Indulge your inner magpie with these Fabergé-worthy egg-shaped DIY soaps. With their rich jewel colours and diamond-like facets, we don’t just want to put them in the bathroom any old how we want to build an extravagant gilt cabinet and display them on the wall for all to see.
If you’ve never made DIY soap before, this project is guaranteed to convert you. Melt and pour soap bases are readily available online and in most craft stores. And, if you add a few drops of fragrance or essential oil to the melted soap base, you can make your versions scented.
If you’d prefer to make your own soap at home using the full cold process method rather than a melt and pour, take a look at our How to make soap at home tutorial guide.
- Two tubs of Stephenson Transparent Melt and Pour soap base, 1kg
- One tub of Stephenson Opaque Melt & Pour soap base, 1kg
- Mica pigment in several shades
- Old saucepan
- Silicone muffin cases
- Disposable plastic cups (you could use your own or old cups from a charity shop for a more sustainable option!)
- Wooden skewers
- Craft knife
DIY soap tutorial
You Will Need
- Soap base
- Craft knife
Repeat Steps 1-3 to make a variety of soap shards using just the opaque soap base, just the transparent base, and mixing the opaque base with a small amount of some of the mica pigments, to give a range of different shades.
We hope you enjoyed our DIY soap tutorial! We’ve got a whole bunch of projects here on Gathered for you to start next. Head over to our free daily craft patterns and our five minutes crafts for even more fun makes.
Meet the maker
Tamsyn is a blogger and interior stylist and lives in Norfolk with her two children. A self-confessed treasure hunter and car boot fair addict, she’s currently renovating a Victorian terrace and has filled it with vintage furniture and textiles.