I’m a long time admirer of Fresh. It is an inspirational success story of two entrepreneurs finally finding their niche and their true passion. Fresh soaps are not only natural, but the packaging itself is a work of art. How gorgeous would these soaps be on top of a towel in the guest room to surprise your overnight guests? However Fresh’s price tag of $12 per 5 oz soap, at least for me, makes this soap more of an object to drool over than for utility.
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Of course drooling for too long is not very attractive so we’re going to take immediate action! Inspired by Fresh’s soaps I pulled together two materials that helped achieve a wow factor soap look.
The Prettiest Soap Gift
• Oatmeal Lavender organic bar soap from Vermont Soap. I buy a case of 12 at a time.
• Japanese Origami paper for wrapping. (Similar.)
• Grosgrain ribbon, 1/4’’ single stitched, in turquoise and white from my favorite trim store M&J Trimming. (My favorite because, when I worked in Manhattan I once walked in there just because it looked pretty and was inadvertently introduced to a whole new world. It’s where I learned words like grosgrain, jacquard and rococo.)
1 – Wrap your naked bar of soap in a square of kitchen plastic wrap, this step will insure that the oils from the soap won’t stain your origami paper.
2 – Follow with the origami paper. Use a bit of scotch tape to fix the ends in place.
3 – Tie a pretty bow with the grosgrain ribbon.
***Bonus (Cost of Fresh Soap: $12 each. Our inspired soap: $4 each.)
These pretty soaps make great gifts for any occasion, a nice detail to make your guests feel like they’re staying at Hotel Costes, or to simply stash a few around your bathroom as eye candy. We hope you liked this little project! Make it, come back and report what you’ll use these for!
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When in doubt, put a bow on it!
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