General info

orchid 1 orchid 2 orchid 3
  • Great gift for your friends and family
  • Perfect bathroom decorations
  • Can be used as soap for bathing or washing
  • Can be used for arrangements (see video)
  • Difficulty: Advanced

What you will need

  • Soap
  • Carving or Exacto knife
  • Paring knife
  • Scooping tool e.g. binder clip
  • Toothpick (or other pointed tool)


  • Food coloring or soap colorant
  • Paint brush
  • Water

Soap info

Floral mild soap

Used in tutorial

white soap
  • Available
  • White colour
  • Floral scented
  • Size: 7.5 cm (3") x 5.5 cm (2-1/8") x 2.3 cm (7/8")
  • Weight: 80 g (3 oz)

Instruction video

Note: This video includes instructions on how to make orchid arrangements.


1. Slowly cut the soap in half with a paring knife.
step 1
2. Draw two vertical lines with a toothpick as shown in the left photo. Nextly, draw two lines on the side as shown in the right photo.
step 2
3. Remove the soap, cutting it along the lines.
step 3
4. Cut off the top half of the middle.
step 4
5. Draw a small U shape with a toothpick as shown in the left photo. Next, holding the carving knife at a right angle, cut the U shape.
step 5
6. Remove the soap around the U shape. Then, cut off the front as shown in the right photo.
step 6
7. Trim and shape the U shaped part to create the column as shown in the right photo.
step 7
8. Widen the front by cutting off the soap, as shown in the right photo.
step 8
9. Draw two lips as shown.
step 9
10. Cut the lips.
step 10
11. Cut off the soap around the lips.
step 11
12. (Optional) Carve two small protrusions.
step 12
13. Slice off the soap under the two lips to create the middle lip.
step 13
14. Draw the middle lip and cut it.
step 14
15. Cut off the soap under the middle lip.
step 15
16. Slice off the tip of the middle lip.
step 16
17. The center of the orchid is done.
step 17
18. Draw two round petals and three pointed sepals.
step 18
19. Cut off the excess soap around the flower.
step 19
20. Trim the edges of the two lower pointed sepals.
step 20
21. Remove the soap between the round petals.
step 21
22. Slice off the excess soap on the top of the round petals.
step 22
23. Draw the shapes of three sepals in the bottom of the flower.
step 23
24. Cut the previously drawn shapes.
step 24
25. Remove the soap around sepals.
step 25
26. Trim the edges of the flower.
step 26
27. Make a small hole in the bottom of the flower with a pointed tool.
step 27
28. (Optional) Color the center of the lip with food coloring and water. Done!
step 28