We've all seen those mason jar soap dispensers at expensive home decor stores or at little markets or online or wherever. My wife has always wanted one, and I figured I could make one pretty easily and for a fraction of the cost of one you would buy in a store. Actually, it was free to build!
What you'll need:
-A mason jar with lid
-An old plastic soap dispenser (just the cheap ones you buy anywhere)
-Hot glue gun
-Drill (drill press is preferable if you have access to one, but not necessary)
-Hole saw (size depends on the diameter of your soap dispenser's threads)
-A round metal file
-Sharpie or other marker
-Clamp of some sort (to keep the mason jar lid from spinning when you drill the hole in it)
-Primer and paint (optional, but recommended)
Let's get started!
First thing that you need to do is get your mason jar and old soap dispenser. If you don't have any mason jars, they can be found all over the place for next to nothing. Garage sales are a great place to pick them up. Failing that, try calling up your grandma and ask if she has any delicious preserves for you in the cold cellar :).
Remove the lids from both your mason jar and soap dispenser. I washed my soap dispenser pump just to get the old soap out and have it nice and clean. Don't throw away the soap dispenser plastic bottle, we'll need it later! Set the jar aside for now.