I thought it would be fun to share my first attempt at the watermelon soaps. With just a few minor adjustments, the soap turned out way cuter on my second try! I’m sure you agree. On the second batch, I made the rind a little bit smaller, my seeds even and square and switched up my technique a touch. They’re still pretty darn cute, but unfortunately the soaps below took second place. It turns out that trying to cut the seeds in triangles were just not the most winning idea. See the first prize watermelon tutorial HERE if you missed it yesterday.
Here, I filled up the entire half round mold with white soap which made the white part of the rind a little too thick for my liking. My resourceful habits told me to reuse the some of the soap I had cut off the edges. It worked but it’s not pretty. The first prize technique is much quicker and easier (see the juicy beauties below).
Dee C. says
That is so pretty…makes me want to whip up the melt and pour once again for a little creative fun!
It’s funny; the white rind thickness looks like a small thing but you’re right, it is a pretty measurable difference in the grand scheme of things.
MP is so much fun – you should totally try it if you haven’t gotten into it yet.
You’re right; they’re both lovely and it’s probably splitting hairs to determine either of them as the ‘winner.’ =)
I love watermelon in the summer … =)
I see how the thicker white rind part is not quite as pretty, but, honestly, I’d buy the triangular seeds attempt just as readily as I’d buy the previously featured batch! Making it myself, however, I’d agree with you: the easier technique is definitely more desirable. 🙂
Wow! These look great. I’m normally not that fussed on MP soaps myself but … I want one of these!
Funny what you call spoiled! Perhaps the 2nd batch appears neater to you, but I’d say the 1st batch could easily win a prize as well!
Margarita Bloom says
This is making me hungry!! lol… mmmm, good thing I have some tasty watermelon in the fridge. Gorgeous!