I’ve been re-using a plastic soap dispenser for awhile now and I really didn’t like it. So after looking for inspiration, I made my own. I used a glass Starbuck’s bottle that I had from Becca’s graduation party, we had used it as a vase and it’s been sitting in my cabinet with nothing to do.
First remove any stickers and sticky residue from the glass. I just used fingernail polish remover and a cotton ball to get the sticky off.
Then I painted the background with a hot pink color. I didn’t have any glass paint so I used the outdoor craft paints that I had. If you look at the above picture you can see black Yard and Garden paint that I used. Not the red craft paint, I just forgot to get it out of the shot. The icky blue thing is my paint caddy with it’s sticker coming off. Please ignore it! It took several coats, about 4 to get the depth of color that I wanted. I took this picture after two coats. Make sure you let the paint dry between coats! Be patient, you will be rewarded!
This is where I mixed my paints, a simple paper plate. I also practiced my handwriting a little while waiting for the paint to dry! I highly recommend this! Look up a font you like and try to practice it before you do the real thing. Also you can go ahead and paint the cap.
When the paint is good and dry, I added the wording. You could do a monogram or a cute saying. I think the font I used is called Always Forever.
Next I used a small brush to paint the bubbles. I used a basic blue that I mixed with white to get the lighter colors. I just swirled the bubbles on and made the circles. I didn’t worry about if they were perfect circles. Then I added lighter colors and the white highlights. Don’t worry about perfection, it will be cute no matter what!
The final product! Isn’t it cute? My hubby drilled a hole in the cap just barely big enough for the pump to fit in. It needs to fit really snug. I stole the pump from the bottle I had been using. He thought it turned out really pretty and so do I! Send me a picture or a link if you make one, too! I’d love to see what you make!
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