Friday, March 23, 2012

Welcome Fiskateers!

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.

1) To start mark off the middle of lid, using your drill make a hole in the lid, If you are using the antique style jars there will be a porcelain liner under the lid that will crack, remove those pieces when you are able.

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.

Speaking of prizes. You have an opportunity to win one here. Simply leave a comment here and you'll be entered to win your very own Fiskars "Seal of Approval" XL Squeeze punch. (As with all my giveaways if you are a follower I'll enter you twice! ) Sorry due to postage costs this is open to U.S. only. ***Comments are now closed for this giveaway. ***

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)

53 comments:

kellystar said...

BETSY--love your soap pump. I'm going to start collecting jars and pumps to make this a Brownie project! I love my Fiskars craft drill too. LOVE your tulips...you can tell that you are a little bit ahead of us "down south"...I have daffodils, but no tulips yet. Thanks for hopping this weekend!

Ladydoc said...

Thanks for being part of the HOP! Gotta love that drill. Cute fun project.

Laura C said...

Betsy! How come I've never followed your blog???? Oh man, I've been missing out. I love that soap pump!

Lyn Dwyer said...

what a fun project

xoxo
Lyn

Debby said...

great upcycling! i think this would be great for hand soap. what a conversation piece.

weze said...

I can't believe your tulips r up Betsy!! Lucky u! I have some thigns coming up but have no ideal what yet....my gardening mind is already making plans tho LOL!

Maya said...

Great projects! Love the blue tint of the jar - so pretty!

Gail said...

Great project! TFS!
Don't enter me in the draw!

melissac said...

Thanks for the invite to the hop!! I JUST love your project!! It is awesome!! I had no idea there was such a tool!! You are so talented!! Blessings and Hugs!!

Jessica said...

What a cute little project! I don't have a drill because I never thought I would use it. Well I can see I was wrong. Thanks for sharing
Hugs, Jessica#5319

Divinity said...

oh that is sooooooo cool!!! love that you included the tulip in the shot -- really get the "spring" going! :)thanks for the chance at winning a fiskars punch :)

Just a Simple Gal - Judy in Huntsville - AL said...

SO FUN!!! And you made it look so easy!!

mish said...

Great project!
Michelle
ScrapbookingSOS.blogspot.com

marla said...

Great project and wonderful way to use the drill. I am a blog folower and love your project. Thanks for sharing!!

Jean said...

How ! How cool is this!! I need that drill!

Jennifer Ashley DeGough said...

Absolutely love this.. I've wanted to create one for a long time but never thought about what drill I should use. Thanks for sharing! :)

Fiskateer #6361
asecretvintage.blogspot.com

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I pinned a photo of a jar just like this last week. Now I have another use for my drill.

Cindy deRosier said...

I LOVE this! I am a huge fan of the craft drill. It can do so many things. Don't enter me in your giveaway, as I already have the Seal of Approval punch - in fact, it's the tool I used for this very hop!

Lesa said...

Your pump jar is adorable! (not necessary to include me in your drawing--use my seal of approvals all the time, he he)

Anonymous said...

Great idea! Love the vintage feel of it! Beautiful tulips too!

Victoria's Place said...

I love this, I want to make one of those!

Vicky said...

FABulous project! I love the look of it too :) tfs...and now I'm a follower :)

silvia said...

Fabulous soap dispenser!! TFS your instructions~ I'll have to get out my craft drill and put it to use :)

I am a follower :)

Silvia
Fiskateers #8223

Tona said...

Such a great project! (Please don't include my name in the draw for the rak).

Suzi said...

Oh, no! I don't have a Fiskars Drill! Another toy I NEED! Thanks for sharing!
Suzi #5563

Sue in CT said...

That is great! (Love your flowers) I need to get my hands on that drill. I never see it in the store. I am a follower.

Groovy Deborah said...

Clever girl! Love this :)

Happy Spring, Deb♥

lizzie said...

oh my gosh this is an amazing project!!!!
I'm a new follower... yea you wow'd me THAT much! your blog is very awesome!!!

jackie 4124 said...

Love this idea. Saw it on Pinterst but didn't understand how it was made So easy.

TracyM #6773 said...

What a fun and practical project Betsy, thank you for sharing it and your tutorial :)

Great photo too - your tulips look so pretty!!!

Chris C said...

I adore your soap pump - if I had a stash of these jars I would definitely be making them - perhaps I will find some at the second hand shop.
Dont enter me - I live in New Zealand.
Thanks
Christine C #2264

TracyM #6773 said...

ooops - forgot to say that I am in Australia, so please don't include me in you prize draw :)

AmyJ said...

Wow. This is a great idea. I love antique things especially jars. Thank you for sharing the steps to do this. I am also following your blog now too.
Amy#8546

Debbie C said...

Great project...the drill is one tool I have not tried yet.

Patty Williams said...

You had me at the blue jar ! My tulips are just getting heads on them -- if the warm weather keeps up, I may have some in a few days. But I do have daffodils and hyacinths blooming!

Sue D said...

Great project--I have always wondered about making these and you made it seem so easy.
I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun project, appreciate the thorough how to! And thanks for the chance to win a prize!

Pamela Haskin said...

This is a great idea! Very clever and so cute. I may have to make some for gifts. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly Massman said...

Love your idea!!!!! So fun and yet practical!! Thanks for a chance to win something fun, too!

NanaBeth said...

Have drill,have jar-I can do this.I think it looks just perfect next to your gorgeous tulips.

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Betsy,

I love that you did an off-the-page craft! Gives me an idea for using my drill. I have only had a need to use it once and it wasn't even for anything crafty =( But, I love your idea and think jars like these would look a lot nicer than one plastic containers the soap came in that I keep refilling from what I buy at Costco!

No RAK for me, I am blessed to already have this punch in XL and L - it is one of my favorites and the first design of which I owned more than one size. I am sure another Fiskateer will be so glad to have it and wonder how they crafted without it when they win!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful tulips! I have a Fiskars drill that needs to be dusted off. Thanks for the unique project idea.
-Sylvia #5019

Laney said...

What a great tutorial! I have seen these everywhere on pinterest and wondered about the hole in the lid. Love that Seal of Approval punch.

christina #4635 said...

LOVE this idea!! I cannot wait to try it! Your flowers are lovely as well :o)

Sandy said...

I love this pump and am going to start looking for the perfect jar today! Thanks and yes, I am a follower and would love to win the Seal of Approval punch.

Courtney said...

This is such an awesome use of those vintage Bell Jars! I just can't seem to find any that are remotely reasonably priced. I guess I will try to dye the glass for the same effect! Going to check out your knitting post right now!

Tifany said...

Very fun project! I need to try this!

- Tifany #5942
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com

{I'm a follower.}

Elizabeth said...

I adore that soap pump!!!

Lisa Sarmiento said...

Awesome project, Love this idea. Thanks for sharing and being part of the Blog Hop.

Amyscats said...

I didn't know about the drill, so glad you did a project with it. And how cute is that soap pump!!!
Amyscats #8535

MamaBirdy said...

What a clever idea Betsy!
I'm going to be a new blog follower.

-Tanya #5407-

KellyG said...

So cool! I am a follower!

Emma said...

What a great idea ~ I love it (and I love your tulips too ~ my wedding flowers)