Soap dispensers are something you need in both your kitchen and bathroom. Unfortunately, their design usually ranges from forgettable to just plain ugly. It doesn’t have to be that way! From rustic to sophisticated, here are 10 ways to turn your kitchen or bathroom soap dispenser from eyesore to design feature.
1: Crochet Soap Dispenser Cover
If you crochet, then it’s time to put your talent to work to gussy up your soap dispenser! This website has crochet patterns that will fit several commonly sold soap dispenser shapes, and you can choose colors that will be a perfect match for your kitchen or bathroom.
2: Mason Jar Soap Dispenser
Mason jars are the perfect material for the creative decorator, because you can make just about anything with them. That includes soap dispensers, of course! You can use one of these clever techniques for embellishing your mason jar.
3: Painted Soap Dispenser
This method is just right for those plain dish soap dispensers that look like they would be impossible to decorate. A base coat of metallic paint gives the bottle a posh look, and a sophisticated stenciled monogram finishes the design with panache (see photo above).
4: Filigree Soap Dispenser
If you’ve got leftover scrapbooking supplies lying around, this soap dispenser idea will be right up your alley! Wrap some filigree-style scrapbooking paper around your soap dispenser and fix it in place with spreadable adhesive for a unique, eye-catching look.
5: Photo Transfer Soap Dispenser
This soap dispenser design is nearly limitless. You can choose your favorite photo of your child or pet, a beautiful landscape or still life, a design you like, or a vintage-style label like this woman did (see photo above). Then simply print the image onto a transparent label, and affix it to your soap dispenser. Voilà!
6: Fabric Swatch Soap Dispenser
If you sew, it’s time to put those extra scraps of fabric to work! Here’s a tutorial for making a soap dispenser using a glass bottle, fabric swatches, and spreadable adhesive. You can keep it simple, or add embellishments such as ribbons, beads or rhinestones.
7: Printed Label Soap Dispenser
Even something you normally think of as office supplies can make a beautiful soap dispenser. Just get some transparent plastic labels from the office store and print a favorite saying or a “soap” label in a nice font, and put the label on a pretty glass bottle. You can dress this design up if you want by adding “bling” such as ribbons or rhinestones. Here is an example of how it’s done.
8: Chalkboard Vinyl Soap Dispenser
Chalkboard paint is popular, but did you know that craft stores also have chalkboard vinyl labels? Cut out pieces of chalkboard vinyl, put them on glass soap dispensers, and write on them with chalk markers for a fun look (see photo at top).
9: Etched Wine Bottle Dish Soap Dispenser
This tutorial shows you how to transform a clear wine bottle into a classy etched-glass dish soap dispenser. It’s easier than you think! You can also use this method with clear liquor bottles or any other attractive clear glass bottles.
10: Rustic Wall-Mounted Bathroom Soap Dispenser
This soap dispenser takes the mason jar idea one step further by adding a rustic, country-style wall mount for your soap dispenser. This design is perfect if you have a small bathroom with limited counter space, or if you’re just looking for a unique way to maximize space in your bathroom.
Now that you’ve beautified your kitchen and bathroom, don’t let ugly hard water stains cramp your style! Check out our 10 favorite homemade hard water stain solutions. Happy decorating!