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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…

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What You Need:

  • Mason Jar with Canning Lid and Ring
  • Plastic Bottle with a Pump (Soap Dispenser)
  • Nail
  • Power Drill with a Hole Attachment
  • Box Cutter
  • Stainless Steel Washer or a second Lid (optional)


  1. Empty contents of pump bottle and clean.
  2. Measure width of bottle threads. (We used a soap dispenser that measured 7/8″)
  3. Measure for the center of the lid, and use the nail to mark the center.
  4. Drill hole in the center of the lid and smooth edges.
  5. 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.

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  1. Check fit of all pieces. Trim pump straw (at an angle) to proper height for jar.
  2. Slide bottle threading through the stainless steel washer, and then through the lid hole.
  3. Place pump through the threading and tighten.
  4. 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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