How to Make Fake Soap Suds

Faux soap suds are a creative touch to any bathroom scene.
Faux soap suds are a creative touch to any bathroom scene. (Image: sudsy image by Micah Jared from

Creating visually appealing crafts is a task that requires a crafter to think outside the box. You can use realistic-appearing objects to create a miniature version of an actual structure or item. When it comes to bathroom crafts for dollhouses or home decoration pieces, making soap suds for a soap dish or doll bathtub will create a realistic-appearing soap experience. With a few common craft items, you can create fake soap suds in a short amount of time.

Things You'll Need

  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Soap dish
  • Iridescent basket filler
  • Bar of soap
  • Pearls

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Plug in the hot glue gun, and load a glue stick. Allow the hot glue gun to warm up for one to two minutes since the glue needs to melt slightly.

Place a soap dish on a flat surface, and line the inside of the dish with hot glue. Apply a thorough amount of hot glue to cover the interior of the soap dish.

Grab a handful of iridescent basket filler, and squeeze it tightly in your hand. Press it onto the interior of the soap dish. Allow some of the iridescent basket filler to hang over the side of the soap dish for an overflowing appearance. Iridescent basket filler is a product commonly used to stuff Easter baskets and is relatively inexpensive.

Cover the bottom of the bar of soap with hot glue, and press it on top of the iridescent basket filler that you placed in the basket. If you do not want to ruin the bar of soap and plan to change out the soap bar periodically, avoid applying hot glue to the bottom of the bar and just gently set it on top of the basket filler.

Glue some pearls throughout the soap dish to look like bubbles around the soap suds. The amount of pearls is up to you as it depends on how bubbly you want the soap dish to appear.


  • "Decorating the Bathroom: 103 Projects & Ideas"; The Home Decorating Institute Staff; 1995
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