Easy Peasy Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

I've seen mason jar soap dispensers all over Pinterest lately and this weekend I finally took time to create my very own version!

Tah daaaaah!!!


I had the jar, I had the lid, I had a soap pump because I just finished using up a Christmas gift plastic soap dispenser - put it all together and EASY PEASY CUTE SOAP DISPENSER!  Forgive me for shouting...

The only part that I struggled with a bit was making the hole in the lid big enough to fit the pump that I was going to use.  I drilled a hole in the center of the lid and then used needle nose pliers to bend back the opening little by little until I had just the right fit.  Once I got everything assembled, I realized that the lid would look better if it was the same colour as the pump - so out came the black spray paint.  I love this project!  Total time spent:  10 minutes (not including waiting 1/2 an hour for the spray paint to dry).  You can also use a glue gun or silicone caulk to keep the pump securely in place.  That might prevent some rusting as well.

I had two jars to choose from - a clear jar and a jar that I had painted last fall by dipping the jar in a can of paint (that was a very messy job that I don't recommend anyone else try!!!).  I like them both, but opted for the clear version so I know exactly when I'm running out of soap.  A little extra touch was a twine bow and it's good to go!!




UPDATE:  My soap jar has been used multiple times daily over the last 14 months and the lid now needs to be replaced due to rust.  My suggestion is to make several lids at the same time so you can swap them out when the rust gets bad.   Easy peasy!

Have a happy & creative week!!



63 comments:

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I NEED to make one of these...what a great project for the party! Thanks so much for sporting our button!!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Meg said...

Great project! I should make some of these for our bathrooms! LOVE the twine bow~~

XOXO

Anne said...

Looks great.I need to give this a try.

Yvonne said...

Cute idea. I love it!

Cindy said...

Hi Anne,
I love both of the jars, the painted lid really makes a difference, I think, in how professional it looks. I made one last fall and I did not paint the lid and I'm not crazy about it. So, now that I've seen yours, I know what to do.
Thanks.
Hugs, Cindy

Tam said...

I so want to give this a try. I just picked up a large mason jar -- just need to find a pump!

Sophia said...

I think you did a FAB job! Well done, Anne. :) Hugs

myric andreasen said...

This is very smart and creative idea! I want to make my own!

xoxo
Myric

Mel said...

They are both cute. I have wanted to do this for a while, and still haven't. Maybe you have inspired me.

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

Goodness gracious I LOVE that!!! I just might have to copy it.

Heidi Lisa said...

Turned out great! Did I miss it, or how did you secure the pump part?

Bliss said...

Hey that's cute, and DUH now I know where to get the pump to make one for myself.... my almost empty soap.

~Bliss~

driftwoodesign said...

These are so cute aren't they.
Great work!
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Karla said...

I LOVE THESE!!!! I have been wanting to make some myself but I'm not sure how to attach the pump to the lid?? How did you do it. I'm sure it's super easy but I can't seem to figure it out lol.

Btw, You've been tagged. :)

http://www.myserendipitouslife.com/randomness/tag-youre-it/

Jennifer said...

Hi Anne, I am so impressed with your creativity on this one! I just LOVE this! I will definitely have to give this a go myself. I need a new soap dispenser for the kitchen.
I have a book giveaway draw this week BTW. If you get a second be sure to pop around to enter.

Lynn Stevens said...

Love this idea!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

How completely lovely is this? VERY!!! I love it - and I want one for myself right this minute!!

Sarahx

All Things Chic 2 said...

Love the soap dish , and your chest turned out lovely!!! I invite you to visit my blog as well...Blessings Lori

All Things Chic 2 said...

Love the soap dish , and your chest turned out lovely!!! I invite you to visit my blog as well...Blessings Lori

Olive Cooper said...

Pretty and the jar holds a lot of soap.

Jody and Stan said...

Thank you for stopping by Simple & Sweet Fridays.



Jody

Eclectically Vintage said...

I love mason jars and this is such a fun project! Glad you're linking it to our Cinch party!
Kelly

Julie said...

That is so cute I can't take it! Great idea! So easy too :)

Julie
redheadcandecorate.com

Sharon said...

Really cute ! I think I'll try it !

Maria said...

What an awesome idea! Why did this never occur to me?! Love creative ideas like this!

Claire said...

My Kitchen definitely needs one of these so I don't know why I have been putting it off for so long. You make it sound very easy. Did you have to use anything to actually attach the soap pump or is the hole just a snug enough fit that it stays put?

Thanks,

Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

Geneva said...

Easy Peasy works for me! Your mason jar looks so nice and I was thrilled to learn it only took minutes. I'll definitely give it a try!
Blessings!
Geneva

Jenny Melrose said...

These are fabulous! I love how easy you make it sound. I'd love it if you shared this at Whimsy Wednesdays at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/03/whimsy-wednesdays-3.html. We go live Tuesday night at 8 EST. I'm following GFC.

Bonnie said...

I've seen the old antique ceramic mason jar lids around blogland but I love the modern black paint. Updated but still old looking.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful project. I love your job!
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Rose said...

Hi, I'm so happy to have found your lovely blog. I found you threw the Cowgirl Up party. I'm following your great blog and I hope you have the time to come follow me too @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/
Also I host a shared party on Sundays we have a great turn out if you would like to come link up anything you have.
Thank you so much
Rose

Judy said...

You are so clever. I am loving this project. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

Sarah@budgetfriendlydecorating said...

Im drawn to easy peasy as well..haha..love this idea!

Amanda Dale said...

Gotta love the possibilities of a mason jar! Thanks so much for linking up to Cowgirl Up! Hope to see you again next week!
Thanks,
Amanda
The Ivy Cottage Blog
www.theivycottageblog.blogspot.com

Sunday said...

LOVE these, so cute! I've been collecting jars to do this but wasn't exactly sure how to go about it :) I'm a new follower, hope you can stop by too!! Have a fabulous week!

HUGS!

My name is Darlene Payan said...

I am definitely going to make this! I loved it. Thanks for sharing.
Darlene

My name is Darlene Payan said...

I am definitely going to make this! I loved it. Thanks for sharing.
Darlene

Katie Goldsworthy said...

Turned out great and you couldn't have found cuter jars to use! Those are awesome! I did this and mine ended up rusting at the top, so the other day, I just put a new lid on....no problem. I thought, ya, if I had to do that every 6 mo, no big deal.:)
Thanks for linking it up!
--Katie

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Awww.. so so so cute! And it does sound easy peasy! Love it!

Ps.. thank you so much for linking up last week Anne! You were the most viewed link! Check it out tomorrow :)

Janice said...

Love this and a great way to use some of the Mason jars I have. I have some older light blue ones that I think might work just great.

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

I'm featuring you tomorrow on Cowgirl Up!, make sure to stop by and grab a button!
♥Linsey

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

This came out great and I can't wait to make one or two!!! Stopping by from Homemaker on a Dime linky party and saw your feature...CONGRATULATIONS!! I am your newest follower too.

Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/03/vinyl-amp-cover.html

Inspired by you said...

Too cute. I need to try one of these!

Judy said...

Great project. I will be featuring it tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Anne,

Don't forget to link up at It's a Cinch! Haven't seen you at the party yet and this is such a great project ...

:)

Linda

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Finally made it here! I'm pinning ...

:)

Linda

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

How cute is that! I know the clear one is more practical, but I absolutely love the white and black combo on the other one. Great job, Anne!

Thanks for linking your creation to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Chrissy said...

I love these! I need to make one for my kitchen. I would love to have you share it at my linky party.
http://www.thetaylor-house.com/2012/03/taylor-house-thursdays-linky-party-1.html

Jeanette said...

Wish I had seen this before I bought a $24 soap dispenser, cause yours is so much cuter!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

this is plain and simply...AWESOME! hugs and thanks for linking up with us! : ) hugs...

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

So cute!
Visiting from The Space Between where Karah has just featured you~

~ Dana
Cooking at Cafe D

Ruby said...

Like several others, I am wondering how you attached the pump to the lid. I see that you drilled a hole in the lid and made it big enough for the pump,but did you need to glue the pump in place to secure it? Or what? It is so clever and I would like to make some! PlEASE REPLY.

Anne said...

The hole was just the right size for the pump, so it was a snug fit. You can also secure the pump in place with either a glue gun or silicone caulking.

Have fun!

Cheri Hooper said...

maybe try 'rustoleom' spray paint?

Jeannie and Linda said...

Anne, sooo cute! you are very creative!

Linda at The French Hens Nest

Mystickal Moon said...

Did you use a sealer on the jar & lid that you painted???

Anne said...

No, the paint I used on the jar was a high gloss latex. It has held up really well and I wipe it down all the time. The lid is painted with Painters Touch spray paint and it is meant to be used on metal. The jar still looks as good today as when I first painted it.

Dria S said...

I love this, how creative! You did a fantastic job :)

Julie redheadcandecorate.com said...

Anne, I was inspired by this a LOOOOng time ago. A couple weeks ago my sister and sister in laws were coming for a visit. I wanted to give them all something that I could make, but I didn't have a lot of time. I had the jars, the soap, and the old pumps, so this came to mind. They loved them. Made one for myself too. I'm posting on it today (later) and just wanted you to know that I give you full credit! I will put your link in the blog, and all that good stuff. Swing by later to see mine. I think yours are way better though!! ~ Julie

kelly arent-Copper Roof Interiors LLC said...

I love these soap dispenser jars! I see them all over and just need to get it off my to-do list. I never thought about the lid rusting....hmmmm...gonna have to think on that one...:) Thanks for sharing. Came on over from the Throwback Thursday party.

Sami Bookout said...

Cute and easy peasy! double the fun!

Denyse @ Glitter, Glue, Paint said...

I love the mason soap dispenser jars, they are so easy and cute to make. Thanks for sharing this at Throwback Thursday.

xoxo
Denyse

ANNE said...

:)