handmade soap wedding favors decorated in blue scrapbook paper, ribbon and decorate 3-d wedding stickers

Handmade Soap Wedding Favors: How to Make Soap for Wedding Favors

June 12, 2011
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Learn how to make easy, handmade soap wedding favors two ways. You can either use pre-made handmade soap for wedding favors or make soap for wedding favors. Then simply decorate your handmade soap wedding favors using ribbon, decorative papers and stickers. It’s so easy! Just follow the step-by-step photos and directions for the perfect handmade soap wedding favors for your special day!

Handmade Soap Wedding Favors: How to Make Soap for Wedding Favors. Learn how to make easy, handmade soap wedding favors two ways. You can either use pre-made handmade soap for wedding favors or make soap for wedding favors. Then simply decorate your handmade soap wedding favors using ribbon, decorative papers and stickers. It's so easy! Just follow the step-by-step photos and directions for the perfect handmade soap wedding favors for your special day!

Wedding favors are a great way to thank guests and wedding party participants for both coming and helping you plan your special day. A popular wedding favor option is handmade soap wedding favors. Not only do they smell great, but it’s something your guest can use. Plus they are less likely to be tossed aside.

Handmade Soap Wedding Favors: How to Make Soap for Wedding Favors.

Because wedding favors can be costly, you can save money by creating your own. Following is a tutorial for making your own custom handmade soap wedding favors based on ones I created (above) using a few basic supplies you can readily find almost anywhere.

How to Make Handmade Soap Wedding Favors

materials for making wedding favors using handmade soap

Supplies & Materials for Handmade Wedding Soap Favors:

cutting handmade soap with a large knife
Instructions for Making Handmade Wedding Soap Favors:

First, you’ll need to size down your soap bars. You can either make homemade soap or buy it. (I have two great mango & coconut soap recipes here along with a tutorial on creating custom soap labels.) Keep in mind that if you are making your own soaps, you’ll need to allow at least three weeks for them to cure before use. You can, however, wrap and decorate them as soon as they are hard enough if you are discounting your water.

I’m using 4 – 4.5oz bars in a beautiful, red currant scent for summer. Cutting your bars in half makes it more cost effective. However, you’re welcome to use full size bars for your handmade wedding soap favors if it’s within your budget. Halving a 4oz. bar of soap makes a perfect guest size bar, though, and is extra special if your guests are traveling and having to stay in a hotel.

Wrapping handmade soap with scrapbook paper

Next, wrap your soaps in paper. This is just like wrapping a present! It’s not necessary to wrap your soap in plastic wrap first if you are using cold process, handmade soaps as this allows the soap to breathe. However, you can wrap your soap in food service film beforehand, if desired.

Wal-mart’s generic brand of cling wrap is perfect for this if you don’t want to invest in a large roll of food service film as it sticks to itself and makes for a tightly wrapped soap.

how to wrap handmade soap with paper for handmade soap wedding favors

Finish wrapping your soap and tape down the sides. The seams where the tape is can be covered lengthwise with ribbon if you don’t want it to be noticed.

adding ribbon to handmade soap to make wedding favors

Wrap ribbon around your soap and tape in place. Or for extra durability, use a dab of glue from a hot glue gun. This seam will be covered by your sticker. Don’t go overboard on purchasing ribbon. You can find nice ribbon on clearance anytime of the year. I bought this roll of white velvet ribbon on sale for a dollar.

placing 3d stickers onto handmade soap bars for diy wedding favors

Apply your sticker across the ribbon where you taped the seams together to the wrapped soap. I am using three dimensional stickers I received as part of a wedding scrapbook pack that was on clearance for $4. It contained an assortment of papers and different stickers and punch outs. Another idea for stickers is to use letter stickers as monograms for the soap packaging and use the letter of the couple’s last name or a combo of letters from each of their first names.

handmade soap wedding favors decorated in blue scrapbook paper, ribbon and decorate 3-d wedding stickers

Mix up which way you use your ribbon and vary your stickers and paper for visual interest. They don’t all have to be exactly alike.

handmade soap wedding favors in pink and gold

Alternately, you don’t have to wrap every soap in paper. You can wrap all, or just some, of your soaps in clear plastic wrap and use either ribbon or scrapbook papers cut into strips as your band around the soaps. Then top with a sticker.

And that’s it! Just make as many handmade soap wedding favors as you’ll need for the wedding party plus a few extras just in case. If you have extras left over after the party, tuck them in drawers to use as scented sachets until you get around to using them on your own. Or use them as stocking stuffers at Christmas, just swapping out the sticker if needed for something that could be used year round.

Alternately, if you’d like to learn how to make custom soap labels for your handmade soap wedding favors, you can find a step-by-step photo tutorial here.

Handmade Soap Wedding Favors: How to Make Soap for Wedding Favors. Learn how to make easy, handmade soap wedding favors two ways. You can either use pre-made handmade soap for wedding favors or make soap for wedding favors. Then simply decorate your handmade soap wedding favors using ribbon, decorative papers and stickers. It's so easy! Just follow the step-by-step photos and directions for the perfect handmade soap wedding favors for your special day!

If you like my easy, handmade soap wedding favors, then be sure to pin this project to Pinterest for later. Or discover more wedding inspiration on my DIY wedding ideas & inspiration Pinterest board.

These natural mineral bath soak recipes are a snap to make and are the perfect end to a long day. In addition to helping you wind down after a stressful day, these mineral bath soak recipes also help to ease sore muscles and detox skin! They make lovely DIY wedding favors, bridesmaid gifts and even homemade stocking stuffers!

More DIY Wedding Favors

You can also try one of my other DIY wedding favor ideas. These wedding favors are easy to make and they’re budget friendly!

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15 Comments

  • Sher

    June 12, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I made handmade soaps once to use as favors for a Christmas tea and they were a huge hit. We put ours in little drawstring bags (fabric matched our theme). They make great favors.

    I really love the way you are decorating yours. So adorable. That’s also a good idea to give as little gifts for any reason. I love these. I’m saving this tutorial in my list of favorites.

    Thanks for sharing this!!!

  • Angie @ www.ourjoyfulliving.com

    June 13, 2011 at 12:18 am

    I love making homemade soap. I have made several different scents. At first it kind of scared me because I heard so much about the lye and all but it was really quite easy.
    http://www.ourjoyfulliving.com

  • Honey at 2805

    June 13, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Visiting from Home maker on a Dime and happily becoming a follower. Your collections look awesome.

  • Honey at 2805

    June 13, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Visiting from Home maker on a Dime and happily becoming a follower. Your collections look awesome.

  • ElfRenee

    June 13, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    These are so sweet!

  • The Texas Peach

    June 13, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    What a great idea for wedding favors! They make the gift look a lot more special. If you changed the stickers, this idea would also be great if you were having a spa party at home.

  • Courtney O’Dell

    June 13, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Great idea!

    -Courtney, http://www.sweetcsdesigns.com

  • Sandy Jenney – Organize with Sandy

    June 15, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Those look SO cute! What a great idea. Thanks for linking this up to my Organizing Mission link party.

  • D+B

    June 17, 2011 at 6:09 am

    I really like your blog!! I am your newest follower!! 🙂 If you would like to check out mine also and follow it too!! That would be wonderful!! 🙂 I am excited to share new ideas on food, crafts and about mineral make-up.. I will also be giving away mineral make-up for free. So watch out for it.
    -Brooke
    For-The-Luv-Of.blogspot.com

  • RMC

    June 17, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Gorgeous blog!
    Greetings from the Etsy Blog Team!

  • Maria

    June 18, 2011 at 2:15 am

    These look so beautiful! Love them!

  • At The Picket Fence

    June 19, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Those are darling! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

  • andie jaye

    June 21, 2011 at 4:57 am

    these are so darling! what a great way to thank guests for sharing in the special day! thanks for linking this up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party! i hope to see you again this week!

  • Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard}

    June 24, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    What a darling idea. Thanks for linking this up to the Throwback Thursday link party. Linky open through Sunday.

    http://www.luxeboulevard.blogspot.com

  • To Sew With Love

    June 24, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    thanks for sharing this fab project. We love it so much we are featuring it tomorrow. votation will also start tomorrow. Grab our featured button if you fancy so ^^) Have a fab weekend!

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