Friday, July 26, 2013

Soap Wrapping

Punched for soap visibility
I  have looked at lots of different packaging for homemade soap, and I have finally settled on what I want to use for mine.

Wrapped around the bar
Since my shop name Cabin of Bows evokes a rustic and elegant impression, I wanted to do something that would continue that idea.

I tried to see if tissue paper could be used in a punch first.  Unfortunately, it just tore in about half of the area that was supposed to be cut.  So I turned to kraft paper.  It maintains that rustic feel that I am looking for.  Using a punch on the top edge does make it take longer to wrap, but I think that attention to detail is important.  After all it really does look cute.  It helps that I can punch multiple pieces at the same time.

The back and bottom of the bar
Next the bars need to get wrapped.  I do this taping the back and ends with tape.  I am leaving the top open so that you can see the decorative tops.  After the paper is taped I then cut my ribbon to size.  I am using a different ribbon for each variety of soap at this point.   After taping the ribbon on I then use a sticker for the ingredients to secure the ribbon on the back.  The front receives an oval ribbon with my trademark in the background.  In the foreground I put the name of the soap and my shop info.

So what do you think?  I am pleased so far.  It only takes me about 30 seconds to wrap a bar.  With everything being simple it makes things much easier.  I think that I will stay with this design for the time being.   Of course, as always, as a woman I reserve the right to change my mind.  ;)

Here are my three varieties with the differences being minor, but effective.
Peppermint Poppy Seed
https://www.etsy.com/listing/157618865/peppermint-poppy-seed-all-natural?ref=v1_other_1



Lavender Bliss
https://www.etsy.com/listing/157648961/lavender-bliss-all-natural-homemade-soap?ref=v1_other_1


Chai Delight
https://www.etsy.com/listing/157520373/chai-delight-homemade-all-natural-soap

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9 comments:

  1. Very cute! I love the hearts!

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  2. Love the presentation. I came over from sunny simple.

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  3. Love this idea. The punches are a great detail. I'm visiting from HomeAcre Hop.

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  4. Wonderful! It's creative, the label says what it needs to, the heart punch out shows the color of the soap, and the whole package says "buy me"! Perfect! Just one thought - wouldn't it be fun to find a punch in the shape of a bow and add a few of those to the hearts? It would also tie into your theme!

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  5. The soaps look wonderful. I love the heart details.

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  6. such cute little bundles. great idea to use the heart punch. love the names you've given your soaps!

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  7. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop last week! Hope to see you back again today at:
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/08/the-homeacre-hop-30.html

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  9. Your soap wrap is beautiful! I might have to try these for Christmas Thanks for sharing at the Creative Home & Garden Hop.
    Looking forward to seeing what you share this week.

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-creative-home-garden-hop-3.html

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