The hubster has this “thing” for those sea sponges that you can buy in the bath and body section of the grocery store. I don’t think they’re actually sea sponges…more like a faux sea sponge. I have actually witnessed him go to three separate stores in one day in search of his precious sponge. It’s like he doesn’t know how to take a shower without it! ;-) Well, that’s all well and good….except when they start to FALL APART within DAYS of buying them! Argh! It drives me crazy….and I don’t even use it! lol. And they aren’t cheap to replace…especially when you’re buying one a month….or so it seems.
Sorry for the rant….I guess I needed to get that out. lol. But it might explain why I was so TAKEN with this idea of making your own soap pouches! I am HOPING that the hubster will find it a suitable replacement for the annoying sponge. If not, I’m sure myself and the boys will like it! I saw my 16 year old eyeing it tonight while I was sewing it up. He actually commented on what a good idea it was! lol. Teenagers. So unpredictable. :-)
I just love this idea from Nikki at Whimsy Girl. I had a little trouble with the first pouch I made, not realizing that my Dove bars were apparently quite a bit larger than the Dial bars she uses in her tutorial. There was no way those were going to squeeze in that little pouch. So for pouch attempt #2, I just increased the dimensions a bit and VOILA! A Perfect Fit!
Nikki cut up some towels for hers, but I “cheated” a little and just bought some inexpensive washcloths. They were already the perfect length….just had to cut them for width.
I ended up using the dimensions: 12 inches (the size of the washcloth) x 5 inches for the Dove Bars.
Fold up one side 4 inches.
Then fold the other side on top of the first…a total of 3 inches.
The 12 inches x 5 inches size worked perfectly for my Dove Bars.
And what ever became of my first attempt that proved too small?????
If I had more time tonight….I would have made a bunch more! They are fun and easy to make….and I think they would be a fun gift to include in a gift basket or put two together with a pretty ribbon and you have a gift in itself!
Can’t wait to give these a try! :-)