This holiday foaming hand soap DIY lends a festive touch to your foaming hand soap pumps! Learn how to create festive holiday images for your foaming hand soap containers as well as how to make your own peppermint scented foaming hand soap. All you need are three simple, natural ingredients. Not only will these festive holiday soap pumps look great in your bathroom, but they also make great homemade teacher gifts too!
Peppermint Foaming Hand Soap Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
This peppermint foaming hand soap recipe yields one bottle of soap. Increase the recipe as needed for different sized containers or to make multiples all at once.
Using a digital scale, weigh out all of the ingredients into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Stir gently, then pour into your foaming soap pump bottle and screw on the lid. (Also be sure to try my rose & lavender body wash recipe in your foaming soap pump bottles too!)
I used 250 mL plastic PET bottles with white foamer pumps from SKS Bottle & Packaging. (You can find these on their website here.)
Now you just need to print the image for your holiday foaming hand soap.
Using a word program – I use OpenOffice which is free to download – create a new text document.
Now insert the image(s) you wish to use onto the document by going to Insert > Picture > From File. Resize the image to 3.5″ wide by clicking on the image, holding down shift then right clicking on the bottom right corner and dragging the image diagonally to the left until it’s the desired size.
Repeat with additional images if desired. (You can find a screenshot tutorial of this process here.)
Now print your page with the images onto a full size white glossy label (inkjet or laser depending on the type of printer you have.) I get my labels from WorldLabel.
Next, simply cut out your image(s), remove the backing, and adhere the image to the front center of your holiday foaming hand soap pump container(s).
Alternately, you can also draw your own labels!
To create your labels simply sketch out your drawing onto blank white matte sticker paper, using the bottle as a guide so you get the label size right. The color your drawing in with permanent markers or your other favorite medium. Cut out the label.
Now take a clear or crystal clear sticker label and cut the label so it’s slightly larger than your image. Remove the backing from the clear sticker label and place it on top of your image so the image is fully covered. Trim off the excess label. (Alternately, if your labels are small enough, you can also do the same thing with packing tape.) Now adhere the label you just created to your foaming soap pump bottle.
Looking for more homemade gift ideas for the holidays? Then be sure to check out this post for 50 unique holiday gift ideas you can make for friends and family.
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