Repurposing a Soap Container
Have you ever thought about repurposing a soap container rather than recycling it or throwing it away?
I love Bath and Body products and usually receive a few as gifts at Christmas time. I used to save the empty bottles to use at school beside the numerous sinks in my science classroom.
The other day I decided to embellish a few empty bottles to make them pretty.
I made this one as a gift for my mom. After embellishing it with her initials, I refilled it with Walmart soap that comes in a giant bottle.
How to Repurpose a Soap Container
This is such a simple project. Start by rinsing the inside and outside of the plastic bottle to clean residual soap from it.
Use a scraper blade to remove the label from the container.
Use Goo Gone and a paper towel to remove the label adhesive.
Rub-on letters can be found in the scrapbooking section of a craft store. I purchased my letters at Big Lots, here are similar letters from Amazon.
Cut out the letters that you want to apply to your soap container.
Use the popsicle stick that comes with the letters to transfer the letters to the soap container.
Fill the container with soap, hand sanitizer, or lotion.
Tie a pretty ribbon around the top of the bottle.
This is a quick and easy project that one could make for a hostess gift, Mother’s Day gift, birthday present, or for a teacher, nurse, or secretary.
I would love for you to pin this post to Pinterest to remember for later and also so that others can discover it.
This project was first shared in 2010. I’m sharing it again as I still think that it’s a great idea and a fun project to complete.
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.
I think that is pretty classy!
Great idea Paula! I love it and will definitely be using this.
I’ve reused these bottles before, but I love the idea of monogramming! Great job!
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.
I like that!! Very cute. 🙂
That is too cute Paula! I have a Bath & body works that is almost empty. I might have to do this. Sooo cute!!!
Such a simple and neat idea!
How cute! What an easy idea and it makes such a big impact!
What a fabulous idea!!!!
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!
Paula, what a winner this idea is! Love that Goo Gone. Couldn’t live without it. Nancy
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.