Homemade canning jar Soap or Lotion dispenser

My old soap dispenser broke the other day. I didn’t want to make a special trip to the store for a new one, so I decided to make one. I went in my craft room and scrounged around and got supplies to make a canning jar dispenser. As a crafter I hoard keep things on hand for just this type of situation.

I used a 1/2 pint canning jar for this soap dispenser. I think it’s small size gives it a bit of rustic charm.
Here’s the basics of how I made my rustic canning jar soap dispenser.

Gather your supplies:
1 canning jar with with ring and lid
1 dispenser pump (I saved mine from some old soap dispensers years ago)
A tube of silicone
1 hammer
1 nail
1 pair of needlenose pliers
1 small wooden board to use as a support board so you don’t put holes in your floor or table.

Place the jar lid on the board.
Using the hammer and nail, make a close circle of holes.
Using the needlenose pliers snip the holey metal out of the lid.
Using the needlenose pliers, round out the hole.
Place the dispenser pump in the hole and measure the length the feeder tube needs to be and trim it.
Place a bead of silicone around the cap edge securing it to the lid.
Let it set for a few hours or until dry.
Flip the lid upside down and put a good coating of silicone around the pump and lid.
Allow to set overnight or until dry. I let mine set for 24 hours.
After the silicone is completely dry, fill the jar with soap or lotion and use as needed.


I hope you all have a great week!




7 thoughts on “Homemade canning jar Soap or Lotion dispenser

  1. Ya know, E.C., I have been needing some pretty soap dispensers since my move but have not been able to find anything I like that also fits my budget. I would still need a couple things to make my own like this but it would still be cheaper than any of the store bought dispensers I’ve looked at. And I do love mason jars. I’m going to have to root through my things to see what I do and don’t have, and make a list of what I need to get. Thanks for the idea! 😁

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    • Thanks CW
      There’s oodles of different styles of homemade dispensers. I saw some photos of some made with whiskey bottles.They were pretty neat looking. I hope you’ll post some photos of yours when you make them. 😀


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