Succulents Part 1 : Echeveria 

   
   

How to carve an echeveria succulent out of soap.
Easy soap carving.
Soap succulents make great gifts for any occasion.
These soaps actually can be used as soap.

 
PART 2 : Sedum and hoya heart
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 What you will need
           
Soap
Carving knife or exacto knife
Paring knife
 
This purple round soap is a commercial soap in Japan.
    Master-brand soap. Peony floral scent.  
      Diameter : 7cm(2-3/4 in)
      Thickness : 3.3 cm(1-1/4 in) ,weight : 95g            
     

        Green recrangular soaps are store-bought soap.
   Dimensions : 8 cm(3-1/4") x 5 cm(2") x 2.5cm(1")

 
You can use white soap,too.
   Paint the soap using food coloring with water.
     
 
     
               
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Instruction Video


 

STEPS.

1.Cut the soap into 5.5cm(2") diameter circle with
  a paring knife.
 Thinly cut off the top of the soap with a paring knife
  to create a smooth surface.
 Then draw a 1.5 cm(5/8") diameter circle with a pointed
 tool (such as a knife point or a toothpick)

               

2. Carve a cylinder shape in the center.
   :Holding your knife at a right angle,deeply cut the circle.
   Then tilt your knife, cut off the soap around the circle.
             

3. Draw three lines on the top of the cylinder as shown.
   Then trim the center into a small dome shape.
           

4. Trim and shape around the cylinder into three thick
   leaves.
       
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 5. Thinly cut off the soap around the center(three leaves).
    Divide the soap around the center into five equal parts
    by five short lines.
         

6. Carve the first row of the five leaves.
  : Deeply cut a pointed thick leaf shape,then cut off
    the soap around it.
      
         
7. Trim the edge of the leaf.
       

8.  Repeat steps to create additional four leaves.    
               
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9. Cut off the unwanted soap between the leaves and
   the edge of the soap.
       

10. Carve the second row of the five leaves.
   : Cut off the soap between the two leaves to make
    an indent, then cut a pointed leaf shape in the indent.
     
         


11.  Cut off the soap around the leaf and trim the edge
      of the leaf.
       

12.  Repeat steps to create additional four leaves.
      Two row of five leaves are done.
         
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13.Cut off the unwated soap between the leaves and
   the edge of the soap.
   Repeat step 10 -12 to create the third row of five
   leaves
       

         

14. Cut off the unwanted soap around the leaves.
     And trim the bottom edge of the soap.
           


15. Draw outlines of five leaves, then cut off the unwanted
     soap along the outlines.
         

16. Carve the bottom of the succulent as shown.
     Done!
       
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PART 2 : Sedum and hoya heart
How to make a succulent arrangement.
 
   
 
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