Hey there! How are you? I am still enjoying life pre-work. Which means sleeping in, cleaning, painting, and working on projects around the house. I’ve done some good ones and it makes me inspired to tackle more!
If you’ve been around for a while, you know I have a thing for Mason jars. Especially old ones. I collect any I can get my hands on. They don’t all look the same, which is fascinating to me. What is the same though is their uncanny ability to display something ordinary in a wonderful way.
I’ve done a few Mason Jar projects in the past, including DIY-ing my own mercury glass style jars, using them to hold all kinds of things around the house, such as toothbrushes, cotton balls, hot chocolate mix, and dog treats, and use them in decor all the time. But this is the best project yet.
Pretty big build-up right?
I found this tutorial on Pinterest last week and knew I had to do this. Like, now. I seldom feel that strongly about things on Pinterest. Or rather, I seldom actually follow-through with the urge so quickly.
Here is the end result on the tutorial I found:
Pretty awesome, right? And the best part- she made it so easy! I had been wanting pretty soap dispensers, but didn’t want to shell out $12+ for nice ones. Mine, were free. That’s right. Free.
I already had everything I needed. Remember, I
hoard collect Mason jars. I love to spray paint.
- Mason jar with lid
- Soap pump
- Spray paint of your choice
- Epoxy glue or other that will work on metal
So I went to work.
I chose my jars by looking for those most unique (the one below is not my fave one, just the first one) and I cleaned them with soap and water. I took a few pumps from soap dispensers (I love love love Bath and Body works soap, plus the pumps look nice) and cleaned them as well by pumping a few times with the tip in water to flush all the leftover soap out.
After, I marked the middle of the cap with a small dot using a sharpie.
Then, I used a pointy phillips head screwdriver and a hammer to make a hole where my dot was. I continued making holes around the first one until the pump could fit snugly. The hole is not pretty, but is covered by the pump.
Anyways, then I filled the jar with soap. (We love the lemon-scented from B&BW)
Then, it was ready to go!
I looks awesome in our guest bath. Remember the vintage postcards? This takes the vintage to another level!
The hubs loved this project and asked me to make one for hand sanitizer for his office. :) Coming your way babe!
What do you think of this tutorial? Want to make one for yourself? I’d love to hear from you!
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