Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Halloween Soap Holder Tutorial





OK, here it is! The respose to these was overwhelming! Thank you for that! They are quite simple, and I think I have documented the steps clearly. Please email me with any questions!


Here are the 3 tiny antibacterial soaps I bought at Bath and Body Works. They are 5 for $5.


1. Cut two pieces of CS, one 3" X 10" and one 6" X 1 1/2".


2. Score the big piece at 1", 2", 5 1/2", and 6 1/2".


3. Score the small piece along the long side at 1/2", 1 1/2", 4 1/2", and 5 1/2". Turn it and score along the short side at 1/4" and 1 1/4". Using a bone folder, fold over all the lines to make them nice and crisp.


4. Trim off the tabs shown in the picture above.

5. Using the medium oval punch, punch as close to the bottom line as possible.
**This is the only punch I could figur eout to use. If you come up with something better, please share!**



6. This oval is a tiny bit small for the soap bottle, so I then took the oval punch and punched another sliver up to the top line, just to make it a little bigger. It will be a little snug, but this will be perfect to keep the bottle in place!



You can see how it made the oval wider.

7. Back to the bigger piece! Fold it up as seen above.

8. Apply red sticky tape on the top, bottom and side tabs of the smaller piece.

9. It's hard to see in this picture, but your going to peal off the red covering only on the bottom tab. Attach it to the inside of the bottom lip of the big piece.

10. Fold in the side tabs and tape them down to the bottom side of the large piece.

11. Lastly, remove the last piece of red tape cover and adhere it to the back.

And there you have it! You can decorate the inside and out side in any way!













Please send me pictures of the ones you create! I would love to see them! Also, let me know if you have any questions! :-)


















48 comments:

  1. These are so stinkin cute!! TFS the tutorial. I don't even like halloween or have any of the stamp sets, but I'm think Christmas!! Hope B&BW has some Christmas ones soon!!

    Oh yea and I just read your profile and saw you were from Texas. I knew there was a reason I liked your blog so much. I'm a native Texan and in fact, am going home this weekend. We are taking my daughter to college at Texas Tech!

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  2. I love these!! Thanks for sharing! I too am from Texas...right up the road in Boerne.

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  3. You did an excellent job! These are just too wickedly cute!

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  4. FABULOUS Work!!!!

    HUGS - LORi BOYD

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  5. Wicked cute is right. Way to go. Congrats on making Blog Finds of the Day!

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  6. I am thinking Christmas too - or a little birthday gift for a friend! Love these!

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  7. I hit BBW the other day and snagged up 25 bottles of this stuff to use in classes! Thanks so very much for the tutorial! I know my gals will love the projects we make!

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  8. These are awesome! Thank you for the tutorial! I loved these when I saw them the first time you posted, just the cutest little something for a treat that could be used for many occasions! Simply ADORABLE! :)

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  9. I love this so much I already made one and gave it away. Linked my blog to the tutorial today. Thanks!

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  10. These are soooo awesome! I will be making these for some awesome teacher gifts and more! I was thinking "Edward" too when I saw the Vampire Blood! Thank you so much for sharing these great projects! I LOVE the laces for the witches! Too cute! Now I will have to get this set for sure!

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  11. I did try these and made some changes so I could use them for a SU Club that has some novices in it.
    You can see mine at http://talesfrommary.blogspot.com/
    Thanks again - I gave you the credit for the inspiration!

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  12. These are so cute!! Love them! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I just went online and got 15 of these little things, they will make great little gifts for my friends at Halloween!

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  13. Absolutely adorable, Erica! It's so nice of you to share the instructions...thank you!

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  14. Oh, my - just found these and they are TOO STINKING CUTE! Cute enough that I'll even brave the mall (which I normally avoid like the plague) to get some of these!

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  15. OMG Thanks for this Tutorial. I LOVE them. I made some of my own the day after I found this. If you want to check em out ... http://janetyates.shawwebspace.ca/ Thanks again!

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  16. Erica, thanks for sharing, I saw them when I was at work and went straight to the mall to pick some up so I could try them at home. Love them they are heading to my daughters unit in Afghanistan for halloween favors. I modified the stand the cover (3x10) piece I kept the same but the stand I cut 6 x 1 3/4. the score lines are the same for the stand but the score lines on the cover I scored at 1, 2 1/4, 5 1/2, 6 3/4. I was able to use the scallop punch for the hole. You just have to punch once, not alot of wiggle room though. Thanks again. I know the gals over there will get a kick out of them

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  17. Thanks for Sharing. My friend Julia at
    julialuvs2stamp.blogspot.com told me about this. I bought the sanitizers, just need to get busy! Thanks again!

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  18. GREAT!---Thank you! I'm following your blog now..... : )

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  19. Stinkin' CUTE!! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  20. OMG...these are adorable...I think I just may have to take a trip to BBW's tonight. Thanks so much for sharing

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  21. I love these. Thank you so much for sharing. I will be making a few of these for gifts. I love giving hand made gifts but can never come up with some on my own.
    I will let you know when I post to my blog and link back to you.
    http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/rhondastirrat/blog

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  22. Gosh..these are sooo sooo cute!! I didnt' know B&BWorks had any such thing.. you really made them cute!!

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  23. These are absolutely Fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

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  24. Super Cute! Thanks for the idea and sharing!
    Vimar
    http://vspaperkreations.blogspot.com

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  25. Love it! Thanks so much for the great tutorial & for sharing!

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  26. I just found these directions. I love your creations. I made some boxes too and gave you full credit for the awesome design!
    Here's my blog: http://jenniemstampinspot.blogspot.com/2010/09/halloween-hand-sanitizer-boxes.html.

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  27. Oh my word - fabulous - I bought some hand sanitisers the other week!

    Rx

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  28. Erica,

    Those could not be any cuter!!! :) What a great idea!

    Thank you so much for sharing (your detailed instructions are so very helpful)!

    -Jennifer
    P.S.
    Speaking of cute, your 3 little ones are adorable!

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  29. I found your tutorial via a link from another site! Definitely now a follower, this is GREAT!!!!

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  30. Thanks for sharing! I love, love, love this projects and am already thinking of all the holidays and teacher gifts!

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  31. Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial for these adorable cards. My son goes to the clinic twice a week for allergy shots so he and I are going to work on these for the nurses that tend to him there. Again thanks, they're so fun.

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  32. Super tutorial, thanks for sharing :) I can't wait to make some of these.

    Alex from England x

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  33. Hi again,

    I've just created a holder using your instructions and the Oval Punch really is a tight fit! I thought I was using the wrong Oval Punch at first, as in the UK Idea Book & Catalogue it's called "Oval Large" Punch, although it is a medium size compared to the other two punches we now have :)

    I've now made another holder, tweaked your measurements so that I used a Scallop Oval Punch instead and it's worked! :D

    I have changed the depth of the box from 1" to 1.5" to accomodate the Scallop Oval Punch. The cardstock measures 3" x 11.5" and scored the long piece at 1.5", 3", 6.5", 8.

    I've yet to finalise how I did the smaller cardstock piece but can let you know when I have more time to figure what I did! lol.

    Hope that helps.

    Alex from England x

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  34. Love the soap holder thanks for sharing I have been lookingfor simple easy gift holders for one of the managers at work!!!thanks for shring love your blog I am glad I stumbled onto it

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  35. This is just darling!! Thank you so much for sharing!! I can't wait to try this!

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  36. This is so cool! I have made this into a cut file to use with SCAL. I would love to share it on my blog with credit of original creation back to you!

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  37. Fantastic concept and wonderful designs!!!

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  38. This is a fabulous idea! Your cards are beautiful! Off to Bath and Body Works!

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  39. Bought the hand sanitzer (got luck 8 for $5 on halloween ones) and am so making these fo coworkers...thansk for all the details.

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  40. Okay I had a test run and was successful. I do not have that punch so I used an exacto knfe and measured an opening for mine. I will send photos once I get them put together for Halloween.. THANK YOU!!!

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  41. Mde my way here from Pinterest. You gotta love Pinterest! Thanks for the fabulous idea! I will be making these for Christmas for my co-workers!

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  42. THANKS for the instructions!!! These will be perfect for little gifts on my church Christmas tea table!!!!

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  43. What an awesome idea - and tutorial!! A must try for sure!!!

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  44. thanks for the wonderful ideas..this is pretty nice for little presents..great tips and i love it..

    soap holders

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  45. So generous to share the tutorial....and a great box idea for several possibilities..thanks!

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