Soap confetti 2

This is a much simpler way to make soap confetti; although first you must source soap leaves. If you consult the Googly fount of all knowledge you will see lots of sources.

I arrived upon mine years ago as a freebie with some contact lense fluid. Sexy. And yes, that does potentially make me a hoarder but also makes me thankful to the crafty Gods. Someone up there was willing me to keep these disturbingly insubstantial soapy bits.

In terms of satisfying process, punching through these soapy wafers was totally unedifying. It’s what I imagine punching through a cobweb would be like.

Still it’s very easy. And there’s always something to be said for that.

Go on, sprinkle some in your bath. It’s like a tub full of gentle, peachy cobwebs confetti.

This is a post in twirling betty’s Paper punch-a-palooza series.

If you enjoyed this you might also like these previous posts in the series.

1. Paper punch stencils

2. Paper punch fabric luggage tags

3. Paper punch washi tape stickers

4. Paper punch sparkly snowflake envelope

5. Paper punch soap confetti: Part 1

Paper punch-a-palooza 1: paper punch as stencil maker

When you use a paper punch, have you ever thought about the negative space it creates and how you might use that? No? You had better things to do like live a full and interesting life? Well, while you were off having quality time with family and gorging on Umbrian truffles, I was thinking about the negative space a paper punch left.

The donut hole, if you will.

These bits.

Christmas is coming (hooray) and so what better project to start with than these stencilled napkin ties.

So here is my first exciting way to use your paper punch: to create a stencil template

What you need:

  • Masking tape/painters tape
  • Greaseproof paper/baking paper
  • Paper punch (duh.)
  • Fabric paint/fabric texta (felt tip marker)/fabric crayon. ie, something to draw on fabric with.

What to do:

  1. Lay a strip of tape along some baking paper and punch out shapes through the tape.
  2. Peel your tape off the baking paper and stick  it to whatever takes your fancy.  In my case, that was sheer fabric.
  3. Use fabric paint ( I like the Pebeo brand) to fill in the stencil template.
  4. Allow pint to dry (or not if you’re impatient like me) and carefully peel off masking tape.

Stay tuned for the next installment in the paper punch-a-paooza series.