I saw this really cute idea, that I fell in LOVE with, while visiting Living With Lindsay's blog. She put her dish, and hand soap into olive oil bottles and sat them next to the sink!
She boosted the "WOW" factor by sitting them on a white dish and adding a tiny vase of fresh cut roses. How COOL is that? Check out her blog to see her version of this fun project!
Well, I had been buying the smaller bottles of soap, and then refilling them, because you could see my kitchen sink area from the living room, and I really didn't like seeing the taller plastic bottles over the top of the counter. It was not attractive AT ALL! So, I decided to make my own pretty soap bottles!!
Because our dish and hand soap are both purple (or slight variations of it) I decided to take my bottles a step further by etching on the fronts of them. I made a stencil for the "H" and the "D" out of vinyl on my Cricut machine. Then I put the stencil on the bottles and applied the etching cream on top of it. I let it sit for about five to ten minutes, and washed it off! TA DA! This is the final result! I totally LOVE the way they turned out!
This one is a little blurry, but I wanted you to see the letters better, so I moved the flowers off the plate, and sat them on the counter.
And, the bottles by themselves.
I will definitely need to dilute the soap down some, but I wanted to fill them up high enough to see the color behind the letters.
The letters were cut using the Storybook Cricut Cartridge. I found the bottles at Old Time Pottery. They were sold as a set for $4.99! You can't beat that!