I wanted to share a quick and easy tutorial on how to spiff up something you might already have.
I found this nice little soap & lotion set at Marshalls for $4.99. I thought it would look nice in my guest bathroom as I entertain a bit. I see these alot at Christmas time in the gift aisle. They pop up at thrifts and yardsales, too. You can always put new lotion and soap in the containers.
Here they are. I had already painted the gold basket black to match other stuff I have in the bathroom. Those labels were just not cutting it. So TWO hours before I have a whole house full of guests for a surprise bridal shower I get an idea. I'll take the labels off!
Well, that turned out to be impossible. Now they look like rats have been chewing them. I said I had an idea, never said it was a GOOD one...LOLOL.
Then I thought-I'll cover them!! It's not like I don't have enough paper to stock a craft store.
I chose this paper as it was subtle and matched other items in the room. but it needed SOMETHING!! So off to http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/ I went!! I found some black and white french labels I liked and downloaded them. I also chose a round frame.
I measured the size of the original labels. I imported the new graphics into my graphics program (I use PrintShop) and sized them to fit over the old labels. I also used the round frame I downloaded to make a little tag with an S or L in it. I was able to manipulate the frame into an oval.
I cut my paper to fit the printer and printed them off. I cut out the labels and frames with my deckle scissors. I distressed the edges with Distress Ink in Sepia.
Now mind you I am about 1 hour from the shower. Normally I would've sprayed with clear matte spray to seal and then Mod-Podge them on. I sprayed the clear but used spray glue to attach.
Here they are!! I know the "S" is a bit off center but I was RUSHING!!
In the holder. MUCH BETTER!!
Here it is in the bathroom. I added the fall floral pick to dress it up. I plan on doing this for the different seasons. I can also refill them as needed. I had several compliments on how cute it was and where did I get it!!
I want to do another one for the Master Bath in a more "cottage" theme. Spray the holder Heritage White and distress with glaze. I think I'll print some of the gorgeous color labels the Graphics Fairy has and decorate the holder with some silk flowers and vintage ribbons.
While I was at http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/ looking for the labels I also printed a gorgeous purple frame I used to make the monogram medallion for the top of the cake I made. The Bride-to-be loved it!!
Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial!! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!