, twine, yarn, or ribbon you might have lying around, the idea is you can wrap your soaps with any of these options and they’ll look fabulous. Try hanging a charm off the cord to give your soaps that personal touch so many people love.
2. Get on Your Soap Box
Another way to wrap homemade soap would be inside a cute little box. This option could be a bit pricier than the cords and ribbons, however, as you might have to buy boxes from a supplier.
- Carton Box – Find your soap box supplier on Etsy or Amazon. There are several from which to choose, such as the carton box, which looks like a tiny egg carton.
- Gable Box – A gable box is a little box with a small handle that would be perfect for your handmade soap. These boxes can also be found on Etsy or Amazon.
- Pillow Box – This box has pushed-in edges, resembling a pillow. They are interesting and would work well with square and rectangular soaps. You can find these on Amazon as well.
It is possible that the more cost-effective way for you to wrap your soaps in a box would be to make the boxes yourself with certain stiff cardstock paper and a die-cut maker. If you go this route, it is a little more pricey but it definitely gives you a more professional look.
3. Let the Soap Out of the Bag
Soap bags are both easy and classy and you can literally use any kind of fabric. You can buy bags or make your own out of any fabric you like. Here are a few suggestions.
- Burlap – For a definite homemade feel, burlap bags are all you need. It is a scratchy fabric, but the fact there is a soft soap inside works in your favor. Not only that, burlap is loosely woven allowing people to smell the soaps.
- Cheesecloth – This is a step up from burlap but still exudes a down-home charm. Cheesecloth bags are perfect for round soaps or unconventional shapes and many of these bags have drawstrings at the top for easy closure.
- Shrink Wrap – If you’re adventurous and want to have your soaps to be seen, this could be an excellent option for you. Shrink wrap will allow for people to see your soaps while also protecting your soaps from the elements.
- Coffee Filters – As odd as it sounds, wrapping a round soap in a coffee filter can be classy if you have a sticker or some way to enclose the soap completely at the top. Bunch up the sides and either tie with a cord or affix a sticker to complete the look.
Other Ideas for Wrapping Homemade Soap
Several more options exist to wrapping your handmade soap, such as in colorful scrapbook paper, cellophane, or even small baskets. The sky is the limit with regards to your creativity. Let your soap wrapping be as original as your soaps!