Hi everyone! I’m so excited to show you a fun Très Frugal DIY gift idea today – a faux etched soap dispenser.
Of course you could use this paint technique on any glass item – a vase, votive, or pretty up a simple jar – but, to me, there’s something luxurious about dish soap in a beautiful decanter. Even if the actual process of using the soap isn’t quite so luxe.
- Glass dispenser (available at some dollar stores and most kitchen sections of large discount stores)
- Rubbing alcohol
- Cotton balls
- “Frost” medium in either spray or liquid (*see below for types of frost paint)
- Removable tape – you can use almost any type of masking tape, washi or even painter’s tape
- Foam make up sponges
Optional: sticker shapes or stencils
*Types of Frost Paint:
Frost paint is simply a translucent white paint giving the appearance of etching without the chemical acid of true etching cream. It’s available as a spray paint, both by Krylon and Rustoleum, as well as others.
It’s also available as a liquid, made by Plaid, which is the product I used because I had it on hand. I’ve used it a few times with great results, most recently on some Pantry Jars. The tutorial below is for liquid frost medium.
The spray paint is definitely faster, however the liquid can be tinted with regular craft paint, which might be kind of fun.
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