Repurposing a Soap Dispenser

I love Bath and Body products and usually get a lot as gifts at Christmas time.  I’ve been saving the empty bottles because I thought I might be able to use them at school.  The other day I decided to embellish a few and reuse them.

I made this one as a gift for my mom.  She loved it!  I refilled it with Walmart soap that comes in a giant bottle.

This is such a simple project!  Here’s the how-to:

Start with a clean, empty liquid soap bottle. 
Scrape off the label with a razor blade.  Be careful!

Use Goo Gone to scrape off the remnants of the label.
Select rub-on letters of your initials and cut out.
Apply rub-on letters to the bottle and then fill with soap, lotion, or hand sanitizer. 
Tie a pretty ribbon around the top and you are done.  Won’t this look cute on my desk at school?
This project is something quick and easy that one could make for a hostess gift or even a Christmas present.  I’ll smile every time I use this at school!


  1. Love it! We use the same Bath & Body Works soap at home – we have lots of those bottles somewhere I think! Great plan, and a great gift for teachers.

  2. I think that is pretty classy!

  3. Great idea Paula! I love it and will definitely be using this.

  4. Allie and Pattie says:

    I’ve reused these bottles before, but I love the idea of monogramming! Great job!
    xoxo Pattie

  5. Very nice Paula. Isn’t that Goof Gone/ Goof Off amazing. I’ve been painting this summer and it’s amazing how easy that is to wipe up dripped paint. Even after it has dried.

  6. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    I like that!! Very cute. 🙂

  7. FrouFrouBritches says:

    That is too cute Paula! I have a Bath & body works that is almost empty. I might have to do this. Sooo cute!!!

  8. Christine says:

    Such a simple and neat idea!

  9. How cute! What an easy idea and it makes such a big impact!

  10. What a fabulous idea!!!!

  11. Mid-Atlantic Martha says:

    How clever your are! I got your package today — that was really quick! Looking forward to reading it — really looks like one I’ll enjoy. Thanks again!

  12. Porch Days says:

    Paula, what a winner this idea is! Love that Goo Gone. Couldn’t live without it. Nancy

  13. Rambling Girl says:

    School starts in a few weeks so I think I will have to make a few of these for Lexi’s new teacher. I think she would love these also! I will be sure to let you know when I make them so I can give credit.

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