Personalized Soap Bottle

I thought it would be fun for my son to have his own hand soap bottle – decorated with his favorite train!

I bought a bottle of hand soap with a large flat surface front and back. I removed the label and then removed the sticky residue. I found some Thomas the Train stickers that would be perfect for decorating the bottle – especially as they included some track.  

I added the stickers, but then wondered whether they would stay on after being exposed to water splashes. I decided to try a decoupage option using Outdoor Mod PodgeI coated the bottle in several layers of the glue.

However it remained slightly tacky, even after a few days of drying, so I sprayed on some clear acrylic sealer.

I placed it in the bathroom and F’s eyes lit up when he saw it!

This would be a great craft for older children to make themselves. They could choose any color or theme, and the bottles would make great gifts, too!



About craftulate

"Georgina is the founder and editor of Craftulate, writing about crafts and activities suitable for toddlers and young children. She started crafting with her son when he was one year old, and is constantly finding new and exciting ways to keep him interested. Georgina also loves papercraft, sewing, cooking, and isn't opposed to the odd glass of wine."


  1. Bismah says:

    Hi Georgina!
    I love this. Wonderful gift idea!

  2. Mami2jcn says:

    This is such a cute idea! I know my daughter would love a Sofia the First bottle.

  3. That is such a neat idea! It costs a fortune to buy matching themed bathroom accessories.

    • Thanks Karen! He already has a Thomas toothbrush and toothpaste, so this fits well with them!

  4. Great idea! My little guy would love the Thomas stickers too!

  5. Oh man – what a clever idea! I love it.

  6. Absolutely adorable! What a cute idea. I am so going to have to do this.

  7. Katherine says:

    What a great idea and so inexpensive! What kid wouldn’t love this

  8. Rosie says:

    Wow. I absolutely love this idea. I will be making some for sure. My kids love Thomas so ours will be Thomas as well. lol :) Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks Rosie – the Thomas branding goes a long way! We may not like it sometimes but it REALLY helps other times!

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