DIY Mason Jar Soap Pump

Well my love of old Mason jars keeps on going…this time it’s a DIY Mason Jar Soap Pump! As you know from my previous posts on my jar obsessions, I love me a good jar. And I love being able to reuse pretty things!

Around Bloggyland, I had seen these soap dispensers, and thought they were so pretty, but just didn’t really know how I could make my own.  Suddenly one day I felt inspired, so on the weekend my hubby bust out the drill, and a pretty Mason jar soap dispenser was born. 

Isn’t she lovely?!

DIY Mason Jar Soap Pump

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What You Need to Make Your Soap Pump:

  • Mason Jar
  • Jar lid
  • Pretty paper to jazz up your jar.  Cut it to fit and cover your tin lid.
  • A pump from an old dispenser.  I took mine off of a lotion jar from the grocery store.  I think you can also buy these at craft stores.  But any old soap dispenser will do.
  • Glue gun.

How to Make Your Soap Pump:

  • Drill a hole in the centre of your lid, so that it is big enough to fit the bottom portion of your pump.
  • Assemble.
  • I used the glue gun on the bottom of the lid, to make a seal between the soap pump and the jar lid.  This will also help to prevent the lid from rusting.
  • Be pretty and pump on!

More Mason Jar Projects:

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Too easy.  So pretty!

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  1. I too have been toying around with the idea of making one of these. One for the kitchen and one for the bathroom. Just haven’t done it yet. I love jars and just recently done an entire post on them with a link party.

  2. I can’t tell you how much I love this idea. Sometimes I take my soap dispensers that are empty and cover them with a cute vinal label and refil them. I like this idea so much more. Thanks for sharing.

  3. YAY! I’m not the only jar crazed person out there. But, I also have a basket thing, (GULP) Thanks for sharing this great idea. Looking like new soap dispensers for me! Thanks again!

  4. How adorable! I’ve seen these too and thought they looked SO cute but didn’t really take the time to figure out how to do it. Well now I am gonna do it FOR SURE because I didn’t know it was so easy!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  5. Love this! I just paid $15 at a local “primitive” store for something similar. I’m makin’ the next one! I think I’ll do one for our toothbrushes too! Thanks for the idea!

  6. is there a post somewhere with millions of ideas for re-using mason jars- i’ve got boxes of them too in the shed!

  7. I love these! Quick question… How do you get the dispenser to stay? I’ve tried to use an extra one from home, and there is nothing for it to screw in to?

  8. Very cute! I modified it slightly by cutting just below the threads on a plastic bottle, made the hole large enough to push the threading through, and just screw the pump back on. No gluing required and easy disassembly if you need to replace the mason jar lid.

  9. Hi Jo-Anna! I just found you through Pinterest & I love your blog. I’m your newest follower through linky tools ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Thanks for this amazing idea ! I had found this on pinterest and could not help but making one right away ! I hope you dont mind but I linked your blog to my inspiration section on my blog ! Thanks again this was great !

  11. I’ve made these from Classico jars! Spray painted the lids to match the kitchen/bathrooms. I, too, cut the plastic just below the threads & push up through the hole to screw the pump lid back on BUT to help keep everything rust-resistent I go around the plastic, inside & out, with a thin bead of clear tub & tile caulk!

  12. Completely broke for Christmas this year and this will make great Christmas presents for family! Buy some nice smelly soap and fill them up! Thanks!

  13. I love this! I love old jars and use them for canisters and this is one more way to use my smaller ones! thanks

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    1. I love this idea, however, I would use old pickle, and or relish jars, or any glass jar that a canning lid and ring would fit on. That way I can save my canning jars for canning. :)…Going to make several as gifts.

  15. I saw this project yesterday and immediately had to make two for my kitchen, one for hand soap and one for hand lotion. Instead of using paper I used fabric to match my curtains. I cut a circle using pinking shears and attached it by using spray adhesive. They sure do dress up my sink area.

    Thank you for sharing this great idea.

    1. Hi Linda! I’m so glad you made some – they really are so simple and they make the sink area look so pretty! Great idea using the fabric to match too!

  16. I’m not sure if it was Mason or Ball (I think Mason) but they just re-released repro’s of the old blue jars. I don’t know if these are limited edition or not. They would make really pretty dispensers. I’ve seen them at Ben Franklin’s.

      1. You are welcome. I looked them up on Amazon today and them have them. They are made by Ball. Thanks for the great idea!

  17. thanks for the tip! I made one for the bathroom but the lid rusted really bad so I am going to try the hot glue trick. I also have one for our toothbrushes and another for combs. Looks great in my outhouse decorated bathroom.

  18. They have the blue mason jars at Ace Hardware in my area and they can also order in the green ones for you if you ask them.

  19. Great project. Unfortunately, our church uses Mason jars every Super Bowl for a soup and sub fundraiser, so I never have any spares. In fact, back in the 70s when I was just a Flower Child, I bought 12 dozen Mason jars for canning. Well, that CHORE didn’t last into another season and the jars were washed, re-boxed and placed in the attic when we moved. Then I donated them for the “cause”.

    Just curious . . . if you drill a hole in the lid to fit the size of the pump dispenser — shall we call it the “straw” — and then you glue it TO the jar, HOW will you refill it??? And what kind of soap are you using ??? Thanks.

  20. PS: The front page displaying your site called the project a SOUP dispenser. I’m like Whaaaaa? That’s what really led me here, but now that I see it’s a SOAP dispenser, I like it even better ! ! ! LOL…

  21. Hello, thank you for sharing your tutorial. I love the idea. I found a box full of mason jars last weekend at a yard sale and I was looking for some ideas to use them for crafts.

  22. Hello, I seen where people said the lids are rusting well …… I read in another post about using peanut butter lids on jars in the freezer so no rust on jars. I think it would be a perfect solution for the soap dispenser too. You could paint or cover it with fabric to match ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. I love this idea! at bath and body works they sell something similar, but it so expensive! And I prefer a more natural soap. Now I can by my soap in bulk and fill my wonderful mason jar pump ๐Ÿ™‚