My canning jar soap dispenser turned out so cute! And it was so easy to make. The supplies you will need are: a canning jar with a zinc lid, the cleaned out pump from a bottle of Suave lotion (which has a similar zinc color), hot glue gun, marker, nail, hammer, pliers, scissors, ruler and liquid hand or dish soap. Now, let me show you how……
First, using a ruler, find and mark the center of your lid –
The underneath side of the lid is made of ceramic –
With the lid right side up, and using a hammer, tap a nail through the lid on your center mark –
Carefully remove the broken ceramic from underneath the lid (it can cut you). I used the nail to help pry out the pieces –
On the underneath side of the lid, mark an X roughly the same size as the base of your pump –
Using pliers, gently bend back the edges of your center hole –
Insert the pump into the hole –
Hot glue the pump to the underside of the lid and let it cool –
Using scissors, trim off the excess length of the straw part of the pump so that it is about 1/4″ from the bottom of the jar –
Fill the jar with liquid hand soap, screw the lid on and that’s it! I made this one for the bathroom, but I love it so much I think I’ll make one for the kitchen with dish soap, too.
posted by Shelley.