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Time
20 mins

You're guests will LOVE them!
Make these lovely soap petals, and add beauty to any bathroom decor.

Just wet, lather, rinse and dispose.

Posted by Creative Origins from Stuart, Florida, United States • Published See Creative Origins's 23 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Melt 1 lb. of "melt & pour" glycerin soap in a saucepan on medium/low heat, stirring until completely melted.

  • Step 2

    Drop fabric flower petals into soap and allow to become saturated with soap.

  • Step 3

    Use tweezers to remove petals, individually, shake off excess soap and set aside on wax paper.

  • Step 4

    Allow a few minutes to dry,
    then display in decorative
    soap dish or bowl.

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Lacey
Lacey · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 30 projects
i used real petals and they turned out fine. the only issue was that at time edges would try to fold together.
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Armaris S.
Armaris S. · Ponce, Ponce, PR
Thoughtful idea, i think these would work well for gift too, I'm looking forward to trying this out.
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Eloisa *.
Eloisa *.
lol I can just see someone trying to clean themselves with real petals! Wouldn't they just rub away, leaving you with pieces of flower all over? hehe so I suppose that would be a good way not to waste the fake petals.. so much for your money though! Roses aren't the cheapest.. unless you have a garden or are a stealer! haha

**I LOVE the idea though! This way, you know your guests wont be using your loofah or sponge! yay!
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Spiffy555
Spiffy555 · 37 projects
Good idea!! I make soap all time!! That is something new to try!
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LunaLupinTonks
LunaLupinTonks · Kansas City, Missouri, US
do you think you could do it with real rose petals?
i have dipped petals in melted candle wax before
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Creative Origins
Creative Origins · Stuart, Florida, US · 23 projects
Actually, let's think about that. Real rose petals would shrivel and blacken in hot soap, biodegradable paper would disintegrate. Not sure about rice paper, have no experience with it. However, as a matter of fact, these petals hold enough soap for several washings. And you could always rinse them completely out and use them in some other craft, after they are used up.

Thanks for your comment, glad to see folks concerned about waste.
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Mama Zoe
Mama Zoe · Oshawa, Ontario, CA · 7 projects
They're really sweet!... but I'm not a fan of the whole "dispose" part... what about dipping actual rose petals, or perhaps rice paper (or some sort of biodegradable paper?) petals?... hmmmm
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TURBOrocketPANTS
TURBOrocketPANTS · Minneapolis, Minnesota, US · 13 projects
fantastic! im making some asap.
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1372 projects
Such a cute idea
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