Designer DIY - Kitchen Soap Dispenser Bottle

Here's a super simple project that you can do in no time. It's a recycled, upcycled, DIY, designer project that will make your kitchen a little prettier and needs no tools or paint! Sound too good to be true? It's true, I promise!



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My sweet friend Kim at Hunt and Host put together a challenge for several blogger friends to take a grocery store item and make it gorgeous. "Grocery Store to Gorgeous" was our assignment. And if your grocery store is like mine then there are thousands of products to choose from so the hardest part of this project was deciding what to do.



I decided to make a pretty dish soap dispenser bottle. It can be used as a dispenser for olive oil, wine, dish soap, hand soap, or even vinegar. I wanted this project to be a really simple one that anyone, anywhere could do so I looked for a product in a container that didn't need any alterations. Well, except for removing the label, and all that's involved with that is water. But the container was already gorgeous. It just needed to be repurposed.

Here are the supplies needed for this simple kitchen dish soap dispenser bottle project:


Learn how to make a pretty dish soap dispenser. Gotta do this!

  • A pretty soda bottle; or a beer, wine, or liquor bottle. I used Galvanina Organic Fruit Sparkling Beverage, which was located with the pasta and Italian themed foods in our grocery store. The cost was $1.50.
  • dispenser spout found here ($6.80 for 2 - I used the 2nd one for olive oil). Note - I had a previous version with a different spout and it didn't fit or pour as well. This dispenser spout works great with both dish soap and olive oil. My advice is to get a good spout if you do this project. :)
  • Possibly small needle nose pliers if the bottle lid has a leftover rim.

As a bonus, you get to drink some yummy soda! You can actually use any soda bottle or beer bottle for this project, it's totally up to you. A wine or liquor bottle would also work. The sky is really the limit here.




Below is my inspiration item, found here for $25.95. 




And here's the easiest tutorial you've ever seen:
  1. Find a pretty glass bottle and empty the contents. 
  2. Remove the label and any glue and remnants of the lid. I used a pair of small needle nose pliers to remove the ring that was left from the lid on my bottle. I simply twisted it until it broke.
  3. Wash out the inside of the bottle and rinse.
  4. Add soap, olive oil, or whatever you want to house in the bottle.
  5. Insert the dispenser spout
That's it! 




NOTE - If you're really crafty, you could use a plain bottle and paint or etch a design on it. But I'm not super crafty and didn't want to worry about the paint coming off over time. I used a glass bottle that already had a pretty design on it to save time and energy. Lazy girls gotta do what lazy girls gotta do. :)


I can't believe how simple this DIY kitchen dish soap dispenser is. Why didn't I think of this before?




Below is an earlier version that I had. As you can see, the cork dispenser spout didn't fit right and everyone in the house complained about it. Also, I used a vintage French bottle that I found at an estate sale and the opening was smaller. It looked great, but didn't work as well as we needed it to. (To see my tips for shopping at estate sales like a pro, go here.)





If you like creating a designer look for less, you might also like this post where I created designer artwork inspired by some I had seen in the Pottery Barn catalog. To see how I did it, go here.



Don't forget to visit all my creative friends and see what they found at the grocery store and made into something gorgeous. Keep scrolling for the projects. And let me know which one is your favorite!


Thanks for dropping by!






Here are the links to my friends' projects. Be sure to drop by and be inspired by their creativity!

15 comments

  1. You really got a cute bottle. I need a new dispenser for my bathroom and I am not sure why I never thought of this! It is so simple and perfect!!! I love it!

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    1. Thanks. It would be great in a bathroom as well. Really, it could be used anywhere that you need to dispense liquid. Thanks for putting together the tour.

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  2. Angie - we love your "new" soap dispenser. The bottle is beautiful - and we love an easy project with a lot of wow factor!
    Vicki and Jenn
    2 Bees in a Pod

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    1. Thanks! I'm all for keeping things as simple as possible. No fuss, no mess, no cleanup!

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  3. What a clever idea!! It's so chic that when I pulled up the photos, I couldn't tell what you made! Well done. Susie from The Chelsea Project

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    1. Thanks Susie. It was so simple. A perfect project for a lazy girl like me! :)

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  4. I wouldn't mind leaving my dish soap on the counter if it was in a pretty bottle like this. Great idea!

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    1. Thanks! I don't mind leaving it out at all! Now if only I could get the kids or husband to use it to wash the dishes..... :)

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  5. I have a bunch of glass soda bottles, and I am SO doing this! Love it and pinned it!

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    1. I'll bet you have some really cool vintage soda bottles that would be perfect for this! Thanks for pinning!

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  6. Banging my head against a wall over here! Recently I purchased glass bottle dispensers and paid big $$$. Well that won't be happening again after reading your post. Yours even looks way fancier than mine. Thank you for the inspiration - so doing this. Pinning to share :)

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    1. Oh no! I hope you didn't spend too much. I love creating designer looks for less than store bought! Thanks for pinning. :)

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  7. Helloo.. me again...just stopping by to Stumble...

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    1. Thanks so much Susie! I haven't figured out Stumble yet. It's on my (very Long) list of things to learn!

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  8. Almost makes me wanna do dishes...... almost!

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