For all my Soaping friends, here is a simple and inexpensive way to package your beautiful homemade soap. It looks elegant, and is "gift ready".
Plus, inspiration for a new hobby for all those creative ideas floating around in our heads!
I wrapped this soap in 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" sheets of paper. Wrapped present style. Tied with natural rafia that I picked up at the Dollar Store. And accented with a sticker I made through Vista Print, but you can make using Avery sticker sheets and printing yourself. The ingredients are typed out using Word on my computer and glued on the back.
For display at Farmers Market, etc, simply have a bar wrapped in cello at the forefront for folks to see the actual soap. Or, make a cigar-band of natural paper to wrap around the center for more visibility.
These sell themselves as pre-wrapped gifts. Beautiful boutique quality and look. Just lovely. And the soaps scent comes through nicely.
This particular paper is something I make homemade, using real rose petals. Making paper yourself is not difficult AT ALL ! Here is a link to "Paper Alice" who makes incredible paper using botanicals in your backyard. This video shows you the basics. All you need is a blender, a frame you can make yourself, and scrap paper to recycle. This next link shows you how to add things from your own yard
It is basically free to make your own gorgeous paper to wrap your soaps in, or to make cigar-band style labels for your soaps. The results are anything but ordinary.
Use colors and additives to compliment your branding: Making a Green Tea Soap? Add tea leaves to your paper and wrap! Lemongrass or Peppermint? Add fresh cut grass blades or real peppermint leaves to your paper. Stunning.
It is not as hard or time consuming as it sounds. Give it a try! You just may find another creative outlet that you end up really enjoying. Especially us "Soapers" , we really do love natural products, and creativity, don't we!