Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cute Christmas Gift Idea

Mason jar soap/lotion dispenser. Here is a really cute gift idea for Christmas!  It's easy to make and will look really cute in any decor.

Here is how I made mine:
1 pint size mason jar
1 mason jar lid
1 soap pump

Mark the center of the lid then, very carefully, drill a hole in the center.  Make sure the pump will fit down all the way in the hole you drilled.  Use a file to smooth the edges.  Then I used E-6000 Epoxy to glue the lid to the ring, just so it would all be one piece.  This epoxy is waterproof and dries clear.  Let that dry for 24 hours. 

You can purchase the pumps on-line or use one that you have at home already.  Measure the pump by test fitting it making sure it goes all the way to the bottom of your jar.  If the straw part is too long cut it at an angle to fit.   Put some of the E-6000 glue around the edge of the cap on the pump and set it down on the lid, if you put the lid on the jar before you do this it will be easier.  Let that dry for 24 hours.  Then fill with your favorite lotion or soap.

These make really cute gifts.  I added a little metal tag to mine and stamped the word soap on it and wrapped that around the neck of the jar with some twine.  These are fun to make and easy to fill since the jar has such a nice large opening.  You can use any kind of jar as long as you have a lid to drill the hole in.  I even made one with a coke bottle.  The pumps I bought came with collars so I just glued the collar onto the mouth of the bottle then cut the pump to fit inside and screwed the pump to the collar.

This is what I have been working on for Christmas gifts this year.  Hope you enjoyed my little tutorial and have fun creating your own!

Mason Jar Soap/Lotion Dispenser

Coke Bottle Soap/Lotion Dispenser

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