Wednesday, April 4, 2012

DIY Olive Oil Dispenser

I love glass bottles; all shapes and sizes, the funkier the better.  I fell in love with a set of four bottles I found at Walmart... that just happened to contain Fuzzy Naval Wine Coolers.  I bought them anyway and dumped the drink.  They were really cheap, and if I had bought the bottles at any store, they would have cost more than I spent buying the drinks.  That's my justification, and I'm sticking to it!  I love that the bottles look a little like a tear drop.  An unusual shape.

I had been eyeing a really pretty olive oil dispenser I saw at TJ Maxx, but couldn't justify spending the money on it.  I knew I could make my own.


To start, wash out the bottle and remove the label.  I don't know why they make the labels so hard to remove.  Don't they know I need it gone so I can craft!?

Using my hot glue gun, I wrote out the words "Olive Oil."  When writing with a hot glue gun, it works best if you do not let the glue heat up all the way. It gets really stringy when it does.  Instead, wait until it's just soft enough to get out to write your words. 

I bought a set of two Pourer Spouts and used one for this project.  These are Oneida brand from Walmart and fit any standard size bottle opening.  You just have to wiggle it on down in there. I love these because they have a little cap to keep it covered.

I put the bottle on the back of my stove where I can reach it easily. It actually took longer to scrub that stupid label off the bottle than it did to complete the project!  I love the results =)

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28 comments:

  1. Way to repurpose! I love the hot glue gun writting on the bottle, looks great! They should use something like post-it note stick stuff for labels! ha :)

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    1. Thanks! I love your idea about using post-it note sticky! Somebody needs to make that happen =)

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  2. Great tutorial! So glad I found your blog....love glass, old and new and these would make super cute and easy gifts for Summer weddings and hostess gifts. New follower, I love your creativity! Would love for you to come visit my blog too!
    Jessica
    www.barefootbysea.blogspot.com

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    1. I will be sure to check it out! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Great idea! Thanks so much for sharing! Going to feature this today and maybe make one for myself later! :)

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  4. Your new bottle looks beautiful! Great project!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  5. This is such a clever idea. I would love for you to linky up to my Linky Party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-9.html

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the invite! Just linked up a project!

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  6. I found you from The House in Roses, I love that people are reusing and repurposing glass, I do it all the time, Have a fascination for glass bottles, containers of all kinds. Its the classiest and cleanest and prettiest way of storing and presenting. And you made me laugh! LOL about needing the label "gone" so you can craft. I agree with you in my struggles to remove all labels too. Nice blog! blessings, Lady

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    1. Very glad I can make people laugh! I'm glad you stopped by my blog!

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  7. thanks for the heads up. My sister is a funky bottle person also. I just pour straight from the olive oil container but my sister has to have it in something more interesting. :) Take care, Linda

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  8. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love how simple and chic it is!!! I'm pinning this.

    I'm so glad you linked up at Romance on a Dime.

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  9. My two oldest sons found a gorgeous bottle in the woods and brought it to me, knowing that I would love it. I cleaned it out and use it as a soap dispenser, using a dispenser lid like yours for your olive oil. What better gift can a mommy get than an old bottle found in the woods!

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    1. That sounds like my mom and brother. He would find them for her digging in the creek bed by my grandparents' house. I'm pretty sure she passed her love of them on to me!

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  10. what a great idea!! your handwriting with the hot glue gun is beautiful too :)

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  11. What a great idea and pretty too! And I agree, labels are annoying to remove!

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  12. Gorgeous! I love the hot glue touch to the bottle. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays! I hope you'll stop back this week to share your latest projects.

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  13. Great idea! I love to have olive oil on hand, but my current dispenser is seriously lacking. Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can't wait to see what you you link up this week.

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  14. Love the writing with the hot glue gun! So creative & it looks awesome!

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  15. Rebekah,

    This is awesome! I love how the hot glue came out. I never would have thought to use just glue to write on glass. Thanks for linking up this week. hope to see you back again next week.

    Have a great day,
    Michelle
    P.S. I also LOVE Bloglovin' and have added you :)

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  16. :) I was looking for oil dispenser and found them costlier..then I noticed their style and found it was a combination of regular bottle and Pourer Spouts further more found your blog and now decided to experiment my own oil dispenser....

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    1. So glad you're trying your own! It's much cheaper =)

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  17. Is the bottle washable with the hot glue? Won't it wash off?

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