Festive Halloween Soaps

I originally posted about these Halloween hand soaps at Every Creative Endeavor's Fall Fever.  Be sure to check out Amanda's blog for more Fall inspiration!
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I know it's only September, but I am already itching for Halloween to arrive!
When is it TOO early to decorate for Halloween?  I have an adorable little Pottery Barn owl that is begging to make an appearance!

 

I was thrilled when I saw Bath and Body Works' new line of Halloween hand soaps launch back in August.  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!
Are you ready to make your own?
  
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!  (Before adding the food coloring, I did a bit of research first to be sure it wouldn't dye our hands!  Most soaps already have dyes in them, and as long as the dye is mixed up, it will NOT dye your hands.  Pretty cool!)
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!
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!
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Comments

  1. Cute! Now I wish I had a Silhouette! I guess I could always use scrapbook paper right? Lol

  2. So cute! I’m just loving the purple soap and haunted house. I don’t know what it is about purple and Halloween, but I just love them together!

  3. These are adorable. I was wondering about the food coloring coming off as well but since you did the research already I may just have to give these a try…will be cute to have in my bathroom for my annual Witch’s Ball. And I am sure my kids would love these in their bathroom as well.

  4. Very cute! They will make wonderful gifts for sure!

  5. So cute! I love that purple one!

  6. I love this idea!
    I’ve got to get a Silhouette.

  7. You are my hero!
    I too wanted these so bad, and am thrilled there is a much cheaper solution! I don’t have a silloutte, however I’ve used clear transparency “paper” that goes on the inside of the bottle. (print on laser printer, then roll up to stick it in, using the pump to stick it to the front.)

    Thanks for the tutorial/idea!

  8. Awesome idea, so creative!!!

  9. I did these last year for Cambrielle’s class. They loved it! Lots of fun…

  10. Great idea! I think I am going to try this! Stopping by from Lil Luna link party

  11. You are absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! I appreciate you sharing all of your creative talent!!

  12. [email protected] Bitsy Paper says:

    Love! I’d love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Link Party!
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

  13. Renee Persicke says:

    Thank you so much for this cheap and easy gift idea. I made 10 quick friend/teacher gifts for $10. I plan to do it again for Christmas. Thanks also for your Silhouette tutorials. I have one and love it but only know how to do the basics. Your instructions and pics are very helpful.

  14. Where did you find the cute ribbon?

  15. Just made these and they turned out great. Thanks for the idea. I did a white ghost on the purple ones instead of the haunted house. I look forward to more great projects here.

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