You can make pumpkin spice soap for your bathroom this fall! Want some bonus points? Mold them into a pumpkin shape for something that looks like decor but is actually a great way to welcome guests. This project is really simple but your guests will love having the smell of fall when they wash their hands in your bathroom. You can also group a few of these and give as a cute hostess gift idea. Either way, you will want to make a large batch of these adorable soaps.
Supplies needed to make your pumpkin mold:
- EasyMold® Silicone Paste
- Small plastic pumpkins
- Acrylic or plastic block
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Measuring cups
- Mixing cup
- Stir sticks
- Disposable craft brush
You will want your pumpkin to be still while you mold it. Use hot glue to secure it to an acrylic or plastic block. This will ensure that it will stay stationary when you work.
Start by reading all of the instructions that come with the EasyMold® Silicone Paste. The product is easy to use, however, it needs to be mixed and applied properly. Start by measuring (by weight or volume) equal parts of the two components that you will find in the box. Mix these two well in the mixing cup. The product should be a uniform color when mixed with no streaks.
Then apply your first layer with a disposable craft brush to the pumpkin that is on the acrylic block making sure to get into all of the fine details. I did my mold as a half pumpkin so either draw a line or work to only the halfway mark.
After the first layer is complete, I found it easier to apply the thicker layers with a stir stick. You can work up to 1/4 to 3/8″ thick if needed.
I also used a bit of extra on the very top to create a flat place. This will help the mold to sit flat when pouring your soap later.
Allow your mold to cure completely. I let mine sit overnight. Then just pop the mold away from the pumpkin. Look at that fine detail!
I actually made a pair of molds as it was easy and this will make the soap making go a little faster.
Supplies to make pumpkin spice soap:
- Goat’s milk soap base
- Soap colorant (designed especially for soaps) (I used a peach color)
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Microwave safe bowl or measuring cup with spout
Cut away about 1/8 of the soap block and add it to the bowl. Microwave in 20 second increments stirring well after each until completely melted. Stir in colorant until you are happy with the color however remember that the pumpkin pie spice will change it dramatically. Add in about 1 teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice last. Stir completely. You can add more colorant at this time if you would like. Pour the mixture into your molds.
Allow the pumpkin spice soap to set up about an hour then remove from the mold.
You now have the perfect pumpkin shaped soap for your guest bathroom!
Heck….you will want these delicious smelling soaps in every room of your home. They look and smell good enough to eat, however so be sure everyone knows they are for washing hands only.
Give making an adorable pumpkin spice soap a try. You will love the touch of fall that it brings to your bath.
Make a large batch and keep them on hand for hostess gifts this fall as well. Pop a few in a small jar for a lovely gift that anyone will love. Pumpkin shaped soaps are perfect for everyone on your list.
Angie has been blogging for over seven years at The Country Chic Cottage where she does a variety of crafts and home decor projects. You can even find a weekly recipe! She lives on a farm in rural Tennessee with her husband and three children. Painting is a favorite of Angie’s because it is a quick and easy way to make a big impact for very little money.