Today’s post is a super simple project utilizing one of my favorite things…a mason jar! It’s amazing all the things you can do with a humble mason jar! They’re inexpensive, come in lots of different sizes, and are a crafter/DIY’ers dream!
This might be one of my favorite mason jar ideas! It takes just a few minutes to turn one into a dispenser for liquid soap or hand lotion. Super handy and looks great on a countertop!
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Here is everything you need for this functional project:
- A mason jar and lid
- A pump (from an old bottle of soap or lotion)
- Glue (I like to use E6000)
- An X-acto knife
- Wire Cutters
Start by making a small hole in the center of the lid with the X-acto knife. Slowly make the hole bigger – just large enough to make the pump flush with the lid.
I used a screw driver to make the hole a bit bigger, and then finished with the wire cutters. It won’t be a perfect circle, but it will work just fine! :-) Just try to make a nice snug fit.
Then I used a hammer to flatten some of the sharp, pointy pieces of the lid that were sticking up. You could also use the bottom of your screwdriver handle, if you don’t have a hammer handy.
Before you glue the pump to the lid, you’ll want to glue the lid together, assuming you’re working with a 2-piece lid. Let this glue dry for a few minutes before finishing up.
Now all that’s left to do is put some glue around the base of the hole to form a nice seal, and you are done!
You, my friend, have just made your own mason jar soap dispenser! I have to say I was pretty excited about how mine turned out. Just think what a nice gift they would make filled with homemade hand soap, body wash or lotion!