Friday, September 9, 2011

A Goodlooking Dishsoap Dispenser!

Call me crazy, but I hate looking at the bottle of dish washing liquid sitting next to the sink!
I used to hide the bottle under the sink....but none of the other people in the house ever put it back there...
so it was always sitting there.
Now you are probably saying....."in the giant scheme of things....this is a pretty SMALL thing to get hung up on!"
Yeah....but I found a simple, thrifty, stylish way to solve the problem....SO THERE! solution saves soap too!
Wanna know how?   Read on!
Disclaimer:  This isn't my original idea...have to give Martha Stewart and her "good things" the credit....but you all are probably too young to remember this from her mag...and the statute of limitations on "good things" must have run out by now!

Use a pretty bottle:
mine are from Goodwill of course!

but what about an empty wine bottle from a special occasion that you even leave the label on!

or I suppose you could go out and buy one...

Anyway...I bet you can find something you like.....

Pour the dish washing liquid in (see I give SUCH good directions)

Then put a bar pourer in the top and you are DONE!

You can get a whole bunch of these at any party store....they come in handy for the original purpose too!

I know that I use a lot less soap with the bottle instead of the plastic squeeze bottle method....
And my back thanks me for not having to bend over to get the soap from under the sink!

I like to keep a couple of bottles and bar pourers in the gift closet along with some dishtowels and dish cloths!
Pop them all in a pretty gift bag....what a great gift for a housewarming or wedding shower!

I think this fits Sweetwater Style...simple, thrifty and ingeniously elegant!

I suppose I really should close this post by saying "It's A Good Thing!

Linking Parties:
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Lovely Crafty Home
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Cathy said...

Very Cool! Love This Idea Mary!

NanaDiana said...

Great idea! Now if I can just keep the drunks that might visit from drinking the dish soap I'll be all set!;>) xo Diana

Karen said...

What a relief to hear that i am not the only one to hide the dishwashing liquid under the sink. LOL! I love your idea and would like to borrow it to save my children from being nagged to death!

Shiloh said...

That really is pretty! Do you get rust and gunk on the spout? I've tried different soap dispensers, and they all get yucky:( Love to hear of a solution.:)

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

This is a great idea or should I say, It's a Good Thing.

Paulette said...

Thanks for this great tip - I think I am going to try this solution. I am now one of your followers.

Nancy StylenDecorDeals said...

Love this idea! Can't wait to try it!
I'm a new follower hopping by from the blog hop!
Hope you'll hop by Style 'n Decor Deals! I'd love a visit!

Barb said...

Mary, I love some of the ideas on your blog, especially this one! I"m a new GFC follower (Barb) and e-mail subscriber!

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Ela said...

I love the idea. Great tip. Thanks for sharing.

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Laura-A Goddess of Frugality said...

What a creative idea:) Love it! Stopping by from FL and FF:)

Giggles and Grins said...

I love it! I am stopping by from Home and Family Friday.

Finger Click Saver said...

Very nice! I have the same problem in my house - no one seems to know where the dish soap belongs after they use it. I am not sure this project would save me money-wise though> I have an LNA who works w/my son and I swear she has to use a tablespoon or more (leaning towards more) of dish soap every time she washes his bowl and spoon. Anyway, visiting from the Footloose and Fancy-Free hop...thanks for linking up!

Prissyville said...

Great idea! So much prettier than the original bottle soap comes in. Thanks for sharing this great idea. I'm visiting via Debbiedoo's Newbie Linky Party and am now a follower! Feel free to swing by my blog anytime!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Mary...

What a great idea! The pretty bottles make beautiful soap dispensers! I need to do this!!! Thank you for sharing the sweet tip with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week, my friend!

Warmest autumn wishes,

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