I bought a box several weeks ago from Target, and they sat on my kitchen counter that whole time just waiting for me to come up with some fabulousness for them.
So I turned to the mecca of all good ideas, and found this cute thing.
Totally adorable, right?!
I began the search for a cheap but nice looking soap pump to go with my sweet blue jars.
This was not as easy as I had hoped.
Everything I found that looked good was in the $10+ range. And considering I was only going to use the pump part and most likely toss the container, I was NOT paying that amount.
And only for $1! (Love the dollar store!)
So, one night after the boys were in bed (and I was still in my work clothes), I gathered up the necessities and got to work.
|Not pictured: hammer, screwdriver, needle nose pliers, glue gun, scissors, camera|
|Teeny tiny screwdriver|
To make sure there were no sharp ends, I used the pliers to bend back the metal:
And then used the hammer to flatten the ends.
|Not too beautiful, but very functional|
Then I hot glued the pump to the top and bottom of the lid:
I really coated the underside of the lid with glue to make it as leakproof as possible.
Then I tied a bit of raffia to the jar, screwed on the lid and PRESTO! Instant country-cute functionality!
Simple, cheap and quick ... just the way I like my crafts! This one took me about 10 minutes to make at a whopping cost of $3 (the case of six jars was $12, and the soap dispenser was $1)!
It turned out so cute, I gave it to my bestie for her birthday present. (And she called the next day asking if I'd make her another one!)
I see another trip to the dollar store in my future...
Linking up with "Works for Me Wednesday" at the We Are THAT Family blog, and The Better Mom Mondays Link-Up at The Better Mom.