Monday, January 28, 2013

DIY: Mason Jar Soap Dispensers

I posted awhile ago about my love of mason jars and some of the many uses I have found for them.
One of my favorites is the mason jar soap dispenser.  I currently have 3 of them in-use in my home.  We also gave out quite a few of these as Christmas gifts.  I like them because they are simple, classic, and practical.

Want to make one yourself?  Its easy.  You will need a pint size mason jar, mason jar lid, soap pump*, drill, and epoxy.

Step One-
Screw lid on jar and drill hole in the middle large enough for soap pump.  (There is a "button" in the center of the lid.  Drill through it and you will be in the middle.)   This is not an exact science and your hole doesn't have to look pretty.  I had to wiggle my drill around a bit to get the hole large enough.  

Step Two-
Cut down soap dispenser tube if needed and shove into hole in top of mason jar.

Step Three-
Mix epoxy and smear onto underside of lid around soap pump.  We found a plastic knife to work best.  This does not have to look pretty, people.  Just be careful not to sling any onto the the side or top of the lid.  Let dry overnight.

Those are my husband's nasty nails...not mine

Step Four-
Fill with soap or lotion and enjoy!!

THAT'S IT!  How easy was that?
* I could not find soap pumps for sale anywhere.  I ended up buying a cheap plastic soap dispenser from WalMart (that had a metal pump).  I used the pump for my project and threw the dispenser away.  The soap dispenser was right around $6 with tax.
Linking up with Molly for YOLO Mondays

Fluster Buster


  1. I love these! they look great! :)

  2. Hello, dropping in from #YoloMondays!

    That looks like a fun project! I will have to give it a try.

  3. OMG! I love this idea! I am going to have to try this. Stopping by and now following your blog from #YoloMondays. Have a great day!

  4. Jen, these are so cute! I have more mason jars than I know what to do with. Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

  5. Was the soap dispenser already empty? I'm not sure where to look for it at Walmart. : )

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