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!
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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.
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Isn’t she lovely?!
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DIY Mason Jar Soap Pump
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Gather your supplies:
  • 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.
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  • 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!
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Too easy.  So pretty!

** If you love this Mason Jar project, you might also like some of my other projects using these fabulous jars!  **


  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. This is brilliant! And so pretty. It even caught hub’s attention. lol.

  3. Love this! Great way to upcycle too!

  4. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  5. this is awesome. thanks for posting. I may just try it. so cool.

  6. Wow this is such a great idea!!! I love it! Thanks for sharing!


  7. Adorable!!! I love me a good jar too :)

  8. Thanks for sharing this…what a great idea! There’s just something about mason jars, so I know what you mean! I made this pretty little number from a mason jar, so thought I’d share with you…

    Have a fabulous weekend!

  9. What a fan and beautiful idea! I love this :) I am a brand new follower. I found your blog through your link up on WhipperBerry.

  10. I totally agree with you, mason jars of any type are lovely!!!


  11. 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.

  12. I love this idea! And it looks so simple to do. NOw I know how to spice up my soap dispenser! :)

    Visiting from craft-o-maniac.

  13. This is so creative. Thanks for you mason jar obsession – it makes for some great ideas.
    Visiting you from Lolly Jane

  14. Jo-Anna-

    I’ve never seen this before! Love it!

    I have 100s of Mason Jar pining for new life in my garage…this has given me some ideas

    {saw you over at A to Z!}

  15. Do you KNOW how much money you saved doing this DIY? I saw the same thing without the cute paper in a store in Amish country for big $$$.

  16. 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!

  17. I made one of these a few months ago & love it. I really love how you prettified the top with the paper!! I need to do that!

  18. Awesome!! I am ALLL about reusing old mason/baby food jars! Love this idea! I really want to do this for my kitchen soap.

    Delighted Momma

  19. love it and I’ll make it! have lots of jars too :)

  20. Who knew!? Thanks for posting — how great to be able to make these to fit your decor!

  21. 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!!

  22. I so want to do this in the kitchen! Thanks so much for sharing!


  23. 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!

  24. What a fantastic idea!!!

  25. Anonymous says:

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

  26. not sure how to do this?

  27. Love this! Thanks for sharing.

  28. Elizabeth Peckham says:

    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?

  29. @Elizabeth PeckhamThanks Elizabeth! At first I didn’t use anything, but I made another one and actually used a glue gun and glued underneath the lid. It’s held really well! Good luck!

  30. 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.

  31. Does the paper (on the top of the lid) get soggy from water drips?

  32. I would also like to know if the paper on the lid gets soggy from water drips…Or does the rim of the lid get rusty after a while?

  33. Hi Jo-Anna! I just found you through Pinterest & I love your blog. I’m your newest follower through linky tools :)

  34. 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 !

  35. must use up my lotion faster so I can make this. . .

  36. I’ve made several of these and I can’t seem to keep the lid from rusting away. Did the hot glue keep your jar lid from rusting?

  37. Thank you. Great idea.

    K, bye

  38. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE it!

  39. This looks so beautiful! I have it on my list of things to do soon for my new apartment!

    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

    P.S. I am now following via email!

  40. 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!

  41. Rebecca Harding says:

    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!

  42. Malinda Fliney says:

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

  43. Do you mod podge the paper on the top?

  44. First of all I want to say fantastic blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your thoughts before writing. I’ve had a hard time clearing
    my thoughts in getting my ideas out there. I do enjoy writing
    but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend
    to be lost just trying to figure out how to begin.
    Any recommendations or hints? Thank you!

    • 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.

  45. .Lydia Black says:

    I think that this would look great with a smaller “jelly” mason jar, too

  46. 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.

    • 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!

  47. 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.

  48. Wonderful Idea “Mason Jar Soap Pump!

  49. 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.

  50. I think that any jar will do as long as it has a good tight fitting lid, the straw part can be cut to size….

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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…

  54. I made one and I loved it until it rusted on me. :(

  55. 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. And I stumbled upon your blog. I have included a link to your page from mine. I do hope that is ok. If not please let me know I will have it removed. Thank you again for the great post!
    Kind regards,

  56. Where do you get the soap in large quanities? Thanks love the idea.

  57. Great Idea!!

  58. can also spray paint the lids

  59. Not really child friendly if you need to use a drill.

  60. Plastic screw tops for canning glass jars are available and won’t rust. I’m going to try that.


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