My my! What a long name for such a simple project! I was sick of looking at the plastic generic soap container that I have been refilling like a dutiful conservative lady...so I enhanced it a bit. I'm not sure I would use these colors again (it would be nice in metallics or in an antiqued color--maybe even just plain old white) but its a bit late now for such thoughts, I just used what I had on hand. So now after much delay and a bit of rambling, I present to you my DIY faux-milk glass Polluck-inspired hand soap dispenser!!! (I still think the name is too long)

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You will need: paint (your choice, I used regular craft paint), mod podge (or equivalent, for finishing coat), paint brushes (or paper towel, or cloth), hot glue gun (low temp glue is best, unless you don't mind burns) and of course your soap dispenser (cheapo generic variety with label peeled off)

For this simple project you will need: paint, brushes, paper towel (or cloth), mod podge, hot glue and your soap dispenser.

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Apply hot glue to bottle to make small dots
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Cover the entire bottle (mine could definitely be more symmetrical, but I find I don't care)

Using your glue gun, apply small blobs of glue to the dispenser, covering the entire surface. I recommend using low-temp hot glue (not that I had any), to spare your finger tips...oooor you could just avoid touching the hot glue (I am just incapable). If you only slightly depress your trigger, so that the glue releases very slowly, your dots will be more even, however you may end up with slight points from where you've released the trigger (or strings, which can be clipped later--unless you're a bit lazy, like I am, then you can just leave em be).

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Cover the bottle with paint of choice, use a paint brush to fill in gaps between dots

Once your glue dots have dried, cover the bottle in paint. I started with a brush, became impatient and used a paper towel to blot paint and cover the surface a bit quicker. I then touched up areas that I missed or where I chipped the paint (do be sure to let the paint dry between coats). I used a towel to blot on additional coats of colors, (purple and white) to achieve the speckled "Polluck" look.

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When happy with the paint, cover in mod podge to seal, using a paper towel to get better coverage.
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Don't be afraid of the mod podge! (But do try to avoid getting it in the dispenser top cracks--which will make the dispenser difficult to use)

After you are happy with the paint job, and it has dried completely, use mod podge to finish and help protect against future wear and tear. I used a paper towel and blobbed on a thick coat of mod podge to cover the entire bottle. Try to avoid getting glue in the cracks of the dispenser top, since it might make the dispenser difficult to use.

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Voila, the final result, in its home...this was so easy I might make more for different seasonal decor!

And that's it really! Once dry, the dispenser is ready to use! The mod podge will make it a bit more difficult to chip, and it can be rinsed in the sink to clean (I recommend not using very hot water, since you will risk melting the glue).

Tammy casey
6/26/2013 11:25:14 am

Nice way to enhance the mundane!

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Corina
6/26/2013 11:35:03 am

Why thank you! :)

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