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DIY Shampoo Containers

“It’s not just a house…

it’s a home.”


That’s the line I remember…

from the 1997 Australian movie,

The Castle.


It’s a wonderful thing…

Making a house a home.

Filling it with memories.

And love.



You may well ask what shampoo containers have to do with that?



And I’d probably say…

“It’s the vibe of the thing”



I made them myself.

And you can too!


If you’re looking for a way to pretty up your bathroom containers

and add your own scandi style,

you might want to give this a try.

It’s super easy.


Darryl might even say…

‘This is going straight to the pool room”


You could try different colours,

like silver or gold stickers on coloured or white bottles,

but this black and white version, fits in perfectly with my Yamba Scandi Collection.








DIY Shampoo Containers

You will need:

White pump containers of your choice. (I used Dermaveen)

Black letter stickers (I used these)

Mod Podge


Cloth and some Gumption


Select the size and shape of your containers.

I think the pump kind works best.

Remove the labels, (these ones come off very easily.)

I used a small amount of gumption on a damp cloth to remove any excess sticker glue.

Then let dry.


Decide on a letter to use,

I chose just the initial.

S for shampoo, C for conditioner, W for wash (body wash), BB for bubble bath.

Then place the stickers on the containers.

Gently paint over the stickers with Mod Podge and let dry.

(This seals the stickers and keeps them stuck on, it’s fantastic stuff)


Decant your shampoo, etc into the new containers.


Viola, custom containers,

you made yourself.


I used the same method for creating our dog food containers here.

Note: You may also like to try waterproof vinyl lettering and then you can delete the Mod Podge step.







I made these about 9 months ago for our other bathroom

and they are still going strong.

To clean, I wipe carefully over the Mod Podge area.

Our containers have been in a wet room, but don’t have constant water running over them, so this may help in keeping them new, however, wet hands and water haven’t caused these to deteriorate in this time.



I’ll leave you with the closing line from Castle by Laurie Hammill…

Sure the Kerrigans built a house,

then they built a home and family.

You can acquire a house, but you can’t acquire a home.

Because a home is not built of bricks and mortar, but love and memories. 



I love making our house a home.

And sharing it with you.


It’s school holidays here.

(You know, that juggling act thing we do)

And I’ve taken a break.

How’s the serenity?


(I wouldn’t have it any other way, though)


We’ve had visitors,

copious showers,

select baths,

good times,

and laughs.




All wonderful memories,

that continue

to make

our house a home.

I hope you’ve made some wonderful memories too.



Think you might try these DIY shampoo containers?

What’s your bathroom colour scheme?

What’s your favourite line from The Castle?



Happy weekend guys


Live with Love,



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18 responses to “DIY Shampoo Containers”

  1. Do you know I have never seen “The Castle” – I will have to try and watch it this weekend! Those bottles look so good and they’re so easy, I think even I could make them! Hope everyone has had happy holidays!
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    • Sarah says:

      It’s a great movie with so many great one liners, and life lessons.
      Yep, I so think you could totally do this.
      Happy weekend lovely. x

  2. So simple but so clever these look great! Straight to the pool room indeed! Love your bathroom by the way, we renovated ours in a white/grey/black palette and its so easy to style by adding whatever pop of colour I feel like for that week with towels and accessories 🙂

  3. What a great idea! I am going to make these to tidy up our bathrooms! They look fantastic.
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    • Sarah says:

      Awesome, I think they are a quick way to put your own stamp on a bathroom. x I’d love to see them when you do.

  4. What a fab idea. They look super cool and so easy. Lemon essential oil is magic for removing labels too!
    So glad you’ve enjoyed the school holidays. Keep Makin memories lovely. Xx

    • Sarah says:

      I love that tip, I knew there was another way to remove labels, thanks lovely. Hope you’ve had a great one too. xxx

  5. I would love to try this! 🙂 And it’s so simple! I just have to find the right bottles. 🙂
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    • Sarah says:

      I’m lucky the shampoo I use was just perfect for our niche, there are so many different options you could do, I’ll be checking the aisles for more bottles now.

  6. Grace says:

    Oh, I love The Castle! My favourite line has to be “Tell them they’re dreamin’!”
    Your bathroom is wonderfully set up. Love the idea of using simple letters and some Mod Podge 🙂
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  7. This is just the loveliest idea, it gives such a clean and tidy finish to your gorgeous bathroom! Love it. You are quickly becoming my favourite hack queen. xx
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  8. Bec Senyard says:

    This is so awesome. I love this idea. It just blends into your stylish bathroom!
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  10. That is pretty damn awesome! No need to spend $$$ on fancy containers hey.

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