Showing posts with label country crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label country crafts. Show all posts

Aug 21, 2015

Mason Jar Soap Dispeners


I made some of these Mason Jar Soap Dispensers a few years ago, but in a different style, for my craft booth.
These I made in 2013 with cute homespun and wooden stars & rusty bells.

 And still today, they are great sellers.
I guess mainly because of the cool, Mason jars. They are just so country and cute, everyone seems to love them. I know I sure do.

Here is the basics of how I made these and what you may need.
-Ball Jars
-Soap Pump Dispenser 
(I bought the pre-made plastic ones with hand soap already in them, just toss the plastic container.) 
-Screwdriver and Hammer
-E-6000 Glue

This is the $1.00 Silk brand soap bottle I bought so I could get the foaming pump for one of them.
In the pic below, I'd already punched a whole and put the pump in the mason lid though.
Here is where I needed a screwdriver to start the hole.
I made sure to lay it outside right on top of a crack between the boards,
so that when it went through, it would hit the crack.
 A drill would have worked, but I didn't have one handy and my husband was at work.
But the screwdriver, hammer and pliers did the job.
 After the first couple punches.
 And then I started using the pliers to pinch it away and make the hole bigger.
 It really only took about 4 or 5 minutes. The lid metal peals back pretty easily.
And then after I got the hole the right size, (remember, this one above is for a foaming pump which is a lot bigger than the regular ones,) I needed to glue it in place.
 Place the glue on the plastic and let it get all over the metal lid too.
I needed to use a very strong holding glue, so I went with the E-6000 from Walmart. The only
thing with that glue is that it needs to sit and cure for around 24 hours. So glue it and get on to other crafts for a bit.

And here it is from the front.
OH, POINT OF INTEREST!
Notice my lids and rims are almost black. That is because I bought some Rustoleum spray paint and previously sprayed them a Rubbed Bronze color.

I just didn't like the shiny gold, regular rims for these jars.
 They are a deeper, metallic, rubbed color in person. Way prettier than this pic looks.

Then just fill up the jar, after letting that dry for 24 hours,
 and stick the metal ring on to hold it in place.
And you are done.
 And here that one is:

I finished it off with jut twine and a grungy tag I previously made.

And then for the red one, I used one of those pre-made lids especially made for Ball jars.
Here is how it looks.
Here is the lid out of the pack. I got it at a Burkes Outlet store for a little over $2.00, but it wouldn't be cost worthy to buy lots of these for that price. So I will stick to making my own like above.
I just had to pick a cute color for the soap, my kitchen is red, so  I found some $1.00 Apple Crisp shampoo and used that.

Just fill and stick it together.
 And that is all for that one!





Notice this soap looks watery. It's because it is the foam dispenser pump.
A very cute Mason Jar craft to do!
I am keeping one of the red ones for my kitchen!

See ya'll next time!
~Lisa

Aug 28, 2012

Primitive COUNTRY Easter Eggs


Here's some country eggs I made that would be great to display at Easter or anytime throughout the year.

They started out as plain ole' plastic crafting eggs.  I order them in huge bags like this.

Here they are out of the bag:

They are just plain, lightweight, plastic eggs. They do not come apart like Easter eggs do.  But if you have them on hand, I'm sure they will work fine too.

These take a little more time than I thought they would, but in the end they are so worth it. 
You basically have to handle each one, and paint them, one side at a time.
Some I used the crackle effect with Elmers glue to give them a different look. So that was extra messy.

Some I wrapped in twine or fabric and hot glued buttons on them.

They look awesome in an old bowl or crock, displayed in a kitchen or dinning room also.

Some are hand painted by me, then dipped in a smell good, waxy country mixture of cinnamon and the others are fabric wrapped (which takes a bit of time.)








These have became a  best seller in my Booth #555. Since I first posted this article, I have had to increase their price slightly from $1.49 to $2.49. I figured after the time I spent one on one with each egg it was worth it. lol. Still a bargain, I think. 

Update: 
Please check out my  Primitive Grungy Easter Egg Theme

See ya'll next time,
~Lisa