I always dream of country or rustic white Christmas because we don’t have that here. I love to imagine a cool, lovely December complete with chopped logs in the fireplace inside and a charmed sighting or two of a galloping deer outside.
I just can’t fly 10,000 miles away from here any day to anywhere just to suit my fancy, though. But I can recreate bits and pieces of my imaginings. So, rustic Christmas? A few pinecones, a ball of twine, some manner of wood perhaps, and the deer, of course... yeah, I suppose that would do. I’m sure I could make Christmas anything out of all that.
Since I usually unpack a new box of soap anyway when I have guests over, I decided I’d make small soap tokens for the guests on Christmas dinner. I’ll wrap and hand them out individually instead of simply replacing a new soap on the soap dish. Figured they can use it after dinner (it must be handy) or keep it as a souvenir (it must be pretty), whatever they wish. I then decided I would bore you and share the easy how-to for it with you. I mean, you know, if you can’t come for dinner...
You can use any soap bought or made. A regular bar of soap can be diced into 4 or 8 or even 16 pieces depending on how big or small you want your soap giveaways to be. I used this handmade soap from rose petals for a completely rustic and homey feel.