Saturday, April 7, 2012

Soap Dispenser Makeover

Someone gave me some of that foaming soap from a Bath & Body Shop. It was lemon scented and I L-O-V-E-D it. But, sadly, I used it all up. I had seen several blogs on how to make your own foaming soap by adding 1 TBSP liquid soap, filling it with warm water and giving it a shake. Simple enough! The problem was....and this is just me.... the lemon design on the front didn't match my kitchen and it had been bugging me just a little. My kitchen is green and the yellow didn't look bad, but I figured it could be prettier, so....I gave it a makeover!
This was a super fast project and I can't believe I didn't do it before!
Here's the lowdown:
I traced a pattern on to some plastic vellum-type paper.  Really, anything you can see through to trace will work.  Then, I traced that template on a piece of background paper (you could use fabric) and cut it out.
Using a template that I had, I traced an oval on to a piece of contrasting paper for the center of the dispenser.
With a sponge brush and some Modge-Podge, I applied the larger label to the front of the dispenser to cover up the old label.  (I actually covered the back label too...they were the same size.)
After it dried, I gave the front another coat, put the little oval on in the center and coated the whole label one more time for a little water protection.  And, because I love a little sparkle in my day, I added a button with a tiny gem in the center.

Much better!  Now maybe I should take a look at the one in my bathroom.......
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34 comments:

  1. Hi Danni! What a cute idea!! It turned out great. YAY! Happy Easter ;)

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    1. Why thank you Kelly! Hope you have a lovely Easter too!

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  2. Now, that's putting your thinking cap on! It looks lovely. ~ Maureen

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    1. Thank you Maureen. It was so easy, don't know why I hadn't thought of it before!

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  3. What a great idea, Danni. I love the way it has turned out. Megan

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  4. Such a good idea for the recycle. You inspired me to keep the pretty bottles I got. Your tutorial is clear to follow.

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  5. I re-use those foaming bottles till they won't foam anymore. By time I'm finished with them they aren't looking very pretty. This is a great idea and so easy. I'm going to have to go buy some Modge Podge and give it a try.

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  6. I'm having one of those "why didn't I think of that" moments. I am so going to do this with my bottles. Great idea.

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  7. This is a really great project! Such a cute idea. I would love it if you would come link this up at my Pinworthy Projects Link Party.

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  8. That's awesome Danni- I never thought about covering it before. I have those decorative ceramic soap dispensers but I like Bath & Body works but I feel like I waste so much soap when I pour it into the ceramic container. I will definitely be doing this now! :)

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  9. Hi Danni,

    I found your blog over at Just Us Four link party. I love this idea. I can't wait to try it on my favorite B&BW soap in all the bathrooms. Thanks for sharing. Stop by for a visit. www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com.

    Michelle

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  10. C*U*T*E ! I have never made my own foaming soap , I may have to give it a try. Thanks for the tip :)

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  11. This is a great project! I found you at the Diamond in the Stuff link party, I'm your newest follower!

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  12. This is such a great idea. I love the custom lable. I would love for you to linking up to my Link Party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-9.html

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  13. Thanks for linking up to Show Me What You Got Tuesday's @ ODH http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-9.html

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  14. Super-cute & very clever! I love that soap & always buy a good supply when Bath & Body Works have their bi-annual sales!
    CAS

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  15. This is really pretty and so easy too!

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  16. That is so cute!! What a fun idea to spruce it up:) Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  17. Sometimes it's the little things. Fun redo - thaks for linking up.

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  18. great idea!!

    this is being featured on Serenity Saturday Link Party today!!!

    Natasha xxx

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  19. Very cute! I love the little gem on it!

    Thanks for linking!
    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  20. Cute! Thanks so much for sharing at The Mother Lode linky party over at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina
    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com

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  21. Thanks for linking up, you are being featured later this evening!

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  22. Hey Danni! You got the most views last week! This is awesome! :)

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  23. My favorite kind of craft, easy! Of course I didn't think of it so I shouldn't say that. . . It turned out really well and makes a difference. Thank you for sharing the idea with the rest of us. I found you through A Diamond in the Stuff and am now your newest follower!

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  24. This turned out so cute! I love the little bit of bling in the middle! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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