As much as I love the holiday season, It has been a hectic few weeks decorating, attempting to make Christmas gifts and getting caught up in the everyday hustle and bustle of life. Today, I experienced disappointment, after a mistake by yours truly turned into an epic craft fail. I now have to rethink an idea for an intended Christmas gift. Not to mention most of the items I make between now and December 25th, I cannot share yet as it would ruin the surprise for those intended recipients.
I did manage to complete a simple craft today, I have been wanting to do for the upcoming Christmas holiday. We like to decorate every room in our home including our bathroom. I had an ordinary plastic soap dispenser that cost $.99 that is easily refilled. I decided to decoupage some scrap snowman fabric left over from a previous project .
I used outdoor Mod Podge previously used for a few summer projects. The finish is a bit more durable when used in watery conditions. I carefully removed the label and I applied the Mod Podge with a foam craft brush to the outside if the bottle. I wrapped the fabric around it, and smoothed out any wrinkles. I trimmed any excess fabric and applied more Mod Podge over the fabric. I allowed it to dry for a few hours. Once dry, it was ready to take its place along side the other decorative items and function as an inexpensive alternative to a fancy store-bought holiday soap dispenser.
This idea can also be applied to hand lotion, and other gift basket items to add a holiday flare and personalize. Choose a fabric suited to your holiday decor at Joann Fabrics. Everything is better with decoupage!