Bloggers, remember blogging before Pinterest? Remember having to find and store images? I started blogging November 1st, 2010 but actually started saving images and blog post ideas in my inbox in the months leading up to the creation of this little blog. I remember feverishly scrambling around other blogs, creating inspiration boards, saving images as an attachment and writing mini little write ups in the body of the emails, then "starring" them and categorizing them in my gmail. It was kind of fun to have my secret little hideaway of pretties. And, if you're anything like me, you still have those little gems stored away in your email. Heck, I still have all the emails I wrote to my wedding vendors (does that make me crazy?). I went back and revisted some of my post ideas and came across this little DIY I had found on Ruffled. Along with the link to the tutorial, I had written notes saying "Stocking stuffers? Could be fun. Wrap in leftover wedding fabric to make Mom cry." Despite being a jerk, I was apparently on to something. And I had never shared it with you guys... until now! You may have seen this DIY last year on Ruffled's DIY Challenge but it's worth revisting, especially with the holidays right around the corner.
Head here for the full tutorial. It's easy and so creative. Plus, I love receiving little practical gifts wrapped up in fabric. A little homemade love goes a long way with me. These soaps would also be so fun if you set them out by the sinks and vanities at weddings. You could use the couples' initials or wedding date! Or if a bride is feeling ambitious, these would make really adorable wedding favors!