Thursday, March 1, 2012

DIY Soap Pump Conversion

First you will need a REALLY sharp knife AND BE CAREFUL!!
I cut around the ENTIRE cork to "loosen" the top from the bottom.

You will have about 5-6 slices going down.

At this point you can now cut or pull the top part of the cork from the bottom part.
TIP: drill a hole in one side, not going through the other end. Then turn your cork around and drill THROUGH. I found that this helped with making "strait center" hole. The first time I did this it went out the side wall at the end.
Gradually move your bit around to make a LARGE may need to do this a few times to get it tight enough without ripping the cork open.

Then slide your pump down into the cork and push it all the way to the top of the pump.

And as for some other bottles...the pumps just screw on!

A Jager and mini Smirnoff bottle.

And this was a custom order that I did....I LOVE the idea's I get from customers. I'm doing another set right now for "soap" and "lotion"

You can find the pumps in this post HERE.
Linking To:

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special


  1. Wow these are so clever and cute! I pinning on Pinterest.

  2. What a fantastic idea! I have a wine bottle that I would love to do this for my dish soap. I'm saving this in my bookmarks. Thank you for sharing this idea at my link party!

  3. Oh I LOVE them! I've been looking for an unusual vintage type soap dispenser, so of your link immediately caught my eye! Thank you so much for sharing this idea with us at Inspiration Friday.


  4. Hi, I'm Simona, italian woman. It's very good idea.
    Thank you for that.

  5. This is a great idea. How did you get the origianl labels off the bottles?

  6. I love this idea, but where do you get the pumps from? I have a few bottles in mind for this craft, but I have no idea where to get pumps that size.

    1. AND, what size pumps do you purchase?

    2. I get mine from One Dream Design. They all fit from his site.

  7. I used a normal pump from a shampoo bottle and it worked fine.

  8. I love your idea of this DIY Soap Pump Conversion,how could you think out this great idea?Thank you for sharing this DIY tutorial


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