Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

I know that it is a little late to be posting an update on last weekend, but that's how I roll. Maybe this will get your mind reeling about what you are going to do this's almost here, after all.

David's cross country team had their first meet of the season on Saturday. They did very well and he was so proud. The "powers that be" elected not to give out awards for the middle school teams, but the kids did great and we all know that in our hearts. Middle school cross country is all about heart!

The meet was near Atlanta. I decided not to go this time because the trip involved getting up very early and carpooling to Atlanta with sweaty Middle School boys. No offense guys, I'm not really in to that kind of thing. I thought this was an excellent day to go see my family in Fitzgerald. My parents are building a house at our farm and I have been so excited to finally see what's happening!

Fitzgerald Farm House Phase 1
Very Exciting.

I spent all day Saturday in Fitzgerald visiting with my family and even made a little project. Do you want to see it? OK, good.

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

You may have seen these around the Interweb or in magazines lately. I think they are fun and funky...just like Dave. I have been contemplating putting one in my guest bathroom for a while and decided it was time to act! Here's what you do:

1. Ask your Nana if you can have one of her old Mason Jars. It is important to find an old jar, because they have solid lids, rather than the two part ring and seal that modern jars have. Nana will find you a jar. Trust me.

2. Ask your Mama if she has any empty soap dispensers so you can steal the pumps. She will find you three...Nana and Mama need Mason Jar Soap Dispensers, too.

3. Go find Daddy. You need him to drill some holes in the top of the lid. The size drill bit that you use depends on the size of the soap pump that you hijack. Measure to find the center and drill your hole.

4. Tell Daddy that you plan to use hot glue to attach the pump to the lid. Daddy will look at you like you have lost your mind. Hot glue is for losers. He will use some sort of industrial strength adhesive.

5. Admire your handiwork. Sometimes crafting is so easy.

Maybe the first instruction should be to drive to Fitzgerald. There are very helpful people there.

In other news... I wore my favorite summer/spring dress to church this week before I have to hang it up for Labor Day. It has pockets and I love it dearly. Good bye sweet summer dress. You always treat me right.

Look at my pretty pedicure. Mama took me to get a pedicure with her while I was there on Saturday. Whether you need a pedicure or a soap pump, Pam is your woman.

Go make a Mason Jar Soap Dispenser's good clean fun.


  1. Christina Martin SaboSeptember 2, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    I saw a how-to on the mason soap dispensers in a magazine this week and really wanted to try but I don't know if I can get access to the old mason jars since I'm about 9 hrs from my dad's place which probably has them. :-(

    1. We buy pasta sauce that comes in Atlas jars - clear, 4 sided, and Atlas is raised, cute. I use them to store dry ingredients, such as beans, and tape the name and directions to the back. There are probably some that would work at your grocery store.

  2. I haven't seen the mason jar dispensers before. Those are awesome. I'm filing away for Chirstmas ideas.

    Also, love your sandels.

    (came from Skip to My Lou...)

  3. I love it.... Such a cute idea. Have a good day.

  4. Great job! You have a very cute blog here. I'm visiting from Made bY you Monday! I'm a follower! Stop by Sassy Sites when you get a chance! xoxo

    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

  5. I've got some mason jars... I'll have to try this.

  6. I love the mason jar soap dispensers! Wish I could find some with the solid tops!

  7. Melissa, I just read your blog for the first time! Y'all are creative! The mason jars are great and all your work on the house shows your love for it! Hurray for renovations. :)

  8. I L-O-V-E that idea. I'm doing it tomorrow. I'm doing my bathroom on a $100 budget. Now that frees an extra few bucks up b/c I'm doing this for free. SOOOOO glad I found this!!!

  9. Loving these! I think this will definitely be a project coming up soon for me. Thanks for the tips!


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