you can make something out of nothing when you have no choice.
All you fellow soapmakers know how expensive soap molds are, even the simplest mold can cost big bucks. I came to this realization recently when I decided it was time for me to step up from making 3 or 4lb batches to 6 or even 8lb in order to save time and make my process more cost effective. I set out on my search for the perfect mold on the web but after a couple days of searching I came to the conclusion that either I would have to make my own mold or find something that I already owned that could be fashioned into one.
Then it hit me..............last year while at my local dollar store I stumbled across these beautiful wooden tequila boxes for just a buck each. I had no idea what I was going to do with them so I only bought 2 (punching myself in the head now). I've been using them to add height on my display table at craft fairs/shows and that's it. I grabbed one, got my tape measure out and realized that one of these babies could get me 2 full 3lb logs of soap. This past weekend I managed to make 64 bars of soap in one sitting!! This pick shows just one of the batches - Black Raspberry Vanilla which turned out 32 bars of loveliness :)