DIY the Cutest Mason Jar Dispensers

6 Materials
1 Hour

If you have a small cold and are looking for the finer details to cheer you up while under the weather, this DIY is just the trick! Take a mason jar and totally transform it to create an amazing dispenser for your tissues or wipes. You can get creative with your colors and design to fit your aesthetic. If you are in need of a fun and easy DIY, my tutorial is exactly what you’ve been looking for! To learn the ins and outs of this awesome project, follow my simple, step-by-step guide, and get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Mason Jars
  • Multi-surface paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Packing tape
  • Cardboard
  • Pencil
Mason jar tissue dispenser
Paint the jar

To get started on this awesome DIY, I started painting the inside of the jar using a fan brush. It’s important to use a paint that will stick to the glass which is why I made sure I had picked multi-surface paint. I used one color per jar but feel free to get creative with your colors and designs! 

Cut out the letters
Add a label

While waiting for the paint to dry I printed labels for the jars. An awesome tip is to print the labels to the width of packing tape so that they are super easy and neat to stick on the jar. I cut out the letters of my labels as neatly as I could. 

Mason jar wipe dispenser

Once I had my letters cut out I laid them down with the spacing I wanted on my jar. I made sure there was no fluff or debris for the tape to pick up around the letters. I then used my tape to pick up the letters. Once all the letters were on the tape, I turned the piece over and just pressed down on any areas that might not have been properly stuck to the piece of packing tape. 

Stick on the label

Next, I laid down my jar and lined up where I wanted the label to go. Once I had the perfect position, I stuck on the label. This jar was looking so super cute! 

Remove air bubbles

To make sure my dispenser would have the perfect finish, I used a credit card to push out any air bubbles that may have formed underneath the label. 

Trace the lid
Make the dispenser lid

To create the dispenser aspect of the jar, I traced the lid onto a piece of cardboard. It’s important to use a stiff material so that the shape holds while being flexible enough to actually dispense. If you don’t have thin cardboard, felt material works well too! Once I had traced the lid, I cut it out. 

DIY mason jar dispenser

I used my scissors to poke a hole in the center and cut an X shape to act as the perfect dispenser. If you want to decorate this piece as well you totally can! 

Put on the lid

I removed the tin piece from the lid and replaced it with my cardboard. I then put the lid on the mason jar and couldn’t believe how amazing the dispenser looked! 

Add the tissues
Add the tissues or wipes

The final step was to add my tissues to the jar. I opened up a full box of tissues and removed them, keeping all the tissues lined up. I then placed them, inside the jar, making sure one was already sticking out. I put my lid back on and pulled a little bit of the top tissue through the dispenser. I repeated the same step with my wipes. I then did a test to make sure my new dispensers worked and I was so excited to see that they absolutely did! 

How to make a mason jar dispenser

I am so obsessed with these gorgeous dispensers! What other design elements would you add to this project? Let me know in the comments below! 

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  • Mary Mary on Nov 17, 2020

    Would the wipes be ok In a painted inside surface? Seems they wouldn't be sterile and safe especially for baby And glass not in diaper bag, heavens!

  • MaryBeth MaryBeth on Nov 18, 2020

    I’m thinking the wet wipes would eventually take off the paint on the inside of the jar. And wouldn’t they dry out not having a sealed lid? Why not just decorate the original packaging the wipes came in? Then they remain sterile and you can seal the lid.

  • Dodie Dodie on Nov 22, 2020

    How do you put the tissues in the jar so you can pull them out one at a time? Do you fold them in half?

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  • Bonnie Hamrick Bonnie Hamrick on Nov 18, 2021

    Dear Welcome to the Woods, you did a great job. Very cute & creative!

  • Pat Pat on Nov 17, 2022

    I love the idea of the wipes and would like to suggest a plastic lid from a butter container to cut out so the wipes won't ruin it. I also like the comment of painting the outside of the jar for the wipes. More sanitary.