Monday, July 30, 2012

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

I use mason jars for everything and matter of fact, I have tons of them around the house.

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Some are in use, others are just sitting on shelves waiting. But they don't wait around for long because I'm always finding different uses for them.

For a while I've loved the look of the mason jars with the pump lid for dispensing soap in your kitchen or bathroom, but I didn't want to have to buy them when they're so easy to make.

I figured that it needed a hole in the lid for the pump to fit through. So let me show you how I made this one.

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Liquid Soap of your choosing, mine is Lavender (of course). A mason jar, a big nail, hammer, and a pair of pliers.

The first thing I did was find the middle of the lid, then using the hammer and nail I poke a hole through it. Of course it's not big enough for the pump to fit through, so I then took the pliers and going in from inside of the lid, I pulled back the sides of the hole.

Kept doing that and trying the pump to see if it would fit. Once it got big enough for the pump to fit through snuggly I removed the pump........then with my hammer I pounded the sharp edges down around the hole, replaced the pump and used my hot glue gun to glue it in place.

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Fill the jar with the soap and pop the lid on tightly. That's it!

Now usually the most common look is using the rusted lids, but I didn't have any of those around and again, I didn't want to spend extra money, just wanted to use what I already had on hand :)

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

This one is for my kitchen.........

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

and it sits on my sink. I love it :)

I already made another two for the bathrooms, just have to get more liquid soap to fill them up.



16 comments:

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

It's perfect! You can NEVER go wrong with a mason jar! You did a great job making yours, Sandra!

Tammy

Christy said...

I love mason jars and I love these. Thanks for showing us how to do it ourselves, especially for me who is clueless when it comes to being crafty.

lori4squaremom said...

Thank you! We use the foaming soaps (I make my own mix to refill my bottles) and am wondering if those pumps would work on this?

Sweet Tea said...

I really like that look, especially for my kitchen. I'm gonna put this on my Fall "To Do" list! I love yours. Thanks for the info!

Wendi said...

I made one for my kitchen. Like you I used a plain canning lid and ring. I like the jar that you used. The jar pattens gives it great character. Enjoy!

gotjoy3 said...

Awesome...I am addicted to Mason Jars. They are a weakness of mine. Love these. Thanks for sharing.

Tina Leigh said...

I love mason jars too...that is what we drink out of....that's just who I am. I found a quart jar in my cabinet the other day that had a picture of the liberty bell on it. It had 1776 at the top and 1976 on the bottom around the bell. It must have come from my grandmother-n-law.
I will have to make me a few of these for my house. Thanks for the idea.

Lois Christensen said...

I love it!!!

Ivy B said...

I'm so not crafty, but that does look pretty easy!
Maybe when the baby gets a little bigger, we can start getting into crafty things ...

Sham Watson said...

This was an awesome design of soap dispenser. I like your pretty design to make own soap dispenser.

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Thanks a lot...

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fluciano said...

good soap dispenser, I'd like to have one...thanks anyway

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