How to make a DIY Soap Mold on a budget.

Make a custom size, plastic or wooden soap mold on a budget
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How to make a plastic soap mold as well as a wooden soap mold.


  • No previous knowledge for the Plastic mold
  • For the wooden mold you need either very little woodworking skills or if you are brand new to woodworking just a positive attitude and willingness to try something new.
  • Material and equipment for the Plastic mold:
  • Corrugated plastic cardboard "COREX" (30cm x 30cm or your custom size)
  • 4 small Bulldog clips
  • Craft knife, Ruler and Pen
  • Optional: Baking paper to line the mold.
  • Materials and equipment for the wooden mold.
  • Wood cut to sizes given in the turorial
  • 16 x Drywall screws
  • Dril with 3mm and 8mm dril bits
  • Screw driver and Pencil


When you embark upon a new craft, it is always advisable to buy as little equipment as possible or to wait until you are sure what your personal needs are to obtain a specific desired outcome. Most of us have a limited budget or are tight on working and storage space,  unused molds are a waste of money and can take up a lot of space as well.

In this short course, you will learn how to make and line a custom size Plastic soap mold as well as a custom size wooded mold, to help you in your soaping journey.

The instructions are detailed and in real-time to ensure that you can be successful in making a functional mold without any previous woodworking experience.

The tools needed are only a handful, for the plastic mold it is a craft knife, pen, and a ruler. For the wooden mold, you will need a Drill, two drill bits, a screwdriver, and a pen, even if you will have to buy a drill, it will probably cost you less than a premade wooden soap mold, and the upside is that you can use it for multiple molds and other projects, It’s an investment that will save you a lot of money.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner Soap Crafters.

Course content

2 sections5 lectures45m total length
  • Preparation and Materials needed for the Plastic mold.
  • DIY Plastic Soap Mold
  • Preparation and Materials needed for the Wooden Mold.
  • DIY Wooden Mold


Master Crafter
Ansa Smit
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  • 34 Reviews
  • 629 Students
  • 3 Courses

I am a Life Coach, teacher, crafter, and explorer for better ways to serve people and the planet we live on. I am the founder of SkinniDip Skincare and Co-owner of Heirloom Herbs. I'm also the founder of a creativity group called "Kom Maak Saam", meaning "Come and Create together", where all walks of life come together and explore their creativeness in various crafts like soapmaking, puppet making, puppeteering, dot art, and papercrafts. 

My belief is that anyone can do anything, they just need to believe in themself or have someone who will do the believing for them.

I am not scared to try something new or to make mistakes, mistakes are only the wrapping paper the gift of wisdom is wrapped up in. I prefer to keep the wisdom and discard the paper. I also love to share the nuggets of wisdom I collect from experience because not everyone can afford wrapping paper. 

My pledge to you is to share my gifts so that you can develop your skills to improve or better yourself or your life.