My wife was throwing these bottles out, so I got this dumb idea.
Novelty soap dispensers.
OK....you gotta STOP!!!! I may never throw out another bottle......LOVE the "extra Virgin" !!!! just finished a bottle of "Head "country" BBQ sauce.....shampoo!!!! LOL
Yeah, Kanuallc, extra virgins are hard to find these days, I lucked out 57 years ago.
OH No I melt all my bottles ... ill have to save some from the kiln now ...
ifantail, can you say that with a straight face and all these people ignore that comment? LOL
what do you do to the lids that they have the dispenser lid on them?
SoFla, I drill a hole in the bottle cap just large enough to accommodate the pump, the rest is kind'a tricky, I sort thru my flat washer collection for a very thin one that is just a little smaller than the pump extension, i cut a a bunch of 1/8th. long inch slits on the inside of the washer, this allows me to force the washer over the extension after I push the pump thru the bottle cap. Clear as mud? Kanuallc makes these also, maybe he can come up with a simpler idea.
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washer goes between the original lid and pump, or under the original lid as a means to hold pump in place?
Yes, the pump thru the hole in the cap & the washer up from the bottom to hold the pump firmly to the cap.
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good idea for the washer....I assume you mean rubber? so far...since pumps are so easy to come by...I only drill the holes very slightly smaller...."grease" the tube, and force it thru.
and just for the record...."he" is "she" !!!! LMAO
I've used steel & brass, rubber won't work very well, I like Kanuallc's idea better.
If you want to 'cheat' you can buy pumps that have corks or rubber stoppers and just stuff them into the bottle.
I'm making some ceramic soap dispensers and just got some from this site. The are pretty cheap (less than $1 each). http://www.baileypottery.com/misc/pumpstoppers.htm
You can possible get them cheaper elsewhere or at a local craft store, I was ordering something else and just tagged them on to my order.
@ ItsMeChrissy ~ Thanks for sharing the site link for the dispenser stoppers. I just clicked onto it and saw the stoppers you mentioned. I like the pricing as it's really cheap. I even found that they have a stopper for an 'ice tea' jug. I have an 'ice tea' jug that has a tendency to drip from the "faucet" area when full. Maybe I'll order one of these and see if it stops the drip. I've seen dispensers at a few craft stores & they're not as cheap as this site you shared. Thanks again!
@ItsMeChrissy ~~ I didn't know you had left another comment, I'm just now seeing it. I clicked onto it to check it out. It's like another 'candy store' for crafters. I'm sure there would be something there that would be interesting to use. Thanks again!