Today I'm showing you another Easter project I made using ordinary bar soaps and small matchboxes. I love finding cute holiday pictures to Mod Podge on items like these. It's pretty much instant gratification!
First find some adorable graphics like these I got from Karen, The Graphics Fairy.
She has so many wonderful FREE graphics that she kindly shares and these two were my choices to make my project so I could share with all of you!
bar soap (with a flat side)
Paintbrush or sponge brush
scissors or cutter
color printer & paper
Next cut out your graphics and make sure they are the correct size of your matchbox or soap before starting the next step. Then brush on one coat of Mod Podge to the surface you are adding the graphic to. Quickly and gently fit the picture to the soap or matchbox and smooth out any bubbles. Once that is dry, apply one coat of the Mod Podge but be sure not to brush back and forth too many times or you will smear the ink from the picture. Let dry and add some glitter gel to any area you want to emphasize.
These matches are cute when sitting next to any candle arrangement you may have, but please be careful to keep them away from the kiddies! And of course the soaps are really just for decoration, but they will get many compliments from your guests. These matches make cute hostess gifts when paired with a candle and the soaps with a holiday themed fingertip or hand towel.
If you try this project for yourself, please send me a picture..I would love to see it!
|Courtesy of The Graphics Fairy|