A few months ago I needed a cute soap dispenser that would go with my kitchen decor. So I searched online "Mason Jar Soap Dispenser" and came up with this.
A Mason Jar Soap Dispenser is a great way to add a touch of country charm to your home! You can easily, and inexpensively make your own soap dispenser by following these instructions!
The first step is to obtain either a clear or a tinted - blue Mason jar with a "small mouth". This type of jar, which is actually used for canning fruits, vegetables and meats, can usually be found in the standard quart size. They are also made in some smaller sizes as well. How big, or how small the jar is completely up to you. Here's an important tip: if you obtain a used Mason jar, inspect it to make sure that it is free from defects, cracks, and other damage.
The next step is to obtain a seal and a ring. The seal is a flat top that fits inside the ring. The ring is a round, metal part that screws onto the threads of the jar; it tightens the seal. It's best that you use a brand new ring and seal as used parts can become rusty after a period of use. You will also need a soap dispenser pump. Here's a tip: you can often purchase soap dispensers for cheap at your local dollar store. Use the pump for this project, and save the container for another project! You can purchase just the pumps either at your local craft store, or on the Internet. Just make sure it's a two - part pump. Make sure the tube of the pump is long enough to reach down almost to the bottom of the Mason jar. If the tube is too long, you can easily trim it down to the right size with a pair of scissors. And, you will need a rubber washer that has a hole that is the same size as the tube of the pump.
Now comes the fun part of this project. It's time to decide how you want to decorate your Mason Jar Soap Dispenser. There are many different ways to do this in order to personalize your own dispenser. You can make the Mason jar as plain or as fancy as you want it to be. You can leave the jar and the metal parts plain, with just a pretty ribbon tied around the neck. Or, you can paint the jar and the metal parts in whatever colors you may choose. You can even cover the entire jar in pretty cloth that has country patterns on it. The possibilities are almost endless!
Here's an important tip for you: keep in mind, that, as you are decorating the seal you will need to drill a hole in the middle of it later on.
After you have decorated the Mason jar and the metal parts to your liking, allow any paint, glue, et cetera, to dry thoroughly before you proceed on to the next step.
Now it's time to assemble the pump part of your soap dispenser. To do this, you will need to carefully measure, then drill a hole, in the center of the seal of the Mason jar. Then, on the inside of the seal, you will need to use a good, waterproof adhesive to glue the rubber washer over the drilled hole.
Carefully unscrew the ring from the soap dispenser pump. Use a good, waterproof adhesive to glue the ring directly over the center hole. Allow the glue to thoroughly dry before you move on to the next step.
Finally, once the glue is dry, put the tube of the pump into the hole in the center of the seal. Screw it down tightly, place the seal on the jar, and screw on the ring. Fill it with liquid soap, and your Mason Jar Soap Dispenser is ready for use.