Happy Friday! A good friend contacted me this week with this great idea to turn mason jars into soap dispensers. Her mom saw them at a craft fair and requested them for Christmas. My friend couldn't find them anywhere and asked if I could make them. I was flattered and said I'd give it a shot! So here we go...
- Mason jar (I used the pint size)
- Spray paint
- Decor (star, berries, or whatever you want... you don't have to do the primitive/antique look!)
|Fabric that I was looking at at Hobby Lobby. 1/8 of a yard is the smallest you can buy. It's 30% off right now so cost me $0.49. I should be able to get a lot of ribbon out of that piece.|
|I used Rust-Oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze for one of the lids and Valspar Crackle on the other.|
|You can reuse pumps and cut holes in the lids, but this little gem makes everything so much easier. I decided to just purchase one of these from Hobby Lobby. Use a 40% off coupon to make it $3.|
|Here are the pieces up close.|
After you've purchased your products, spray paint the lids. I didn't spray paint the top portion of the pump (even though it would have looked better) because other bloggers had problems with the paint rubbing off. No thanks.
|When using crackle paint, the area must be warm for the paint to crackle properly. Grab a space heater and set it in front for best results.|
Then all you need to do is cut your ribbon and tie on the decorations. I didn't put soap in them since they're gifts.
|I purchased this garland from Alco (yes, Alco!) a few years back. It had just what I needed for decorations so I cut off a couple stars and berry strands. I spray painted the stars to match the lids.|
I think it'd be cute to use a quart jar for dish soap and a pint jar next to it for hand soap on my kitchen sink! If you think about it, everyone uses soap (at least I hope!) so essentially these could be given to all sorts of people as inexpensive gifts.
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