I made all the soap dispensers in my home… mainly because I like things unique… and because I had a ton of canning jars from my grandma!
They just kept coming and coming and coming and I was getting slightly overwhelmed by them;-/
I decided to make a few soap dispensers for around my house and found out TONS of people LOVED them so I gave them away as small gifts here and there. These soap dispensers are easy, cheap (even if you don’t have the materials on hand), and a fun, QUICK project to complete in about 10 minutes!
That is my kind of project!!!
These jars were completely FREE for me because I had the jars, I had the zinc lids, I had the pumps….
And I had the soap;-)
But remember… even if you don’t have these things laying around… this will still be a VERY inexpensive project!
I recommend going to almost any antique store and buying a glass canning jar with a zinc top lid.
It will run you about $8, depending on the size. I have a HUGE one by my kitchen sink and then two smaller ones for the bathrooms. The fun thing about old canning jars is that none of them are alike! If you want a blue tint, go for it! If you want a green jar, do that too! If you want one with cool lines/designs on them, they will have those too!
There is literally a jar out there for EVERY STYLE!
Soooo….. this is what you do!
DIY Canning Jar Soap Dispenser
~pliers (to open the nail hole to the size of the dispenser)
~permanent marker (optional)
~old soap dispenser (keep one from an old bottle… or a whole bag of them like I do;-)
Step 1: Find a canning jar you LOVE… preferable with a zinc lid!!! If it doesn’t come with a zinc lid, buy one for $2 at the antique store;-)
Step 2: Find the center of the lid, mark it with the permanent marker (or just guess and start hammering away;-).
Step 3: Put an old towel or paper towel under the lip and hammer the nail into said marked spot. This will cause the glass underneath to break and easily fall out.
Step 4: Take all the glass out of the bottom of the lid.
Step 5: Gently hammer a pair of pliers (anything round that is smaller at the beginning end and gets bigger… does that make sense??) into the nail hole to make it big enough for the dispenser to tightly fit in the hole. Hint: Don’t make the hole too big or you will have a wobbly soap top, even once it is glued;-) Hint #2: Zinc is a VERY pliable metal so you will have no trouble with this.
Step 6: Hot glue the dispenser into place.
A beautiful farmhouse soap dispenser perfect for any bathroom or kitchen!
I hope you LOVE this project as much as I do! Every once in a while I will make another one real quick to take to a friend moving to a new house along with a housewarming basket full of goodies or give it to a new momma filled with antibacterial hand sanitize!
This is versatile and EASY and sure to impress… because who doesn’t need a CUTE way to stay clean?!?!?
Let me know if you have any questions or problems with this project and I PROMISE we will get it worked out so you can enjoy clean hands right away;-)
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