“Giant Soap Pump”

Maybe it’s not GIANT but it’s big.  Way bigger than the dinky little bottles that you get at the store.  How we go through so much soap in this house, I just cannot explain.  One of my pet peeves is having to refill the soap dispenser.  I just loathe having to do it.  So why don’t I just buy new bottles of soap so I don’t have to refill those damn things?  Because I’m cheap.  So the only way to solve this problem is to have a much larger bottle that’ll hold the soap and that I like to look at.  That’s what’s it’s all about after all, right?

A few years ago, I bought about a dozen glass jars with lids from the Hobby Lobby and they held candy and flour and the like for a long time.  As time has gone on, things have changed and so have the purposes of those glass jars.  Some just sit around empty, with no purpose.  The newest purpose for this particular jar is to take a little bit of my petty loathing away  until I have to fill the soap again but at least now it won’t be in a week.

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What you need:

  • Large glass jar with lid to hold soap – I found mine at the Hobby Lobby
  • Pump If I had to buy, I’d get these because of the length of the tube can be adjusted
  • Adhesive
  • Silicone
  • Sticky Grippers
  • Drill
  • Drill bits – working up to 3/8″ <— that’s as large as I have

I took it one step further – maybe too far – and threw a little vinyl lettering on there too to label it.  Hand Soap.  So that there’s no confusion on what it is. hehe.  If you want to do that, you’ll also need:

The pump I used is from an old soap dispenser.  Start by drilling a hole in the center of your lid (which is where you’ll be doing the majority of your work).   Use a small bit first then work your way up to a size that your pump will fit through.  I went all the way up to a 3/8″ bit.  Then I had to use wire cutters (my lid is pretty thin) to cut it open just little bit wider.  My pump fits nice and snug in the hole.  Because the lid is metal – please wear safety glasses.

Work your way into the lid making sure to have the opening large enough to fit the pump.

Then I used  some E6000 adhesive to secure the pump onto the lid.

Secure the pump to the lid with adhesive.

Once the adhesive has cured, squeeze the silicone around both the top side and underside of the pump. Smooth the topside out, I used my finger.  Use whatever you are comfortable with.

Silicone around the top side of the pump.

Put the sticky grippers on the bottom so it doesn’t slide all around.  I use the sticky grippers (not it’s technical name) on EVERYTHING.  Now, that’s it. . .


if you’re normal.  But I like to go a little overboard most of the time.  So I went ahead and got on the Cricut and Cricut Design Space, typed up a simple font and decided to label the pump, HAND SOAP.

For Hand Soap.

Now that’s it!


I’ll make another one of these for dish washing liquid, for sure.  Then I’ll probably make a little modern rustic tray for the two of them to live in together WITH sticky grippers on the bottom of it.  When I do, I will be sure to share it!

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