I really wanted to make a Christmas Tree shaped soap for gifts this year, but I don’t have a mold in that shape. So I got a bit creative! My original plan was to just carve my soap bars up into the shape of Christmas trees. But then I realized I had a cookie cutter in that shape, so I tried it out on my first batch. Came out great! I even added a bit of decoration to them. My second batch I did a wall pour and tried to carve up the bars (as was my original plan). I hate them. Carving them up is tedious, and I end up wasting a lot of soap (rebatch here I come!). I honestly thought I’d like the carved bars best, but the cookie cutter ones turned out much better then I expected! Lesson learned: Buy a Christmas tree mold! Ok ... I don’t hate the hand carved ones as much now. Haha.