Homemade Christmas Present Idea- Mason Jar Soap Dispenser



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I admit, I would LOVE to get this for a Christmas gift since I love all things old! Since I didn’t think Mike would be up to making one I decided to make one myself and I LOVE it!!! It’s probably my favorite thing in my newly decorated kitchen (which I will hopefully show pictures of later.). 

It was super simple to make, too! Here are some instructions from theblissfullycontentlife.blogspot.com if you would like to make some for your family.

Here’s how I did mine:

1. Hammered a nail in the middle of the lid. 

2. Removed nail and cut the hole bigger with tin snips. You could also use wire cutters. 

3. Inserted my recycled pump I got for free from another bottle. I got mine from a larger bottle so I just cut the straw part off until it fit into my mason jar.

4. Put waterproof glue/caulk around the pump hole on the underside of the lid.

5. Let dry overnight and then filled with dish soap.

 

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!!

Tawra

 



  

Comments

  1. R says

    I totally just went into the kitchen and grabbed a jar and made this! Super cute and super simple! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  2. R says

    P.S. I checked the blissfully content site and one reader had suggested including a hand towel to make it a gift set. I thought that was cool… I LOVED the dish towel idea from the other day, so it got me thinking’ ;)

  3. Martine says

    I love this idea! I’m going to try and add a few shells, rocks or marbles. I wonder if I can add a drop of food coloring to change the color of the soap. This is going to be a fun project. tks

  4. Brenda says

    You are so clever! This is an awesome idea. I also just cleaned out my grandmother’s root cellar and she had a ton of really old colored mason jars with zinc tops that shouldn’t be used to can with anymore. Pair the soap dispenser with a couple of fancied up tea towels and what a great, inexpensive, functional gift!

  5. says

    Thank you so much for featuring me…you are so sweet! I am so glad you love your soap dispenser. We have used ours everyday….multiple times a day {with four kids}, and it has held up beautifully! Thanks again:).

    ~Julia

  6. Grandma says

    the only thing I object to is the mason jar.
    it is glass and glass in bathrooms always seems to lead to disaster.
    nice for adult families not so good with younger children.

  7. Grandma says

    I am not a sewer but even I could make this work with fabric and fabric glue or just a bit of sewing on the machine.
    They are spoon dolls.
    get some wooden spoons of all sizes.
    paint a face on the spoon part then use your imagination on how to dress them.
    the ones in the book have hair made from yarn. braid it or cut it short and separate it so it fluffs for short hair.
    The instructions say make 4 tubes of material then stuff to make arms and legs.
    you need acrilic paint, bits and pieces of material and some quilt batting to stuff the arms.
    they could be toys for young girls or kitchen ornaments.
    they could be dressed pioneer style or fancy dress for balls or just a plain simple house wife.
    Get your youngsters to help dress a few and come up with their own ideas.
    great craft for a rainy day or a snowstorm shut in day.
    If I can get my scanner to work I will try to post a picture and maybe the grafs to show the sizes but even with out them I think everyone can figure it out and come up with their own designs.

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