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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