Jar Dispenser | DIY How-To

Ryan wowed me with this honey jar turned lotion dispenser!

And I immediately knew I had to share it with you all. This is a fun way to fancy up your lotions or hand soaps, and could be made with any jar — jelly, honey, or mason! Don’t you just love the quaint look of it?

The whole process only took Ryan about 15 minutes. And most of that was measuring. Step 1 // He looked carefully at the circumference of the screw-on section of the pump { which we removed from a lotion container that we had at home }, and centered a sketch of that measurement on the lid of the jar.  Step 2 // He cut that circle out of the jar lid and inserted the plastic pump. Step 3 // He used a strong glue to keep the lid firmly attached to the pump.

After that was all set, there was but one thing to do: fill ‘er up! I decided to put lotion in because we prefer bar soap to liquid hand soap. But, it’s totally up to you. You could even use it for hand sanitizer! And decorating your jar with indelible ink or paints isn’t out of the question either! Get creative!

This is also an eco-friendly option for those who buy in bulk. Getting large containers of soap, lotion, and hand sanitizer is not only cheaper in the long run, but you’re also consuming less packaging and making a slightly smaller effect on the planet. Buy a big jug of your choice product, then stash it under the sink and fill up this tiny jar from the big one.

I love the look it adds to my boring counter top, too. I hate this whole tile/faucet combo, but since we’re renters we have little control over the appliances and counters. At least by adding little touches like this, it makes the space feel a little more like home.

Have fun crafting!


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