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So, I have been keeping my pins in a good old trusty bar of ivory soap. Works great. However...it is not economically feasible as I am going through several bars of soap, and the bars I pin are not usable afterwards cause they get all broken up with the holes. So, I was on a site looking at pins, and it suggested sticking them in beeswax. What a great idea I thought! Afterall....when the beeswax gets filled with holes and breaks up, you can just re-melt. So, I ordered some. It came here yesterday. Ahhh...the sweet smell of honey. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Well, like this is gonna work. First off, it is really really hard to get a pin in there let alone out. Second, there is alot of residue left on the pin, which makes it even harder to get in the fabric!!!! So, I have a lb. of beeswax now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> So, to salvage this wax, and to come up with a re-meltable safe place for my pins, I was thinking about getting some melt and pour soap-I am assuming I can combine the melt and pour and beeswax and keep re-melting, but I know nada about soap making.<br><br><br>
Anyhow, what does everyone keep their pins in? TIA <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I use Ivory soap too, but I wrapped the bar in a piece of fabric (pinned the fabric on with straight needles). I've been using the same bar for a few years now...<br><br><a href="http://mywebpages.comcast.net/kfegelman/pf_folds.html" target="_blank">http://mywebpages.comcast.net/kfegelman/pf_folds.html</a><br><br>
Doesn't help with your beeswax thing, though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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bar of soap wrapped in a child's sock (moderately tight fit) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I will try the fabric thing...but, doesn't the soap get broken up inside? Currently, I leave it in the wraper, and that is the problem I am having. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Oh, and how did you secure the fabric on the soap? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I left the soap in the wrapper, then wrapped the fabric around it, and stuck straight needles in to secure it (you could use tacks or whatever). And yes, the soap is very broken up inside, but it all stays in there just fine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thank you very much! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I always thought that a soap kozy would be a great WAHM product. Especially for mamas who don't feel like sewing one, like me.
 

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I use a Dr.Bronners bar with the paper wrapper still on.
 

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hmmmmmmmmmmm............I just put mine in my pocket LOL-hadn't thought of putting them in something else haha<br><br>
note to self: try putting pins in bar of soap<br><br>
For OP: I bet that regular old canning wax would work good-it is softer than beeswax<br>
not like that info helps or anything<br>
Shan
 

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Whats a diaper pin? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Actually Ive keept mine in the same bar of dove I bought before DD was born.<br><br>
Deanna
 
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