I hope your Fall is beautiful, colorful and inspirational. In the
Spirit of Fall and all things rustic and earthy I wanted to share a quick project I've completed.
Mason Jar Dispensers!
I love how they turned out. These are in my bathroom filled with Lotion and Soap but oh think of the possibilities!
Here's what you need for this quick cute project:
Mason Jars-I used a Quart and a pint sized jar.
Paint: I used the Craft latex paint
A foam brush
Not Pictured: file /sandpaper and paper bowl, sealer
I mixed my paint to get the color I wanted and applied thin coats to my jars. Once I was satisfied with the opaqueness I was ready to distress.
Once I finished the base of the jars I did the rim. Let the distressing begin!!! File off the words and random places to add a distressed look. Spray your jars with a sealer. I used a spray matte non yellowing sealer like Mod Podge.
Now lets talk about the dispenser portion of the project.
You can purchase:
a soap and dispenser kit from Michaels or online.
You can use a metal punch and punch out a nickel size hole.
You can take a drill make a pilot hole and with an exacto knife cut a whole.
You can *recycle* your current dispenser also. I had a friend with a metal punch a hole
and I also purchased a kit from Michaels to see the difference.
Here is an example of a dispenser I picked up from a home store . Once I had the hole cute out of the lid my friend punched for me I used E6000 to attach it to the lid. You can them use a rubberband as a make shift gasket. *Besure to note the mouth size of you jar. I did not and didn't realize that the pintsize jar had a wide mouth meaning it was the same circumference of the quart size. I will say it was fun to paint another jar:).
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I am adding one to my office at work and the kitchen for detergent.