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Decoupage Soap Craft with Mod Podge

This decoupage soap craft is easy to make for a gift idea or wedding favor. The Mod Podge keeps the design from washing off when you suds up!

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you’ll be able to accomplish this decoupage on soap project. It’s simple and very quick.

Decoupage soap

I love crafts that kids or adults can easily do but they are still classy enough to give as a handmade gift or have on display in your home. It seems like there are endless opportunities to give small gifts throughout the year.

Whether it’s for teachers, Mother’s Day, Christmas or a thank you gift, I’m always wracking my brain to come up with easy ways to get the kids involved in gift giving. This decoupage soap craft is so adorable and couldn’t be easier to make.

Wrap them up in cellophane and attach a gift card or some yummy smelling soap, and you have the sweetest gift ever! Or you could make them just to set out in your guest bathroom.

I love that you can customize these soaps with any craft paper to make them just how you want! You can often find these type of smooth soaps at Dollar Tree . . . making this one of the best Dollar Tree crafts ever!

This decoupage soap is easy to make for a gift idea or wedding favor. The Mod Podge keeps the design from washing off when you suds up!

Decoupage on Soap

Gather These Supplies

  • Bars of soap
  • Scissors
  • Craft paper
  • Mod Podge
This decoupage soap is easy to make for a gift idea or wedding favor. The Mod Podge keeps the design from washing off when you suds up!

First, cut out your craft paper to fit the soaps. I just cut around the flowers on the paper but you could do any shape that you want!

This decoupage soap is easy to make for a gift idea or wedding favor. The Mod Podge keeps the design from washing off when you suds up!

Add a thin layer of Mod Podge to the top of the soap.

This decoupage soap is easy to make for a gift idea or wedding favor. The Mod Podge keeps the design from washing off when you suds up!

Place the flower on the soap and add another layer of Mod Podge on top.

This decoupage soap is easy to make for a gift idea or wedding favor. The Mod Podge keeps the design from washing off when you suds up!

Once it’s dry you are ready to wrap it up or set it out! The Mod Podged paper should stay on the soap even throughout use!

This decoupage soap is easy to make for a gift idea or wedding favor. The Mod Podge keeps the design from washing off when you suds up!

These would also make cute shower or party gifts.

This decoupage soap is easy to make for a gift idea or wedding favor. The Mod Podge keeps the design from washing off when you suds up!

Have you ever decoupaged soaps? It couldn’t be easier!

Yield: 3 bars

Decoupage Soap

This decoupage soap is easy to make for a gift idea or wedding favor. The Mod Podge keeps the design from washing off when you suds up!

Learn how to decoupage on soap using this unique tutorial! Such a simple project, anyone can do it.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Bars of soap
  • Craft paper
  • Mod Podge

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut out the paper to fit the soaps in any design you like.
  2. Add a thin layer of Mod Podge to the top of the soap.
  3. Place the flower on the soap and add another layer of Mod Podge on top. Let dry and add another 2 - 3 coats.
  4. One dry, it's ready to wrap up or set out.

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Cherri

Thursday 10th of December 2020

Hello, what kind of soap brand did you use? Seems like most of them do not have a flat surface to apply the decorative paper. Thank you

Cherri

Thursday 10th of December 2020

@Amy, Thanks you! I’m looking forward to making them. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

Amy

Thursday 10th of December 2020

I use the Ivory brand! You have to buy several: https://amzn.to/3m7wrdO But it's not expensive and I make them for gifts and make multiples at once!

Rhonda Martin

Wednesday 9th of December 2020

I’m not sure how this works when using the soap. Can you explain how this doesn’t come off?

Amy

Wednesday 9th of December 2020

Hi Rhonda! I'll be honest - I don't know how it doesn't come off. The soap wears away before the Mod Podge, and it works every time. I feel like it's magic and I just embrace it fully lol

Huda

Friday 23rd of June 2017

Hi if I use the soap the decoupage will not be removed .thank you.

tonilea

Friday 23rd of June 2017

So funny to see this! My Mom did this back in the 50's when I was little. I think she used clear nail polish because she didn't know about Mod Podge (if it even existed then). She used to give them to neighbors and my school teachers at Christmas.

Gloria Barber

Friday 23rd of June 2017

Can you use any weight paper? i.e. tissue, napkins, gift wrap, scrapbook paper?

Amy

Friday 23rd of June 2017

Technically yes but thinner is better. Actually I have not tried it with napkins but have seen it done - that is next for me. I wanted to do the paper first because it is less fragile than napkins :D