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Tall & Skinny Soap Mold Tutorial

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial

How to Make a Tall & Skinny Soap Mold


INFORMATION

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Yield: 1 Mold and 1 Liner

TIMING

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Perform Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

SUPPLIES

  • Cereal Box
  • Piece of Corrugated Cardboard (Around 10" x 10" or bigger; For support on sides of mold)
  • Marking Tool (pen, pencil, or marker)
  • Ruler
  • X-Acto® Knife
  • Scissors
  • Cutting Mat
  • Glue
  • Rubber Bands
  • Packaging Tape
  • Masking Tape
  • Freezer Paper (found with paper and plastic wrap in household items sections in stores)

DIRECTIONS

Step 1 – Mark & Cut Box

Mark 3 ¾” up from the bottom of the box.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 1a

Next, join lines and carefully cut with scissors or X-Acto® Knife.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 1b

Step 2 – Mark and Cut Corrugated Cardboard Support

Mark 3 ¾” from the edge of the cardboard, marking parallel to the grain line.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 2a

Next, join lines and carefully cut with scissors or X-Acto® Knife.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 2b

Step 3 – Fit Corrugated Cardboard to Sides of Box

Mark and cut cardboard slightly smaller than the width of the sides of the cereal box.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 3a

Glue cardboard to sides of box.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 3b

Add rubber bands to hold in place.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 3c

Step 4 – Make Freezer Paper Liner(s)

If your box is a different shape, your measurements will be different. Add side, bottom, side, then add 2.75 to each measurement for a 1 3/8” overhang on each side. This is how my measurements look:

My short length of liner is: 3.75” + 2.25” + 3.75” = 9.75” Add 2.75” for the overhang (1.375” each side) = 12.5”

My long length of liner is: 3.75” + 7.75” + 3.75” = 15.25” Add 2.75” for the overhang (1.375” each side) = 18.0”

My freezer paper is already 18” wide so I just need to mark 12 ½” up from the edge. Cut freezer paper to proper measurements. If you are planning on reusing the mold it would be a good time to cut extra for your convenience later.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 4

Step 5 – Tape to Reinforce Corners

When the glue has dried remove rubber bands and tape corners with packaging tape.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 5

Step 6 – Make Liner

Mark 5 1/8” from left side and up from bottom of paper or box high measurement (3.75”) + overhang measurement (1.375”) on non-shiny side of paper.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 6a

Now fold on one line, then open, and fold on the other line, as shown below. Make sure shiny side of paper is on the inside of the fold. This will allow the soap to release from the mold easily.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 6b

Turn paper 180° and set mold on side as shown. Fold in left side on pre-folded line. Slide this folded side slightly into mold and crease opposite side to get a good fit.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 6c

Fold and slide all the way in to make sure the fit is good. Adjust if necessary.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 6d

Open and fold other pre-folded side (right side in photo) and repeat as above to crease left side.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 6e

Crease left side as shown.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 6f

Using this crease, make a fold, making sure to line up left edge of paper when folding to get a 90° fold line.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 6g

Cut out corners as shown to get rid of excess paper.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 6h

Fold corner where the two lines intersect at a 45° angle. (This fold will make two 45° angles. Only crease the one that is under my right pointer finger as shown below.)

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 6i

Tape fold in place. Masking tape is a good tape to use because it is easy to get off when removing soap from mold.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 6j

In the same manner fold the other intersecting corner at a 45° and tape.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 6k

Repeat on opposite end of liner. It can be tricky because of the tight space, but just keep going; it will work out fine.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 6l

Place liner in mold.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 6m

Cut down to where the liner meets the mold in each corner.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 6n

Crease around edge to get fold lines. Remove liner from mold and fold on the grease lines.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 6o

Insert liner back into mold and tape edges down with masking tape.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 6p

And your mold is ready to use.

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 6q

And reuse!

Tall & Skinny Melt & Pour Soap Mold Tutorial Step 6r

And the result is lovely tall and skinny soap. Enjoy!

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