Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

I have a lot of people hopping over here from Pinterest.  If you are visiting via Pinterest welcome to The Farmer's Wife.  I would love for you to follow me here and/or on Facebook.   I have another mason jar project that is super simple you can check out here.

Mason jars are the greatest thing!!!  They have been around since 1858 and will continue to be around for many more years as long as people still raise gardens and can their produce.  Mason jars are a timeless piece I'm telling ya!!!

Around my house I use them for all sorts of things such as canning...duh, piggy banks, storage for crafts supplies, storage for q-tips and cotton balls, drinking glasses, and the occasional bug house complete with holes punched in the lid!!  I now have one that serves yet another purpose in the bathroom and that is a soap dispenser.

It was really easy to turn my regular mason jar into a soap dispenser.  My hubs used the drill press and cut the appropriate size hole through the lid.  The lids are flimsy so this can be a little tricky.  You may want to use a file on the sharp edges so nobody cuts their finger when they refill the dispenser.  Mine wasn't too bad so I let it be as it is {it's a risk I am willing to take}. Then I sprayed painted my lid and ring with the same stuff I used here.

To give it a little more character I added large river rocks to the bottom of the jar.

Then I took a pump from one of my old soap dispensers and cut it off at an angle to the appropriate length for the mason jar.

I used super glue to attach the pump to lid.  I held it tightly in place for about a minute.

Fill the jar with clear hand soap and place you pump in the jar.  You may have to move your rocks around to get the pump all the way down.  There you have it, a mason jar soap dispenser.

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You could fill your jar with items other than rocks to go with your decor.  I could envision lots of cute things for kids such as those little plastic dinosaurs, horses, cows, fish, etc.  Just make sure they are large enough that they won't fit up the tube of the soap dispenser.

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  1. I love the river rocks in the bottom. I used to keep some in my sink but it was too difficult to keep clean. Thanks for the new rock idea!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  2. love this. newest follower! following from

  3. This is a really neat detail! LOVE the touch of nature addition!

    Shared on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 123. :)


  4. We're building a new shop for our landscaping company. I think your idea is going to go in the bathroom! How fitting!

  5. i love this idea....will have to make one for my kitchen!! a new follower

  6. My husband and I made mason jar straw cups by drilling a hole in the top as you did. I purchased rubber grommets to cover up the sharp edges and they work great.

  7. Have you thought of using the plastic jar lids (1 piece item) instead of the ring and cap combination? For starters, there wouldn't be a sharp jagged edge once the hole is drilled; and second, they can be painted just as easily. My final thought is that they won't rust when a liquid is used. Mmmmmmmm....will have to try this one. Thanks for the idea

  8. Marbles would be cute for a kids bathroom! ;)

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