BACK TO TOP

Making an impact with your wedding guest favours can be so easily accomplished! These sweet soaps wrapped in thick floral paper and bound with passionfruit vine are a piece of cake to put together! Not only a lovely gift for your friends and family, but a fun and simple wedding DIY that will look absolutely beautiful!

Choose your favourite soap and stock up on some gorgeous floral wrapping paper. These paper wrapped soap favours can be made well in advance and can be tweaked to suit any theme. Just make sure you leave some spare for yourself!

What You Will Need:

  • Soap blocks (try to find a lovely soap with reasonably sharp corners, as this will help with folding your paper neatly)
  • Good quality wrapping paper in your chosen print
  • Double sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Twine/ribbon/vines to bind your soap with

Step 1. Cut rectangles of paper to generously cover your block of soap on the length, but with approximately 2-3 centimeters only at the short ends.

Step 2. Wrap the soap lengthways, like a present, and secure with double sided tape. The neater the edges and folding, the better the overall product will look once finished. Fold in the shorter ends with precise corners.

Step 3. Secure short ends with double sided tape. Wrap your chosen twine around your small block of soap, and secure by tucking in the end. I’ve used passionfruit vine with the leaves cut off, but you could use dodda vine, ivy, or any other long lasting foliage. You could also use ribbon or raffia, whatever you feel will suit your decor and theme.

These soaps would be a gorgeous gift for a kitchen tea or placed on each setting at your wedding! Stack them high on a gift table and get crafty with your paper and binding choice. There is no doubt this simple wedding DIY will impress your guests, and be a lot of fun in the making!

Ms Zebra Says: It’s such a great idea to gift things that can last – your guests will be able to put the soap into their linen cupboard and be reminded of you and the great time they had at your wedding each time they change the sheets! How lovely!

About Ms Honeycomb: Hi, I’m Nicola, the florist and crafter behind rubyandjoy. I’m a gardening, fabric loving, mint tea drinking, brownie baking, book obsessed maker! I love a good adventure having just moved back from five years in Scotland (with my lovely Scottish husband).

If there ever was a drink that screams summer (and more aptly, the Whitsundays!) to me, it’s the classic mojito. It’s tall, icy and full of mint and lime, so just about checks every box for a poolside treat. So today? We’re sharing our classic mojito recipe that is the perfect drink to mix up to bring Summer to your wedding day. I love to add extra lime juice for extra tang to mine, but you can leave this out!

Ingredients

8 fresh mint leaves

One lime

20ml Simple Syrup (you can alternatively use two teaspoons of fine or brown sugar)

20ml lime juice

Crushed ice

50ml of rum

Soda water

Method:

Cut your lime into four to eight wedges

Smack your mint to release the oils

Add the fresh mint, lime juice and lime to a highball glass, along with 20ml of simple syrup (or your fine sugar)

Muddle together well

Add ice and rum to the glass and stir

Top with soda water
Garnish with a sprig of mint

Photo by Polka Dot Bride

Whipping up a luxurious bath soak for your besties is as simple as mixing together three ingredients! This coconut milk bath soak is the perfect way to treat your bridal party or guests. Find some gorgeous jars and bundle the soak with fresh herbs and flowers for a sweet way to spread the love!

Bath soaks can be personalised with sweet smelling essential oils, however this time we’ve left them out. Using organic coconut milk powder as the main ingredient creates a gorgeous soft coconut scent that can be highlighted with fresh flowers and herbs added to the water. That said, if you’d like to use oils, go right ahead!

What You Will Need:

  • 1 cup coconut milk powder (found in health food stores)
  • 3/4 cup bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • Fresh flowers and herbs for packaging (for example, rosemary, lavender, mint etc)
  • Small jars (this product needs to be kept airtight until used)
  • Mixing bowl and spoon
  • Ribbon to decorate
  • Sieve
  • Optional – dried flowers

Step 1. Measure out your ingredients and sift into a bowl. Don’t miss the sifting! If you’re using essential oils, mix the oil into the bicarbonate of soda to begin, before adding other ingredients. Make sure to remove all lumps from each product before combining thoroughly. You can double (or more) the recipe, depending on how many bath soaks you’re wanting to make.

 

Step 2. Once the bath soak has been well combined, spoon into clean, dry jars. If you fancy, spoon a heap of dried flowers on top of the coconut soak to make it extra lovely! For a tutorial on how to dry your own sweet flowers, click here.

Step 3. When all of your jars are full of coconut milk powder bath soak and topped with beautiful dried flowers, seal them tightly shut and tie with a ribbon. Add a bundle of mixed fresh (or dried) herbs and flowers for a beautiful gift that your guests will love!

Ms Zebra Says: Who doesn’t love to take a time and take a relaxing bath?! What a fantastic, DIY gift idea – perfect for a friend that has everything or as a special thank you favour.

About Ms Honeycomb: Hi, I’m Nicola, the florist and crafter behind rubyandjoy. I’m a gardening, fabric loving, mint tea drinking, brownie baking, book obsessed maker! I love a good adventure having just moved back from five years in Scotland (with my lovely Scottish husband).