Mason Jar Pump!
A couple of weekends ago, I posted a scrumptious recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup (This recipe has been updated. Find the new recipe here… Pumpkin Spice Syrup–Improved Recipe, Saavy?). The photo I used showed the syrup in a mason jar with a pump. I loved this idea, and decided to make one for myself. The project is really very simple, but Luke and I had a great time doing it together. Here is the How To…
What You Need:
- Mason Jar with Canning Lid and Ring
- Plastic Bottle with a Pump (Soap Dispenser)
- Power Drill with a Hole Attachment
- Box Cutter
- Stainless Steel Washer or a second Lid (optional)
- Empty contents of pump bottle and clean.
- Measure width of bottle threads. (We used a soap dispenser that measured 7/8″)
- Measure for the center of the lid, and use the nail to mark the center.
- Drill hole in the center of the lid and smooth edges.
- Use box cutter to slice off the top of the bottle with the threading and a little shoulder to keep it from pulling through the hole.
- Check fit of all pieces. Trim pump straw (at an angle) to proper height for jar.
- Slide bottle threading through the stainless steel washer, and then through the lid hole.
- Place pump through the threading and tighten.
- Place lid on jar and lock in place with the lid ring.
- We used the stainless steel washer to give extra support for the pumping. You could also double the lid for more strength. Both of these are optional.
- All pieces are removable for easy cleaning, especially when using the pump for food items.
- DO NOT use zinc lids if you will be using the pump for food. Be sure to use the canning lids only!
Rory and I are loving our Mason Jar Pump Dispenser filled with Pumpkin Spice Syrup! I hope you find this DIY project easy and fun. Let me know if you give it a try.
Have you made anything similar?
What DIY projects have you done for your home?
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What a great idea and tutorial. Lorelai you are awesome! Pining it.
Thanks, Anna! We really are loving our pump. 🙂
This is a great idea! Did you have any trouble getting the soap completely out of the pump?
None! I just pumped the pumper in the dishwater to clean it, and in hot rinse water until the soap was gone. It was easy. 🙂
This idea is so creative! Thank you for sharing!
Cute and easy! I hope you give it a try. 🙂
I’m glad you like this! It’s simple and inexpensive. 🙂
What a neat decorative idea, simple yet stylish and traditional. I’m not sure I’ll get that motivated, but I think it is so cute I will definitely pin 🙂
Thanks, Stephanie! 🙂
I’ve seen these done before but never with part of the soap bottle to make it that easy!
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No glue involved and completely washable…that’s what I love! 🙂
Love your idea and it was so simple! Next week I have a mason jar post planned! It will go very well with this one!
Very cool, I can’t wait to see it! 🙂
So fun! It looks pretty simple. That’s a great idea to use the top of the bottle to keep the pump from slipping through.
Using the threads does make it easy, and it allows the pump to really tighten up with the lid. It works great! 🙂
Love the idea but where can I get canning lids? I want to try it! I love all the cute little things that can be done with mason jars.
The lids come on them when you buy them or they are also sold separately. You will see them in boxes wherever you buy the jars (Hardware store, Walmart, Target).
This seems easy. I have a random canning jar I’m looking to recycle. Can you do this with other jars? For example, I have small empty Coconut Oil jars.
Why not… I say go for it! 🙂
So cute!! The syrup sounds amazing!!
I love my mason jar pump, and it is great fun to use with my pumpkin spice syrup…YUM! 🙂
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I’ve seen Mason jars used as soap dispensers but Ive never seen anyone use the short jars. So cute! Awesome idea. Thank you for sharing and linking up to Scraptastic Saturdays. This post has been shared via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Have a wonderful week.
I use the wide short jar for my syrup, but the lid fits the taller jar too, so I can switch it up if I want. 🙂
I love crafting stuff with mason jars! Thanks for posting. Hello from Scraptastic Saturdays.
I love mason jars! LOL they are so versatile, fun, and cute to boot. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.
When I saw this, I had to make one! Luke and I had a great time working together on this project. 🙂
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I love this! I actually just bought a bunch of mason jars (just because I love them) and was determined to do a project with them soon. I also just got an order of Essential Oils in…may need to use this idea to make some fun Essential Oils lotion concoction to keep in there. Having fun co-hosting the #HomeMattersParty !
That is an awesome idea, Nicole…sounds like a wonderful project! 🙂
I love this idea! I’m totally going to do it this summer. I love that you can add your own touches to make it match with the season or room decor. Thanks so much for sharing it! & thanks for allowing me to co-host at #homemattersparty
We love having you as a co-host!
My cousin gifted me some purple Mason jars recently – those would do well in pump form like this! Thanks so much for being a fantastic host at the #HomeMattersParty – couldn’t do it without you!
That is a really great idea to use a pump from another bottle to make the mason jar pump dispenser! Mason jars uses are endless. #HomeMattersParty
Great tip about reusing the pump from a used soap dispenser. I may try this out. #HomeMattersParty
I was going to make one of these for my kitchen but ended up finding one already done for me for only $3 on sale, lol. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty