I’ve always loved the way the old Mason jars with the zinc and glass lids look. They are so solid and so funky at the same time. Then I saw in a magazine that people are making them into soap and lotion pump jars and I was hooked.
I found a couple of jars; one at the Flea Market and the larger one at a garage sale for a DOLLAR! I was just back to the “flea” yesterday and saw that there are Mason jars GALORE…and the prices have gone up. I guess it’s a popular craze.
Anyway, I copied a DIY tutorial from one of my favorite blogs, Park House Love. We changed it up a little in that Casey got the idea to use a Glass and Tile Bit and drill the hole through the ceramic from the inside out. Otherwise I followed the tutorial exactly.
Here’s how it went for us:
I ordered some pumps online from One Dream Design. They have a great selection. You can salvage pumps from old bottles or buy them at Bed, Bath and Beyond BUT the ones at BB&B are plastic coated in metal. The ones I bought are metal and are more fitting (pun intended) for the vintage Mason Jars.
Casey drilled out the glass hole and then widened it with a regular bit
This process worked for one lid but not the other
I hot glued the tip to the lid, and cut the tubing to the correct length for the jar
Then I filled up the jars! The quart jar is for dish-soap; the 8 oz. serves as a hand soap pump in the bathroom
I love it and I already have two more to make. Thanks Christine!