I bought a couple dollar store soap dispensers and they were kind of plain so I decided to upcycle them with stencils. I also had a couple recycled mason jars that I upcycled into soap dispensers.
Clean the dispenser
Here is one of the dollar store soap dispensers. In order to stencil it, I cleaned it with rubbing alcohol. This would remove all oil, dirt, and debris.
Put on your adhesive stencil
I applied my Folk Art adhesive stencil onto the soap dispenser. Make sure to press firmly so all edges are attached and air bubbles are done.
I used Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint in white onto the stencil with my stencil brush. To do this, I loaded the brush with paint, then used a paper plain and tapped the brush on it to off load as much paint as possible. Then I tapped the brush onto the dispenser until the stencil was coated. Make sure to read the back of your paint to make sure it is good for the surface you’re painting on.
Peel off stencil
Peel off your stencil as soon as you have the desired amount of paint. Many of these stencils are reusable, simply clean it and put it back onto it’s backing. Let it dry completely. It’s important to read the back of your paint for cure times before use.
Now onto the second dispenser…
Purchase pump kit online
I purchased my kit on Amazon and you can find them here – Mason Jar Dispenser Kit
They are really easy to put together following the directions. Put the straw into the pump, place through the hole on the lid, screw into place. You might need to trim the straw based on the size jar you’ll be using.
Put pump in recycled jar
Place the pump into your recycled jar. Super easy right?
Here are my 2 dollar store dispensers. I’ll be filling them with hand soap and hand sanitizer.
For the recycled jars I’m filling one with Castile soap and one with Avocado Oil. These are for my new chemical free skin care regiment after having breast cancer following my doctors advice. Castile Soap is amazing and great for so many things (skin care, house cleaning, laundry…) The avocado oil is a natural moisturizer.
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