The Christmas tree is decorated and packed to the gills with presents, but what about those empty stockings hanging over the fireplace? If you’re in need of a fast and easy DIY stocking stuffer idea, make your own miniature flower soaps! They’re perfect for everyone on your gift list, young and old alike. And don’t fret; you don’t have to spend hours at the art supply store or tear a hole in your wallet for this project. Everything you need to create these fragrant little trinkets is already in your house. Plus, when you’re working with soap, cleanup is painless: Just rinse your tools off with some water and you’re finished! Here’s how it’s done:
Materials Needed for DIY Flower Soap
- Three bars of soap (in a variety of colors)
- Kitchen knife
- Microwave-safe bowl
- Flower-shaped candy molds
- Festive gift bow
How to Make DIY Flower Soap
- With a kitchen knife, carefully shave a bar of soap into small strips and drop the shavings into a microwave-safe bowl. Use as much soap as you like, depending on how large your candy molds are and how many flowers you want to create.
- Add a few drops of water into the bowl, and microwave the bowl on high for 10-second intervals, stirring the soap in between with a spoon. Heat the soap until it attains a soft, waxy consistency.
- Once the soap is moldable, press it into the flower-shaped candy mold. Place the mold into your freezer until it solidifies.
- Using scissors, cut off the “zipper” of a plastic sandwich bag so that only the clear part of the bag remains. Repeat this step for each stocking stuffer you’d like to make.
- Once the soap hardens, carefully take it out of the mold. Place two or three soaps into the plastic bag and tie the top of the bag with a festive bow.
Pop one bag into each of your family members’ stockings, and get ready for a fresh and squeaky-clean holiday!
Have your own DIY stocking stuffer ideas? Tell us what kind of petite gifts you’ll be showering your family with on Christmas day!