Clary’s Show & Tell Soap Molds 1


Clary sent an e-mail a little while back with pictures of soap molds that her husband had made for her and I asked if I could share these pictures with our readers. She happily agreed and even sent information about the molds and more pictures. I hope you find her perspective on an easy soap mold helpful! We’ve had our own wood soap molds that were made in 2010 and they work well! Find your local handyman(woman) and bribe him(her) with some soap.

Clary's finish soap molds.

Clary’s finish soap molds.

Just wanted to brag on my new soap molds that my husband just made for me. They are fully collapsible! I’m proud of how functional and practical these molds are.

Molds collapsed for storage.

Molds collapsed for storage.

Here’s the story: I had showed my husband photos of some wood molds that collapsed using lots of hinges and pins. He thought he could come up with something a bit less cumbersome to both make and store when not in use.

Assembled mold for a smaller batch.

Assembled mold for a smaller batch.

These are what he came up with for me and they work like a charm. The molds are fully collapsible AND adjustable. Just position the little end pieces and straps with turnbuckles wherever you want them between the bottom and side boards.

Close up of the turnbuckle and webbing holding the mold together.

Close up of the turnbuckle and webbing holding the mold together.

The molds are a bit fiddly to put together the first time or two, but really, it’s not a big deal, esp. in light of the fact that it all collapses down for easy storage. We live in small quarters and I only make soap about one to four times a year, so breaking the molds down to keep in a minimum of space is a big deal for me.

Lining the mold with paper.

Lining the mold with paper.

The lumber is 3.5” wide and came from some old crates or something. All that he had to do was to cut them to the lengths I needed. We got the turnbuckles at Menard’s (A home improvement store) and ordered the skinny webbing online.

Finished turnbuckles and webbing.

Finished turnbuckles and webbing.

Make sure the turnbuckles are not quite all the way closed when you slip the webbing through each end. Adjust the straps around the molds and sew the loose ends down. I was able to do the sewing on my regular domestic sewing machine, but it could easily be done by hand with a needle and thread. Loosen the turnbuckles to put the straps around the mold and then when everything is lined up just right, tighten the turnbuckles to hold it all together.

Clary's soap made in her fabulous molds!

Clary’s soap made in her fabulous molds!

This brought out the teacher in me, so I’ve probably overwhelmed you with more pictures and information than you had in mind, but I tend to figure more is better than not enough! 😉

Thank you Clary! We loved hearing about your fabulous molds! A free gift is heading your way as our appreciate for sharing!

Do you have something you would love to share with our readers? Send us a message with your idea! We would love to share your tutorials and inspiration! We’ll send you a free gift for sharing with us and our readers!

Andee

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About Andee

I'm a twenty something soap snob. I've grown up with hand made soaps and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!


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