Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Classy Champagne Soap

For the past couple of months, I've been hoarding collecting glass bottles in the kitchen with a variety of uses in mind for them. Today, I took the first step toward utilizing them.

Meet our New Year's Eve champagne bottle:

The first step was to remove the labels. Why do labels always have to be so uncooperative anyways? If labels were criminals, they would always have "resisting arrest" and "assaulting an officer" added to their list of charges. Little punks! I didn't bother soaking the bottle. After ripping off what I could, I pulled out my trusty razor blade and got to scraping. Just as good as Goo Gone.

Once the bottle was clean and free of it's label, I poured in a mixture of soap and water.

Then I topped off the bottle with an old olive oil spout. I like it! I like it a lot!

Time to test it out. The soap came out too slowly, so I poured some of the soap back into it's original bottle to  make room for more water. I added water and mixed it with the soap until it came out at a satisfactory speed (necessary, since you can't exactly squeeze a wine bottle...).

Stephen doesn't like it. He says it looks silly. I am completely ignoring him (with affection). I love the bright green color and the shape of the bottle. I think it's a big step up from simply using the store bought plastic soap bottle. I love that I didn't spend any money on it. And, most importantly, I am the one who does the dishes. So the bottle stays. FOR. EV. ER. (Name that movie!)

Besides... The bubbles look super neat after you finish pouring the soap!

I want a matching bottle for my stove-side olive oil. And maybe a cute method to label the two bottles so they never, ever get mixed up. Blech. Anyone out there have some nifty labeling ideas? The label would have to hold up after getting wet. That's the tricky part.

Now, I just need a good reason to buy some champagne. So, my dear sisters-in-law, how do you feel about Mimosas this weekend?


  1. I love it!

    Could you use chalkboard paint to make a label area? I've seen vinyl chalk labels, but it seems like you could just paint one on. Plus, if you ever wanted to use the bottle for something else, it would be easy to switch.

  2. LOVE THIS. Men just don't understand, do they?

    I think you should get stickers and use glass etching cream around the letters for a really pretty, Ballard-esqe look. It would be very subtle on the green, I love it.

  3. I totally tried to do this, but it was too thick and wouldn't come out. Why did I not think of watering it down???? Love this idea!!


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