Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

May 5, 2015

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A simple DIY to make your own mason jar soap pump dispenser! www.freshcrush.comWho 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).

A simple DIY to make your own mason jar soap pump dispenser! www.freshcrush.com

I used my drill bit, to create a starter hole in my mason jar lid. (This post may contain affiliate links. This means, should you end up making a purchase, advertisers give me a small percentage of that sale, at absolutely NO EXTRA COST to you. Click here for full disclosures).

A simple DIY to make your own mason jar soap pump dispenser! www.freshcrush.com

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.

A simple DIY to make your own mason jar soap pump dispenser! www.freshcrush.com

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.

A simple DIY to make your own mason jar soap pump dispenser! www.freshcrush.com

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.

A simple DIY to make your own mason jar soap pump dispenser! www.freshcrush.com

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.

A simple DIY to make your own mason jar soap pump dispenser! www.freshcrush.comWhat 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!


29 thoughts on “Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

  1. Ariel

    I have this project too! It’s my kitchen sink dispenser and it’s fantastic. I much prefer your pump though, mine is just an ugly plastic one.

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  3. Thea

    Your tutorial for making a soap dispenser is the best one I have come across. Thank you! I like clear soap too. Do you mind sharing where you bought yours?

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  6. Ruthie

    I love this!! I have been wanting to make one of these for quite some time and I love your tutorial! I think I’m going to have to make one very soon!

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  7. Jessica

    Jen, you know I LOVE your style! I really like how you kept this simple —no paint needed—I am normally not a mason jar home decor type of gal, but this has to be one of the nicer mason jar soap dispensers I have seen.

    Reply
  8. Linda

    What a great idea and tutorial.
    I have so many old and new canning jars now to keep one of my pumps that will match my lid…
    I have seen the pumps at Michaels, found them to me a little costly.

    Reply

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