How To Make Felted Soap

By on November 24, 2013

How to Make Felted Soap:DIY Felted Soap

Ever wanted to learn how to make felted soap? Felted soaps are awesome and are not difficult to make at home. You can create an array of personal designs with all sorts of different kinds of soaps. Aside from making personalized and handcrafted soap bars, felted soaps has quite a few other added benefits. It helps your soap last longer. The felt helps clean your skin better by removing more dead skins cells, like a washcloth or loofa. And the wood is also fast drying hypoallergenic, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial Our step by step instructions show you just how easy it is to make felted soap.

It is also a fun project that makes a great gift!


Materials Needed to Make Felted Soap:

  • Bar of soap – any kind you want
  • Wool
  • Felting pen
  • Bowl of hot water
  • Towel

Supplies you will need to make felted soap


Step one:

Stretch your wool.

Lay out your base wool color. Pull out two long wide pieces of wool and over lap them in the shape of an x.


After you have stretched it, your wool should look like this.

Step two:

Cover soap.

Lay your soap on top of the wool. Wrap your wool around your soap.


Lay your bar of soap on top of the wool, placing it in the center.


Wrap the wool around the soap.


Then, wrap the wool around your soap like this


Finally, wrap the wool around your soap like this to make your felted soap


Step three: Dip in water.

Dip the wool covered soap into your bowl of hot water and start rubbing the water into the wool.


Dip the wool covered soap in the hot water to start felting soap


Rub the soap like this to get the wool to felt and stick to it.

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Step four: Felt and lather.

Continue rubbing the wool together on all sides of the soap. You will start lathering the soap pretty well. Keep lathering! This is how you felt the wool together to stay around the soap.


Step five: Keep up the lather.

Just keep lathering and felting your soap! You will start to feel it some together.


Step six:  Rinse and dry off.

Once you feel your soap is fully felted and doesn’t want to fall off, rinse the suds off and dry with a light pat it dry with a towel.


You will dry the soap with a paper towel or towel

Step seven: Add your designs.

At this point, you soap is pretty much finished. Now you can take it and felt any kind of design you want into the outside. This is fairly simple. Just take whatever color you want to use, a felting pen, and start pressing the wool into the felted soap with the pen.


Your soap has been felted, now it is time to make a design on it


You will make a pattern on your soap. We chose to make a moon.


Using your felting tool, push the design into the soap.



Step eight: Enjoy your newly felted soap!

Try out your soap, or give it away to your friends and family for gifts.



Your felted soap is finished and ready to use or give as a gift


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Stephanie Hicks Butler is the executive editor of DIY Ready. She is curious, creative, and an expert mess maker who is not afraid to try anything a couple of times to get it right. Her specialties are inventing things, writing no nonsense clear instructions, artistic endeavors, paper crafts, digital media, kids crafts, creating recipes and figuring out new and better ways to do almost anything. Stephanie is a DIY guru who thinks maybe she should have been banned from DIY forums years ago, but enjoys being part information junkie, mad scientist, uncertified gourmet chef and mom of three budding DIY enthusiasts. DIY Projects For Teens


  1. Dell

    March 18, 2014 at 4:20 am

    This is a neat way to use soap. How long did you stay up to think of this one.
    My mother made soap with old Greece and lye in water. Over an out side fire place.
    In looking at your explanation I thought that what I was going to see, boy Was I ever surprised

  2. Donna

    November 15, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Totally cool! I didn’t know you could/would/can felt soap!!! My sister has sheep and I’m going to try this ASAP! So excited! I pinned you.

    • Rynna Machate

      Rynna Machate

      December 10, 2014 at 10:40 am

      Thanks Donna! Hope you liked it!

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