Framed Tulip Bouquet

General info

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  • Can be made with soap cutting and carving techniques
  • Can be used as hanging decoration
  • Great gift for your friends and family
  • Can be used as soap for bathing or washing (remove the decorations)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate

What you will need

  • Soap
  • Carving or Exacto knife
  • Paring knife
  • Scooping tool e.g. binder clip
  • Toothpick
  • Framed Tulip Bouquet Template (download here )


  • Ribbon
  • Food coloring or soap colorant
  • Paint brush
  • Water

Soap info

COW bath size soap (red box)

Used in tutorial

COW bath soap
  • Available
  • COW brand
  • Floral scented
  • Size: 8.5 cm (3-3/8") x 6 cm (2-3/8") x 3 cm (1-1/8")
  • Weight: 125 g (4.41 oz)

Natural sakura soap

natural sakura soap
  • Not available
  • Cherry blossom scented
  • Diameter: 7 cm (2-3/4")
  • Thickness: 2.7 cm (1/1/8")
  • Weight: 100g (3.35 oz)

Instruction video


1. Cut off the top and bottom of the soap to have thickness of 2 cm (3/4")
step 1
2. Cut out the tulip template. Trace the template onto the soap with a toothpick as shown.
step 2
3. Mark a horizontal line around the soap 6 mm (1/4") away from the bottom.
step 3
4. Lightly cut along the outline in the top of the soap. Then cut off the excess soap around the outline, bit a bit.
step 4
5. Flip the soap over to the bottom, draw a line along the edge of the soap 6 mm (1/4") away from it.
step 5
6. Lightly cut along the line with a carving knife, then cut off the soap inside.
step 6
7. Scoop out and flatten the inside of the bottom using a binder clip.
step 7
8. Cut out the soap to create a frame.
step 8
9. Holding the knife at a right angle, cut the three tulip flowers, then cut off the soap around the flowers.
step 9
10. Cut off the soap where you will carve stems.
step 10
11. To carve three tulip flowers, cut off the soap between the flowers and trim their edges.
step 11
12. Carve tulip petals.
step 12
13. Cut out a W-shaped groove in the top of the flowers.
step 13
14. Scoop out the center of the tulip flowers.
step 14
15. Draw the outlines of the three stems and carve thin lines along the them.
step 15
16. Cut out the soap between the stems.
step 16
17. Slowly cut a slit to create a leaf.
step 17
18. Cut off the excess soap to shape the leaf.
step 18
19. Repeat previous step for second leaf.
step 19
20. Carve a stripe pattern in the frame.
step 20
21. Paint the tulips with food coloring mixed with water.
step 21
22. I recommend using light colors for soap. Let it dry. Paint again when needed.
step 22
23. Paint the stems.
step 23
24. Tie a bow around the stems and add the hanging ribbon. Done!
step 24