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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Jar Soap Dispenser


I first saw these cute soap dispensers at Pottery Barn and wanted some.  Then I ran across a tutorial on how to make your own on Julia's adorable blog, Blissfully Content.  She has the cutest ideas!


I searched for zinc lids online and then decided maybe I should use what I had.  Truth is, I'm impatient!  So I used new jars and white plastic freezer jar lids.


I really like how they turned out.


And then my sis~in~law brought me another soap pump! 
{Thanks, Scharlee!} And so I made one out of a really big old Atlas jar for my kitchen sink.


I love jars!
Visit Julia for instructions on how to make one for your farmhouse.

16 comments:

  1. I have been looking for some sort of dispenser for dish soap. Wow! I never thought of making my own!
    Thanks for passing on the idea!

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  2. I've always wanted them too and like you couldn't find the solid zinc lids, just the glass and ring kind. I'm going to have to try this.

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  3. I loved seeing these! I've had mine for ages, and they're such a nice fit in a country home. Don't fret about looking for zinc lids though...they do look great, but (as I found out) after awhile they begin to corrode. Yours look terrific!

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  4. Hi Kim!

    Oh my goodness, your soap jars turned out so cute! I love that you used what you had on hand....they are really neat looking.

    I have been a follower of your blog for some time now and just love your farm:).

    Have a great day!

    ~Julia

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  5. I think they turned out very nice and even better you used what you had.

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  6. I'll have to go check that out as it is REALLY cute.

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  7. I made a bunch of these for xmas presents this year, and loved them so much I made one for myself! They are a perfect fit in your classy farmhouse :)

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  8. This is brilliant! I was just thinking about searching the thrift stores for a little soap dispenser for my kitchen sink, but this is WAY better! And I have lots of mason jars ;) Thanks for sharing the idea.
    -Jaime

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  9. I love this idea. I love using antique jars for storage containers in the kitchen.

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  10. I love these dispensers! A friend gave me one and I've been using it to dispense lotion in our bathroom. Thanks for the link:)

    ~Cindy

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  11. I love old jars and I love this! I should make one of these for my Mom for her birthday or just because and surprise her (:

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my outfit post! It made me beam with joy (: Sorry I haven't stopped by your cute blog in a while :\

    SoUtHeRnPiNkY.bLoGsPoT.cOm

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  12. I read the tutorial, but I was wondering how you put the hole in the plastic lid?

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  13. Elizabeth,
    I tapped a very small screwdriver through the center (a larger one will bust the lid) and then used small wire cutters to cut out a circle just big enough for the pump to fit through.
    It was easy!

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