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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

{personalized baby soap}

Kristyn, from Lil' Luna asked me to do a guest post for her while she was home enjoying her brand new, sweet baby. Of course I was thrilled to do it!

Here is my post, just in case you missed it!


Speaking of babies, I love giving personalized baby gifts. Just adding the small touches make the ordinary into something extraordinarily...adorable!

There are just some things that are perfect for any baby--regardless of gender, which number baby they are, and no matter how many of that same item the mom-to-be already has. Babies use up an awful lot of baby wash and lotion, and you really can't have enough.

So, I decided to take my favorite, yummy-smelling baby wash and lotion (it's really fun to make a matching set), and spice them up a little with some spray paint, vinyl, and ribbon. Can I just say how much I {LOVE} how they turned out?

I'm going to show you how I did it! It's so easy, and makes such a fun baby gift.

Personalized Baby Soap

  • baby was or lotion (make sure labels are removable)
  • spray primer
  • painters tape
  • spray paint
  • ribbon
  • vinyl OR
  • paint & foam stamps
  • baby washcloths
  • Silhoutte & heat transfer OR
  • fabric & heat 'n bond

1. Carefully remove all labels from the containers using an adhesive remover if necessary. The large Johnson & Johnson bottles have front labels that just peel off, making it really easy. Remove any excess adhesive, wash, and pat dry.

2. Using the painters tape, tape off the amount of painted space you want on the front of the bottle, pressing down the tape firmly. Make sure to completely cover the rest of the bottle, including the cap and the sides, to protect it from overspray.

3. Lightly spray on the primer. I use Rustoleum's spray primer, and I love it. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!!! Despite my own knowledge of this imperative step, I skipped it to save time, and I ended up spending more time re-doing it. Your paint will scrape right off without the primer. The can will last forever, so if you invest the $3, you can use it time and time again.

4. Once the primer is completely dry, paint over it with desired color of spray paint, and let dry completely.

5. Carefully peel off the tape. I used my Silhouette to cut out vinyl for the painted area. For the blue set, I didn't know the baby's name, so I just spelled out "soap". With the pink version, I was able to add her cute little name along with "soap". If you don't have a Silhouette, you can either order vinyl (see button in my right side bar for the company I use), use paint & stamps, or even use stickers or rub-ons.

6. For the washcloths, I just used my Silhouette to cut out fun shapes for the blue set, and a monogram for the pink set. I love the flocked heat transfer--so fun! Again, if you don't have a Silhouette, you can use fabric and heat 'n bond to apply your shapes or initials.

Now you can add ribbon wherever you like! I love the bow look, but I also really like the ribbon smooth against the front on the blue soap.

Now you're ready to give a darling, personalized gift!




Blogger Aimee said...

This is such a cute project! What font did you use for "Piper's" name? I love it!!!

April 12, 2011 at 3:26 PM  
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April 12, 2011 at 5:50 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [13 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

April 12, 2011 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger kierste @ brown paper packages said...


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April 13, 2011 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Aimee said...

Kierste ...

Thank you!

April 13, 2011 at 4:00 PM  

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