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!

 

.

Trying to keep from slipping up

As fun as growing older is, the part about not healing as quickly or as sufficiently as in my youth has me trying to be safer about avoiding illness and accidents especially avoiding falling. I had never crocheted myself a pair of house-slippers because I knew that they’d have a potential for slipping during a misstep and I’d go crashing down.

I came across a video showing how to skid proof crocheted house-shoes for children. Wow! I was instantly interested because the video’s method can be used on larger shoes as well. I could finally make myself a pair of of house-slippers to wear.

I made some adaptions to fit my. I chose to make a simple pair of house-slippers just to test it out and didn’t even bother with a pattern. I put Silicone on the Soles, let them dry/cure for 24 hours and then tested them out. I really liked them. The silicone works like a charm to keep me from slipping on the linoleum.

I’m going to add here, that the linoleum got super slick after my first few days of wearing my slippers. So if you use this method, be careful and pay attention to if your floors start getting slicker.

I think this method could be used on most any knitted, loom knit, crochet, felt, fabric or even socks.
A person could have a whole wardrobe of different kinds of non slip house shoes.

Here’s a sort of tutorial photo montage of how I made
My Crocheted Slippers that don’t Slip

🙂

Reference:

Video: SILICONE SOLES, how to add non skid soles to knit and crochet slippers

Tutorial on a blog for felt house-shoes: Making Sippers Non-slip tutorial

 

spgrnbgln