After sampling an Innis & Gunn bottle, my husband commented on the unique look of the bottle and suggested/challenged me to do something cool with it.
Fortunately, I started dabbling in making liquid Castile soap in the slow cooker and I'm in need for a new liquid soap dispenser. (If you want to try it I suggest reading the books Making Natural Liquid Soaps and Liquid Soapmaking because I'm still learning and it will be quite awhile before I feel confident in writing a tutorial for Condo Blues.) (Disclosure: I am including affiliate links to the supplies I used for your convenience.)
It practilally a no brainer to to make a soap dispenser from a glass bottle that has a threaded screw cap like my DIY Chamboard bottle soap dispenser because you just screw a replacement liquid soap pump like this one onto the bottle and Bob's your uncle.
But can you make a soap dispenser from a recycled glass beverage bottle that does not have a screw thread top? Yes you can! Here's how!
How to Recycle a Glass Beverage Bottle into a Soap Dispenser
Glass bottle - I'm using an empty beer bottle for this project but you can use what ever type of bottle you like. In fact, I have some Fago Rock and Rye soda pop in a retro bottle (you can buy it here) on deck for my next soap dispenser project.
Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe formula - learn more about it here
Replacement soap pump - There are several types of replacement soap pumps that will fit onto an unthreaded bottle.
- Replacement soap dispenser pump with cork stopper - you can buy it here
- Replacement soap dispenser pump with a collar ring that turns the bottle into a screw top bottle - you can buy it here
- Replacement shampoo dispenser pump for 1 liter bottles - you can buy it here
Step by Step How to Make It Tutorial:
I am using a new one liter shampoo bottle pump for this project because I already had it on hand. If you find that the one liter pump dispenses too much liquid soap per pump you can reduce the amount dispensed by wrapping a rubber band around the pump head.
1. Thoroughly wash the empty glass beverage bottle.
2. Protect the paper label from water by sealing it with a coat of Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe using the paint brush if desired. Allow the Mod Podge to dry before moving on to Step 3.
3. Fill the bottle with liquid soap.
4. Press the replacement bathroom soap pump onto the bottle. You may need to cut the pump to size if you are using a liter pump like I am.
5. Wash up!
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