I bought a couple dollar store soap dispensers and they were kind of plain so I decided to upcycle them with stencils. I also had a couple recycled mason jars that I upcycled into soap dispensers.
Upcycle Soap Dispensers Video
Clean the dispenser
Here is one of the dollar store soap dispensers. In order to stencil it, I cleaned it with rubbing alcohol. This would remove all oil, dirt, and debris.
Put on your adhesive stencil
I applied my Folk Art adhesive stencil onto the soap dispenser. Make sure to press firmly so all edges are attached and air bubbles are done.
I used Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint in white onto the stencil with my stencil brush. To do this, I loaded the brush with paint, then used a paper plain and tapped the brush on it to off load as much paint as possible. Then I tapped the brush onto the dispenser until the stencil was coated. Make sure to read the back of your paint to make sure it is good for the surface you’re painting on.
Peel off stencil
Peel off your stencil as soon as you have the desired amount of paint. Many of these stencils are reusable, simply clean it and put it back onto it’s backing. Let it dry completely. It’s important to read the back of your paint for cure times before use.
Now onto the second dispenser…
Purchase pump kit online
I purchased my kit on Amazon and you can find them here – Mason Jar Dispenser Kit
They are really easy to put together following the directions. Put the straw into the pump, place through the hole on the lid, screw into place. You might need to trim the straw based on the size jar you’ll be using.
Put pump in recycled jar
Place the pump into your recycled jar. Super easy right?
Here are my 2 dollar store dispensers. I’ll be filling them with hand soap and hand sanitizer.
For the recycled jars I’m filling one with Castile soap and one with Avocado Oil. These are for my new chemical free skin care regiment after having breast cancer following my doctors advice. Castile Soap is amazing and great for so many things (skin care, house cleaning, laundry…) The avocado oil is a natural moisturizer.
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That’s a nifty idea to spruce up dollar store soap dispensers! I’m loving that decorative tile in your photo.
Thank you so much Allyson, oh and yes we redid our bathroom a few years back. We’re enjoying the update.
Oh I really like the glass ones
Thank you Molly, I’m obsessed with mason jars.
I had no idea that it was possible to turn a mason jar into a dispenser. Very cool!
Thank you so much Michelle, I have done so many of them for my home… love mason jars.
Catherine Sokolowski says
I love how your soap dispensers turned out and what a great idea! And who knew your could turn mason jars into dispensers! Thanks for sharing some more of your terrific ideas!
Thank you Catherine, I’m so glad you like the idea. Have a lovely week.
Kathy A says
Enjoyed your post. I water down my soap a bit so that it pumps easiers and lasts longer (started this when kids were young). Since “lockdown” I watered down my Bath &Body Vanilla Shower Gel so that I could enjoy it every time I wash my hands! I also love the foaming pumps which use VERY watered down soap!
Thank you for sharing Kathy, and I’m thrilled you enjoyed the post. You’re right… in some instances we use way more soap than we actually need 🙂
Clearissa Coward says
I love a good upcycle and these are the cutest. Thank you for sharing with #omhgww. Your post is socialized when buttons are provided.
Thank you Clearissa
Antionette Blake says
I love the Mason Jar Soap Dispenser. Castile Soap is always in our shower. #TrafficJamWeekend
Thank you Antionette, and thanks for sharing.
Great ways to take something plain and dress it up! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s.
Thank you so much Ann, it’s been fun to get projects done around the house.
Great finds and ideas as always! Featuring when my party opens up. We switched to Castile soap a couple of years ago and love it!
Thank you and thanks for sharing. I’m so glad you’re using it too and you love it!
Marilyn Lesniak says
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
Thank you so much Marilyn