May 20, 2013

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Okay, so who else is totally in love with the mason jar soap dispensers that have been circling the web for quite a while? Don't blame ya! They're adorable and add the perfect farmhouse touch to any kitchen!

I've even seen these babies in some online home stores for $25 a pop! But, did I pay $25 for mine? Nope. I actually paid $0 because I already had everything I needed to create my own mason jar soap dispenser!

If you want to make your own, here's what you need:
- mason jar with lid (or any glass jar you like- mine is a Classico spaghetti sauce jar)
- soap or lotion pump (you can even use plastic ones!)
- super glue
- a drill
- spray paint color of your choice

And here's what you do:
- spray paint your lid and soap pump in whatever color you fancy (I painted mine a glossy black)
- drill a hole on the mason jar lid big enough for your soap pump to be inserted
- glue the rim of the soap pump to the lid so it doesn't go anywhere (I actually didn't have to do this since it was such a tight fit)
- fill your bottle with your favorite hand soap, dish soap or lotion and enjoy!

Here's what mine looked like before I spray painted the lid and pump.
My soap pump is a little short for this jar so I will eventually have to insert a straw into it. That, or always keep if filled!

I love the fact that these $2 Classico spaghetti sauce jars are mason jars!
They even have ounces marked on two of the sides!

It's been a couple of weeks since I made this and I am so loving it! I'm even thinking of making a smaller one to hold my lotion.

What do you think? Is this something you'd like to make, or are you thinking, "Way ahead of you, Selene. I already have mine on my kitchen counter!" 

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Esther Thomas said...

What a great idea! Dish soap would be useful too and you don't have to have the ugly bottle sitting out.

Jenna LaFevor said...

Super cute! I have been wanting to make one of these, but just haven't ever gotten around to it! Love yours! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Sarah Reibs said...

I have always been a huge fan of these, they are so easy and just look soo much better then the original "bath and body works" dispensers.

Sarah| Beauty and Lemonade xo

Sarah Vanderkooy said...

I love this, such a cute touch to a bathroom or kitchen. Sounds easy too. Thanks for sharing.

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Krista R said...

Love love love this! I am soooo making one... maybe several!
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Heather @ Southern State of Mind said...

This really would make the perfect hostess gift for every single person I know! Thanks so much for sharing! Heather @

Made From Pinterest said...

I totally LOVE this and want it on my kitchen counter right now! Hopping on over from House of Hepworths. Love your blog! Debbie @

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Wayne Flores said...

Thanks, Loved this dispenser and want it so bad, i might order it on amazon. Xender for iphone