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Trash to Treasure: Novelty soap dispensers.

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ifantail

ifantail
Englewood, FL

November 3, 2011
9:15 AM

Post #8874709

My wife was throwing these bottles out, so I got this dumb idea.

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lindawin58
Ewing, NE

November 3, 2011
9:25 AM

Post #8874725

whats the idea
J2222
Southern California, CA

November 3, 2011
9:54 AM

Post #8874762

Cute, with the labels still on...

ifantail

ifantail
Englewood, FL

November 3, 2011
10:01 AM

Post #8874776

the idea is putting hand soap in an olive oil bottle.
kanuallc
Lorena, TX

November 3, 2011
11:28 AM

Post #8874838

OK...you gotta STOP!!!! I may never throw out another bottle...LOVE the "extra Virgin" !!!! just finished a bottle of "Head "country" BBQ sauce...shampoo!!!! LOL

ifantail

ifantail
Englewood, FL

November 3, 2011
3:25 PM

Post #8875120

Yeah, Kanuallc, extra virgins are hard to find these days, I lucked out 57 years ago.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 3, 2011
4:15 PM

Post #8875177

OH No I melt all my bottles ... ill have to save some from the kiln now ...
very cute

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

December 23, 2011
6:43 PM

Post #8941055

ifantail, can you say that with a straight face and all these people ignore that comment? LOL
SoFlaCommercial
West Palm Beach, FL
(Zone 10b)

December 23, 2011
9:36 PM

Post #8941180

what do you do to the lids that they have the dispenser lid on them?

great idea!

ifantail

ifantail
Englewood, FL

December 24, 2011
10:30 AM

Post #8941574

SoFla, I drill a hole in the bottle cap just large enough to accommodate the pump, the rest is kind'a tricky, I sort thru my flat washer collection for a very thin one that is just a little smaller than the pump extension, i cut a a bunch of 1/8th. long inch slits on the inside of the washer, this allows me to force the washer over the extension after I push the pump thru the bottle cap. Clear as mud? Kanuallc makes these also, maybe he can come up with a simpler idea.

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SoFlaCommercial
West Palm Beach, FL
(Zone 10b)

December 24, 2011
10:33 AM

Post #8941578

washer goes between the original lid and pump, or under the original lid as a means to hold pump in place?

ifantail

ifantail
Englewood, FL

December 24, 2011
10:43 AM

Post #8941586

Yes, the pump thru the hole in the cap & the washer up from the bottom to hold the pump firmly to the cap.

This message was edited Dec 24, 2011 1:44 PM
kanuallc
Lorena, TX

December 24, 2011
11:37 AM

Post #8941629

good idea for the washer...I assume you mean rubber? so far...since pumps are so easy to come by...I only drill the holes very slightly smaller..."grease" the tube, and force it thru.

and just for the record..."he" is "she" !!!! LMAO
SoFlaCommercial
West Palm Beach, FL
(Zone 10b)

December 24, 2011
12:27 PM

Post #8941661

rubber washer, or metal? (forgot to ask)

ifantail

ifantail
Englewood, FL

December 24, 2011
1:04 PM

Post #8941693

I've used steel & brass, rubber won't work very well, I like Kanuallc's idea better.
FrillyLily
springfield area, MO
(Zone 5b)

January 24, 2012
9:59 AM

Post #8980556

would look cute with a mason jar


ItsMeChrissy
Union Grove, WI
(Zone 5b)

January 31, 2012
1:00 PM

Post #8989635

If you want to 'cheat' you can buy pumps that have corks or rubber stoppers and just stuff them into the bottle.

I'm making some ceramic soap dispensers and just got some from this site. The are pretty cheap (less than $1 each). http://www.baileypottery.com/misc/pumpstoppers.htm

You can possible get them cheaper elsewhere or at a local craft store, I was ordering something else and just tagged them on to my order.
Fleur_2011
Yucaipa, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 28, 2012
1:59 AM

Post #9022853

@ ItsMeChrissy ~ Thanks for sharing the site link for the dispenser stoppers. I just clicked onto it and saw the stoppers you mentioned. I like the pricing as it's really cheap. I even found that they have a stopper for an 'ice tea' jug. I have an 'ice tea' jug that has a tendency to drip from the "faucet" area when full. Maybe I'll order one of these and see if it stops the drip. I've seen dispensers at a few craft stores & they're not as cheap as this site you shared. Thanks again!
ItsMeChrissy
Union Grove, WI
(Zone 5b)

February 28, 2012
4:51 AM

Post #9022931

@Fleur - You're welcome, glad you enjoyed the site. Here's another site I found that you may enjoy: http://www.axner.com/supplies.aspx
Fleur_2011
Yucaipa, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 13, 2012
12:42 AM

Post #9040576

@ItsMeChrissy ~~ I didn't know you had left another comment, I'm just now seeing it. I clicked onto it to check it out. It's like another 'candy store' for crafters. I'm sure there would be something there that would be interesting to use. Thanks again!

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