DIY Mason Jar Soap Pump

Recently my husband did a magical renovation to our guest bath.  It turns out that you can indeed build cabinet doors yourself… or at least he can.  When he did finished the construction, I swooped in to decorate.  What we ended up with was a beautiful shabby chic (and very girly) cottage bathroom.

The finishing touch was this DIY project that is so easy that I did it myself without touching a single power tool.

If you have a mason jar at home that you always thought had great potential to be a soap pump, you can make one yourself with only a nail, hammer, pliers, and a plastic soap pump with a top that matches your bathroom.  This pump I purchased at Target for $0.99.

You will need to punch a hole in the top of the jar lid that is just big enough for the soap pump to fit through.  If you like power tools, and you are good with them, by all means, please cut a hole in the top of the mason jar with a drill. I am a wuss so I used a nail and a hammer, punching tiny holes around in a circle in the lid.   I then used in the pliers to bend any sharp edges down towards the inside of the jar.

Now is the time to pour the soap from your plastic store-bought bottle into the mason jar.  (You will end up with a mess if you don’t!)  Then cut the top of the plastic bottle just below the part where the pump screws on.  The beauty is that all of this plastic will be hidden under the lid and screw ring on the jar, so you don’t have to worry about leaving too much.  I used a utility knife to cut the bottle – be careful!  The craft is ruined by visits to the ER.

Push the plastic top of the soap bottle into the jar lid and then screw on the pump handle and VOILA!!!  Your bathroom is now perfect!

If you try this out, please let me know how it turned out!

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  5. Merlin Eichberger says:

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  6. ginger says:

    Love this idea. I made my own soap pump with a metal pump top, instead of the plastic one. And I turned out amazing! Got the pump at (onedreamdesign.com) love all their products

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