June 6, 2011

DIY Mason Jar Soap Dispenser Tutorial

Hope you all had a great weekend! My weekend wasn't too bad, I got to finish some projects I've been meaning to do and this is one of them! I seriously have been wanting to make my own mason jar soap dispenser for a while now but my to-do list has gotten overwhelmingly big and it seems I just keep adding and adding more things to it (Thanks Pinterest!) and also for some reason I have not yet written my to-do list down on paper or even typed it up, it's basically a mental list so I tend to forget some things
 I've been wanting to do. Until I saw Liz Marie's post on her beautiful mason jar soap dispenser and I knew I had to do it this weekend and when I did I can't believe  it took me this long to do it since it literally took like 5 minutes to complete the whole thing. Anywho here is my handy dandy new mason jar soap dispenser...
I didn't paint it, I love the clear glass look and silver lid just as is! 
It's why I love mason jars! :)
Wanna make one? Then gather up the following supplies:

1. Drill
2. Mason Jar & Lid (Got mine at Hobby Lobby for less than $1 on Sale)
3. a Pump for your soap ( mine's from Wal-Mart cost $2!)
4.Glue Gun & Glue
5.Glass Decorative Beads (optional) 

Step One: drill a hole big enough to fit your pump into the lid
(my hubby did this for me because I'm scared to use power tools he's amazing)

Step Two: place your pump into the hole to make sure it fits, once it's on
put hot glue all around the bottom to seal it:

Step Three: clean out your jar and place your beads inside and fill your jar
with your favorite dish soap. (I <3 Palmolive's pure and clear, it smells & cleans great!)
Put your lid back on and that's it! You've got yourself a pretty little soap dispenser!

I love the blue beads! Don't you? 
They just look so cool and add some color
to my little jar...

and here it is sitting next to the sink ready to be used:

Oh and guess what? I didn't get rid of the old bottle soap dispenser!
I am using it as a little vase now:

That's mainly why I chose a white one because I wanted to be able
to use the bottom part for something else and I had this little
flower so I thought it would make a cute vase. :)

What do you think? Pretty easy huh? You probably didn't even need a tutorial
to make it but I thought I would make one because it's always nice to
follow picture tutorials, don't you think?

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  1. That's so fun! And good job using every last bit . . . the bottom makes a cute vase! :-)

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  2. great idea! i want to do this too and just picked up over a dozen mason jars at a garage sale (for a steal of a deal), so i have plenty to work with!

  3. I love it! what a great idea...and adding the blue glass is genius! wonder if it would work with the foaming dispenser?

  4. Perfectly Cottage-ee cute! :)

    Have a great week!

  5. I love the look, and it would really hold quite the bit of soap, less refills sounds good to me! (i'm pinning this into my To-Do Board, on Pintrest!

  6. this is so fun and creative! and I love the look of it! I found your blog through a link party and i LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! thanks!

  7. This is adorable! I like the blue glass you put int the jar. I'm wondering if you have to worry about rust at all? And kudos for re-using the old one as a vase! If you want to learn about m life in South Africa, check out my blog at http://withoutcomplexities.blogspot.com

    Have a great weekend!

  8. I have a major love for Ball jars. This is so cute...

    Going to feature it next week!

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing this at Creative Juice.

  9. great idea! The blue stones add something :D Very cool

  10. I love this as you know already! your featured on The Glitter Friday Spotlight! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/06/friday-spotlight-june-10th.html
    Thank you for Joining the Tuesday link party!

  11. Thanks for showing us how! I really like the addition of the glass - reminds me of sea glass - very beachy!

  12. So cute! I'm following from Fingerprints on the Fridge...would love to have you link this up at my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. :)


  13. I really want to make one of these--yours is great! Thanks for sharing it with us...

  14. This is so fantastic! Love how yours turned out, it's a total no fail looks amazing anywhere kind of project!!

    Thanks so much for linking up and sharing!


  15. Good for you, this is awesome. I get scared to do DIYs like this. Your soap container looks terrific. Found you through Iheart Organizing.

  16. Ooo i love this! I'm totally gonna make it:) Even the hubster thought it was a neat idea! Thanks for sharing Cindy:)

  17. hi very nice blog and very nice information. and also That's so fun! And good job using every last bit . . . the bottom makes a cute vase! :-)I really want to make one of these--yours is great! Thanks for sharing it with us...

  18. Its cute, but Im not into the plastic look. I think a metal top would look much nicer. I found a site (onedreamdesign.com) that sells them. Im thinking of purchasing a few and using those to make my soap disepenser.

  19. I love this idea, i hadn't seen that before, i will save it in my idea file for sure :)

    Marlene Detierro (Plumbing Dynamics)


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