Christmas is only a few weeks away and Kelly is here to show us a fabulous gift idea that’s easy to make!
Have you ever heard of felted soap? It’s soap that is encased in wool, pretty cool huh? There are many benefits to be had from felted soap.
-soap lasts longer
- you have a wash cloth and soap in one
- wool has natural anti-microbial properties
- it’s also darn pretty!
I'm going to teach you how to make cuties like these for yourself or for a great gift for someone you love!
-wool- any wool of your choice will work. A lot of people like merino. You can choose roving or batting. I prefer batting because the fibers seem to felt together faster and easier.
- a bar of soap, your choice. Preferably in a shape with rounder edges
- a stocking or panty hose
- water and friction
|Soap, wool, stocking and a container for warm water|
Step 1- Put enough warm water in your container to dip wool in
Step 2- Tear off strips of wool and dip in the water, then begin wrapping the soap. Tearing is better than cutting. Cut edges will take a bit longer to felt together.
Step 3- Cover the entire surface of the soap while keeping the fibers as even as possible.
Step 4- The fibers will still be loose at this point. Enclose the soap in your stocking or panty hose.
|Soap enclosed in stocking|
Step 5- Immerse soap in warm water to get it completely wet and begin rotating it gently in you hands as if your were washing them. Be very gentle at this point because the fibers are still loose and need to begin to felt together.
Do this for approximately 5 minutes.
Step 6- Take the soap out of the stocking and the fiber should be interlocked at this point as pictured below. At this point you can continue to felt without the stocking.
Final Step- Continue rotating the soap in your hand for about 5 more minutes or until you can feel the fibers tightening around the soap.
Place on a towel to dry.
Drying can take 24-48 hours
|Bada Bing! There you go! Felted soap!|
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make felted soap and give it a try!! It is so much fun!
Until next time-
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