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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