Wednesday, June 15, 2011

~Pint Jar Soap Dispenser~

I saw this tutorial and had to make one for myself! So I rushed down to the basement, grabbed a used lid, and went to work with my husband's drill.

The finished result:

This particular tutorial suggests covering the lid with decorative paper. In my house that wouldn't last long. Maybe I'm a messy handwasher? At any rate I'd have water splashed all over it the first time I washed my hands!

I highly, highly recommend clamping your lid onto a scrap of wood before drilling. I was practicing on a different lid, and it was spinning around. I reached down to stop it from spinning, and the spinning edge cut my finger. Thankfully it wasn't a deep, but it could have been much worse.

I already had the lid, soap pump, and jar. Fun, free project!


Jennwith4 said...

Cute, Tammy! Hope your finger is ok!!

Charity said...

I love that!! I've been wanting to make one! (Hmm... I wonder if Mod Podge would be a good solution to helping paper stay nice on top?)

Ashley W said...

I've been wanting to try this since I saw it on Pinterest! It's good to know it really works!

claire said...

I love crafts like these! Great job :)

Tammy said...

Jenn, my finger is fine now! All healed!

Charity, I'm not sure if Mod Podge makes things waterproof or not. I've never used it! But you could give it a try!

Our Family said...

SOOOO cute!