I know you’ve seen this all over Pinterest as well as from other bloggers, but I’ve found a way to make Mason Jar Soap Dispensers without having to use messy glue. I had store bought ones that were similar with zinc lids but over time the zinc would rust and actually adhere to the jar and there was no way of getting it off to refill with soap, so jar and all had to go into the trash. I’ve been using my hand soap in the kitchen with the plastic container that it came in, but I was tired of the ugly things so I grabbed my tools and invented my own. It was purely by accident because I had intended on using glue to hold the pump in place, but a magical moment happened and I had a perfect fit without using glue. I love it when that happens.
• Gather your supplies: Mason jar, ring and lid, soap pump, soap, 1/2 butterfly bit, and drill.
• Put lid and ring on the jar, tightly. Drill off center (I find it’s easier to get your hand under the pump if it’s this way) through the metal lid.
• If’ you have any sharp barbs remove them with a pair of wire cutters.
• Add a little soap to the pump (you will need it because it will be such a tight fit) and push the pump through the hole.
Now take into consideration all pumps may not be the same size so measure the diameter of the pump and use the correct butterfly bit for the job. I found the variety I purchase from Meijers is a tight fit using a 1/2″ bit, so tight you have to use force to get it through, hence the no need for glue. It stays in place and only takes a couple of minutes to create. I now have a pretty soap dispenser again.
I keep hand soap in the green one and dish soap in the blue. Stop back later in the week and see them in my kitchen.