I treated myself to a Christmas peppermint scented hand soap from Bath & Bodyworks (on sale for $3) this past Christmas and we just finished it up last weekend. I really enjoyed that soap and it smelled really nice. I also love the economy of making my own refill liquid for those dispensers. So I decided to recycle this one and use it in our downstairs bathroom.
It was one of the easiest projects I've taken on so far this year, I kid you not. And probably the thriftiest too.
|You can use any kind of paper. A picture from a magazine, wallpaper, even|
one of those pages out of an adult coloring book would be nice.
I grabbed my Modge Podge, you can get a small bottle at Dollar Tree, you don't have to get a quart of the stuff like I did, and a small foam brush also bought in a pack at the dollar store. I then went through my stack of scrapbooking paper scraps leftover from the journals I've been making.
Once I finally decided on one I trimmed it to size and then brushed on some of my Modge Podge onto the side of the bottle. Then I placed the paper on the side and positioned it and then covered the top of the paper with another layer of Modge Podge. Once I was done with that I set it aside to dry. It was that simple.
I mixed up two tablespoons of my Bath & Bodyworks shower gel (a birthday gift from over a year ago) with a cup of warm water. The girls wanted some color so I also added a single drop of red food coloring and mixed that in. Then I filled up the bottle and we were all set. The soap smells every bit as nice as one I'd buy at their store.
A quick and simple project to recycle something that would have ended up in the recycle bin. And the refill solution is super thrifty too! We love it!