That time of year is coming again. The time when the Christmas craft shows and gift giving season is upon you. If you have decided to sell your handmade soaps at a craft show or on eBay or Etsy, or are simply giving them as gifts, you will want to package them to make them appealing and fun. There are a variety of ways you can make your soaps beautiful with simple packaging which you can embellish yourself.
If you are a big coffee drinker, chances are you have a few extra coffee filters lying around the house. These can make great packaging for soaps and allow the scents you have used in your creations to shine through. Coffee filters can be great for round soaps too. You just need to fold the soap into the filter, you can cut the filter to fit the soap, and then either use decorative tape to seal it or use regular tape and a ribbon. Don't forget to place the label with the ingredients on it.
There are see-through brands of wrapping paper that also have pretty designs printed on them, or simply have a plain, solid color. If you are selling your soaps and they have colored swirls or other designs on them, see-through wrapping paper makes them look fancy and lets your customers see the soap. For seasonal craft shows, use Christmas wrapping paper to make the soaps look fun and attractive.
For an elegant look, you can use small, cloth bags similar to what a jeweler will use for their pieces. Many of them come with a drawstring closure, or you can use a ribbon or even leather string to close the bag. The label can attach either to the bag itself or be attached to the string.
There are actual soap boxes you can buy to use with your soaps, or you can use other small boxes of different designs to make them look unique. You can use a pillow box and a ribbon or string wrapped around it, or even a small gift box that comes in almost any color you can think of.
One of the most simple but effective packaging you can use is printer paper. If you have created the classic soap bar design, then all you have to do is cut a piece of printer paper into two pieces, wrap your soap in one piece and then use craft tape with a design or solid color on it to seal the paper. The label can be placed on the front or back to hide any regular tape you might use.
For more inspiration, check out a company that offers paper and packaging.