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Etched Glass Vinyl Foaming Soap Dispensers + FREE Cut Files!

Say so long to ugly store-bought bottles and fancy up your kitchen with these pretty foaming soap dispensers!

A couple etched glass vinyl decals is all it takes…and you can snag the cut files for FREE so you can make your own!

Pretty Foaming Soap Dispensers with Etched Glass Vinyl + FREE Silhouette & SVG Cut Files


Pretty Foaming Soap Dispensers with Etched Glass Vinyl + FREE Cut Files!

Supplies for Pretty Foaming Soap Dispensers:


The Ugly Before

My family has always been of fan of foaming hand and dish soaps because, hello, instant lather! Those on-demand bubbles are just the neatest little timesavers.

Too bad the bottles they come in are not exactly stylish and don’t really blend in with a room’s decor, amiright?

Ugly store-bough hand and dish soap bottles near kitchen sink


The Upgraded Foaming Soap Dispenser Bottles

Luckily, attractive glass soap bottles (both regular and foaming) can instantly fancy up your kitchen or bathroom.

I snagged a couple of this kind to replace the current monstrosities that have been living by our kitchen sink. They’re a nice heavy-weight glass bottle with a screw-on oil rubbed bronze dispenser. Best of all, they’re affordable too.

And the neato trick for getting the store-bought foaming soap into these babies is…pouring in the soap from the original (and ugly) bottles!

I know. Mind blown.

Or you can make your own foaming soap concoction by mixing one part regular liquid soap with five parts water. This lovely recipe also came with the bottles. I’ll have to try it sometime (and save a little money that way, too).

New empty clear glass foaming soap dispenser bottle with oil-rubbed bronze top


The Pretty Foaming Soap Dispenser Designs

Since I’m obsessed with my beloved Silhouette Cameo, I knew I would put it to good use with this little project.

The only question was…should I cut out a stencil and use etching cream (REALLY FANCY), or go the easier route and just cut out decals in some etched glass vinyl (FAKE REALLY FANCY)??

I was feeling lazy so I took the shortcut method and made some fake really fancy decals.

Here are the designs I created in Silhouette Studio along with the cut settings I used for etched glass vinyl:

Screenshot of Silhouette Studio with designs for dish and hand soap etched glass vinyl decals



*A lot* of people have asked what fonts I used for these decals so they can make their own additional labels for hand lotion, body lotion, etc., so here they are!

The pretty hand-scripted font is called Nafasyah (I used the brushed file but removed all the inner brush stroke bits before cutting), and the ‘Soap’ font is called Smoothy Sans.



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More Details on Etched Glass Vinyl & Etching Glass

If you’d like more details about using etched glass vinyl, you can check out my how-to post where I made a fun ‘Hello, Gorgeous’ decal for a mirror makeover!

How to Use Etched Glass Vinyl


And you can also use these cut files (download them below) as stencils and actually ETCH THE GLASS using etching cream.

Check out a couple posts where I share how to make etched glasses!

DIY Kentucky Bourbon Etched Glass Set


Dual-Sided Dad & Grandpa Established Etched Glass


Cutting Out The Etched Glass Vinyl Decals

Next, I pulled out my handy vinyl storage organizer and found a sheet of some leftover etched glass vinyl, then loaded it into my Silhouette Cameo.

Silhouette Cameo cutting out etched glass vinyl decal designs


Just moments later, my decals were cut and weeded:

Dish soap and hand soap etched glass vinyl decals


After cleaning off the bottles with some rubbing alcohol, I started applying the decals using some washi tape. No need for transfer tape here!

(And please forgive me for showcasing my super old but insanely comfortable pajama pants in this photo. Hey, I do my best crafting in my PJs.)

Applying etched glass vinyl decal to empty foaming soap dispenser bottle


Our New and Improved Pretty Foaming Soap Dispensers!

Here are our new pretty foaming soap dispensers, looking all filled and fancy. MUCH better than before, huh?

And have I said the word “fancy” enough in this post? No? Good. Didn’t think so.

Pretty Foaming Soap Dispensers with Etched Glass Vinyl decals sitting near kitchen sink

Pretty Foaming Soap Dispensers for hand soap and dish soap


Now, whenever I walk through the kitchen, I say to my husband, “Just LOOK at our fancy soap pumps! Have you ever felt so high class in your life??”

He’s still trying to wrap his head around the fact that the Dawn foaming dish soap we’ve been using for years is actually NOT blue. Just the bottle is. Now he feels like his whole life has been a lie. Poor fella. ;)

Foaming Soap Dispensers for hand soap and dish soap

Pretty Foaming Soap Dispensers with Etched Glass Vinyl

Pretty Foaming Soap Dispensers with Etched Glass Vinyl labels for dish soap and hand soap


Here’s a little before-and-after for you. What a simple yet amazing upgrade.

Doing the dishes has never looked better. ;)

Pretty Foaming Soap Dispensers with Etched Glass Vinyl before and after


FREE Dish & Hand Soap Cut Files!

If you’d like to prettify your own soap dispensers, you’re in luck because I’m sharing the cut files I used here for FREE!

Cut out vinyl decals like I did or use them for a stencil with etching cream.

Both the SVG and Silhouette .studio cut file formats are included. Enjoy! :)

Download this FREE printable and/or cut file from Where The Smiles Have Been!



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Tuesday 2nd of June 2020

Hi! I found this post and I am loving the Hand Soap and am wishing for a Sanitizer to match (Covid-19 and all!). Any chance you would update this with a matching Sanitizer?


Wednesday 28th of August 2019

Hi Christine, I am a brand new Silhouette owner and have lots to learn. I'm sorry if you think the following question is silly, but I'm trying to learn! Is the vinyl decal for the dish soap and hand soap file you made available true to the size needed? It looks small in the Silhouette program. Thank you for your help!


Sunday 1st of September 2019

Oh, not a silly question at all, Nicole! The answer is yes, the files are the same size as the ones I used on my bottles. I save all of my free cut files as the same size that I use in my tutorials (at least I think I do, haha). My decals are just over a couple inches wide, so if you use a different bottle, then you may need to adjust the sizing accordingly. And welcome to the wonderful world of Silhouetting! :)


Thursday 22nd of February 2018

Your comment about your husband and the color of the dish soap made me LOL sitting here by myself. Love the etched dispensers, thanks for sharing.


Saturday 9th of June 2018

Tricia, I'm glad I (or really my husband) brought you a little chuckle. ;)

Christal M.

Friday 26th of January 2018

Great post! Can you explain how you use washi tape instead of transfer paper? What is the process and what is the benefit? Thank you!


Monday 29th of January 2018

Hi Christal!

Normally when I apply vinyl decals, I use transfer tape (you can check out some of my other vinyl projects for more details). It gets applied over the entire design, then when you pull up the transfer tape, it pulls up the vinyl with it and off its backing so you can keep your design all aligned and together for application. In this instance, I just used a simple strip of washi tape since my decals were so small. I was lazy and didn't feel like messing with transfer tape since I was going to eyeball the placement. Washi tape and painter's tape are great inexpensive alternatives to using transfer tape. I hope this answers your questions! If not, let me know! :)


Thursday 25th of January 2018

Morning. I love your idea!!! I don’t have a Silhouette machine... any chance you’d download and sell me the actual cut outs?



Monday 29th of January 2018

Hi Monique! I'm sorry but I'm not selling any tangible items right now....I just don't have the time!