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May 9th, 2011 at 5:00 am

Handmade Soap Dispensers

Today I want to share a craft that is both SIMPLE and CHEAP! It is one of my favorite crafts to use as a gift and is extremely handy when you need something last minute.

All you need are a few items:

  • A bottle of hand soap or hand sanitizer (you can even use this in the foaming soap bottles or dish soap dispensers)
  • A sheet of overhead transparency
  • goo gone (to remove labels)

First I remove all the labels and sticky stuff from the bottles. To remove the leftover glue, I use Goo Gone on each bottle. This works magic!

Then I move onto the design I want to put inside the bottle.  There are all kinds of designs on the internet that you can adapt or you can make your own. I have done everything from a quotation, scanned in art from my child, a photo, or any other design. This one I made for teacher appreciation at my sons school so I used some subway art from Todays Fabulous Finds.

Once you have your design printed out on a sheet of paper you can than have it printed on a overhead transparency. If you have a laser printer, you can print your design yourself. Otherwise, just go to any copy center and have one made. Make sure a copy center or laser printer is used, because the soap or sanitizer will eat away at any other printing.

Then you cut around the label so it will be able to fit into the bottle. I hold the bottle near the design to make sure I cut around enough. You also need to check to make sure that you leave enough room on the bottom so the design shows in the bottle where you would like.

Then you want to roll up the label so the writing will be in the front. Then you stick the roll into the top of the bottle. Once you have it in the bottle use the soap dispenser to arrange where the label sits in the bottle. I like to push mine against the front of the bottle.

Then – VOILA …. you have a great gift. You can attach a tag to the front or a nice ribbon. This one I made for a teacher appreaciation gift, but I have made them for christmas gifts, birthday, shower favors, or even hostess gifts.

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.


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