Made it: Doily Soap Cozy

It’s official, my sister is home from New Zealand. If you don’t know, she lives there 90% of the time. She’s about to get all married and stuff (August 11th) to a Kiwi (p.s. that’s what they call New Zealander’s… Kiwi’s). ANYway, that got me inspired to create some sort of out of town guest gift. Something cute for my bathroom when guests are here.

Introducing: the Doily Soap Cozy. These are perfect for increasing the amount of lather… not to mention the adorableness… to a bar of soap. Each Doily Soap Cozy took me 10 minutes to create. Cost: $3 each (2 for the doily and 1 for the soap). OF course… you could always make the doily yourself… but, there’s no way I could make a doily and then turn it into a soap lathering tool. That’s why I found these guys at a local craft shop.

Enough of my babble… here’s how you can make some for yourself.


– A favorite bar of soap (preferably with rounded edges)

– 1 small doily (mine was around 6 inches)

– Stretchy cord string

– Upholstery needle (you need a needle with a big eye)


1.  Do a test run with the doily and the soap. Wrap the doily around the soap: Is there a lot of excess material? Then you may need to trim the doily. I trimmed enough so there was about a 1/2 inch of overlap, when I wrapped the doily over the soap.

2. Once your material is all trimmed to size, it’s time to stitch the soap in there. Using your upholstery needle and stretchy cord string… sew your soap up.

3. You are done. OR, you can make these little soap goodies into favors or gifts. Add one of my gift tags to your soap. The printout can be found here (right click + save).

Happy Tuesday everyone! Stay clean. Ha!

– Chelsey

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  • Mariana on said:

    I loOoOoVe this!!
    My mom makes crochet doilies and I have a bunch of them. My cousin makes lavender soaps and I'll buy a few from her. And you have such a great idea! Love it.
    Thank you!! 🙂

  • OT and ET on said:

    I just know that if I tried this mine would not turn out nearly as tidy or cute but yours look AWESOME! so cute! You will give
    that Kiwi some great impression of Americans. Nice work 🙂

  • April @Red Dirt Mama on said:

    Love doesn't stink! Ha! I love it!

    Although in my case it might be, "Love doesn't stink, but you do. Go wash yourself." HA!

  • Ashley on said:

    supah cute! and simple- that's always a good thing 🙂

  • Elizabeth on said:

    I love this! And I crochet so I would definitely make my own doilies! I feel an additional holiday gift for the ladies in my life coming on! Time to get started!

  • eclecticschooling on said:

    Those are so sweet!

  • Tara on said:

    how fun! That is adorable! And how cute for your guests!! What a good hostess! I had my family come this weekend, and I ddin't even clean.. oopies!! I will blame it on me being pregnant?! 🙂

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Ha ha! Cleaning the bathroom is my least favorite… that's for sure!

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