Today, I’ve got another fun and easy project to share with you. I’ll show you how to apply vinyl to these soap dispensers and then how to make the cute wood pedestal to display them on.  Read on for the full tutorial!
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The first thing you’ll need to do is get the free SVG file you’ll use for this project.  I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my SVG Library.  These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others.  This library is open to everyone and is free!  You can access the library here. Look for the file called Soap Labels BA1463. It will be listed under the Everyday category.



Open the design in your software program.  Resize the two phrases so they’ll fit on your soap dispensers.  I made mine about 2.25″ wide and left the height proportional.

Now that everything is sized correctly, you can cut the design with your Cricut or Silhouette.

Once everything is cut, weed away the excess vinyl.

Use a weeding tool to pull out the pieces inside the letters.

Cut a piece of transfer tape a little bigger than the design. Place the transfer tape sticky side up on your surface, then place the vinyl on top of the transfer tape and smooth it down.

Rub over the design firmly with your scraper tool.

Then, trim off the excess transfer tape and cut apart the two designs.


Clean the glass with rubbing alcohol and a lint free cloth and then let it air dry.

We’re going to be using the hinge method to apply these vinyl decals to our glass soap dispensers.

Place the design on the soap dispenser. Put a piece of painter’s tape over the design and then center it.  You can use a ruler, but I just kind of eyed it.  Once you’re happy with the placement, press the tape down on the sides of the dispenser.

Next, you’re going to separate the vinyl and the backing from the top half of the design.

Pull the vinyl over the tape and then cut off and remove the backing.

Use a scraper to press the design down. You’ll want to start at the tape and push up.

Now, remove the painter’s tape and the rest of the vinyl backing.

Use a scraper to press the rest of the design down.

Now, you can carefully pull off the transfer tape.

Repeat these steps with the other dispenser. Place them side by side as you  position the design, so they are both the same height.


Start by applying some glue to the flat end of the wood finials.

Place the finials about 1/4″ from the edges of the rectangle plaque.

Use a rag or paper towel to wipe away any excess glue.

Once the glue is dry, you can stain the pedestal.  I used dark walnut. I just brushed on a coat of the stain.

and then quickly wiped it off.

When the stain is dry, you can spray on a couple of coats of a clear protective finish.

Once that has dried, add soap to your dispensers, place them on your pedestal and this project is finished!


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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library



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