Saturday, November 13, 2010

LEAF + WATER = SOAP

so...i realized...maybe it was time to fall-ify my house...you know...since all three of my tree's leaves have turned...anywho...for me...first thing i like to do is change up my soap scents...gotta get my nose in the holiday spirit...then the rest will follow...

well...got to thinking that i wanted do something a little different than the 'ol bath & body works pump...and these little single use soaps came to mind...i didn't feel right leaf-ing it up to you to figure out how they were done...so i did up a little tutorial!....

 

you'll be needing...some wax paper...clear melt and pour soap...tweezers...and fragrance oil...

 
also...grab some polyester leaves...i got mine from oriental trading
...but i betcha you could find 'em at your local craft stores!...

 
put your soap into the microwave...you'll want to do a minute at 50%...if not melted...then do another 30 seconds at the 50%....now...this project doesn't require very much soap...so just a few chunks will do....

 
add your fragrance oil and stir...

 
taking your tweezers...grab a leaf...

 
dip into the soap...make sure it's fully covered....

 
let all the excess soap drip off...this just takes like half a minute...i help it along and shake a bit...now...sometimes the color will drip into the soap...don't panic...it's all good....

 
place on your piece of wax paper to cool...grab another leaf...and repeat!...

 
see all that shine?...well that's the soap on there!...

 
once all done...put in a little dish and place by the sink...then your guests can grab a leaf...lather up...and throw away!...

 
ended up packaging some as gifties for my coworkers...just took some glassine bags...put a couple leaves in there...punched holes...and tied up with baker's twine!...

i also put a couple in a plastic baggie to keep in my purse...just in case there's ever a soap shortage in the public restrooms!...

 

****check out my linky party directory on the sidebar to see where i'm linking to this week!...

51 comments:

Jean said...

Such a cool idea. These look great.

Beth N said...

AWESOME! Thanks for sharing...would be great to go on top of teacher gifts of hand towels! YAY!

House Revivals said...

What a cute idea -- I love this!

Lori (THCEO) said...

Definitely going to do this for my Thanksgiving houseguests...thanks for the awesome idea! :)

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

That's such a creative idea!

flowerdisco said...

very clever and they came out beautiful. tfs.

Lorie said...

That is just boarder line BRILLIANT!!

Tracy said...

This is such a cool idea.
Love the colours and display, it will look pretty in the bathroom

Kelly said...

Found you through Sunday Showcase....this is an AWESOME gift idea! :)

Kelly

Our really empty nest said...

Wow, i was on my way to joanns anyway, hoping they have the supplies i need to make these! Sue

JennyKozar said...

I so want to work with you! You make the nicest things for your co-workers. I sure hope they appreciate you!

Stacy said...

Great idea! I saw this on BDAN and loved it :)

Kim @ Party Frosting! said...

these are going to be perfect to make for my fall themed wedding next year! thanks!

hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

Scrappy Mel said...

Wow! You are so stinkin' creative!! I would have never thought of this in a million years, but what a fun way to decorate for the holiday - and they are functional! :)

Surge said...

I always love to see what your newest ideas are! You have the best tutorials...so simple to follow! Thanks for sharing such wonderful crafts!!!
-Meli

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

Ridiculously cute! Love how cute these turned out.

Jana said...

I love it! Link up with me tomorrow!

http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/

Sole` said...

Oh my. You are a genius! I'm so doing this!!!

Gina Alfani said...

OMG I love these . . . great hostess gift and just for having around the house in pretty bowls. You are awesome!!

Following you from Making Mondays Marvelous . . . looking forward to checking out the rest of your stuff and your future creations!!

Have a fabulous week . . . Gina

http://peacelovehappinesshappens.blogspot.com

Cheri said...

Such a cute Idea!!!! As a fellow Mountaineer who is in the Navy in VA, I appreciate you sharing your creative ideas. My parents are coming down from WV for Thanksgiving and you have given me inspiration for the guest bath!

A splash here and there said...

Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing! I'm gonna have to try this!

Melody aka Ry&MysMom

Monica said...

I am so impressed with your talents!!! Your blog is amazing! You are amazing for sharing your knowledge! I found your blog from Everyday Cricut! I am blown away!!!!! Have a fabulous day!!!! i can't wait to get to the craft store to get supplies to make leaf soap to have at Thanksgiving! Have a beautiful day!!!!!

Pink Cricut said...

WHat a fun idea!! :)

joy said...

Oh, my gracious, girly. This is just toooo cute! I spent a hour going thru your posts -- you are one talented lady!! I love the little tutu you made for your neice, the zipper flowers are just tooooo much and the gold fish barrette and presentation sack are the best! I'm following your blog now!!!

Clare D. said...

I'm so excited you will be guest designer at Holidays with the Cricut! Thanks for the soap idea!

Mormishmom said...

Wow! That is so cool!

Thanks so much for linking up to Too Cute Tuesday!

http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

Me again!!! You are just the most fun and creative person!! I adore your blog!!! Sooooo much fun!!!

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

OMGosh... this is so kewl! I am going to have to do that!!!

Jill said...

Oh my goodness!! Too cute! I bet kids would love this too! I'm a little against the "throw it away" part... but that's just me. I love the idea!

maneki said...

What a lovely idea! The soap leaves are just so pretty. A decorative touch that'll probably delight all your guests.

(I would hate just trow away the leaves after being used, though.)

Fun On a Dime Lady said...

Very creative! I like it a lot!

Marisa said...

I love the look of these! I really want to try it. But I, too, am concerned about having the leaf leftover...seems like it would be slightly annoying. I wonder what else you could use that would be more likely to melt away? Tissue paper might be too flimsy to dip. Hmm. I'll keep thinking...

Marie said...

this is an amazing idea, there is only one problem that I find and that it is hard to read the words because they are so lite, its hard to read. however I am totally going to make this.

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Simply brilliant! These are adorable and look so pretty and festive. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this today - Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

Kristy said...

Hi Bean! just wanted to say congrats on the "shout out" on everday cricut! as always, I can't wait to see what you create!
kristy
craftin-on-my-door.blogspot.com

Pamela said...

I love this--so creative. Sigh...so many crafts--so little time. ha!

Bridget said...

Very cute, did you see that someone posted little skulls on paper dipped in soap. I'm going to try and find something Christmas-y to make for my daughter;s teachers. Thanks a bunch.

Becca said...

Thanks for linking such a fun project! I will be featuring this on Saturday on BCD!

Becca

Sassy Sites! said...

Just wanted you to know that you are our Friday TOP SPOT over at Sassy Sites! Your button will be at the top of Sassy Sites ALL week! :) xoxo!!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

Now that is such a clever idea!

greenbean said...

thanks everyone for all the kind words!...

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What an creative idea. I am going to sign up to be a follower, I also grabbed your button. Hope someday you will hop over to see me on my blog.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [21 Nov 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Rita E said...

Now this is a very clever and creative idea! What a perfect gift for my book club girls ... love it! Came by way of Thrifty Thursday ... thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

Tooo Coool. TFS

Jess B.
thatzuneek@gmail.com

Nancy Dawson said...

What a great idea! I have a blog award for you so please stop and pick it up.
http://creativewishes.blogspot.com

Celeste B. said...

What a wonderful idea!!!!!!!!!! TFS!

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog, PaperFriendly.

Nancy Ward
PaperFriendly
http://www.nancywardcrafts.com

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! How fun and a gorgeous addition to the powder room! LOVE! xxD

Rachel R. said...

Those are so pretty!

I'm curious, though: did you have any issue with guests not knowing what to do with them?

Treasure Gardens Handcrafted Soap said...

I love these! What a great gift idea, too, nice gift to give your Thanksgiving hostess. Thanks for sharing so much with us!

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