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Why stop at paper and fabric when you can get your confetti on in the bath as well?

Posted by Christen D. from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia • Published See Christen D.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make soap. Soap Confetti - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using a knife, cut off a slice of soap about 2-3mm thick along the longest edge. If the soap crumbles or the slice has distressed opacities (yes, folks, you’ll find all the big words here) within it, try slicing along the short edge instead. In other words, each soap has a kind of grain and you need to ascertain which edge allows you to slice along the grain rather than across it. Each soap is, annoyingly, different. Some give good slice on the short edge, some on the long. Unpredictable, slippery little fellows.

  • How to make soap. Soap Confetti - Step 2
    Step 2

    This photo illustrates my previous point.
    See how the longer purple slices are lovely and translucent. But the short yellow ones. Dear Gaga, help the short ones. They have grainy opacities running wild through them. So for good soap confetti remember this rule: opacity = crap punchability. It’s a life lesson.

  • How to make soap. Soap Confetti - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pop your slices in the freezer for 30 minutes and then wrap a piece of baking paper around them before punching to your heart's content.

  • How to make soap. Soap Confetti - Step 4
    Step 4

    Admire pertiness.

  • How to make soap. Soap Confetti - Step 5
    Step 5

    If you would like more traditional, flatter confetti, use a vegetable peeler to shave slices from your soap bars.

  • How to make soap. Soap Confetti - Step 6
    Step 6

    Admire translucent,luminous pertiness.

  • How to make soap. Soap Confetti - Step 7
    Step 7

    As before, wrap your shavings in baking paper (no need to freeze unless it's getting really gummy) and punch it up my friends.

  • How to make soap. Soap Confetti - Step 8
    Step 8

    Don't limit yourself to traditional shapes...

  • How to make soap. Soap Confetti - Step 9
    Step 9

    You can sew those babies between two sheets of baking paper (heart-shaped as well if you like) as a sweet Valentine's Day gift or just because. The recipient can tear open the pouch and pour a colourful shower of love into their bath. Luvverly.

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mosskeeto
mosskeeto · Brentwood, Tennessee, US · 8 projects
:O aww
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Ada B.
Ada B. · Érd, Pest County, HU · 24 projects
Damn, they look like yummy gummybear pieces Happy
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Syeyon K.
Syeyon K. · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
While punching it won't it crack from the sides
Christen D.
Christen D. · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 3 projects
Mine didn't. But you do need to make sure your soap is soft enough - pure glycerine soap is what I used.
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1427 projects
Wow, I need to try this!
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TinyTessieG
TinyTessieG · Glasgow, Scotland, GB · 42 projects
I love these, but what did you use to punch out the soap? Happy
ErsatzEpiphany
ErsatzEpiphany · Seattle, Washington, US · 105 projects
That's my question too... the punch that makes the little balls?
Christen D.
Christen D. · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 3 projects
Hi there, I just used a standard hole punch for both of these. The thing that makes a difference is the thickness of the soap. So for the flat ones, I used shavings of soap, whereas the little balls are made using that same punch but more of a slab of soap that I cut off with a knife knife like I was slicing a block of cheese! Hope that helps.
TinyTessieG
TinyTessieG · Glasgow, Scotland, GB · 42 projects
Thank you!! Happy that helps heaps, i'll definitely be trying them now x)
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