Yup. This is, yet again, another mason jar craft tutorial. (Turns out I like crafting with mason jars) I know, I know…”again?!” They’re just so gosh darn resilient, accessible and most importantly, cheap. I can overlook almost anything being a bit too country style for my taste if it’s as ridiculously useful as mason jars are.
You may remember my Foaming Hand Soap Mason Jar Dispenser post and if you didn’t see mine in particular, I’m sure you’ve seen a million tutorials on Pinterest. That was four months ago and the foaming pump is still going strong. Boo plastics, yay glass!
It was that dispenser that got me thinking about my witch hazel one night. (Actually, it probably wasn’t “one night.” More likely, “one morning” since I’ve been staying up waaay too late watching Friday Night Lights and pretty much just rolling into bed. <tangent> And might I just add, I totally didn’t think I would like FNL since I’m not too familiar with small Texan towns nor do I particularly like football but seriously, it’s a fun enough show with decent writing and strong character development. You should watch it on Netflix.</tangent>)
Ok, so I got tired of having to open the top of my witch hazel container one morning and decided that I was either going to buy an easier bottle to pump it from or just stop washing my face. Hey, give me a break, when you’ve got two crazy kids to watch, feed, snuggle, strangle (Heh, just kidding on that last one. Kinda.), things have to be simplified or they just won’t get done. So this is what I came up with…
I’m not sure what you would really use one of these pumps for but I found it at a beauty supply store (Sally’s) so I’m thinking something pretty girly (which I, obviously, am not). I like that I just have to grab a cotton ball, press gently on the top, wash my face and then I’m ready for bed. Super easy for this super exhausted mom.
After spray painting the pump with hammered metal spray paint, all I had to do was cut out an appropriately sized hole for the pump tubing with tin snips. Spray the jar lids with spray paint and allow to dry.
When completely dry, insert pump in the hole on the lids and glue in place with a strong silicon glue and fill with any sort of toner you use. For me, it’s Witch Hazel. I was using Apple Cider Vinegar for a while there but got tired of my husband joking that it smelled like he was falling asleep with a salad. Very funny, Jim.
So there you have it. I’m a little ashamed to admit that a mason jar is largely responsible for me washing my face lately but hey, it is what it is. One of these days, when the boys are grown, I’ll have this long, drawn out nighttime routine that involves steam and rose petals but until then…