Welcome to the 2012 Fiskateer Spring Blog Hop!
If you are coming here from Cortney # 8459 (and Shelly #8356)'s blog blog you are in the right place if not, you can go to Fiskateers and start from the beginning.
Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE Fiskateers! This fabulous crafting community has not only provided me with inspiration and friendships, but a voice into a company that creates some of my favorite tools! If you would like information on how you can become a Fiskateer click on the link above and then "join".
The project I'm sharing with you today is using one of my very favorite tools the Fiskars Craft Drill. I didn't know this baby existed until I read about it on the fiskateer blog several years back and once I got one, I started using it to drill everything! (Plus as an added bonus, use a screwdriver bit on it and saves you from using the power drill on many projects.)
I initially found this project on Pinterest the original poster was from The blissfully content life. She used a hammer and nail for the project, I thought using my Fiskars Craft Drill might be a bit easier.
Supplies needed: A mason jar-I love the look of the old ones and found a couple at a garage sale), A pump top-you can pick these up at a craft store for around a dollar or go green and recycle one from a shampoo bottle like I did, a rubber washer, hot glue gun, Fiskars craft drill and a drill bit to match the size of the tubing of your pump, scissors and a pair of pliers.
2) When your hole is made test to make sure the pump tube will fit. You might need to drill holes side by side for some of the pumps that have oblong shaped upper pieces for the pump mechanism. If needed you can use a pair of pliers to bend down to finish any rough edges.
3)Then measure the pump tubing against the jar and trim as necessary. Remember to trim the tubing at an angle, if the tubing is flat against the bottom of the jar the soap can't get into the pump.
4) When it's trimmed, remove the tubing from the lid and thread the rubber washer onto the pump making sure it's smaller than the outside of the pump housing, (you can trim it if necessary.) Thread the pump back into the lid and glue the pump into place using hot glue. I find it easier if you hold the pump upside-down by the tubing to glue.
5) When the glue is set you are ready to fill it and enjoy.
Like it?? (I couldn't resist getting my freshly bloomed tulips in the shot, I love spring!) This project really takes longer to explain than actually do and the end result is an adorable "vintage" soap dispenser!
I'm so glad you followed along the Fiskateer blog hop! Thanks for stopping by!
The next stop on the blog hop is Tracie #8436's blog. Be sure to stop by all of the blogs on the hop many are giving away sur-prizes and you wouldn't want to miss out.
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Also if you are a knitter be sure to read my post on Knitting where I'm giving away a great book from the "yarn girls" (giveaway open till April 1, 2012)