Striped mason jar soap pump…perfect for Halloween!

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Did you know there is a super easy way to make and adorable mason jar soap pump?  I’ve made them in the past using vintage jars and soap pumps cut from plastic soap dispensers, and I love them still, but this way is just SO easy.  You can use a plain jar, which is always a classic choice, but I thought a fun black & white striped version would be perfect for Halloween!

DIY Striped Mason Jar Soap Pump | simplykierste.com

I love love LOVE it!  Isn’t it too adorable?  Stripes are another one of my obsessions, so it was an easy choice.  How cute would this be, sitting on your kitchen counter or next to your bathroom sink?  I know!

Striped Mason Jar Soap Pump | simplykierste.com

What makes it so easy?  I picked up a mason jar soap pump kit at Michael’s for around $3, using a coupon.  It’s just a couple of pieces that easily take the place of the jar lid, and the ring keeps it in place. We’re talking 30 seconds or less.  LOVE that!

Striped Mason Jar Soap Pump | simplykierste.com

Making the stripes was also very simple to do–you just have to wait out the drying time.  Here’s how I did it…

 

SUPPLIES:

– pint mason jar (regular mouth)

-frog tape or painters tape

-craft paint, black and white

-foam brushes

-sandpaper

-clear sealing spray

mason jar soap pump kit (affiliate link)

 

DIRECTIONS:

1.  Clean and dry jar.  Using a foam brush, paint the entire jar white.  Let dry at least 3-4 hours, then apply another coat.  You’ll need at least two coats, maybe three or even four, depending on how opaque you want it.  I like mine more distressed, so I only did two.  Plus, I’m impatient. :)

2.  Using the painters tape/frog tape, make your stripes.  It’s easy to do one right underneath the threads, and ending just above “Ball”, then one right below it. I only had tape that’s 1.44 inches on hand, so I used scissors to cut it in half, then overlapped a couple of pieces to get the right width. You can do that…or buy the right size at the store!

DIY Striped Mason Jar Soap Pump | simplykierste.com

3.  With your foam brush, paint on the black. I needed three coats for this, to get it over the white really well.

4.  Once the black is dry, remove the tape.  Use the sandpaper to remove the paint from the words on the jar.  Like I said, I like mine distressed, so I removed some of the paint from the rest of the jar as well.

5.  Wipe off the dust and pat dry.  Seal with a sealing spray and let dry completely.

6. Add on the soap pump kit, and you’re set!  Easy peasy!

DIY Striped Mason Jar Soap Pump | simplykierste.com

DIY Striped Mason Jar Soap Pump | simplykierste.com

These make adorable gifts! What a fun hostess gift for a fall or Halloween party!  Neighbors, friends, teachers…anyone would love to get this super cute mason jar soap pump.  I know I would!

DIY Striped Mason Jar Soap Pump | simplykierste.com

 

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About Simply Kierste Design Co.

Kierste is a blogger who shares her love of all things DIY. She is the mother of six, and focuses on simple ideas and projects to make a house a home! When she's not chasing around two sets of twins, a teenager, and a baby, she's working on a project, training for her next race, reading one of her favorite books, or baking something with chocolate in it.

10 thoughts on “Striped mason jar soap pump…perfect for Halloween!

  1. I love these projects! Could you tell me what kind of sealing spray you use? I never quite know how to finish. Thanks!

    1. Sure! I’ve used several different kinds of matte selling spray–it comes in a spray paint can. I’ve used Krylon and Rustoleum–both are good. I like the matte spray, but there is also a gloss. Here’s an (affiliate) link to the one I used on this project: http://amzn.to/1Yi5LHk

      I love it because it dries in 15 minutes! xoxo

  2. Your project has the silver pump, but the picture of the kit has a clear plastic one. Does michaels have both the silver and clear? I like the silver best personally! ;)

  3. We do not have a Michael’s in the area that I can get to. How would I use a soap dispenser if a cannot find the ready made one?

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