9.05.2011

Oopsey Daisy: Halloween Soap Dispensers

Hello friends! 

 
My name is Alison, and I am the queen of oopsey daisies.  I like to sew, modpodge, craft,
decorate, photograph, hammer, paint, teach, and create.  Most of all, I love to
create things for the people I love.  

I have had the privilege to get to know Amanda in real life--what a gem!  I am
thrilled to be a part of her Fall Festival. I am a very festive person, and I am always
looking for a reason to celebrate.  

I am already itching for Halloween to arrive!


A few weeks ago, I was thrilled when I saw Bath and Body Works' new Halloween hand
soaps.  They were adorable! My first inclination was to purchase at least a dozen
or so.  Mr. Oopsey Daisy had to hold me back!  But then I realized I could
create my very own festive Halloween hand soaps for a fraction of the cost!

  
I started out by purchasing a handful of soaps at the dollar store. 

I was hoping to find a soap that was already orange. Instead, I simply purchased clear
soaps and added a few drops of food coloring to color it orange. I just used the hand
pump to mix it up!


Peeling off the labels was a piece of cake!  I just used a bit of Goo Gone to
completely remove the label stickiness.  Love that stuff!


Next, I found some darling Halloween images in the Silhouette library.  I found several jack-o-
lantern faces for each of the orange soaps.  And a haunted house for the purple
soap.  I used the Silhouettte Studio to size the images correctly...


And then I cut them out of black vinyl using my Silhouette machine.  (If you don't
have a Silhouette, you could do something very similar using black stickers or even by
printing and applying a transparency.)


Then I applied the vinyl to each soap.


I added a bow to each soap, and that was it!


Here are my 4 little jack-o-lanterns.  Angry, Goofy, Scary, and Happy!


I plan on giving these out as little gifts to teachers and friends.

A simple project... but these will add so much fun and festivity to our house!
Amanda, thank you so much for hosting me today!
I hope you will come stop by Oopsey Daisy
and say hello!   


I love this! I simply adore the purple one with the haunted house and yes, it is much cheaper than the ones I was also eyeing at Bath and Body Works! Thank you Alison!!

Come Back Tomorrow - Kiki Creates is here!!



8 comments:

Victoria said...

Very cute. I saw the ones at Bath and Body too, I ended up buying creamy pumpkin. Smells delish!

Alison@Oopsey Daisy said...

Thanks for having me, Amanda!!

MrsSmith said...

That's such a great idea! Does the food coloring not get on your hands when you use it?

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh those are so cute! I was wondering about the food coloring too. Does it not stain your hands orange?

MJ said...

so cute! though i also wonder about the food coloring staining your hands? my fav is the purple one by far :)

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

That is so cute! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

Alison@Oopsey Daisy said...

Many people have asked about the dye in the soap.... most soaps have dyes in them. But just to be safe, I researched and tested it out. As long as the food coloring is mixed up, it doesn't stain at all!

Michelle said...

Those are awesome! What is your food coloring "recipe" to get the purple shade?

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