Single-use Christmas Soaps Tutorial

Last year, I found a bunch of felt snowflakes at the Dollar Store and created single-use Snowflake Soaps.  This year, I was perusing my local craft store and ran across a whole section of pre-cut felt ornaments priced at three for a dollar.  I simply couldn’t pass it up.  They just begged me to turn them into single-use soaps Christmas Soaps.  So, of course, I had to!

single use diy christmas soaps

The great thing about single use soaps is they make fabulous gifts!  You can wrap in individual gift bags and give them out with your Christmas cards!  Keep one in your purse for a bit of soap while you are on the road.  Once you use the soap, the felt inside becomes a little felt washcloth.

For this project I used:

Pre-cut felt ornaments
Clear melt and pour soap

single use diy christmas soaps

Not much to this project, is there? That is what is so cool about it.  You can make some great home made gifts in very little time!

single use diy christmas soaps

Add several squares of melt and pour soap to a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave for about 30 seconds, stir and microwave for 30 seconds more.  Keep checking it until it becomes liquid.  Do not over cook.  Then dip your felt piece into the melted soap.  Lift with a fork and place on wax paper to dry.  For my soaps, I repeated this process twice to give it two coats. 

single use diy christmas soaps

Use a knife to trim any excess off of the sides.

single use diy christmas soaps

Pretty, right?  Now make a bunch more.

single use diy christmas soaps

They make great gifts…

single use diy christmas soaps

Or set them out for your guests!  I bet folks are very impressed.  You don’t have to tell them that it only took you a few minutes to make them!

For more soapy fun, check out a few of my other easy-to-make soap tutorials:

DIY Snowflake Single-use Soap Tutorial
DIY Peacock Themed Gift Soaps
Single Use Conversation Heart Soaps
Easy Hand-made Decorative Soaps

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  • Bonnie A. December 5, 2015, 1:22 pm

    I have been most everywhere looking for pre-cut felt ornaments…where can I find them..been to hobby stores craft stores dollar stores…no luck.

    • Susan Myers December 5, 2015, 10:54 pm

      Hi Bonnie,

      I’ve made these a few times now and the first time I found the laser cut felt ornaments at Michael’s (craft store), the second time I found them at Dollar Tree.


  • Glenda December 2, 2013, 3:26 pm

    Any problem with the felt color bleeding when used?

  • Pamela November 30, 2013, 8:36 am

    I think these are so cute! Where did you find melt and pour soap? Do they come in scents?

    • Susan Myers November 30, 2013, 9:14 pm

      Hi Pam!

      Thank you! You can find melt and pour soap at your local craft store or on if you do not live near one. You can also purchase scents to add to the soap when it is in the melt stage.


  • kimt December 5, 2012, 9:26 am

    i’ve never seen these before. do you throw these away after use or can they be reused? cute idea

    • Suzy December 5, 2012, 9:38 am


      They are meant for single use, but I get a few uses out of them. Once you get down to the felt, it can be used as a kind of “wash cloth”.


  • Brenda Williams December 1, 2012, 7:36 pm

    Love this idea! Thank you for sharing with us.

  • Kathy November 30, 2012, 12:55 pm

    This is a great idea! I’ve used felt tree ornaments and appliqued them onto a felt background to make a simple holiday pillow. Going to try yours next.

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