Upcycle Idea: Soap Dispenser to Gorgeous Vase
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Upcycle Idea: Turn a Soap Dispenser into a Vase

Upcycle Idea: Turn a Soap Dispenser into a Vase

Hello, Pretty Handy Girl Readers! I’m Julie from Love My Simple Home and I’m excited to be here as a new contributor and hanging with you! I have a passion for interior design and share affordable and creative home decor ideas. Over on my blog, you will find a variety of quick, simple and original repurpose tutorials. Today I am happy to share with you a super easy upcycle idea using a soap dispenser (of all things.)


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Inexpensive Sources for Soap Dispensers:

You can buy soap dispensers at the dollar store, thrift stores or find them at garage sales.  Would you believe I  purchased this soap dispenser at a garage sale for a dollar!  Seriously you can’t beat that!  I fell in love with the mother-of-pearl tiles on the bottle, but not so much with the dull silver finish.



If your soap dispenser needs a little TLC, you can always clean it up and use spray paint to renew the finish.

Before you begin to spray paint remove the pump from the bottle by twisting it off.  To remove the metal plate, wedge a thin screwdriver underneath the plate and lift, it should pop right off. If you are struggling to remove the plate with the screwdriver you can wrap the dispenser in newspaper or painter’s tape and spray paint the plate attached to the bottle.

Pro Tip for Spray Painting:

Place your object on top of a tin can, this prevents the edges from sticking or the spray paint from pooling around the object you are spraying.

Spray paint the pump with the same color spray paint.  (This is an extra step, but it will allow you to turn the vase back into a soap dispenser at a moment’s notice.)  For help holding the pump, slide it inside the lid of a plastic container and spray.  This will ensure all of the sides get covered.

After the spray paint has dried you can glue the metal plate back onto the dispenser.

Fill the dispenser with water and fresh blooms from your yard! Or if your flowers aren’t blooming until spring, purchase a bouquet at the grocery store.  You can split the bouquet up to use in many different vases in your home.

If you get tired of using the vase, you can always return it back to its original purpose as a soap dispenser.

There you have it, a super easy repurpose project.  I’ll be back again next month sharing another one of my simple projects. In the meantime, you might like this repurposed glass block clock turned into picture frame.

~ Read more of Julie’s Tutorials ~

If you liked this tutorial, you’ll love creating your own mason jar foaming soap dispenser:

3 replies
  1. Linda L Weeks
    Linda L Weeks says:

    Well how about that. I like this kind of project; cheap, easy, maybe done in one day – I’m looking for a pump for my very pretty decorative bottle of dish detergent so that I can just get a small amount of soap at a time but I haven’t been able to find one. Maybe the dollar store…?


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