DIY: Mason Jar Soap Dispenser Tutorial

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Mason Jar Soap Dispensers

I LOVE these mason jar soap dispensers! They are so cute and save you money on soap by helping you to not squirt so much on the sponge. I read several tutorials on how to do these (I apologize I don’t have the original links) before I decided to give it a go. These are so easy to do and you most likely have all the items needed already. I am the fortunate owner of a good sized stash of Blue Ball Mason jars which what I started with.

I made a second one with a regular clear mason jar. You could really use any jar as long as the lid fits. Since making these (one for my dish soap and one for my hand soap in the kitchen) we are using a lot less dish soap when washing dishes. I would say we are using 1/2 the soap we were.

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser - Tools Needed

Items needed:

  • Clean jar, lid & ring. (You can use a used lid since you’re not canning this)
  • Pump from lotion or soap
  • Work surface like an old cutting board (you need to be able to hammer on it & it will get marked up
  • Hot glue & glue gun
  • Hammer
  • Nail
  • Pliers (needle nosed worked best for me)
  • Dish soap, hand soap or lotion to put inside

Mason Jar Soap Dispensers Instructions:
Plug in glue gun & be sure to add glue

Remove tube from pump & set aside

Make a hole in the lid. I used a nail & made several holes. I then used my needle nose pliers to pinch and pull it until it was big enough. You could do this with a screw driver too.

Just be careful! The punctured lid is sharp! Test the size of the hole by inserting the pump.

It should fit snugly & allow the bottom of the pump to be flush with the lid.

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser - Gluing Pump In Lid

Insert the pump through the lid. Apply a generous amount of glue around the pump where it meets the lid on the inside. I did a few rounds of this. Let dry. You don’t have to glue the pump but I felt like it made it sturdier & also protects me from slicing myself on the lid when refilling it.

Insert tube back into pump. If the tube is too long to fit in the jar use a pair of sharp scissors to cut it until you can fit the lid on & screw it tight. Cutting the tube with slight angle will help with the soap flow.

Add soap or lotion, admire your handiwork & enjoy.

Two Finished Mason Jar Soap Dispensers

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