Dec 062012
 

felted soaps

Handmade Felted Soap

If you’re looking for a quick and easy gift idea, here is one that is both beautiful and appropriate for anyone on your list—scented felted soaps. Felted soaps are said to last longer than soap that is left open on a dish. And the felting around them serves the double purpose of exfoliator.
Soap felting is one of the easiest projects you can do. All you need is soap (preferably scented), a bit of wool roving, and hot water. The video below shows the entire process from wrapping the soap with dry roving to felting it with hot water. It took about ten minutes in this video. After the felting process is finished, the soap is then placed where it can dry (such as in front of a heater vent). And that’s all there is to it!
You can give these as gifts at any time of year, or make to sell!
I hope you give it a try.
P.S. I buy my wool roving online because it’s more expensive at a fabric store (which is the only place I can find it around here).

Other Things to Make with Felt

How to Make a Felt Hat
Felted String Lights
Felted Scarf
Fused Fiber Neck Warmer
Felted Dog Coat