This easy DIY Mason Jar Soap Pump adds the perfect amount of rustic charm to your kitchen or bathroom. They can be made with regular or foaming soap pumps!
Easy DIY Mason Jar Soap Pump
Mason jars are every where on Pinterest, right?! I saw this adorable mason jar soap pump (on Pinterest, of course) and I just had to try to make one myself.
We live in an old farmhouse, so this mason jar soap pump just goes perfectly with the feel of our home. We're also working on the finishing touches of our bathroom remodel (which I mentioned last week in my post about How to Make Perfectly Straight Caulk Lines), and these look oh-so-pretty displayed in both our bathroom and kitchen.
I didn't follow a specific tutorial. I just looked at the pictures, and then went about figuring it out. It's more fun for me that way! Like a puzzle!
So here's what I used for my DIY Mason Jar Soap Pump:
I made 2 of these: one for regular soap, and one with foaming soap. I couldn't find a foaming soap pump, so I just bought a bottle of foaming hand soap and used both the pump and the soap for my DIY Mason Jar Soap Pump.
Directions for Easy DIY Mason Jar Soap Pump
1. With the lid screwed onto the Mason Jar, use the large drill bit to punch a hole in the top of the lid. These aren't difficult to break through, so I didn't need to actually turn the drill on. I just punched right through.
Do be careful with this step though for 2 reasons- 1. If you punch too hard, you will hit the bottom of the mason jar and it could break. Sharp glass everywhere is never great for safety. 2. When you do safely punch through, there will be sharp metal edges. Be careful not to cut your fingers on these very sharp edges.
2. Using the wire cutters cut off as much of the sharp metal edges as you can, again being very careful not to accidentally cut yourself on the sharp metal. It's okay if there's still a little of sharp edge left. We'll take care of that in a minute, and make sure these are safe for use even for the clumsy folks (like myself!)
3. Make sure the hole is big enough to fit your soap pump, but small enough so that the actual pump stays on top. My foaming soap pump was much bigger than my regular one, so we just used the handle part of a screwdriver to push the hole open a little wider. When your hole is the right size, place your soap pump snugly in the hole.
4. Grab your caulk and seal around the bottom part of the lid where you poked your hole, again being careful of the metal edges. This will cover your sharp edges and hold your soap pump in place. Allow the caulk to dry completely, 12-24 hours.
5. When your caulk is finally dry, you can add hand soap to your new Easy DIY Mason Jar Soap, and it's ready for use!
Did you like this Mason Jar Soap Pump? Find more household tricks on my For the Home, DIY, and In the Kitchen boards on Pinterest!
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Trish @ tagsthoughts.com says
Wow!!! Your mason jars turned out great! I'd love for you to stop by my new Creative Inspiration Party to link up this or another one of your fabulous posts. ~> tagsthoughts.com
Jennifer Dawn says
I love these! Such a fun idea! These are being featured at our weekly link party!
I love this idea! I'm visiting from Freedom Fridays Link Party. I would be so honored if you would share this at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight).
~ Megin of VMG206
Any ideas how to keep the lids from rusting over time? Otherwise, SOOOO cute!
Try clear nail polish
A lot of people spray paint them with rust proof spray paint.