Saturday, December 4, 2010

Snowman Hand Sanitizer




I found this bottle of hand sanitizer at a store and noticed the snowman-like shape to it.  I bought it and instantly knew what I would do with it.





So I began by removing the labels.  I used Goo Gone to get all the sticky stuff off.







I used ribbon, buttons, and foam shapes.






I didn't actually use the penguin and the 'U' for their intended use.  I needed "coal" so I hole punched the black foam from the penguin.  I used the 'U' to cut out a carrot nose.  These foam shapes have sticky backs, so they worked perfectly and I had them on hand.






I tied a ribbon around for the scarf.  (I used a small amount of super glue to hold down the tied part.)  I super glued the buttons and added the carrot nose and coal eyes and mouth.   



I bought the hand sanitizer for $1.00 and had everything else on hand.  Simple, cute, and cheap!

This would be an easy teacher or neighbor gift.

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49 comments:

  1. This is adorable! I found you at Someday Crafts!

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  2. Very creative! This definitely makes an adorable snowman. Thank you so much for linking up to Homemade Christmas!

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  3. L-O-V-E this! Might I ask what brand of sanitizer it is, or where you bought it??? I NEED THIS! :) Thanks! (By the way, I teach middle school too - MATH!)

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    1. u can buy it at target

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    2. oopss i think michelle already gave you the answer

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  4. I love how creative you are! :)

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  5. Good eye! That makes the perfect snowman.

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  6. Thanks ladies!

    Lacey: I am about 99% sure I found it at Dollar Tree. My mom is a teacher too and wants me to make some of these for the paras in her room. I'll be buying more on Wednesday. If I find out that they weren't from Dollar Tree, then I will hunt them down and let you know where they came from.

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  7. Adorable! I'm doing my 1st Linky party & its all about Snowman!! I would love for you to join ;)
    www.itsallinmyheadstefsblog.blogspot.com

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  8. I linked up, Stef! Thanks for the invite :)

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  9. I've never seen anything like this before, but it's really cute! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on the candy wreath.

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  10. so cute! i love your blog! i am a new follower! ^^)

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  11. Plus a fun way to welcome guests for the holidays

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  12. LOVE this! Never seen that shaped bottle but going to keep my eyes open for one. Would be a perfect teacher gift. :)

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  13. I love this! I'll definitely be stalking Dollar Tree for the right shape bottles!

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  14. How cute! I actually have a bottle I could try this with...hmmmm...Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  15. I am a major germaphobe and I love love snowmen. Perfect! I agree that they would make cute teacher gifts. I am going to feature this tomorrow. Thanks for linking up today!

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  16. oh my gosh, what a great idea!!! I love this!

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  17. I found the bottles at my Dollar Tree here in Texas. YAY!

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  18. So glad! I was just going to tell you that I saw them there today! Now, snowman those babies up :)

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  19. featuring you in a post tomorrow on crazydomestic.com, feel free to grab our "I was featured" button! Thanks for linking up!

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  20. I love this idea. I have alot of friends that are teachers and this would be a great gift idea. Dollar Tree trip is definately in order !!!

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  21. This is so adorable! I'm featuring it on my blog today! :-)

    http://www.diynewlyweds.com/2010/12/diy-homemade-christmas-gift-ideas.html

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  22. SO SO SO CUTE! i Am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com today. I want to find some bottles like this!!!! Grab my "featured" button.

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  23. very fun idea! And it will last longer than just Christmas! We got snow until May last year! Thanks for linking up Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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  24. This is really cute. i might just use it to decorate my bathroom because we're almost out ( or rather, i'm about to switch bottles for the season) thanks for the cute idea!

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  25. I bought the same hand sanitizer from the dollar store and I am having the hardest time taking off the back sticker. how did you do yours? anewton16@msn.com

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  26. Goo Gone! It takes anything sticky off! Just follow the directions on the back of the bottle.

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  27. So cute! I also had trouble getting the back label off, even with Goo Gone. Just glad they had the bottles at my Dollar Tree in SD!

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  28. This is so darn cute. Of course I'll have to steal your idea =o) But I'll give you credit for it, of course!

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  29. LOVE this SO much! What a fun little gift idea! I will be linking you on my blog, Pink Little Notebook!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  30. I love this idea! I made some for each class at the preschool where I work. I used heart shaped buttons I had on hand to make it more Valentine-y. The teachers in the 4 yr olds loved your idea so much that they are having the kids make them as gifts for the parents! Your creativity is inspiring the masses!

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  31. @ Anonymous

    Awh, thanks so much! I used to work at a preschool/daycare teaching 4 & 5 year-olds, so I know how important hand sanitizer is.

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  32. I saw this and wanted to do it for Christmas, but it never happened (I even bought the hand sanitizer). I am going to add a punched heart and do them for Valentine's day!

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  33. I love this so much, I bought out my Dollar Tree store's bottle supply. I'm making 5 as Christmas gifts for my daughter's teachers and a couple extra for last-minute gifts. :-) FYI, if you can't find these in your local Dollar Tree, you can order a 24-count case from their website (http://www.dollartree.com/teachers-supplies/Classroom-Supplies/Soap-Sanitizers/Instant-Hand-Sanitizer-Enriched-with-Vitamin-E-Beads-8-fl-oz-/208c404c446p298150/index.pro?method=search). This craft was featured as a top 14 Teacher Gift Ideas for Christmas on AllFreeChristmasCrafts.com, and I'm so glad I saw it. Thanks for this great idea!

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  34. This will be perfect for my childrens' teachers! I'm making a Dollar Tree run to try and find these bottles!

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  35. I featured this today on my Christmas in July Celebration!

    I have a featured button if you'd like.

    http://passionateandcreativehomemaking.blogspot.com/2012/07/day-6-christmas-in-july.html

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  36. Love this idea!!!! It's super cute and fun for the kids!:) I'm so going to make this!! What other animals can you make out of a hand sanitizer bottle? Can you use a soap bottle too?

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  37. Anonymous

    Love this! "Wiggle Eyes" would be cute too! Felt would work for coal and nose too. I'm a substitute teacher working on a masters degree in early childhood education. I'll definitely be using this. Thanks! :-)

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  38. This is adorable! Thanks for the wonderful idea!

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    1. I loved it so much I submitted it for publication at Fun Family Crafts and it is being featured. You can see it here:

      http://funfamilycrafts.com/snowman-hand-sanitizer/

      Thanks again for a great project idea!

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