Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Snowman Soap Neighbor Gift

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Do you make neighbor gifts?  Or teacher gifts?  Every year I try to come up with something little, just so I can show people that I'm thinking about them.  When it comes to gifts, I like to do something practical (I can blame my mom for that), something that they will actually use and not just sit in the closet.  And I’m not really a baker, so little treats aren’t my thing.  So I came up with these cute little snowman soaps.  They are so easy to make, super cheap (cost me $.88 for the soap) and when they are done with them, they can refill it or throw it away, yay for no clutter!  Plus everyone could use soap!

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This is how I made them:
I bought some white soap and used goo gone to take off the label.  I peeled off the label and then I used my fingernail and a paper towel to get the sticky part of the label off.  You will want to take a baby wipe or something to take away the grease from the goo gone.
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Using black and orange vinyl, I made the snowman face with my Cricut.
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Then with some washi tape, I made a little scarf.  You could totally use ribbon too, it would be super cute.
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Then I made this fun tags for the soaps.  Go here for the free printable. 
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I used a scalloped punch to punch the tag, but you could just cut the circle with scissors.  Then I wrapped the tag around with ribbon. 
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And that’s it!  A super easy, cheap and practical neighbor gift!
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I’m thinking that I’m giving these to my sons’ teachers.  I’m sure they could always use more soap Smile
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I also made some other kinds of soap- a reindeer, Santa and penguin.  Check out the details here.

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Caroline said...

I love these they are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Kyra @ RACKS and Mooby said...

Love it!! Thanks for sharing the printable too!

Katie @ Pincushion Creations said...

These are so stinkin adorable!! What a fun gift!

Linda Bouf said...

This is just too cute!! I am seeing such cute things. I can TRY to make them all, right? :) Happy Christmas, Linda


Celeste Rhythm said...

OH THANK YOU! we really needed an idea JUST LIKE THIS ONE! Thank you Thank you Thank you!

Zefi said...

What a gorgeous idea. And so simple! Plus, like you said, everyone can use soap!

megan said...

Thanks for this great idea!! I just made some yesterday for my kids' teachers. You can looks at my post and tell me what you think:) Thanks!

marielena72 said...

Hello from Greece!That qute funny and simpble to make! :-)

MollyBumblebee said...

Super cute! Thanks for the great idea.

Elizabeth Lund said...

Love this!! Wish I had a cricut, but I can make it work!!

Dianne Elliott said...


Help . . .

I want to make your adorable snowmen soaps for Christmas this year . . . what size circles did you use for the eyes and mouth? What cartridge has a carrot for the nose? I need direction making a washi tape bow!

Paula said...

I have the idea for what to give the people in my writers' group this year. Even our fellas use soap! Thanks.