20 December 2010

Making the Daily more Beautiful!

I want to share with you a quick little trick to adding a little shabby chic to your kitchen.  This literally took me 5 minutes.  

I completely borrowed the idea from a great post over at PinkSuedeShoe.  She pitches it as a quick gift idea.  I interpreted it as a quick gift to myself idea.  I could not have found her blog post at a more perfect time.  I completely ran out of soap in my cheap little plastic container just last night.

Here is what you will need:
I had all of these supplies already.  I just snipped a few branches off of a flower arrangement that I made for my master bathroom a few months ago.

You will also need a glass container.  Any of these will do.  I found so many of these out in the thrift/antique stores today, but I found this one in Wal-Mart for $2.97.  I think it was made to hold olive oil.
All you do next is drop in a few flowers and leaves and pour in the hand soap.

When you are done, you are left with a totally chic soap dispenser.
I put this one in my kitchen.

You could make one with dish soap, too.  Maybe it would make hand-washing dishes less dreadful.  My trick for making hand-washing dishes less dreadful is my dishwasher!  Either way, this would make a great custom gift for anyone.  I could see a cute little handmade tag hanging from the handle to make it even more personal.

Linked with The Shabby Nest and Today's Creative Blog.


  1. What a neat idea. Simple yet adds a little character to the [sink area]... and alleviates having to use those ugly hand soap bottles :)

  2. Cute idea! Sometimes the simplest ones are the best, right?

  3. I love this one. Thank you I am stealing it LOL

  4. Super-duper awesome!! I am sure gonna do this. Perfect timing... I was thinking of adding a little something to my bathroom and I find it here. Following your blog for more such ideas :)

    Question: Did you add fresh flowers/leaves to the soap or these were a part of dry decoration?

  5. Hey - These flowers were fake flowers!


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