I’ve been wanting to up-date some details in the kitchen for a while, and finally decided to go ahead with a project I’ve seen a couple of times before, to turn a mason jar into a soap pump.
In this project there are many variations, you can paint the jar, the lid, any and all parts. We’ll also re-use the top of the bottle and the pump. So if you’re going out to buy soap for this project, pick one you’ll like!
Step 1: empty the soap of your choosing into the jar you’re going to use. I opted for a smaller one simply because a girl can only go through SO much hand-soap.
Step 2: Trace a circle the size of the opening of the bottle, onto the lid. You’ll need this to hammer-out the hole for the top of the bottle (which we need in order to thread the pump back onto the bottle top)
Step 3: Be super careful making the hole. I opted for a philips (the X) screwdriver, and place the lid on a dish-towel to save my counter-tops! It didn’t have to hammer it, I just pressed down strongly until it punctured. I did it again and again until I had a hole big enough and could poke the metal through. Using players I then cut the rest of the metal off for a clean circle.
Step 4: Cut the top of the bottle off so that we can fit the neck through the opening in the lid. I left just enough of the shoulders so that the neck wouldn’t come flying through the lid! I had to use the screwdriver to puncture a hole in the bottle before I could even get my scissors in, to cut! Took me a minute, but I got it to work.
Step 5: Put the whole together, and enjoy! I sealed it with some clear caulking to prevent rusting.
I’ve still got mine in use. Have you made one?