DIY Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

30. October 2014 DIY 0

So….I know these puppies have been around for a while and I’m a little late to this DIY party. But. I’ve been wanting one for-basically-ever, I just haven’t gotten around to actually making one. Or buying one. No, making one.

We went to Amish Country in Holmes County last weekend, which is pretty much one of my favorite places on earth. Yes, I said earth. I should mention that I’ve never left the country though.

Anyway, shopping in Berlin is fun. Especially if you LOVE primitives, which I don’t….I mean I like them a lot, but I don’t love them. I just love how they stage everything. The stores are beautiful. And they smell terrific. It’s magical and dreamy. That’s why I love it, and that’s why I go. So, these mason jar soap dispensers were EVERYWHERE in Berlin. Which heightened my need for one.

So, now I was on the hunt for the cheapest soap dispenser ever found. I just needed the top squirty thing, so it didn’t matter how ugly the dispenser was.

I scoured my local weekly flea market…..and dun dun dun…..There she was. I plopped down a whopping $1 for her and was on my merry way.

A standard mason jar on the left and my flea market dispenser on the right.
A standard mason jar on the left and my flea market dispenser on the right.

So, on to the DIY part of this post. The part you’re actually reading this for.

I took a standard mason jar with a lid and spray painted it. I painted the jar white, and the lid and squirty thing gray. So far, so good.

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Once they were dry, I used a hammer and screw driver to create a hole big enough in the lid of the mason jar for the squirty thing. I didn’t get a picture of this part. I work fast and lose myself in m projects sometimes.

Last but not least I took a brown lunch bag and lightly distressed over the words on the mason jar and the rim of the lid. I know it’s going to get beat up over time, so I may as well beat it to the punch and beat up now. I said the word “beat” a lot in that last sentence.

Ta da! Now I finally have one. And it cost me $1. Horray!


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