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Friday, June 15, 2012

A Cute Gift Idea

Here is a cute hostess gift idea - decorated bar soaps!

I read about this in a magazine somewhere and it left an impression on me. In typical fashion I have then been obsessed with finding inexpensive bars of soap.  I happened up these at Ross.  They are scented with lavender and vanilla and smell so wonderful!  The package of three was only five dollars.  They were already wrapped in paper, so I left that on as protection and wrapped them again in vintage music paper.  I wrapped the burlap ribbon around the bar of soap and glued the ends of the ribbon together so that it can slide on and off the bar and could possibly be saved for another use when the recipient uses the soap.  I then created flowers out of strips of burlap and glued them on the ribbon, and embellished it with some netting and tulle and some additional small flowers.  Voila!  A perfect hostess gift and it took me very little time to create all three.

A very Happy Pink Saturday to my link party friends.  And a Happy Father's Day to all!

20 comments:

Lorraine said...

Supercute, Marti, your embellishments really take it to the next level!! xo

Ira Huberts said...

These sure look wonderful Marti, this way you always have something pretty to give away!
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Vintage French Hen said...

What a cute idea! These would be cute as shower prizes too! Love your blog, enjoyed the Carmel photos, I live up here in Nor-Cal and have family in San Diego. I have to check out that Frenchy store next time I'm over there...Ooh-La-La!!!
Marcia

Apple of His Eye said...

Hi
I'm new to your blog! I really like this too! I'm a musician and can see this in our guest bathroom. A great idea, thanks so much for sharing it!

Have a great day!
LaDonna

Carolyn Robbins said...

Love this idea. It is amazing what you can find at Ross!

Kay Ellen said...

Pretty Marti :))

Happy Pink Saturday and Father's Day weekend to you too!

xo
Kay Ellen

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Great hostess gift idea. Thanks for sharing. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday Marti! What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing and for your visit. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Mary said...

This is a great idea. I'm always looking for novel small gifts. When I have lunch with friends I love to have something inexpensive but cute to give as a gift. This is certainly going with me to my next lunch date!! Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday!

Penny said...

What a wonderful idea, thanks for sharing! Hugs, Penny

eJoops said...

A wonderful and beautiful PINK post!


HPS, a little late but catching up to visit you. Here's my PINK, hope you'd come and see. Have a great weekend.

chubskulit said...

You have a beautiful entry this week.

Happy Pink Saturday. Come and take a peek at my PINK when you get a chance. Enjoy Father's Day!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi,

So nice to meet you on Pink Saturday. Thank you for sharing your delightful and creative idea on creating small gifts. Charming!
Have a lovely day,
Blessings,
Erin

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

This is a really nice idea, and I just love scented soaps! The burlap flowers are such a nice touch.

Robyn said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for Pink Saturday: this hostess idea is so adorable and applicable in a variety of ways. Love the vintage look and feel of it. Hope you had a fun weekend!

gena said...

Those are almost too cute to open! What an adorable idea!

thanks for stopping by Lavender Hill !

gena

Fifi Flowers said...

CUTE wrapping!

Jeanie said...

I am going soap shopping. Period! This is adorable but what really makes it are your burlap flowers. Don't think I could do those, but perhaps my own spin... I love it -- thanks for sharing the idea!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Yep....you can just send one of those to me. Gorgeous!

The Shop Around the Corner said...

I've been meaning to do this for a very long time. Quite simple and so very pretty.