This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Plasti Dip. All opinions are 100% mine.
Prepare yourself because, if you don’t know about Plasti Dip, you’re about to have your mind blown! It’s truly one of my favorite easy DIY materials to use for so many reasons. Basically, Plasti Dip is a rubber coating that air-dries onto pretty much any surface. Since 1972, people have been using it to make handles grippier, but it’s also an incredibly versatile DIY material. Case in point, I used two different types of Plasti Dip to customize these shower bottles for our home! If you’re like us and trying to remove ‘visual noise’ like labels and stickers, definitely keep reading and try this super-easy craft project.
How To Use Plasti Dip 2 Ways to DIY Shower Bottles
Truly, the possibilities are endless with Plasti Dip because they have so many different versions, colors, and additives. It’s awesome. I’ve been a long-time fan, actually… remember when we used it to DIY hangers?? This material is flexible, peelable, durable and non-slip, so I decided to use it to make shower bottles. I love the look of glass, but it isn’t always the safest in the shower. Adding Plasti Dip to the bottles’ bottoms helps them stay in place, even in wet conditions! This post focuses on using Original Plasti Dip and Plasti Dip Craft specifically, but I encourage you to branch out and experiment!
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DIY Marbled Shower Bottles
- Original Plasti Dip in two colors
- vinyl letters
- 2 glass bottles with pumps — you can also upcycle bottles you already have at home!
- plastic cup
- stir sticks
- x-acto knife
- ruler (optional)
- cardboard to protect your surface
Make sure you do this project in a well-ventilated area. To start, use glass cleaner to wipe down the bottles. Starting with a clean surface is very important! Next, place the vinyl letters. You can use a ruler to line them up if you’d like. After that, pour the color you want to be most dominant into the plastic container about halfway up. Then add about 1/4 as much white. Carefully stir to avoid mixing the colors too much.
Next, dip the bottle into the mixture slowly. The rule of thumb is to insert 1″ every 5 seconds. Withdraw at the same rate. I wanted an organic, drippy edge at the top so I carefully set the bottle upside down on cardboard. If you want to add more coats, wait 30 minutes in between each dip. Allow at least 4 hours dry time.
Once it’s cured, carefully score the Plasti Dip around the vinyl letters. Then, peel off the sticker, cleaning up edges as needed. Fill with shampoo and conditioner, then screw on the pump.
DIY Ombre Soap Bottle
- Plasti Dip Craft in two colors
- vinyl letters
- 1 glass bottle with pumps — you can also upcycle bottles you already have at home!
- x-acto knife
- cardboard box to use as a spray booth
Follow most of the directions from the previous DIY, then set up the box outside to serve as a spray booth. Shake each can for at least 1 minute before use. Holding the can 6-10″ away from the surface, spray while moving evenly back and forth. Be sure to overlap the layers!
Then, before the first color dries, do the same with the second color. Allow to dry for at least 4 hours before scoring the letters to remove from the bottle. I chose to remove the middle parts of the letters for a more modern look this time!
Here’s the best part about using Plasti Dip: if you’re not happy with the way the first try came out, you can simply peel it off and start over! And if you get tired of the color combo, you can try a different one. So cool, right?
So what do you think of these bottles?? Which version is your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know!