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soapart

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Has anyone used a silicone liner in a cardboard frame or outer for their soap before?

I have found a good source for excellent silicone liners but I want to keep costs down so I was thinking of fashioning some cardboard frames/supports until I can afford to make some wooden ones.

Silly idea/Could it work???
 

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Have tried a cardboard box. But the soap weight pushed the sides out giving a bowed look to the sides of the soap. If the cardboard was strong enough this may not happen though .
 

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The cardboard will bow slightly but if you support the outside of the box with something (books, or wall, or anything stable) it'll work until you can get the money saved up. I put mine in a small wooden drawer and supported the sides that didn't bump up to the sides of the mold with scrap strips of wood to keep the mold wedged in. It helps to insulate the mold too.
 

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If the silicone liner is packed in a box to fit the size of the liner, then just reinforce the corners with tape and use that box. Here are a couple of tutorials on making your own mold. You can use the methods shown and create one to fit your silicone liner.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhArV2De10E[/ame]

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwvlL2LajHU[/ame]







http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=DIY+cardboard+soap+mold&page=4
 

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I have made Soap in a cardboard box I made to a specific size with a plastic sheet for a liner.

If the cardboard is supported properly it should work.
 

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I have a silicone loaf pan that fits perfectly in a steel loaf baking pan, and it does help control the bowing. The corners aren't perfectly straight, more of curved. I don't use this often since I have purchased other molds, but it did work great. I love silicone, and there are some very inexpensive molds that just need a little reinforcement.
 

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Hehe, duct tape from the Dollar Tree will hold those sides up on the carboard box. Just keep going around the sides that could bow until they are good and sturdy. I love duct tape.
 

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