Mason Jar DIY Soap Dispenser

Mason Jar DIY Soap Dispenser

This post has been a long time in coming considering I do a tutorial for almost all my projects and these jar are have been the most popular items in my shop

for months. Well better late than never. I am using a Ball heritage mason jar that is already blue  If you would to learn how to tint your masons gorgeous vintage blue for pennies a jar check out my tutorial on painting glass here.

This is a pretty simple process I include tips I have learned from making about 100 jars. But if you have any tips please share with me.

First Gather your tools

You mason jar lid.

I am using a ball mason jar with the two part self sealing lid but i have also used this technique on regular old spaghetti jars lids.

Washer with 5/8″ opening. I have found this to be the perfect size that a soap dispenser will fit through. You can get it at home depot or Loews about 40 cents.

Mason Jar DIY soap dispenser

What you need

A nail
A Hammer
E600 adhesive available at your Local craft store
Soap Dispenser pump. Save your old ones or soap with a dispenser from the dollar store.

First center the washer on your lid and trace the inner circle on the lid. You can draw free hand this just is really easy with the washer and the perfect size soap dispenser.

The I use the nail and hammer to punch holes around the circle. After you have punched the holes all around the circle use your pliers to twist the metal and remove it  out of the hole. it’s pretty easy at the metal of the top is thin.

A funny aside is that it drives men crazy when  they see me do this. They think its too much work. My ex husband spent two hours running around trying to figure out how to do this with a drill. Meanwhile i had done 22 lids with my low tech technique.

h wasn’t happy with his result, I thought his outcome was perfect was perfect but apparently the drill was so out of control going though the thin metal he was afraid he would get maimed. I didn’t actually  see the wild drill but I’ll give it a shot myself and see what the fuss is about. I have an idea to improve on his technique. i’ll keep you posted. My other male friend is working on sharpening the end of a pipe so it can punch straight through the metal; he’s been working on that one  for months.  But I got distracted, back to the tutorial!

Mason Jar DIY soap dispenser

Making your hole

With this particular lid I spray painted it black obviously you don’t need to do that, but you can. I think it is a very elegant combination the black and the blue. if you are spray painting your lid make you hole before you paint. That way you won’t remove any paint as you make the hole.

So with your hole you are ready to glue your soap dispenser in. I use the Adhesive E6000 as it is very strong, water resistant. I had used hot glue before and if the lid was jolted or fell it would come apart, not so with E6000.

Mason jar DIY soap dispenser tutorial

Gluing your soap dispenser to the lid. I glue a washer to the bottom to protect from the jagged edges

Apply E600 the base of  the soap dispenser and place it through the hole. Your glue should set in an hour so you can handle it. I have been gluing a washer to the underside of the lid so no one will come in contact with jagged metal edge from making the hole. I  just came across a great idea to put silicone around the jagged edge. Sounds fab I can’t wait to try. I’ll let you know. Now look at your fantastic result.  Till next time… Melissa

Mason Jar DIY soap dispenser tutorial

Your handy work. Now you just need to figure out where to put it.

The Vintage Masons

The Vintage Masons and the oldish Masons.

My tale  of love for each one of these new masons.

By the way I tinted all of them. If you want to check out my tutorial on how to color glass check it out here.

Mason Jar love the Vintage and the oldish

Mason Jar love the Vintage and the oldish

Anyone who knows me knows I love Mason Jar. I fact my online shop started off will mostly furniture and a little masons now it’s mostly masons with a little furniture. A few months ago a friend of mine handed me a bag with three mason jars in it. How my heart skipped a beat just because they were Mason but then she said these have been on her friend’s closet for about 30 years and she don’t know what to do with them. And she thought there was more in there. I didn’t want to seem to excited but I was over the moon. She was already looking at me like I was a little crazy with my ear wide smile hugging my new masons.

Three beautiful wide moth masons with wonderfully worn tops.  I knew I had to keep one. put them aside because I wanted to be in there perfect mood to color them. I love Masons and I swoon for a Blue mason better.

The next time I saw her she presented me with three short chubby 12 oz Kerr wide mouth jars. I grabbed them and squealed, now cute. Yes I actually squealed. They

32 oz wide mouth Vintage Beauty

32 oz wide mouth Vintage Beauty

were the cutest jars I had ever seen.

I share pictures of my 12 oz cuties as an option with a customer in England before they hit my shop. She snapped it right up. So with one for me and that just leaves one for my shop. Because I loved the shape soo much I made sure I would be able to get a modern version to keep in stock. I sure can but they comes with silver lids. So I just have one vintage honey with the warm gold lid.

In the fright frame of mind I tinted my jars to a gorgeous light blue with a hint of green. Grorgeous!

12 oz wide mouth Ker r-- So cute

12 oz wide mouth Ker r– So cute

Already on a high with my precious vintage Mason jars in hand I headed to my local recycling center where I can find unique jars and vases and things I never thought of. I turn around there are more mason jar 2 more wide mouth 32 oz-ers 2 Kerrs and a wide mouth 16 oz. Wowie wowie!

From the labels on them I realized they were about 6 years old. I was privileged to give them new life

High on masons I tint them all in one session and turn their tops into soap

Kerr 32 oz and 16  oz jar set

Kerr 32 oz and 16 oz jar set

dispenser. What so you think? Anyone love masons as much as me? until next time.

16 wide mouth mason

16 wide mouth mason