I've looked at this Vintage-y Glass Pump every time I went to Target, but at $13 dollars I never put it in my cart. I walked away thinking how pretty it was but I could buy baby girl a pair of shoes or a new outfit for that money. Yes, I know $13 is pretty cheap but I guess I'm really really cheap thrifty. So I went looking through my cabinets to see what I could come up with. And here she is:
I picked this mason jar up at an antiques fair last summer for a few bucks. Atlas is the name of a family company so I was drawn to it right away. It's held everything from fresh flowers to rubber bands, so I thought I would make something out of it that I could look at everyday.
Here's how I did it: (being a new craft blogger I completely forgot to take pictures...actually I wasn't patient enough to get the camera, I wanted it done right then :)
Step 1: Since this thing will be seeing a lot of moisture I put a fresh coat of high gloss black spray paint on the lid to make clean up easy.
Step 2: Drill a hole in the center of the lid starting the hole on the top side. I found out that my lid had a glass bottom that shattered but it wasn't a big deal. If you're safer then me you might want some safety goggles on. I used a 1/4 inch drill bit but depending on the pump you could go bigger.
Step 3: Insert the pump. I used a pump from a plastic soap dispenser I had lying around. I'm going to replace it with a longer one when I find it though. * You could use some Gorilla Glue and glue it in from the underside but I found it's already a pretty tight fit without the glue and stays in place.
Step 4: Fill 'er up and brag to your hubby about how you used a power tool unsupervised :)
I made two, this one and one for baby girl's bathroom. Hers has pink soap which turned out really cute. You could use spaghetti jars or other random glass jugs too...I save all my spaghetti sauce jars and clean them out and use them as vases.
Hope you try it out!