Find a couple canning jars at the thrift store in two different sizes that would work as hand soap dispensers for the bathroom and kitchen. Choose a basic glossy white spray paint and spray it on the outside of the jars. Then take a nail and hammer it into the center of the jars' lids to start a hole. Use needle nose pliers to pull the tin back enough to fit the soap dispens...
"Mason jars show their versatility," an article in the Seattle Times, mentions many uses for canning jars. There is a reference to canning jars being used in times gone by as a mousetrap. There are instructions in the article for making a self-waterer for plants with a jar.
@leslie walther These are so amazing, I HAVE to share - I'm making them for a friend for one of her Bridal Shower Favors.. but they would make GREAT decor around your home, or for any wedding, etc. This website shows how to make them, and gives examples of what photos would appear BEST in the jar (colored, B, Sepia, etc.) Therefore, you can use whichever photo you think looks best!! Enjoy!!!