We Wash You A Merry Christmas is a great hostess gift this time of year! It’s the latest simple DIY gift made from items I found at the Dollar Tree. It has been fun to create these and I have to admit, it will be nice to have them done so far in advance! If you’ll remember with me, I created the glitter candle holder and We Whisk You A Merry Christmas last week.
Here’s the items that I originally purchased at the Dollar Tree. We’re digging in.
And here’s essentially all you need besides the gift tag. I bought the hand soap at the Dollar Tree but you could really purchase a nicer bottle of hand soap and skip the ribbon. I wanted to make the entire bottle festive so I went with the ribbon with the metal edging.
As you can see, once I removed the label it was a hot mess and looked terrible. I would have loved the clean look of just the bottle, but a little scrubbing was not going to get rid of this label.
To start the ribbon, I folded the edge over to make it look clean. I also wanted the seam to be where the paper was left on the bottle. I want to note here that the ribbon did not cover the entire bottle, and so I knew I was going to have to layer it. You will want to keep this in mind as you select ribbon. If you have a really bold pattern, it’s not going to overlap correctly. I knew I could overlap this one with just the simple stripes. You know, because I tried it out in the store. Do you ever do that?
I wrapped it around a couple of times to give it opaqueness. I then folded the edge over to glue. At this point I read the directions and it said that the tacky glue I was using was not meant for fabric. Whoops! It was okay. I just gave it 2 days to dry.
Read the directions first. 😉
I created the same tag that I created for the We Whisk You A Merry Christmas. But what I want to point out here, is how much I saved! I spotted the glitter tags in another store for $2.99. I was able to get a 6 full sheets of glitter foam board for only $1 total. You can cut them into what shape you want or need.
All that was left was tying on the little “We Wash You A Merry Christmas”. This took no time at all and if you bought fancy soap to begin with, you may only have to create the ribbon. Easy and cute!
What do you think?