|Winter treasures: Rose buds found in my garden, with winter-flowering honeysuckle, slipped in amongst carnations saved from a Christmas bouquet.|
I was inspired to get a little creative this morning...
|A quick and easy tutorial to make inexpensive boxed soaps into special little gifts...if you'd like to have a go too!|
I used the traditional transparent Pears soap, which comes in a lovely firm box.
|In my supplies, I had some vintage purple silk ruffle that had been salvaged from a dress. One dot of glue from my glue gun held it in place on the underside of the box. I wrapped it around and cut off the excess, gluing the other end in place too, slightly overlapping for neatness. The ruffle was secured by a length of narrow velvet ribbon tied in a tight knot. (Another dot of glue will stop this from moving about - I used glue sparingly, as I wanted the soap to be easily unwrapped when required.)|
If you don't happen to have any suitable ruffles in your supplies, there are lots of tutorials on-line for making easy crepe paper ones. (For example.)
|I then decorated the top with a small selection of crumpled millinery flowers and an inch of vintage tinsel. (Again, secured in place with my glue gun.)|
|Pretty soap gifts with old-fashioned charm to give on Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Birthdays...|
|Thanks for stopping-by,|