I absolutely LOVE mason jars! I recently just got married and wanted to use them all throughout my wedding. However, the wedding was a little too fancy schmancy to have mason jars everywhere, so I settled for having them at the couples shower that my 2 Maids of Honor put on for me instead. They went perfectly with the Texas BBQ Theme! We used some of the large ones as vases and decided to have everyone drink their drinks out of the smaller ones. Great idea right? Well we invited about 80 people, so that is a lot of mason jars. Needless to say, I have a lot of mason jars left over, so I have been on the prowl looking for clever ideas to use them throughout my house. My new husband has given me 6 months before he takes them ALL to Goodwill. I think he is big talk, but I better get cracking just in case. First up on the list, Mason Jar Soap Dispenser. I think I will put 2 in my kitchen (a large one for dish soap and a small one for hand soap), and possibly another one in my bathroom… That’s 3 down, only 77 more to go.
After doing some research, I found there are a couple of different ways to do this. My favorite thus far is a DIY project by Heather Bullard on her very popular lifestyle blog. She gives a perfectly detailed description accompanied my many descriptive pictures. I am a big visual learner, so this was very helpful for me. Her approach is very thorough and I sure could be downgraded a bit if you were lacking the tools needed or just the patience. Like I said, you have a couple different techniques to choose from. This was just my favorite. Do some research and figure out what works best for you.
- Mason jar
- Soap pump
- Drill with hole attachment
- 2 part epoxy
First cut off the top of the soap bottle leaving the screw threading intact. Also leave a small rim just below the threads for the epoxy. Drill a hole in the mason jar lid so your bottle top will fit through it snuggly.
Next, mix the epoxy according to the package directions and apply to lower rim of bottle top. This will make a water tight seal.
Lastly, insert the pump through the hole and screw tightly to secure. Let it dry according to the epoxy instructions before using. If you’re not worried about the seal being water tight and don’t mind the pump spinning around you can completely skip the epoxy step. It’s entirely up to you.
Notes: Check out Heather’s project for detailed pictures. She also has tons of ther great ideas!