Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Soap Dispenser {Tutorial}

Around Christmas last year, I was looking for a fun homemade gift.  I wanted something simple, inexpensive, and fun.  I searched around on blogs and came across this sweet idea.  (I can't remember where I found it...sorry, it was pre-blogging days!)


 First, I made an image in photoshop, and copied it several times onto a sheet of paper.  I printed it out and took it to my local copy shop and had them copy it onto a transparency sheet.  (Don't print it onto a transparency using an inkjet printer - the ink won't dry and it will smear off the sheet.)




 You will also need a soap dispenser and some type of sticker remover.  I used Goo Gone.  It works really good.  I found it at Walmart. (It lasts for a while).


 I peeled the sticker off of both sides of the soap container.  There will be sticky goop left over.


 Spray the sticky stuff with Goo Gone and let it sit for about 5 minutes.  I like to do this in my kitchen sink, so I can just wash it all down the drain.  Wipe off the sticker with a rag or paper towel, then wash with soap and water (this will help get the remaining stickiness).


 Cut your transparency to fit the bottle.  I just hold it up and eyeball it.  You'll want it to be about as wide and tall as the bottle's main part.


 Here's a lovely picture of the clean bottle of soap. Tada!


 Roll the transparency up, with the image right side out.


 Stick it down in the soap and use the "straw" part to move the transparency around, so you can get it to the spot you want.


 Aren't they super cute?!  My son calls it "happy soap."  It's lots of fun and adds a little something extra to the bathroom decor.  (The total cost for me what < $2 since I already had the goo gone).

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14 comments:

idesign said...

very cute! i'm gonna have to try this :)

Ashley said...

great idea! i love it:)
thanks for sharing:) i may try this sometime!
http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/

Erin said...

This is genius! I don't have a Silhouette machine so I was wondering how everyone did this! Totally cool!

shopannies said...

love it

Ginger@gingersnapcrafts said...

Following you from Someday Crafts. Would love to have you link this up at my {wow me} wednesday link up party going on right now. :)

Ginger
gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

Hi Stephanie! You have awesome projects on your blog. I am so happy that you stopped by and I am now a new follower too! Can't wait to see what you come up with next. :)

Just an FYI, I also have a blog link party on Saturdays and I hope you stop by to link up! :) You can find the button for "social saturdays" in my side bar.

Jamie day-and-age-design.com

Crystal said...

Love this. What a precious gift this would make. :)

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Stephanie I love this idea! Smart going to the copy store... I never think of doing that! Have a great day.
Susan

Hani@Craftionary said...

Great idea Steph.. I had been thinking about doing something cute to those dispensers at home, now i have just the right idea what to do.. Thanks :)

Darcy said...

Adorable! Great idea!

Ashley said...

I gave you an award! http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com/2011/07/liebster-award.html
go check it out!:)
xo
ash

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

That is such a great project!! Very cute! Thanks for visiting our blog, I'm going to have a look at more of your blog.

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

What a great simple idea! I didn't know Goo Gone came in a spray bottle!

BigBearswife said...

how great to personalize these!!

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