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bevvy

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Hi everyone.
I have been practising wrapping my M&P soaps in cling wrap. And I have given up as my 10 year old daughter could do better. I have read you can wrap in Cello, does this mean like a bag shape with a ribbon around top?? And can I cheat and use Organza Bags instead.

Thanks from a fustrated wrapper.
 

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The point is you need the bars to be air tight so they do not shrink or get sticky. You can drop them in a cello bag & tie it w/ ribbon, etc. If you place it in organza it will not be air tight & depending on the humidity it will either shrivel buy the water content evaporating or get sticky by the glycerin pulling moisture out of the air & to the surface of the bar.

With the saran all you do is pull 2 opposite sides very tight & place tape across it, then pull the other 2 sides tight & place tape again. Your label can *hide* the tape.
 

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Thanks Tabitha I will try it your way and see how I go. :)
 

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I could NEVER get cling wrap to work...I'd always pull to tight and rip it. While finding packaging supplies at Wal Mart, I found this one stuff that is for wrapping around boxes. It is really stretchy and the size is PERFECT! Thw width is about 5 inches and you just trim off what you need. No more trying to cut shapes out of cling wrap!

But I use a Low sweat MP now and use paper instead...
 
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Shrink wrap.

I get rolls of it at the craft store...or WSP has shrink wrap bags that you can slip a bar of soap into, tape it shut and use a heat gun or hair dryer.
 

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Thanks. how and wear do I put the hair dryer :?
Can't U just tell I'm a newbie :)
 

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If you put it in shrink wrap you lightly go over it from all angles w/ the hair dryer, hold it 4-6 inches away depending on the heat of the dryer & the thickness of the wrap.
 

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I use a hot heat gun on my shrink wrap. I have to hold it about 5 inches away and move very fast or I can easily burn holes in it. I have been doing it long enough, I have a system worked out now. It took a while to get it figured out though. I like shrink wrap for my soap.

Paul
 

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I use shrink wrap with a heat gun as well. It works great but like Paul said you have to work fast and steady. Be especially careful if your wrapping M&P as it tends to melt easily when you apply heat.
 

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I've been struggling with the saran wrap, too. :(
I appreciate all the great answers!
 

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If you want, and are afraid, like I was the first time I used shrink wrap on my MP soap, you can put your soap in the freezer for about 15 min before you wrap it, then heat it. NOTHING MELTED!! WWWWHHHHEEEEEE
 

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Shrink Wrap

I did my first shrink-wrapping of my M&P soaps last night. It went ok once I got the hang of it. It was fun watching the shrinking. Just remember to overlap well. I put my hair dryer on the hottest setting & held it 4 or 5 in. away & kept moving it all the time as I went. The soap warmed up, but never melted anywhere.

I think my soaps will look real good once I get my band labels on. The ends of the band labels are going to meet on the back where the shrink wrap meets, then I'll add a "Handmade" sticker to hold the label closed.

I'm still designing my band label... It's fun, but designing is real work for me since I'm not an artist. :roll:

Mandy
 

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not all cling wrap is created equal. :wink:

i find sam's club cling wrap to work the best for me, it has more elasticity.

plus it takes practice. i start by laying the wrap over the top of the soap and slightly stretching, then slowly stretch each side till done. i have also seen some mp soapers lay the cling wrap over the top slightly stretching it and then sorta twirling/twisiting the wrap, cutting off the excess and taping down ( i think this is how bath and body works mp is wrapped, then they cover it with a label).

coarse it is always easier if the soap is a basic shape.

barb
 

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True, the cheaper the wrap, the thinner & the easier to work with. Good point.
 
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