We’ve all got a mason jar or two lying around the house, so why not put them to good use with this easy and affordable Mason Jar Soap Dispenser? Inspired by milk glass from the 1930’s, this dispenser adds a big dose of vintage flair to any kitchen countertop. One hour and a few simple materials is all you need to create this fun and functional addition to your kitchen.
Materials you’ll need to build a Mason Jar Soap Dispenser:
- 1 Pint-sized mason jar with lid and band (not wide mouth)
- 1 Soap pump. I used a pump from a soap dispenser I already had at home, but any pump will do. Even the plastic pumps on cheap handsoap bottles from the grocery store work great!
- Lacquer white spray paint
- Paring knife
- Heavy-duty all-purpose glue
- Fine grit sand paper
Step by step guide to make the Mason Jar Soap Dispenser:
Step 1: Painting process
Apply spray paint to the outside of the mason jar and let dry (about 20 minutes).
Step 2: Lid hole
Use a paring knife to cut a hole in the top of the lid roughly the size of the straw/pump mechanism on the underside of the soap pump.Don’t worry about the raw edges of the hole. They will be concealed.
Step 3: Add the soap pump
Slide the soap pump through the top of the lid hole created in step 2.
Step 4: Add some glue
Apply all-purpose glue to the underside of the lid to secure the pump mechanism to the lid. Let dry roughly 30 minutes.
Step 5: Attach the pump
Place the lid/pump on the mason jar, followed by the mason jar band. Screw the band on tightly.
Step 6: Sand paper
Wear away a bit of the paint on the raised jar lettering with fine grit sand paper. Use short, light strokes in a single direction to carefully sand away bits of the paint.
Note: If using in a high traffic area, you may want to seal the jar with a clear, non-yellowing sealer to allow for stronger durability.