June 3, 2011

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Last week I shared with you guys this pic and my tutorial on these Pottery Barn inspired silver shells.
Since the jars are the dominant counter top design I thought I'd add another jar, turned into a soap dispenser.
This project was a breeze. 
You NEED a jar with ring and a lid, a sharp cutting tool and a pump.
You may want epoxy too.
First cut the plastic bottle around the top, making sure not to damage the ribbed potion the pump twists onto.  See down there?☟
Then trace the circumference of the ribbed portion onto the metal top. Use a sharp cutting tool to cut out the circle- I used an Exacto knife. Then I used a drill with a metal tip to smooth out the edges.
This step is optional- but I had the needed tool (the bit), so why not?

You want the two pieces to be a pretty tight fit. I really had to push it into place. At this point you can decided if you need it to be water proof, i.e. leak proof. If this is a concern for you, like maybe there are little ones on the home, then use epoxy to seal the two pieces together. Wait the prescribed drying time and you've done it!
This took me about 10 minutes and zero dollars! Gotta love that!!
- Becca -
I party HERE-
and also here.


  1. So cool that you posted this. I was thinking just yesterday about googling to see if I could find a tute on how to make my own. Thanks.

  2. great idea, love mason jars!

  3. sooooo clever!!!! cute bathroom display!!! -Sue xox

  4. FABULOUS - love the soap dispenser and love the shells too.
    Awesome job!

  5. thanks! great tutorial and I want to do this too love your photos

  6. I have admired the mason jar soap pumps but thought you had to have the one piece lids. Thanks for sharing that it can be done with the ring lids too. Your glass containers look great.

  7. Visiting from the Creative Bloggers Party & Hop over at Create with Joy!

    Your mason jar soap dispensers are such a lovely, chic and creative repurpose!

    So pleased to "meet" you!

    New follower,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  8. Hi Becca, thanks for sharing on your blog. Your projects are great. Keep 'em comin'. The main font on your blog although real cute is hard to read. Professional graphic design scrapbookers ie . Cathy Zielski suggest a more plain font for ease of reading. Please don' t be hurt and wilt -- just to consider 'kay?
    Sincerely, Vicki ven@horizon satellite.com

  9. I have seen these, but didn't know it would be so easy to make one myself...thanks for sharing, it turned out great!

  10. What a great idea for all of those jars I have in my cupboard! I'm also your newest follower and would love for you to visit my blog and follow back! =)


  11. I love this! I have had the hardest time finding a soap dispenser that I like for my guest bathroom. I am sure I have just been waiting for you to share this!

  12. Thanks for sharing! I am SO doing this! Coming over from Coastal Charm and your newest follower!


  13. I really need new soap pumps, since I've just been refilling the same plastic ones for years!! This may be the answer. Thanks!

  14. That is so hip and pretty! Great upcycle!

  15. Such a cute idea. This would look great in my old house's bathrooms!!

  16. Jars as decor are the best! Love it ;).

  17. What a clever idea!!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow! ;)

  18. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.


    Come strut your stuff.

  19. These are sooo sweet! Love the look of all of your jars together.. and the soap dispenser is amazing! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/06/pink-hippo-party-34.html

  20. This is a clever idea...

    Do not forget to add our linking it this party here http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/06/beautiful-furniture-redo-pop-up-cards.html

  21. This is great! I upcycled a mason jar to hold my home-made make-up remover pads. This will be a soap dispenser. Thanks for sharing the tutorial

  22. What an absolutely adorable DIY! Well done.

    I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Happy Monday!

  23. Great idea - as are the silver seashells - I love anything shiny (that post wouldn't let me leave a comment on it!)

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  24. So creative! Thanks again for sharing!


  25. i made one of these a couple of months ago...i love it! your shells are adorable!

  26. Tres Cool! The whole vanity top looks great with all the mason jars arranged together. :)

  27. I featured these on my blog tonight! Feel Free to stop by and grab a button!


  28. Super cute! Great idea...thanks for linking at shine on fridays, as always!

  29. Mason jars rock! I love the way your display has turned out. Thanks for linking up.

  30. What a sweet and simple project! My favorite kind! Might have to try this one out in my guest bath! Thanks for sharing!

    Take care,


  31. uuuhhh... WOW???!!!!
    I am AMAZED!!! This is SO CLEVER!!!
    I just came over from SUgar dots party, I will become a fan!


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