Who doesn’t love mason jars? Am I right? Great for all sorts of things… canning (go figure), storing small items, hipster weddings… The possibilities are endless. And, how about a mason jar soap dispenser?
Supplies needed for this version:
• Mason Jar
• Drill bill
• Hole saw bit
• Threaded top (cut from an old soap bottle)
• Contact cement
• Soap Pump (I had an old soap bottle I wasn’t using anymore and reused it for this project. You could also try the Dollar Store).
I used my drill bit, to create a starter hole in my mason jar lid.
Then, I used the hole saw bit, to cut a hole large enough to accommodate the soap bottle top.
Make sure your bottle top will thread through the hole, but has a bottom edge to catch and stop it from being able to slip all the way through the mason jar lid. This edge is what the contact cement will bond with on the underside of the lid.
I chose to use contact cement because I already had it on hand, but you could use epoxy, or a number of other adhesives that work well with metal and plastic. Just keep in mind, that contact cement needs to rest before pressing the two surfaces together (10-60 minutes depending on your project). And, you may require a few coats, like I did.
You can see the placement of pieces here. Old soap threaded top, gets adhered to the mason jar lid. Once dry, the soap pump straw slides through the opening and screws onto the mason lid. Now you have the completed top to screw onto your glass mason jar.
Voilá! A gorgeous, and simple addition to any sink. Of course you could play around with all the crazy soap colours out there. But this girl prefers, plain jane clear.
What do you think? Have you played around with upcycling a mason jar? I want to hear about it! I love that this is a fraction of the cost of buying a similar, new, ready-made soap dispenser. And, there’s a decent chance you have these materials already kicking around your house! Win-win!