Friday, January 11, 2013

It's time to "pump you up"!

Bath & Body Works makes my favorite foaming soaps.
I buy a few whenever I see them on sale,
like buy 2 get 2 free.
I have them at every sink in my house.
This particular pump is at my kitchen sink.
It was a lovely peppermint scented soap
with a cute Christmas label.
Well, Christmas is over, it's out of minty
scented goodness. What to do?

Here's the deal:

1. Use an old toothbrush to clean up any
grimy bits in the nooks and edges of the bottle/pump.
2. Refill with 1 part liquid hand soap to 10 parts water
and I add a few drops of my favorite essential oil to make it smell yummers.
(I use warm water to help the soap dissolve then shake to combine)
3. Peel off the front label and stick it to a piece of scrap paper,
trim to create a new label template.
4. See my Tiny Tutorial further down for specific tips.

The papers in the Paper Made Bakery kit
are perfect for creating pretty labels.
I also used a portion of one of the stamps in the kit.
Who doesn't need a reminder to "keep calm"?
The black and white baker's twine is the perfect
finishing touch since my kitchen is accented in black.

1} Place wax paper underneath new label,
cover right side with packing tape.
2} You've created your own "sticker".
3} Trim around label leaving about 1/2".
4} Turn over and slit wax paper to ease removal.
5} Peel off wax paper and place on bottle.

Happy creating!

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  1. I super duper love this Alicia!

  2. Love love love love this idea Alicia!! Soooooooooooooo fun!! Totally pinning this!!!

  3. Now that is clever! Again, I can't get enough of these tiny tutorials.

  4. I've always cringed at having to let go of these bottles once they were used up...this is such an awesome way to upcycle! Thanks for the tutorial!!

  5. Excellent idea Alicia. I never thought to make my own labels. Thanks for the great tutorial!

  6. Using the packing tape and wax paper is such a great tip. These would make cute gifts, thanks for the tutorial!

  7. Awesome!Super cute,thanks for the tutorial...

  8. there is so much awesomeness here! You inspired me to give this gift set thing a go!