This has to be the quickest and simplest DIY I’ve ever done. In fact, calling it a DIY seems a bit of a stretch really. I wanted to upgrade the bathroom hand soap from the plastic dispenser you buy it in, to a nice ceramic one. I’ve been looking for ages though, and not found one I liked.
Yesterday in The Range I came across this cute little glass bottle with cork stopper for only £1.49.
I’d had vague ideas of making a dispenser from a small port bottle I’ve been keeping for something, but the neck was too small for a pump, but this would be perfect. I also bought a generic handsoap for £1 which came with a silver pump.
At home, I soaked the cork in hot water for ten minutes so it wouldn’t crumble, and then asked Ste to help me drill a hole through it. In actual fact, the cork was so soft, he didn’t need the actual drill, he just used the drill bit to screw down through the cork. I probably could have done it myself, but he likes to be involved!
We used a drill bit just a little smaller than the pump stem, so it had to be squeezed on tightly. I waited until the cork was dry and put a layer of superglue around the inside of the hole, then pushed the pump down through it. Once the glue was dry, I filled the dispenser with soap, wedged the cork in, and voilà!
A cute bespoke soap dispenser for the huge sum of £2.49 and five minutes’ work. The kind of DIYs I absolutely love!
I’m linking this post up with some great parties – go have a look!
- Frugal Crafty Blog Hop at Making it in the Mountains
- Monday Funday at Uncommon Designs
- Nifty Thrifty Sunday at Nifty Thrifty Things
- DIY Sunday Showcase at The Interior Frugalista
- Brag About It at VMG206
This project was featured on the DIY Sunday Showcase 52, chosen by Jen @ Pinkwhen. Thanks Jen!