magine my surprise to see an Eva Sponge included in a Spa Gift Basket!
For those of you who don't know what "eva" means in the crafting world - they're referring to those "foam sheets" you find in the kiddie section of craft stores! Yep, that's right, foam sheets! Oh boy was I excited!!! I've made lots of crafts using foam sheets so I knew right away I could easily make something like this! Heck, yeah!
Foam Sheets - 12" x 18"
Rubber Band (large,thin)
You will also need the ball point of a pen that doesn't work.
Begin by creating a template of petals. I drew a larger petal first and copied that five times next to each other and then drew a smaller one to copy five times, combining all the petals into a strip. The larger petal is 2 1/4" tall x 1 1/4" wide and the smaller one is half that width. You can copy and paste this to Word and adjust the size, if you want. But, you'll probably be able to draw a much neater looking template! Lol!
Next, use the ball point tip of a pen that no longer writes to outline the petals on the foam sheets. I used the entire length of the sheets (18") and outlined three rows to cut out.
Once the rows of petals are cut out, it's time to make the hanging rope by braiding four strands of 15" white twine.
1. Tape down the ends of four white twine strands 15" long to your work surface.
2. Take the strand on the far right and pass it over the strand next to it and group the two strands in the middle.
3. Then take the far left strand over the two strands next to it.
4. And, as in the beginning, continue on by taking the far right strand over the strand next to it (grouping the two strands in the middle) Continue on!
5. Then take the far left strand over the two strands next to it and continue braiding following the same steps over and over . . .
And finally, tie the braided ends together in a loop, cutting off excess twine.
For the scrubbie, place the strips of foam petals on top of each other, staggering the pieces so that the longer length end is on the outside, then the next length and the shortest on top. *Don't follow the picture below. The hanging rope goes on top of the smaller petals. You want the smaller petals in the center of the scrubbie after rolling. I realized my mistake after I took the picture. Sorry I didn't take a corrected picture.
wrapping a large, thin rubber band around about a 1/4 inch away from the edge
as many times as you can for tightness and to hold the foam in place.
Next, tie a strand of white twine as tight as you can over the rubber band, tying in two or three knots to secure. Then cut off the rubber band.Also, cut off the excess twine close to the tied knots.
Push the outside petals down and out and it's done!
Easy peasy, right!
How cute is this for bath or shower! And great as a gift, too!