Etched Soap Bottle

How to make an etched Dish Soap Dispenser Tutorial via

This is such a quick and easy project that anyone can do! I picked up this olive oil dispenser and thought that with a little glass etching it would be a much nicer soap dispenser than the generic plastic bottle version. You can pick up glass etching cream on Amazon.

Glass etching is the process where the glass is given a rough texture until it has a “frosted” look.


How to make an etched Dish Soap Dispenser Tutorial via


I used my Silhouette machine to cut out the letters “Dish Soap” from a piece of vinyl contact paper but you could easily use an exacto knife to cut out such a simple design:


How to make an etched Dish Soap Dispenser Tutorial via


I placed the stencil onto the bottle and made sure all the areas were adhered:


How to make an etched Dish Soap Dispenser Tutorial via

Following the directions of the etching cream, I brushed a thick layer on top of the stencil and left it on for a few minutes:


How to make an etched Dish Soap Dispenser Tutorial via

After the cream had time to “etch” the glass, I washed it off in the sink and peeled off the stencil:


How to make an etched Dish Soap Dispenser Tutorial via

The finished etched glass:


How to make an etched Dish Soap Dispenser Tutorial via

Hubby filled the bottle with soap…..


How to make an etched Dish Soap Dispenser Tutorial via


…..and finished!


How to make an etched Dish Soap Dispenser Tutorial via


How to make an etched Dish Soap Dispenser Tutorial via




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  1. 1

    I am going to have to try this!!! very cute!

  2. 2

    i have a doodle etched mirror project i worked on for the book! may i link to you when i post? LOve your dispenser and LOVE greenworks dish soap. we use it too. i like the fragrance – haha! : )

  3. 3

    Love this. I have a Silhouette and the etching cream and havent tried to do anything with it. I need to do this! Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. 4

    Your tutorials are the best! I love it! I can’t wait to try this!

  5. 5

    I’d like try to etch my glass with every family name…so no more plastic glass…every where…
    but I had problem cut vinil with silhouette… it shift every where…any tip…advice? thank you

  6. 6

    I bought that exact same olive oil bottle at that exact same place. Too bad we didn’t run into each other while we were shopping. :)

    I used my silhouette to cut SOAP out in vinyl to put on mine. I totally love it better than that ugly plastic bottle.

  7. 7

    Wonderful the way you make crafty things looking so easy and simple.

  8. 8
    RobyGiup says:

    How can you have so many great ideas?!?!?! :D
    Have a nice weekend!

  9. 9

    Huh. Had no idea it was so easy to etch!

  10. 10

    What a GREAT idea.. I think I may just have to give it a try!

  11. 11

    I did this with some candle votives and a vase not too long ago…. the candles votives look so pretty when the candles are lit.

  12. 12

    Love it! Great idea and could be a great hostess gift!

  13. 13

    Brilliant!!! I have to make one or two of these like RIGHT NOW!!!

  14. 14

    I have always wanted to try the Glass Etching but haven’t as of yet. Your dIY looks so easy I just have one question. I see you used your computer to print out the words what did you print it on that adhered to the glass???

    Can you email me w/the answer? Thanks!

  15. 15

    That is such a great idea. I never thought to etch letters. the possibilities are endless now! Using print also helps little ones learn how to read. It’s meaningful to them too bc it’s in context. It also helps point fathers in the right direction.;0)

  16. 16

    I love that this is an olive oil bottle…I never would have thought of that, but it works so perfectly!!!

  17. 17

    where do you buy etching cream?

  18. 18

    I love this idea! I just bought the same bottle but I was wondering if you could tell me what font and size you used?

  19. 19

    Love the idea, but you couldn’t fill the bottle yourself?

  20. 20

    I made something very similar to this but I have one question – the soap seems to take FOREVER to get out of the bottle when turned upside down. Anyone else had this problem? What did you do about it?

    • 21

      Dilute it! I add water to mine….it’s better for the environment too :)

    • 22

      I also have the same problem with the soap taking a long time to come out…I thought maybe it was the dispenser itself but maybe ill try diluting it and see if that helps….anyone else have any suggestions? I am using the “Green Works” Soap. Also if I dilute it, does it still clean/get rid of germs as well?

  21. 23

    Love this!!! Great idea! Would you mind sharing what font that was exactly. Thank you so much!

  22. 24

    How do you keep the spout from rusting? I used this method for the longest time and felt like it not only looked better but saved me $ on soap. The rusty spout was my only issue.


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