So, is there any way I can make this look better?
You betcha! Check this out!!
(Look familiar? Yup, I’m on a vinyl tangent at the moment. Check out the knife block post for more deets on vinyl.)
Yes, I know, I know. It’s totally awesome. Don’t hate!
I’m gonna show you how you can make your own. YOU CAN DO IT. This project is EASY.
First: Wash the bottle out really well (I pored the soap into a little dish while I was prepping this craft). Also, use some Goo-Gone to remove all the stickers.
Second: Find something for them to sit on while you spray paint. Liquid Children’s Tylenol and a bottle of Pepto-Bismol pills works great but isn’t mandatory.
Third: Spray paint using paint for PLASTIC stuff.
Is my paint setup looking familier? Yes, this project dates back to my When Bad Ideas Happen to Good People post. Oops.
So I wasn’t lovin’ the solid black look so once they were painted with the plastic paint I added a coat of regular ORB (not made specifically for plastic). I had tape around the top so if you look closely you can see the difference that ORB makes. The top is NOT with ORB, the bottom part IS. Kapish?!
Also, I wasn’t feelin’ the solid blackish ORB look either so I used a brownish metallic for the top pump part. It’s hard to tell but the pump and the base are two slightly different colors. It gives just enough contrast.
And now, another tutorial on how to apply vinyl letters.
From L to R: Remove staples. Trim off about a 1/4″ of the backing. Position your letter exactly where you want it. It should stick at the bottom where you removed a section of the backing (I do this with bumper stickers too. It helps to get it placed perfectly w/o bubbles).
From L to R: Get the vinyl positioned exactly where you want it. Slowly roll the backing off the sticker as you smooth the sticker onto your surface. Once it’s applied smooth it out really well with a scraper. Now Slowly peel off the top sticker layer revealing only the vinyl.
It is that easy!
Now go and craft something great and show me your results!!
Do you recognize that little glass jar with the jelly beans? It’s from my Keepin’ Myself Busy post. A little dishwasher action and now it’s an adorable little candy jar… that is until I think of some cool craft for it.
And just for fun, I <3 vinyl!
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Update to this post:
THE SOAP PUMP REVISITED 11/22/2010