Pickle Jar Soap Dispenser

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Today I am going to share how to make a soap dispenser out of an old pickle jar. It sounds weird, but it is actually really cute and quite resourceful.    All you need is a jar (see below), a pump from a plastic soap dispenser, a power drill, scissors, glue, and some paint.

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I started by enlisting Joey and his power drill.  I  had him measure the diameter of the pump and drill an appropriately sized hole into the jar lid.

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Then he helped cut the pump’s straw so that it was just slightly shorter than the jar’s height.

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I didn’t like the color of the jar’s lid, so I painted it with some leftover chalkboard paint.  Then I used superglue to affix it to the pump.

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After letting the glue fully dry, I screwed the lid onto the jar and gave it a few test pumps.

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It’s as simple as that.  I filled the jar with hand sanitizer instead of soap, but it could be filled with liquid soap, shampoo, conditioner, or whatever you please.

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5 Comments on Pickle Jar Soap Dispenser

  1. Kassidy
    January 20, 2014 at 11:24 pm (4 years ago)

    Thank you for helping us craft challenged ladies out there with something so simple!!

    Reply
    • Kathryn
      January 23, 2014 at 8:29 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed this tutorial.

      Reply
  2. Dawn
    November 2, 2017 at 6:31 pm (7 months ago)

    I find it amusing when material list details needing “Only” & “All” and can’t forget “Just a Power Drill”.
    So much for a quick & easy weekend craft… Now I have to go to the hardware store or tolls department of major store and buy a $ power drill first. I hope on Monday morning to still have 8 fingers and 2 thumbs naturally attached to my hand (not surgically re-attached)!! 😉
    I’m in an ornery humor mood today! LOL

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  3. Karen Hogencamp
    December 30, 2017 at 10:49 am (5 months ago)

    I saw on a craft site

    http://diyeverywhere.com/2017/08/01/dont-chuck-out-old-pickle-jars-check-out-16-astonishing-ways-to-upcycle-them-instead/?src=rtxpromo&et=fbad&eid=63037_a&pid=60381&k=lgrt1dsaus00058&mt=1514652462.2237&esrc=feedxpromo&rtpos=1

    It linked me to this page. I was hoping I’d find my answer, but i didn’t. You used Dawn dish soap and 2 other ingredients (I’m assuming lavender!), but in what form and what was the other ingredient?

    Thank you and thank you for sharing!

    Reply

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