February 27, 2011

Make a Soap Dish

This idea stuck me when I ran out of the talcum powder and the old soap dish broke on the same day! This is a simple procedure to make soap dish quickly out of an old talcum powder box. You can use any other box for that matter. Enjoy.


Materials:
An empty plastic container – I have used an old talcum powder box

Equipment:
1. A craft knife – Something that can cut the container
2. Hot glue gun
3. A glass marker or CD pen that can write on the container
4. Sandpaper 150 grit (optional)

Time required:
10 to 15 minutes


Procedure:
Step 1:
Clean the container of any labels and contents, unless you want to retain them. You may scrape the surface with the craft knife if needed.



Step 2:
Measure the width of the soap that the finished soap dish is likely to hold and mark four lines using the glass marker as shown. The one in the middle will for the dish and the strips on the side will make the legs. You may make them of any suitable widths.




Step 3:
Cut along the marked lines using craft knife or scissors or anything capable of doing that. You can optionally clean the cuts using sandpaper.



Step 4:
Use the hot glue to stick the legs to the dish. You may even use other means of joining the legs to dish. I have used wood strips to prevent hot glue from ruining the table. Apply hot glue to the underside of the dish instead of the legs. This will prevent misaligning of the legs.



Wait for the glue to cool and your soap dish is ready.








Reply to comment by abhishek :

Hi abhishek,
I was thinking the same thing, when i first thought about making this. It sags a bit, but its hardly observable. A look at the last picture, with a full bar of soap in the dish, will dispel your doubts :)


5 comments:

tvasubabu said...

This is cool :-)

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

... and useful too :)
Thanks

abhishek said...

This is s pretty good idea to make things from talcum powder. But how about the strength of legs, will those be able to hold the soap maintaining their attractive curvy shapes??

Prasanna Gadkari (M.Des in Product Design from I.I.Sc. ) said...

Hi abhishek,
I was thinking the same thing, when i first thought about making this. It sags a bit, but its hardly observable. A look at the last picture, with a full bar of soap in the dish, will dispel your doubts :)

arunima said...

nice :)

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