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Your Guide to Handmade Bath and Body Gifting

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This year Willow and Sage wants to help you prepare for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season!

With fresh inspiration from our friends at Bramble Berry, we got an early start making DIY holiday packaging for creative ways to gift their luxurious recipes:

1. Lingonberry Spice Cold Process Soap – Get the recipe at brambleberry.com
2. Handmade Cashmere Soap – Get the kit (recipe included!) at brambleberry.com
3. Wild Rose Floral Bath Salts – Get the recipe at brambleberry.com
4. Pumpkin Bubbling Bath Truffles – Get the recipe at brambleberry.com

Bramble Berry specializes in high quality, handcrafted supplies. Their products are sourced from around the world providing makers with a wealth of options. Bramble Berry is also one of our favorite, go-to sources for handmade gifting. Do yourself a favor and stop by their Gifting Hub for DIY inspiration that will last you throughout the season! It’s the perfect resource for a creative and stress-free holiday.

And now without further ado …

Today, we’re going to show you 12 ways to creatively package these amazing recipes and elevate your gift-giving this holiday.

These gifts are personal.
They are special.
They will perk up the senses.

Who wouldn’t love to receive one of these beautiful and fragrant indulgences? This year, show your friends and family they’re worth your creative energy and more than a trip to the store.

Warning: You’re going to want to double-up on these recipes. They smell so inviting you’ll want to make extras that you can keep for yourself!

 

 

Lingonberry Spice Cold Process Soap

1. A Jolly Ride Gift Packaging

For a simple and festive packaging idea, wrap the soap bar in wax paper, adhere a piece of washi tape, and layer with distressed wax paper and word sticker.

Don’t have a word sticker on-hand? Consider cutting out text from the pages of an old book or magazine.

Click here for Bramble Berry’s Lingonberry Spice Cold Process Soap tutorial.

 

2. A Festive & Pretty Palette

These Lingonberry Soap bars are pretty in pink, a stunning packaging idea for mothers, sisters, and girlfriends alike! Simply wrap soap bar in patterned paper, layer with card stock, attach ribbon, and add a couple sprigs of foliage to complete the presentation.

 

3. Perfectly Packaged With Natural Elements & Stripes

For a natural and festive look, wrap the soap bar in dark patterned paper, attach ribbon, and add twigs as desired.

4. A Touch of Pine and Cinnamon

This holiday-inspired packaging comes with scents that celebrate the season! Those who receive it will be sure to treasure their wonderful gift during the cold, winter months! To make, tear a strip of card stock to leave one, rough edge and wrap the bar of soap in it. Attach jute twine, cinnamon sticks, and pine or rosemary sprigs.

 

5. Modern Lingonberry Spice

We’ve made packaging a cinch with these pre-made labels! Simply print your free label, hole-punch each end, and thread baker’s twine through to adhere it around the soap. Wrapping your Lingonberry Spice bar couldn’t be easier, and we’ve included four label designs for you to choose from.

To download printable labels click here.

Tip: Try printing your labels on Kraft paper or card stock for a natural look.

 

Wild Rose Floral Bath Salts

6. Tiny & Tied With Twine

Always be prepared with a gift for any guest or neighbor who drops by with these small, adorable jars. Pour the bath salt into a jar with cork stopper or seal-able lid, and attach baker’s twine for added charm.

Get the recipe for Bramble Berry’s Wild Rose Bath Salts DIY project.

 

7. Scoop & Savor

Soaking in a warm bath is exactly what you and your loved ones will need to fight off the winter chill. Pour the bath salt into this clear jar with wooden spoon, wrap in baker’s twine, and tie to hold together the scoop. Add trimmings or foliage as desired.

 

8. Flirty Vials Sealed with Wax

Vials or test tubes can make any gift effortless to put together and delightful to receive! Fill each test tube with floral bath salts, attach a gift tag with twine, and tie test tubes together with ribbon.

Take it up a notch: Melt wax over the cork stopper to make an even tighter, airtight seal.

 

Handmade Cashmere Soap

9. Vintage Elegance

Add a touch of elegance to your gifting with this chic packaging idea. These would also make swoon-worthy favors at a bridal shower or other get-together with your gal pals. Simply wrap the hand-poured soap bar with ribbon, tie into a bow, and attach a jewelry embellishment, such as this clip-on earring that lost her partner!

Get everything you need to make your own cashmere soaps with this all-in-one kit.

 

10. Simply Delightful Cashmere Soap

These wrap-around labels will help de-stress your high volume gifting. Simply print your free label sheet and wrap your soap bar in it for a quick and easy project.

To download printable labels click here.

Make it your own: These labels can be printed on any color card stock or sturdy paper to fit the occasion.

Pumpkin Bubbling Bath Truffles

11. Truffles in Tulle

Bramble Berry’s fall-inspired bath truffles are a luxurious treat, and what’s more they are fun to package! Here, we simply gathered one in tulle and tied it together with a little baker’s twine. This is a fragrant and feminine treat that everyone will love.

Get the recipe for Bramble Berry’s Pumpkin Bubbling Bath Truffles.

 

12. Pumpkin Bubbling Jam Jars

These truffles look so beautiful packaged in Mason or old-fashioned jam jars! They’re simple stacked and full of charm. Place three of the truffles inside a jar, cover with a torn scrap of muslin (or fabric you have on-hand), and tie with baker’s twine. Print out our complimentary printable labels and pin one to the top of the jar.

To download printable labels click here.

 

To see more of Bramble Berry’s recipes pick up the Summer 2018 Issue of Willow and Sage, the  Winter 2019 Issue of Willow and Sage, and the special interest publication,  The Candle Issue.

To learn more about Bramble Berry Handcraft Provisions, visit their website at brambleberry.com and their blog at soapqueen.com. You can also find them on Instagram and Twitter (@brambleberry), Facebook and Pinterest (brambleberry), and YouTube (soapqueentv).

This post has been crafted by the Willow and Sage Team. To learn more, please visit our Who We Are page.

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