By now, everybody knows about my new favorite decor accessory: mason jars (I usually call them “canning jars”). I just think they are super cute here and there around the house. I use them as vases, in centerpieces with filler in them, and I recently just glued a couple to some candlesticks to make my own version of hurricane lamps.
Well, then I saw someone make one into a soap dispenser and I was sold! I WISH I could remember where I first saw it, but recently, I’ve seen a second version, and the fire was officially lit to finally get going on one.
But to get started, I needed a smaller jar than what I had…and a lid to match.
So while I was visiting my mom over Labor Day weekend, I started rooting around in her cupboards for a smaller jar WITH a lid.
I did find a jar with a lid, and she was nice enough to let me steal it 🙂 Thanks Mom!
I used the pump out of one of our “Softsoap” dispensers (left in our house by the previous owners)…
Then I needed to poke a hole in the lid of the jar. Since I don’t have drill bits large enough, I used a hammer and nail to perforate in a circle in the middle of the lid. Then I used the closed head of a pliers to just poke the center hard enough that the middle piece broke enough that I could just wiggle it until it came off. My dad used to always say, “You need to use the right tool for the job.” Obviously…. I didn’t do that here, but you’ve gotta work with what you have 🙂
Then, with a little bit of effort, I pushed the pump down into the top of the lid, where it’s tight enough to not need to be glued.
Finally, I used some twine to decorate the outside of the lid just a little bit.
So now I have a nice little decorative soap dispenser for my kitchen sink, and it’s small enough it can even sit right on the sink instead of on the counter.
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I LOVE this! I will be \”borrowing\” some of my moms old bottles…You should come link this up at my Making It With Allie Party!AllieMakes.Blogspot.com
Well that is just great. Why didn't you do this earlier? I just bought one at some party I had to go to. (It wasn't cheap) I never thought I could MAKE ONE! Trust you to come up with this. You are a talented girl.Brooke
What a cute idea!
I love this idea. You are too clever!
so cute!! This is on my 'to do' list!
This turned out so WONDERFUL!! This is fo sho going on my to do list!!love your gutsmandi
What a clever idea!!
What a cute idea! I might have to do that:) Aimee
Oh, it is so cute! What a great idea! :)Well, I am off to check out your hurricane lamps now…
I love this Katie!! This is totally on my to do list.
That is very cute…I'm off to raid my cabinets and hubby's tool box.