Mother’s Day DIY: Gem Soaps

With Mother’s Day fast approaching and not having the deepest pockets (travel funds are a priority right now) we put together this quick and easy DIY for you to score some mom-brownie-points with. These little gem soaps are super cute and a sure winner in the gift giving department – plus, we all know how mothers LOVE hand-made gifts!


Here’s what you will need…




For the soap
. cutting knife
. as many bars of soap you need (we used 1 bar for 2 gem soaps)




For the packaging
. cutting knife
. cutting mat
. downloadable packaging template (see below)
. string


We have even included downloadable packaging that you simply need to print and cut out (neat huh?).

Click to download: [download id=”26″] or [download id=”27″] packaging.




Step 1:
Cut your bar of soap in half using the cutting knife.


Step 2:
Start carving the soap at angles, mimicking the faceted shape of a gem. Repeat the process on the other half.




Step 3:
Print and cut out the downloadable packaging.


Step 4:
Place on soap in the middle of the cut-out packaging and fold in the four flaps of the paper.


2014-05-05-gem-diy-06Step 5:
With some help keeping the packaging intact, tie a string around the wrapped soap, adding a swing tag to write a sweet message on if you wish.


Voila! A super sweet gift that didn’t cost the earth. Enjoy spoiling your mom 😉


The Zana Team



Petro Vivier
May 5, 20141:30 pm

This is so simple, yet very creative. I love the idea!