DIY Hand Pump Lid for Mason Jars

May 3, 2017 12 Comments

I’ve been wanting to try this do-it-yourself Mason Jar hand pump lid since it was popular… three years ago… but I’m just now getting around to it. 😉 Now that I’ve done it, I’m not sure why I waited so long. It took me all of ten minutes and now I have a cute way to store some of my diy natural products that require hand pumps.

Just so you know, if you are not the diy type, but love the look, you can purchase the lid/pump topper on Amazon for pretty cheap. (While you are at it, make sure you check out all the other cool accessories and hacks that go along with mason jars.)

Since I knew the exact purpose I was going to use for this project I went ahead and purchased labels. I found some repositional chalkboard labels that work great if the container needs washing. And instead of using chalk with these labels, I used a white paint pen to do the lettering (avoiding any potential chalk smudging).

 

DIY Mason Jar Pump

Materials Needed:

  • Mason Jar with two piece lid
  • Hand pump from another bottle (I used an old Burts-Bees bottle pump because I was using a 16oz jar. If you are using a pint sized jar you can use pumps from hand soaps, sanitizers, or things of that nature.)
  • Permanant marker
  • Hammer and poking tool (I used a  nail punch)
  • Pliers
  • Superglue
  • Spray paint (optional)
  • Labels (optional)

Directions:

  1. Take your marker and place a little x in the middle of your mason jar lid. Secure the lid to the jar.
  2. Use your hammer and nail punch to make a hole. (the hole does not have to be perfect, just big enough to set the pump piece in so it sits nicely on top.
  3. Remove the lid from the jar. With the Pliers, secure the sharp edges to the under-part of the lid.
  4. Spray paint the lid.
  5. Trim the pump straw if it is too long. (You want it sitting very close to the bottom of the jar, but not touching.)
  6. Insert the pump and superglue it to the top of the lid (give it a little time to dry).

…and Voila!

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    rhythminlife

    May 3, 2017

    I am easily intimidated by tools; a total opposite of my groom. This one sounds appealing. Thanks for sharing ❤

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      inspirethemom

      May 3, 2017

      I’m not super tool-handy either, but this one wasn’t too bad. lol. 🙂

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    Lisa's Everyday Life

    May 3, 2017

    Love this – Iam going to do some.

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      inspirethemom

      May 3, 2017

      Awesome! Let me know how your’s turn out! 🙂

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    Alisa

    May 3, 2017

    What a great idea! I do love a great diy project, but honestly don’t have a ton of time to do them. This looks like a quick and easy project I can do with my girls. Thanks for sharing! 😉

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      inspirethemom

      May 3, 2017

      yes, its super easy:)

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    Terrigirl2017

    May 3, 2017

    Wonderfully done Jessica! You are a natural with tools. I hope to do the Mason jar challenge some day! Need some time though. The garage was spring cleaned and the kids wardrobes changed to Spring /summer. How are you? Have a great evening, huggs Dear, Terri.💗

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      inspirethemom

      May 4, 2017

      oh nice! Sounds productive! We’ve been working on our garage too, but its a big job. 😉 Its an absolutely beautiful spring evening here! Hope yours is just as lovely! <3

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        Terrigirl2017

        May 4, 2017

        Hi Jessica, the garage has a lot of bikes, buggys, strollers and toy tractors to place! It is pretty nice this evening , yesterday was a little nicer and more sun but I wont complain. Enjoy your night Dear, Huggs, Terri.

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          inspirethemom

          May 4, 2017

          Yes! Glad its been nice! Good Night! <3

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    fatfridaysblog

    May 5, 2017

    Very cool!

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    Dianna Donnely

    May 7, 2017

    I love this!

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