Valentines Day Crafts – Striking Decorated Soaps

Elevate your Valentine’s Day with these striking decorated soaps, a delightful and crafty way to add a touch of love and luxury to your bathroom, making cleanliness a beautiful affair!

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Valentine’s Day calls for something extra special, and what better way to express love than with handmade, beautifully decorated soaps? Make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable by gifting these creative soap ideas that turn self-care into a luxurious experience.

Check out this Striking Decorated Soap Craft which you can give to your loved ones as present for Valentine’s Day!

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Striking Decorated Soap Craft

It’s time to embellish hearts, purchase candy, and sharpen Cupid’s arrows. February is nearing and that means Valentine’s Day. The holiday is full of love and appreciation, but too often we are overwhelmed with gifts of chocolate and roses. Please don’t get me wrong- I have a soft spot for a piece of good chocolate, but it is fun to mix up the norm every once in awhile. This year I decided to make “fancy” soaps decorated with dried herbs for gift giving in lieu of the traditional Valentine.

These simple gifts are economical and striking. The soaps are constructed primarily of items you already own or can easily locate at a dollar or grocery store. The dried herbs or flowers dress up this craft and make it unique. Crafters of every skill level will be able to whip up some gorgeous offerings that will be cherished by the recipient.

To make these Valentines Day Crafts decorated soaps, here is what you will need:

  • Bars of Soap
  • Dried Herbs or Flowers that are small and flat
  • Wax
  • Wax Burner or Double Broiler
  • Paint Brush
  • Ribbons (optional)

Let’s get you crafting! Here is how you turn plain soap into a treasured gift:

Choose your soap. Ordinary soap works fine, but I enjoy using lavender and “fancy” concoctions like pomegranate rose hips. I discovered these wonderful scented soaps at the Dollar Tree. They look luxurious and only cost $1. Get creative and use different brands. Today I used a block of lye soap for sensitive skin.

Cut small herbs and flowers to fit your bar of soap. You can use any herb or flower that is small and somewhat flat. I have used artificial flowers before with little problem. Some suggestions are lavender, chamomile, sage, rosemary, violets, and small daisies. I used sage buds this morning, because it is what I had on hand. Don’t shy away from “cooking” herbs, because they often possess relaxing aromas.

Melt your wax. I used paraffin wax, because it is cheap and dries semi-transparent. However, you can use old candles or wax specifically made for crafting. Use what you have in the house. If needed, you can melt crayons or birthday candles to tint the wax. I used my wax burner to melt the wax and keep it viable. In the past I have used a double broiler, but I like the ease and smaller size of my wax burner.

Take your paint brush and add a small amount of liquid wax where you plan on placing your herbs. Quickly and gently place the sprig down on the wax to secure it. Now, you can gently brush was over the herb to seal it onto the soap. I like to add a thin layer of wax across the entire top to make the added pieces cohesive with the soap.

Finally, let the wax set and prepare the craft for giving. You can package the soaps in bags, wrap them in cellophane, or tie ribbons around them. I added a bow and small gift tag to the ones I made this morning.

3 Romantic Decorated Soaps for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day calls for something extra special, and what better way to express love than with handmade, beautifully decorated soaps? Make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable by gifting these three creative soap ideas that turn self-care into a luxurious experience.

Romantic Rose Petal Infusion Soap:


  • Clear glycerin soap base
  • Soap mold (rose-shaped or heart-shaped)
  • Red or pink soap colorant
  • Rose fragrance oil
  • Dried rose petals
  • Soap-safe glitter (optional)
  • Ribbon or twine for packaging


Melt glycerin soap base and add color and fragrance.

Layer soap and dried rose petals in a mold.

Optional: Add a touch of sparkle with soap-safe glitter.

Allow to set and tie with a ribbon for a charming finish.

Love-Struck Heart Embed Soaps:


  • Clear glycerin soap base
  • Heart-shaped soap mold
  • Red and white soap colorants
  • Love-themed soap embeds
  • Vanilla or cherry blossom fragrance oil
  • Soap-safe glitter (optional)
  • Decorative labels or tags


Melt clear glycerin soap base and color for red and white layers.

Pour layers in a heart-shaped mold, embedding love-themed shapes.

Optional: Add a sprinkle of glitter for enchantment.

Set fully and personalize with decorative labels.

Cupid’s Arrow Massage Soap Bars:


  • Shea butter soap base
  • Rectangular soap mold
  • Red soap colorant
  • Cupid’s arrow soap mold
  • Lavender or eucalyptus fragrance oil
  • Dried lavender or eucalyptus leaves (optional)
  • Ribbon or twine for packaging


Melt shea butter soap base and add color and fragrance.

Pour the base into a mold and embed Cupid’s arrows.

Optional: Add dried lavender or eucalyptus leaves for elegance.

Set fully, slice into bars resembling arrows, and tie with a ribbon.

Tips for Crafting Success:

  1. Layering Techniques: Experiment with pouring techniques for captivating designs.
  2. Scent Selection: Choose romantic fragrances like florals or sweet vanilla.
  3. Quality Ingredients: Invest in high-quality soap bases, colorants, and fragrances.
  4. Personalized Packaging: Enhance the gifting experience with personalized packaging.
  5. Experiment and Have Fun: Don’t be afraid to get creative with shapes, colors, and fragrances.

Crafting striking decorated soaps for Valentine’s Day is a delightful way to show you care. These handmade creations bring joy and a luxurious experience to your loved ones. Whether for a significant other, friend, or family member, these crafted soaps are sure to leave a lasting impression. Enjoy the creative process and share the love with these thoughtful and striking Valentine’s Day soap ideas!

Happy Crafting and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thanks to Nicole Cross from Plain Graces for this Valentines Day Crafts idea.

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