How To: Line Your Wooden Loaf Soap Mold

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A simple, pictorial tutorial of how to line your wooden soap mold quickly and easily.

You Will Need: 

Freezer paper, a pencil, your mold, scissors and scotch tape.

1.  Cut a length of freezer paper several inches longer than your mold.  If your not sure how long, measure the length of your mold and measure the depth.  Multiply the depth x 2, add that to the length and add two inches for good measure.

2. Set your mold in the center, on the matte side of your paper (shiny side down) and trace around it with your pencil.

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3. Fold over the short ends about a 1/4 to 1/2 inch past your pencil line (or about the thickness of your mold.

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4.  Then fold over the longer sides.  Once you’ve done this, if you’d like you can slide the folded paper in your mold really quickly to make sure it fits.  If

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5. Unfold and trim off the corners between the creases.  My apologies for the blurry photograph, but it’s hard to trim and take a picture at the same time.  I drew dotted lines to give a better idea of where I mean to cut.

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6. Place the folded paper inside your mold. The longer sides should stick up and the short ends should be flatter to the bottom.

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7.  Stick your scissors in the corners and snip straight down.

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8.  Lift the short ends flaps into place, pressing firmly to crease the folds that form

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9.  First, fold the short ends over and tape into place. I find it helps to keep one hand in the bottom of the mold, to ensure as smooth a side as possible.  Once the short ends are taped, then fold over and tape down the long sides.

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10.  Enjoy your handiwork by filling with soap!

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