3D Curling Petal Rose

General info

 1  2  3  4  5
  • Curling petals are so thin and fragile that using carving knife with a very thin blade is recommended
  • I have used such roses for flower box (see tutorial)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate

What you will need

supplies
  • Soap (round or rectangle)
  • Carving or Exacto knife
  • Paring knife
  • Toothpick

Soap info

Ichigo Milk soap

Used in tutorial

ichigo milk soap
  • Available
  • Milk and strawberry scented
  • Diameter: 6.8 cm (2-3/4")
  • Thickness: 2.8 cm (1-1/8")
  • Weight: 80g (3 oz)

Instruction video

Instructions

1. Cut your soap roughly into a cylinder shape with paring knife.
step 1
2. Smooth the side of your soap with a carving knife.
step 2
3. Smooth the top of your soap.
step 3
4. Trim the bottom of your soap into a dome shape.
step 4
5. Draw a circle 20 mm in diameter with a toothpick.
step 5
6. Divide the soap around the circle into 5 equal parts.
step 6
7. Draw curved lines as shown.
step 7
8. Draw 5 lines connected to the curved lines at the side of your soap.
step 8
9. First, carve first petal of the first row and cut your soap along the outline.
step 9
10. Remove the unwanted soap.
step 10
11. Repeat two previous steps for remaining four petals.
step 11
12. Remove the unwanted soap between the circle and the first petal.
step 12
13. Trim the edge of the petal.
step 13
14. Cut a curved line at the right edge of the petal and remove the unwanted soap.
step 14
15. Using the knife tip, cut a curved line at the left edge of the petal and remove unwanted soap.
step 15
16. Slice off the unwanted soap of the petal.
step 16
17. Repeat steps 12-16 for remaining four petals.
step 17
18. Smooth the side of the center.
step 18
19. Cut a curved line for the first petal between the fifth and the first petal of the outer row. Then, remove the soap inside the petal.
step 19
20. Smooth the area where you'll begin to carve the second petal.
step 20
21. Repeat steps 19-20 for next three petals.
step 21
22. Carve the fifth petal that slightly overlaps the fourth and the first petal.
step 22
23. Remove the soap inside the petal.
step 23
24. Trim the center into a dome shape in order to carve closing petals.
step 24
25. Carve the first petal of the third row.
step 25
26. Smooth the area where you'll begin to carve the second petal.
step 26
27. Repeat two previous steps for next three petals.
step 27
28. Carve the fifth petal.
step 28
29. Trim the center into a dome shape.
step 29
30. Slice off unwanted soap near the bottom of the flower.
step 30
31. Done!
step 31