Day 5: Monogrammed Hand Soap

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Welcome to Day 5 of Pennywise Presents.  Please welcome Amy from The Idea Room.  She will show us how to make some Monogrammed Soap Dispensers.  Talk about a Pennywise Present!  Saved pennies spilling out of a Santa stocking.
Hey there! My name is Amy from The Idea Room. I am excited to be a part of Beckie’s Pennywise Presents Series. Today I would like to share with you a fun, easy and inexpensive gift that is perfect for teachers, neighbors and friends…

Monogrammed Hand Soap and/or Sanitizers. Photobucket

Supplies:

A bottle of hand soap or hand sanitizer

A sheet of overhead transparency

Goo Gone (to remove labels)

 PhotobucketI usually buy my bottles of soap and hand sanitizer from the Dollar Store. {Or you can buy empty bottles and fill with soap and sanitizer}. Then I remove all the stickers and labels from the bottles. I got my paper labels wet and they easily scraped off. To clean off any glue residue, I used Goo Gone which I purchased at Home Depot.
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**Download the free monogram label here.

You should be able to save it onto your computer and then upload it into your word program and edit it.

Measure the width of your bottle. In your word program edit the monogram and size it to the proper size for your bottles. Add the letter you need in the center. Then print out the monogram. If your printer is a laser printer, you can print the monogram right onto your overhead transparency paper. If you don’t have a laser printer, print the monogram onto a regular piece of paper. Then copy the monogram onto the overhead transparency with a copy machine. Most copy centers will be able to do this for you. Photobucket **The above step is very important. If you don’t print it with laser printer or copier, the lettering will fall off your vinyl and float in the sanitizer or soap…which doesn’t make for a pretty present! **You can always forgo the above step and just cut out some vinyl in the monogram and place it on the front of your bottle too.
Cut around your printed label as straight and as close as you can get to the writing so that it fits properly into your bottle. Check before you cut the bottom of the label to be sure that it will sit as high in the bottle as you would like it to. Photobucket Roll up the label so that the writing is in front. I roll mine backwards. Stuff it into the top of the bottle carefully.

PhotobucketUse the soap dispenser to push the label to the front wall of the bottle and to straighten it in the right position. Photobucket The best part about these is that they are so affordable and practical. They are also completely customizable. You could really put anything on the transparency and they could be used for so many things…birthdays, home decor, for new parents and their frequent guests, etc. Here is a version I made two years ago for one of my child’s teachers. Photobucket **For the "hand in hand" download, click here. Happy gift-giving! Thanks for having me Beckie!
★Amy

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