- Sep 26, 2008
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I am looking into wrapping my round soaps. For those that do other than coffee filters can you post pictures and what you use please. This is for local market only.
Coffee filters work well. I think I would shrink wrap the soap first, though.
I wish I had taken a couple pics of the last batch - but I use Kraft paper. I think dosco has a couple of them so maybe he will shoot a pic. I have virgin 30# (pronounced thirty-pound) Kraft I use for my fireworks. It's very strong and wrapping soap with it is reminiscent to me of fireworks created in the Italian tradition. It's something like you describe but there's no need to cut the paper in a circle. Here's what the fireworks looks like from the end.I don't have any pictures to share at the moment, but for my round soaps, I use white tissue paper- the kind that department stores use when they package shirts in gift boxes- which gets anchored down into place by a decorative sticky label (round in shape). I bought a huge package of it from Costo around Christmas-time.
I use a compass to help me draw out the perfect-size circles on the paper to cut out for my soaps, and then I utilize one of my biscuit cutters to help me wrap the soap (It helps me to be able to create nice fluted creases in the paper all around my soap, and it also holds the paper in place around my soap so that I can stick my label on without much fuss). The slightly overlapping edges meet in the middle and get anchored down/stuck into place by my label.
I like the clean, sharp look of the white paper against my decorative label.
It can take months to craft these start to finish and when you are done you blow up your hard work. Very strange huh?
Another acquaintance of mine (another fireworks person ironically) had some monks as houseguests. Before they left they did a small sand painting on his patio table. He mentioned the same thing - that destroying it was bittersweet.That's just awesome, Lee. I'd liken it to sand mandala painting... I'm not a spiritual person but do find something meaningful in expressing the transitory nature of life/beauty by painstakingly making something only to destroy it. Also... fireworks go BOOM!