Mason Jar Soap Dispenser {DIY}

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Today I want to share with you a simple DIY project and the story of a messy sink transformed.

I spend a lot of time in my kitchen and it shows. I love the idea of having a photo ready kitchen to bake, prep meals, and cook for my family in but meal, after meal, after meal, things get messy.

REALLY messy.

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This was my sink…*insert blushing emoji face*. It wasn’t just like this for a day either. It sometimes looks like this for days on end. It’s a beautiful sink but so hard to keep clean, unless you have the right tools. For years I had been buying bargain brands and let’s just face the truth, they  weren’t doing the job the way it needed to be done. I didn’t want to scrub the sink for 30 minutes, so I just didn’t… unless company was coming over that is.

But this, this is how my sink has looked for over a week now. My five-year old daughter was so surprised. She was completely convinced that we got an entirely new sink *more blushing*. Today I am here to out myself, and offer some help to others who might be in a similar place. 

The number one kitchen cleaning tip that I have is to find sponges that can do the job well and for me that is the Scotch-Brite™ Brand. They have the right tools for every surface. Once I had the proper tools, doing the dirty work wasn’t so bad. 

To really tackle this job I needed a Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge. These sponges clean tough messes 50% faster, work well in and outside of the home and stand up to the tough jobs. In the past it seems like my sponge was falling apart before the job was even done, not Scotch Brite® .

I also found using the proper cleaner to get the job done was important too. For a white sink dishwasher liquid detergent works well. It helps to bleach the surface as you scrub removing coffee and food stains. I simply wet the sink with warm water, put some detergent in it, scrubbed for a minute, let it sit for about five minutes then came back to rinse and scrub again. A job that used to take me 30 minutes now took me less than 10.

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On a recent shopping trip to Target I stocked up on Scotch Brite® products. 

  • Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges for tough jobs, green is heavy duty great for: pots, pans, oven racks, grill racks, tools, tires, and sinks
  • Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Sponges for the delicate jobs, blue is non-scratch great for: non-stick cookware, counter tops, cook tops, tubs, shower tile, windows, and dishes
  • Scotch-Brite® Heavy Duty Soap Dispensing Dishwand (Green). This has been the key to keeping my sink clean. It’s heavy duty scrubbing surface has made it so much easier. After I wash the dishes, I wash the sink too.

Save now on Scotch-Brite® Scrub Sponges at Target with this Cartwheel offer!

Once the sink mess was under control, not only did I not mind doing the dishes as much, I also wanted to make the area look prettier too.

Supplies needed:

  • 1 pint-sized mason jar.
  • 1 lid & ring
  • 1 soap pump dispenser ( I recycled mine from a dispenser we were no longer using)
  • 1 large bottle of dish-soap
  • Caulk or some sort of sealant
  • A drill


  1. Locate the center of the jar lid and drill a hole to the appropriate size to fit your soap pump. 
  2. Insert the pump, and caulk around the underside to secure the pump to the lid allow to sit in empty jar until dry about 12 hours. 
  3. Fill with dish soap, sit the pump on, and tighten ring. 

Ball-Soap-Jar-DIYNeed more inspiration to help you tackle the big messes in your house? Take a look here

So now it’s your turn to fess up.
What’s the dirtiest part of your kitchen?

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  • Jessica

    I love this. Such a fun idea and it looks so nice. Great idea!

    • Thanks Jess. It makes me smile every time I see it.

  • I love scotch brite stuff!! Such a great idea, Beth. You are so handy!

  • Meghan Flinn

    Love this! Ad we really are campaign buddies huh?!? We are huge fans of Scotch-Brite sponges and now you have motivated me to tackle the sink! I love the top of using liquid detergent! Will that work on a stainless steel sink too?

    • Yes ma’am! I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. It is at least worth a shot I say! You obviously don’t need the bleaching but it is a great cleaner in general.

  • Can you just make me a soap dispenser and send it my way?? I was so excited for this DIY then you threw caulk and a drill at me.. as if, Beth. You know I’m the muscle of the fam 😉

    • Te hehe he! It really was SO easy friend.

  • I love those sponges too – I use them in Paul’s shower, where he has a constant soap scum ring. Nothing else gets it clean like a Scotch Brite sponge! And now my comment sounds like a commercial. 🙂 But it’s true! 🙂

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

    • It is SO true. Those sponges work WAY better than any cheaper ones I have tried. For example usually my shredder eats them, not with Scotch Brite!

  • Kitchen sinks absolutely gross me out. It’s my least favorite kitchen area to clean….well, also the oven, the microwave, the counter tops, the floors…basically I don’t like cleaning ANY of the kitchen. But, I’m all about making a mess in it! 😉
    I’ll definitely check these sponges out. Thanks for sharing. I love your DIY project, too! Cute, cute!

    • Baha ha! YES! Someday I’ll cook and my kids can clean? Does that work? A mom can wish at least. Thank you!

  • Courtney Patterson

    Hands down the kitchen floor is the dirtiest but I’d say the sink runs a very close second. This jar is too cute. Putting it on my DIY wish list.

    • Oh…. You know what I didn’t even think about the floor. My tile isn a marbled brown that hides A LOT! The top of my stove can get pretty rough too. Thank you!

  • Well if this isn’t the cutest stinking thing!! I love a good mason jar and this is just adorable!!

  • oh my goodness, that mason jar soap dispenser is so cute! Such a good idea! And those are the sponges we use, all day everyday 🙂

    • They really are the best sponges ever. I am not sure why I ever switched to cheaper ones. I am definitely sticking with Scotch Brite from now on. Thanks friend.

  • That soap pump is so cute and your sink looks great! Love me some Scotch Brite songes, too!! [client]

    • Thank you so much. Doing dishes is SO much better thanks to Scotch Brite and my now clean sink.

  • Such a cute soap dispenser!

  • Such a great dispenser! Love it. 🙂

    • Thanks Danielle. It makes me smile every time I look at it!

  • That is so cute AND easy to make! It ould save so much money too on refills. P.S. Scotch Brite is pretty much my best friend in the kitchen 🙂

    • Amen, amen. Nothing get things clean like Scotch Brite, thank you!

  • chall1018

    Love love love those! I’ve been wanting to make these for a while now, but just haven’t found the time. Thanks for sharing the steps you took to make yours! They came out fantastic.

    PS – I have that floral towel and love it.

    • Isn’t that towel the prettiest?! I want ALL of them. Friend this project is so easy. You could do it in less than 30 minutes. maybe when things slow down a bit.

  • You make the soap dispenser look so simple! I love it!

  • Heather Bramlett

    Love this post! I have a white sink and it always LOOKS dirty!! Going to buy scotch-brite today!!

    • Yes, please do! I hope the tips help you Heather!

  • Sinks are always gross, aren’t they? We have a black granite sink, and you would think that hides messes, but it is prone to this strange yellow haze. Ew. Thanks so much for sharing your tips and tutorial at the #happynowlinkup!

    • They are SO gross. I can’t decide which would be easier to keep clean. Your black sink or my white one, lol!