Tonights project was finding a place to put the kids toothpaste and tooth brushes in their bathroom. They don’t have a medicine cabinet or drawers. They end up all over the place or glued to the counter with toothpaste. I had seen pictures of painted Mason Jars for a bathroom set and thought that might be an easy fix. I had no idea how easy.
First, I went through all my extra canning jars in the basement and found 5 matching ones and a few lids.
I am a little paint crazy. I look for the OOPS cans at the hardware store for $5 or less. I have quite the paint collection going 🙂
I set the jars upside down on a paper towel and painted the outsides. After the paint was dry I gave them a very light sanding to add age and sprayed them with a satin clear coat.
Then I was on the hunt through the house looking for a soap pump that I could use. I found this, almost empty, hand sanitizer bottle. Perfect!
I put a lid on the jar I was going to use for the soap and nailed a hole in the center. I used a 1″ drill bit to make a larger hole for the pump to sit in. I measured the part of the pump where the spring is and it was 1 1/4″.
Once I had my 1″ hole cut out, I made little slits all the way around it with a knife. Then used needle nose plyers to bend the metal down into the jar.
The pump fit perfectly in the hole and was not coming out. To make it a water proof fit I used hot glue around the bottom.
I filled the jar 1/4″ of the way with hand soap and the rest with water. It works great!!
Trying to decide if I should put the metal rings on the top of the open jars? hmmm…
The other 2 were for cotton balls and qutips.
I think that whole project took me maybe an hour. The soap pump was so much easier than I was expecting. I almost bought a jar soap pump the other day for $15. Doing it myself cost $0, yay!
I am very happy with the way they turned out.
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Needles & Nails