On Sunday, my friend Elizabeth and I had the urge to go to Anthropologie…one of the cutest stores I’ve ever been to. I really love the displays they have set up around the store. Anyways, besides the store set-up, they have really nice clothes, accessories, and stuff for the home: beds, sheets, lighting, decoration, and kitchen stuff. The only downside to this magnificent store is that it is really pricey. However, it is a great store for ideas on stuff to make. I always walk out of there with new ideas. On Sunday, I noticed they had these soap bars covered in fabric that shrinks as the soap shrinks and they were very cute in many different colors; however, these little bars of soap were $14!! I don’t know about you, but there is NO WAY I will pay that much for a bar of soap smaller than my hand.
So of course I said that I would make it myself, and that is what this blog is about! So I did a little research on how to felt soap and I found this great tutorial:How to felt over a bar of soap
I only had one little problem… I couldn’t find wool roving or batting (loose sheets of dyed wool), but then again I didn’t look around too hard. Instead, I bought 100% wool yarn from Michael’s (Patons Classic Wool, pink/brown/multicolor) and decided I could pick it apart. WARNING: DON’T CHEAP OUT AND DO THIS…BUY THE ROVING! Poor Ryan sat with me for almost an entire hour cutting the yarn and separating each strand and then “fuzzifying” it. Then on top of that I had to felt the wool!
The finished project came out pretty neat and I would definitely do it again… next time with the roving of course!