Introduction: Dirty Soap

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Everyone can use a bar of soap as a present so why not make your own bars extra special with some nudity? Spread the love!

Step 1: Find Images and Print Them Onto Decal Paper.

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The images you will have to find on your own, but as for the decal paper, you just get some from here. A ten-pack of the white should be good enough for about 80 bars of soap.

Get some bars of soap that have a flat face and measure to see what your work area is. Resize and crop your image to fit.

When you get the transfer paper, just put in in your inkjet printer and print it out.

Step 2: Spray Some Clear Coat

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Apply 2-3 coats of some acrylic clear coat from a spray can and wait 60-90 minutes for it to dry.

Step 3: Trim to Size

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Cut out the picture. If you're feeling lucky, try to round the corners.

Step 4: Dunk in Water

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Drop the decal into a glass of water for about 45 seconds. The backing will become loose and the decal will come off easily.

Step 5: Apply Decal to Soap

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If you're in a rush and have steady hands you can apply the decal onto a dry bar of soap.

If you want to be able to have some leeway and be able to reposition the decal, wet the soap a little bit first.

Apply the decal onto the soap and press out the air bubbles.

Step 6: Give the Gift of Love and Happiness

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Tie it up with a bow, wrap it in some fancy paper, or simply toss it to your roommate and shout "merry freakin' holidays!"

Customize the images to your friends if you want or just mix them up and when your friends call to thank you you can try to figure out which one they got.

Here's to closing out the year with class and style.


tonybest (author)2015-08-04

this is a great idea

tonybest (author)2015-08-04

that has got to be the coolest name ever

Creak (author)2015-03-08

Very classy job covering the images. But to avoid the perverted comments you could have done nature scenes and suggested the revealing ones

MsJan (author)2012-08-07

I make my own bath soap due to having problems with chemicals. Like to know what is in my soap. I would never do the porn. I make all kinds of fancy one to give to friends.

annewandering (author)2010-10-04

I have done the same idea (minus the porn) by taking any picture or graphic, wetting the bar of soap slightly, press the picture on carefully making sure to not have bubbles or dry spots between the soap and the paper then letting it dry.
To make the picture stay on the soap, heat some paraffin to melted but not any hotter than necessary. Take off the heat. VERY carefully dip the photo side into the paraffin. Be sure to cover the paper completely. Remove from paraffin and cool.
This works for pictures, graphics and even dried flowers. The soap will stay pretty for most of the life of the soap since the paraffin side does not get used.
Only thing is to be sure to remember is that it is an adult project because of the paraffin.

AngryRedhead (author)2009-12-22
Part of me is wondering, "Why disco porn?"  And another part of me is wondering, "Why not?!"
stephenniall (author)2009-06-16

if you made your own soaps you could make like half of it in a mould then when its all dry do some more and when people wash themselves the 'dirty' pics will appear and theyll be like WTF

Dragonbone (author)2007-12-22 nice to blank out the rude bits with a water-soluble paint so the pix looked decent until they got used.......:-)

or even better cover the whole pic in the paint so they don't even realise it is there.

thatd be awesome

tanis9319 (author)2009-05-07

let nature run its coarse and remove the damn ribbon bro some of us want to see

porcupinemamma (author)2009-04-26

you can cover picture with parifin wax

lobo_pal (author)2009-02-15

You can use them in the shower. x)

nnsg (author)2008-06-26

Was it DIY Porn too?

clark (author)nnsg2009-01-18

lmao grossssss

pineapplenewton (author)2009-01-15

when i saw this instructable i couldn't see that there were pics on the soap and thought it was just brown and it was the soap that turns you brown when you use it hence making you dirty.

mynameisjonas (author)2009-01-13

damn you ribbon!

tMav (author)2008-02-11

just remember kids, bath soap should not be used as a lubricant. it's actually a bit abrasive and will rub tender bits raw. trust me. =)

thermoelectric (author)tMav2008-06-13

Lubricant for what?

Basic machinining. (VIRGIN EARS!)

Wats that?

urbosssez (author)thermoelectric2008-10-08

LOL just... leave it at that, u'll learn in health or biology

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Bartboy (author)2008-09-12

Isn't that an oxymoron?

bumpus (author)2008-06-26

damn you gift ribbon!!! you, and your uncanny ability to cover stuff!!

n8man (author)2008-06-14

Nice job of censoring. Next time, don't

Very Keri (author)2007-12-18

This has Bachelor Party written all over it!

R4Man18 (author)Very Keri2008-06-12

Because men like to bathe at bachelor parties?

_soapy_ (author)Very Keri2008-06-05

Odd, I must not have been looking at the bar with added text. Must have gotten distracted by something else printed on the bars... ;-p

Very Keri (author)_soapy_2008-06-05


mercilessdomestictyrant (author)2008-04-25

This is awesome! I am SO going to have to make some of these for my husband, he will freak! Maybe I will 'get some' for it =D

KentsOkay (author)2007-12-19

O_O Remove the ribbon! Remove the ribbon! This is awesome! I know have an unnatural desire to scrub my entire body...

unnatural? ha ha

Baron A (author)KentsOkay2008-01-15


bumpus (author)2008-03-12

oooh, i just got an idea if your loved one is in the army, and overseas, you could put a picture of yourself in the middle of the bar of soap, so they have to be clean to look at the photo...

mcbee04 (author)2008-02-27

Great Idea! I made some of these with nude 50's pinups for a roller derby art show. I took it one step farther though. I bought some squares of white soap, added red dye and melted them, and then used toothpicks to apply tiny soap bikinis on my girl. They wash off when you get the soap in the shower! =)

REESE BOBBY (author)2008-02-20

why do it with porn? try with playmate candy culkin!!!!!!!!!

twenglish1 (author)2008-01-15

can you send me those pictures my email is

Aar000n3y (author)twenglish12008-02-03

Be a good boy and keep your hands out of your pants

twenglish1 (author)Aar000n3y2008-02-10

but but but... fine

Orange Guy (author)2008-01-18

My mom used to make custom soaps kind of like this ... but with MUCH tamer pictures. She'd cut out the image, tack it to the bar of soap with some Elmer's glue and then dip it repeatedly in melted paraffin. This coated side didn't really wear off in the shower, so the image stuck around while the soap side still lathered up.

gvs (author)2008-01-14

hey this looks really good! but please can somebody answer this question (for a non-english mother-tongued;-) is it transfer-paper (e.g. for printing t-shirts) you are using, or is it somekind of adhesive/label paper?? thanx for your answers :-)

babyboi512 (author)2007-12-22

sweeet!! haha nice wai to get horni in the shower!!!! rub the soapies in between ur lappies haha x]

denilsonsa (author)2007-12-21

I guess you can apply a photo (printed on normal paper) to a soap (or whatever) by just using white glue (and a brush to apply the glue below and above the paper). This is called decoupage. Unfortunately, I don't know the details about how to do it. Might be an interesting alternative, with even cheaper material. Come on! Someone please do it and post here at instructables! :)

ekjose (author)denilsonsa2007-12-21

the problem with using normal paper and glue is two-fold: 1) white glue dissolves in water and all of a sudden you are "cleaning" yourself with glue 2) paper also dissolves in water and you would have little flecks of your picture all over you. If you want to decoupage, buy a container of ModgePodge and a brush at your local craft store and go crazy! it's fun, easy, cheap, and there are instructions on the bottle.

denilsonsa (author)ekjose2007-12-21

You're right... And now I remember that varnish was applied on top of the glue+paper combination. The varnish makes it waterproof.

Thornburg (author)2007-12-21

Nice, everybody likes a nice pair of (.Y.) once in a while, or a lot of times.

Neotron (author)2007-12-21

How about this In an old prank shop here in Kansas they sold a soap that was the same but when you got to the pic it was a plastic keeper and there where 6 cards in one bar of soap just layered the soap and cards then you can keep your newly found pics and be clean at the same time the shop closed about 7 years ago but it was fun going in there.

gnomedriver (author)2007-12-20

And the great thing about this project, all the materials can easily be found on the internet. Ma Gnome - Whatcha doin in ya room Gnome? Gnomedriver - Nuthin Ma, Ma Gnome - It dont sound like tha ta me. Gnomedriver - jus gettin som parts fer my next pro-ject. Ma Gnome - Well befor ya done getting em parts, ya make sure ya close th curtains. Neighbors ben complainin bout ya internet shoppin.

Tom Trottier (author)2007-12-20

good clean fun

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