Christmas Tree Lamp

General info

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  • The soap tree can be used as a mini lamp and can be carved without a carving knife
  • Winter decoration
  • Christmas decoration
  • Perfect for beginners!
  • Difficulty: Easy

What you will need

  • Soap (white is recommended)
  • Carving or hobby knife
  • Paring knife
  • Carving tool with U gouge
  • LED tealight


  • Star-shaped sequin
  • Beads
  • Craft glue
  • Toothpick

Soap info

COW bath size soap (blue box)

Used in tutorial

COW bath soap
  • Available
  • COW brand
  • Floral scented
  • Size: 8.7 cm (3-1/2") x 5.8 cm (2-1/4") x 3 cm (1-1/8")
  • Weight: 130 g (5 oz)

Instruction video


1. Slice off the top and bottom of the soap to create flat surfaces.
step 1
2. Cut the soap in half.
step 2
3. Cut the half block of the soap into a square prism.
step 3
4. Mark a point in the center of the top face.
step 4
5. Cut the soap into a cone shape.
step 5
6. Trim the bottom into a circle.
step 6
7. Remove the inside soap with the hobby knife and the carving U-gouge or the carving knife.
step 7
8. Carve the tree patterns in the cone shaped soap with the carving U gouge.
step 8
9. Make a cut in the top of the tree, then insert a sequin in the slit. Your soap tree is done.
step 9
10. Place the soap tree on the LED tea light.
step 10
11. (Optional) Decorate the tree with beads, gluing them to it.
step 11