Project Pinterest: Blue Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

My bathroom makeover has begun and I’ve started with some of the accessories that I wanted to build the room around. The inspiration for our bathroom formed from this pin on pinterest for Blue Mason Jars turned into soap dispensers.

There are a few ways that I found on Pinterest that you can do them including with mod podge and food coloring or glass paint. I decided to buy the glass paint because it was so cheap and I knew that these glass jars were going to be around water.

Here is what you will need:

Mason Jars with Lids(Walmart has 12 of them for $9.99 or Michael’s sells them in singles)

Clear Flower Pot Votive Holders
(Michael’s has them but were sold out every time I looked)

Pebeo Vitrea 160 Glossy Glass Paint 45-Milliliter Bottle, Turquoise

Pebeo Vitrea 160 Glass Paint Thinner 45-Milliliter Bottle

Rust-Oleum 7214830 Hammered Metal Finish Spray, Gray, 12-Ounce

Lotion or soap bottle (recycle!)

You only need a tiny amount of the Turquoise paint (like a drop) Then add the thinner to it. It will look much darker than you need but it’s ok because it will be even thinner on the glass. I used a paint brush but it started creating tiny bubbles in the paint so I would suggest a lint free rag. I think a sponge might create bubbles as well.

Cover the mason jars with a thin layer. Don’t double coat because it gets tacky and will make it darker in that spot. Allow the jars to dry for 24 hours.

After the 24 hours place on a cookie sheet with wax paper and bake in your household oven at 325 degrees for 40 minutes.

Take your old soap or lotion bottle and cut the top off with the inside threading. Drill a hole into the top of your mason jar lid. Glue the inside of the lid with the inside of the bottle threading. 

Then you can cut the tubing to the desired length of the bottle. Spray paint the lid and pomp pieces. Make sure to unscrew them partially so that it doesn’t get stuck when it dries.

After everything is done you can fill them with whatever you like. I did a lotion, soap and cotton jar. The cotton jar holds the votive candle and fits perfectly into the top.


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  1. Really cute idea! I always find the dispenser bit on hand-soap tend to have a metal coating so tarnishes, this is a much better idea!
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  2. Catherine says:

    What did you use to cut the holes in you jar lids? Thanks.

  3. I have a few vintage blue mason jars but I don’t want to drill into their lids and I did see this pin and go “woah” I love that. I’m glad to see the glass paint version worked for you!

  4. I love mason jars! I have them in my kitchen holding pasta and in my bathroom holding cotton balls and Q Tips :) Oh.. and at my makeup table for all my face brushes, eye liner, mascara, etc. Love them.
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  5. Those are all super cute but I’m OBSESSED with the Q-tips/cotton ball storage- how genius is that!!
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  6. I saw something like this before and considered doing it, but never did.
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  7. Lucky for me, I have a whole trunk full of turn-of-the-century canning jars in my garage. I sold the rare ones, but kept all the rest :)
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  8. Very cute! I like it.
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  9. super cute.
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  10. Awesome idea!
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  11. Such a creative idea. I love mason jars!
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  12. Interesting, I just did something similar but on the inside of the jar to use a photo props.
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  13. I love mason jars! And need to try different things with them besides keeping them in my freezer so there ready for cold drinks. :)
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  14. This is a great and easy diy!

  15. Love that hint of color! You make it look so easy!
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  16. Super cute!

  17. I recently did something similar since I found some Mod Podge for dirt cheap at TJ Maxx. :)
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  18. That looks adorable. I have to try this!
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  19. How funny! I came *thisclose* to buying some of these at World Market this week…. your project would be MUCH cheaper!
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  20. Those looks so cool!

  21. I love the color! I think Mason jars are the coolest things around right now!
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  22. Oooh cool! I love how it’s so tropical colored!

  23. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing

  24. That is so cute! These would make really cute gifts.
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  25. There’s are so pretty! I have a new obsession =)
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