I was going to take a break today since I posted twice this week, but I can’t resist.
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Kind of like an on line magazine.
Blogs share their work there and you get to click on the picture that most interests you to find out more info.
I hope you will join us, or check it out after my regular Friday post 🙂
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So, now on to the show.
You are going to love this, I hope.
A couple weeks ago my sister in laws came to visit and they brought my sister as a surprise.
We had a great time.
When I was preparing the guest room bath I filled their hand soap dispenser.
As I filled it, I thought how nice it would be if I made them a Ball jar hand soap dispenser to take home with them.
What do you think?
They loved them.
My Mom came over too, so I whipped her up one too. They are that easy.
This is a great reason to save those pumps from your store bought soap dispensers.
1 jar (doesn’t have to be Ball, but it does have to have a thin lid)
1 old pump from an old dispenser (if it’s long, cut it with scissors to fit to the bottom of jar)
screw gun or hammer w/ sharp nail or screw
liquid hand soap (I use generic clear antibacterial)
Directions: To make the hole in the center of the lid, screw the cap on the jar first. Then screw in a screw slowly (using a drill bit to start your hole will help). I tried a hammer with a sharp nail and I liked that method better. Don’t hammer too hard or it will ruin your lid. After you make a hole, make another hole next to it, and continue until you have a big enough “snug” hole for your pump to fit all the way down. This can take practice, but it does work. Be careful of the sharp edges. After your pump fits in nice and snug, add your soap, and your your finished.
If you enjoyed the hand soap, you may enjoy my “Beer Bottle Dish Soap Dispenser” too. Just click on it.
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