Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

I didn’t have to be at work today until 10:30 (woop woop!) so I actually decided to get up and be productive for once! One of my errands brought me to Lowe’s and I was finally able to grab a brushed nickel soap pump to make a mason jar hand soap dispenser. It was a fun little morning project and our first dent into making over the bathroom (one of my New Year’s resolutions, remember?). It is super easy so here is a step-by-step for you! I started with a small mason jar ($1.50), the soap pump ($3.00), a drill, and some epoxy ($4.00 or free if it is already in the cabinet!).
1.  Make a mark in the center of the mason jar lid. This will be where you will drill the hole.


2.  Using a hole drill bit if you have one, drill a hole just big enough for the center of the pump to fit through. If you are like me and only have various sizes of normal drill bits, start with a small one and work your way up in size. I still didn’t have a drill bit big enough for the size hole I needed to make so I drilled a few little holes next to each other. It turned out pretty hideous but it doesn’t matter because you won’t see it. Plus the pump fit very snugly so I did a great job. Use pliers to remove any stray bits of metal or tuck the metal under so it isn’t sharp.
3.  Test to see if the pump fits and if so, start mixing your epoxy according to the directions on the package. I was fascinated by the dual syringe air bubble race I had going on.
4.  Once mixed properly, apply a small amount of epoxy to the bottom rim of the pump (the part that will sit on the lid). Insert the pump and press it down against the lid for a few minutes. Then let it cure according to the instructions.
5.  When completely cured (mine was an hour), give your jar a good washing to make sure there are no metal bits in it from the drill. Metal scraps don’t make for happy hands. Trim the provided soap pump tube to size so it goes to the bottom of the jar.


6.  Fill with your favorite liquid soap and enjoy! I can’t wait for this stuff to run out so I can buy Burt’s Bee’s Citrus & Ginger Root Hand Soap.
I also had a second mason jar and decided to use it to hold our toothbrushes and toothpaste. So we have a little theme going on! I love the way this turned out and have already washed my hands like 3 times just so I could use it.  :)

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4 Responses to "Mason Jar Soap Dispenser"

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  1. Brhea

    January 24, 2012 at 8:47 am

    How cute is this!? I have some vintage 1930s aqua mason jars that might need to start dispensing some soap! Thanks for sharing :)

    • Erika

      January 24, 2012 at 10:32 am

      Thanks! So jealous… I love aqua mason jars. :)

  2. Lisha @1house1couple

    April 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    That’s so awesome Erika! I totally want to do this!

    I love your quirky hole you drilled by the way. Adds to the character! ;)


    • Erika

      April 25, 2012 at 8:31 am

      Thanks Lisha. Haha yeah the hole was pretty ghetto but you can’t see it once it’s finished… except when you replace the soap. At least it makes me laugh every time I do :)


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