Mason Jar Soap/Lotion Dispenser Tutorial


Look what I made!!
I'm madly in LOVE with this!!

I MUST show you how to make one too.
I think these would make perfect Christmas, Baby Shower,  Birthday or HouseWarming Gifts!

I enjoy sharing the things I make so YOU too can make an inexpensive gift or maybe some income in your corner of the world.

I rent space in a shop in my local downtown that I keep stocked with items I make...(More on that later)

With that said on to the tutorial........

I knew I wanted to make ALOT of these for gifts AND to stock my shop........
so I went to Ebay and bought:
50 Brand New White Lotion/Soap Pumps with Locking Tops
Pump Dispenser for Lotions And Soaps Completes Your Handcrafted Container Or Jar, White (Pkg/15)

 
and some Zinc wide and regular mouth lids....
and from Wal-Mart White Plastic Storage Lids
I bought different sizes and styles of mason jars.....
Quart wide mouth and regular mouth pint, jelly pint and half pint.
I can't wait to hit some garage sales and find some of those blue and green mason jars.
You can also reuse a pump from something in your home
You will need to measure the top of your pump.
This lets you know what size bit to use in the drill for a perfect fit.
These pumps have a wider base and took a 7/16th bit
Now the FUN part.......
raid the hubby's tool box and find a cordless drill
Note: You can measure and mark your center.
This was the best way I found to drill a hole..........
I placed the lid on the driveway between my feet...
the zinc lids had a porcelain center that will break out....
Easy!
Perfect Fit!
Next you need to glue your pump in place......
I used  clear Kitchen&Bath Adhesive Caulk from Wal-Mart
But I think any kind of Epoxy, Adhesive or Glue would work.
Glue in place.....
This is the quart jar with a wide mouth lid
With the white plastic lid
For a little added EXTRA you could wrap in twine or ribbon
with a hand stamped washer......
See one of my stamping tutorials HERE

Fill with your favorite soap, oils, lotions, or shampoo....
What a PERFECT gift:-)

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53 comments:

kelley @ the eclectic owl said...

These are so cute! And they will definitely make great gifts! Thanks for the tutorial!! I'm visiting from new friend friday at the girl creative!

Self Sagacity said...

Hi, I just love what you did, wanted to do this for many of my jars, but haven't. Your picks for converting are awesome. I am a new follower on your blog from New Friend Friday. I would also like to introduce you to my blog: http://www.selfsagacity.com, love for you to stop by and follow back. Thanks for your support. :-)

Sue said...

What a beautiful jar! I'm your newest "frequent flyer" from the Friday hop. :)

Blessings,
Sue
The Homeschool Chick

Hannah said...

Love these jars!!! I'm a new friend from The Girl Creative Party Blog! Looking forward to checking out more of your blog!

Design It Chic said...

I am now following you thanks to New Friends Friday and it would be nice if you could share the love back on my blog!
Also today we have the coolest blog hop there is... no rules just fun and would love you to join in with us at Boost My Blog Friday :)
Plus, don't forget, if you need any help increasing your blog's traffic or easy HTML tutorials, you know where to come! Happy Friday!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Terrific concept. And you did a great job. But, I'm not sure I'd want to have the drill bit by my toes!!! I'm klutzy.

My Victorian Ribbon Afghan------done!!!

Stephani said...

I love this jar idea!! Thanks so much for linking it to Crafty Friday!

Paula said...

This is the second post I've seen on these jars. What a super idea and what a great tutorial. Love them for gifts.

Kristi Flanagan said...

These turned out so cute. Love the one with the twine!

Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party.

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

*A* said...

Very cute idea! Love it!

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Oh my, you're so crafty! These are so cute!

Stopping by from BMBF!
I am now following your creative blog and it would be nice if you could share the love back on my blog!

Happy Friday!

B

Moogie said...

Hi... I'm your newest happy follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

Missy Salsa said...

New Follower from boost my blog friday. Cute dispenser!

www.missysalsa.blogspot.com

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Hi, Love this idea. I have several old jars and now I'll be on the hunt for the pumps. I really like how you stamped the washers. I'm going to get out my stamps and try them on some hardware. Thanks for sharing:-)

stefanie said...

love them!!! thanks

Nocona said...

How cute is that! I am a new follower. Come on over to my place and check out my blog.

*~Petra~* said...

Wow, that is super creative... BTW, that Elmo hat in your sidebar is to die for. :)

I'm a new follower from Boost My Blog Friday. :)
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http://frugalityville.blogspot.com

Jill said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I've seen these everywhere and really want to make one. I really like the idea of the stamped washers & twine!

Just Married with Coupons said...

Hi there, we are your newest followers! We hope you will come visit us at www.justmarriedwithcoupons.com, Have a great day =)

Penny Layne said...

That looks like a neat project. I'm a new follower from Boost my Blog hop. feel free to check out my blog http://plrclark.blogspot.com

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

This turned out really cool. I love the hand-stamped washers too. Thanks for sharing.

Warmly, Michelle

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Wow- I never would have thought of that. But I love it- looks so cute!

Crafty Housewife said...

I just love this! I have seen these before, but this is the best tutorial by far! Thanks for sharing and stop by and see me sometime at CraftyHousewife.com!

Capricorn Soap Company said...

Love your tutorial!What a fun idea! I'm your latest follower from the Saturday blog hop!

Shelley said...

I love love love the mason jar idea, I just might have to steal that for Christams ideas!! I am your newest follower. I hope you can follow back at http://mylifeadventurebyme.blogspot.com/.
God Bless,
Shelley

Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

That is so cute! And I think that it's sweet that you're a flight attendant.

Just found your blog from Saturday Stalk for Savings! Have a great weekend.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

hey great idea and showing us all where to buy the parts: priceless! following your blog now...looking forward to more cool ideas!

Coupon Mamacita said...

Hello! Following you from Saturday Stalk for Savings!!!

www.couponmamacita.com

Nikki said...

Such a super cute idea! Love it!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Michelle! Happy Met Monday! What a neat idea!!!! They would make wonderful gifts....and I'll bet that you'll sell alot of them in your booth, girl! Don'tcha just love raiding hubby's toolbox.....? lol! Great job!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Michelle said...

Very cute! I need to try this! :)

Tammy said...

I absolutely love this! Creative, original - thanks or sharin..

Bella said...

Michell you make it look so easy, I just might give it a try. I like your blog, and am happy to have found you. You have some really cool ideas, tutorials, and projects. I would LOVE if you added my party to your list and considered joining in with me on Tuesdays. I'm pretty new and would appreciate all the support I can get, of course all the projects are icing on the cake. Thanks again, Bella :)

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

The washers are a great touch.

Liz Taylor said...

These are awesome! Visiting from A Silly Little Sparrow.
Liz
http://projectnaptime.blogspot.com

Envy My Cooking said...

Just found your blog through links.. such a cute blog. If you ever need new recipes or want to share your own, or share your own find(craft or something you cant live without) come check us out and email us

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Annie Louise said...

Wow, I have become a follower of your blog. love these mason jars and the stamped washers.
Thanks for sharing.
Jeanette

Ginger said...

Too cool! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

These are absolutely terrific! Thanks a bunch for joining us this week!
{Rebekah}

Holly said...

Fabulous. I really have a thing for mason jars. I think how you decorated them is fabulous! Where did you get the pumps? Can you tell I am making some?

Lindsay said...

Really cute idea!! I just had to comment because I actually know someone who is also in Sheridan, WY!! You may have heard of her since she owns a photography business there... Alissa Ferullo. If you haven't... you should totally check her out as her photos are amazing! She & I are friends from a few years back in CO. I'm your newest follower.
Lindsay@ThatVillageHouse

justkiddingaroundatlanta said...

Those are really cute! I'm your newest follower, too!

Aimee @ Justkiddingaroundatlanta

laurmela said...

Love it! Ordered my stamp kit and some lids. Can't wait to make some!

Ashley said...

I really like this idea. I think it will definitely try it out. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm your newest follower. Do you mind following me? www.southernwhim.blogspot.com

Mo said...

This is such a great idea! Nifty, even. :P

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Excellent tutorial! I'd love to make some of these. I really liked that drill measure device you used too. I've never seen that before.

Donna

Theresa said...

Thank you for the great tutorial! love these! xoxo

Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said...

oh thank you!!! this project has been on my to do list forever now because I could never find a good tutorial. Yours is the first to be complete and explain thoroughly step-by-step. thank you, thank you!

Julie said...

Love your ideas.
I would love to know what font is used in your header! I love it and would love to use it,

thanks
Julie

www.buttonsbowsandmore.blogspot.com

Terry said...

Just found this but I am definitely doing this. So cute.

mskathleen said...

I absolutely love these and am going to make some. You are so right, wonderful, unique Christmas gifts. Thank you!!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh i LOVE this!! One of the nicest detailings to a mason jar dispenser yet! The twine and tag are perfect!

Shared this on FJI Facebook and pinned for SNS 123. :)

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Donna

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