Today, I’m speaking at a WBO luncheon in Seattle. The Women Business Owners organization is the group that presented me with the Nellie Cashman award last year. I’m super excited to talk about the growth of Bramble Berry and share my experiences with an enthusiastic audience.
Since I’m out of the office today, I thought this would be a great day to share a project I was working on earlier this week. I was inspired by some adorable soap boxes online and thought “Hey, I can totally do that”. I dug into my junk drawer, pulled out my super sized hole punch and punched out the top of a Bramble Berry white soap box. I popped in a soap and jazzed it up with some ribbon. Easy right?
You can wrap the soap before you put it in the box, but I want people to be able to see and smell my fabulous creation! Don’t worry, you can still do this project if you don’t have a super sized hole punch. In the picture below, I used a craft knife to create my own shape on the top of the box (well, I traced a shape that I found online).
TIP: When you’re tracing, lightly cut through the design at first, then take the design off and cut all the way through. To make sure your craft knife doesn’t cut through to the back of your box, stick a thick piece of cardboard inside of the box. I’m sure you have an old Bramble Berry box laying around (Grin).
Lana Morisoli says
I met you yesterday at the WBO meeting(redhead with the slick cards) and discussed the book club meeting on Linchpin. Wanted to follow-up and see when and where you were meeting to discuss the book. Again, I really enjoyed your speech yesterday and hearing about how you grew your company.
Have a wonderful Friday!
The Beer, You are totally right! I love the idea of the large hole punches. That's a great idea!
what a great idea- i love that you can still smell the soap!
The Beer Soap Company says
Pretty cute, and I especially love the box with the blue ribbon. But that is a lot of work. Multiply all that stenciling and cutting out by 1000 bars or more weekly= pulling your hair out in frustration.
There are large hole punchers at Michaels and online that will allow you to punch a hole in any shape on your box which will save time. I saw one similar to that shape last week. They can run up to about $30-$45 for a large hole, but its worth it. That's what I have been using. Even that is tiring. I am seriously thinking of getting my boxes custom made.
I love it!!! It's a great idea….but I would love to have the recipe to make that gorgeous soap too!! The one with different shades of blue, it looks like CP instead of M&P???
Now that's a fabulous idea!
Thanks for sharing…and I'm off to Michael's!
Love these ideas! Thank you Anne-Marie 🙂