Friday, December 7, 2012

Salt Shaker Christmas Ornament



I've seen a few of these upcycled salt shakers on Pinterest and decided to make a Christmas tree ornament out of one.  I started with inexpensive glass shakers from a restaurant supply-type store -- 6 for about 8.00.  To age the stainless top, I sprayed with gold paint, sanded, and repeated the process.  I sealed it with spray varnish. I glued a filigree piece with a vintage button on top and threaded a cord through the holes.  I trimmed it with rhinestones and a piece of vintage seam binding.  The words and emblem on the front are a rub-on.  I plan to make more for gifts.  It's surprisingly quick and easy for all its elegance.

9 comments:

lynne said...

Hi Laura
This is a dream!
Wishes and thank you for your sweet words at my Blog.
I hope life is being kind to you and you are finding plenty of creative time.
Lynne

Becky Hampson said...

I love this. Very cute.

Magnolia Cottage said...

Fabulous Christmas ornament. Love the bling! Wishing you all the best in the New Year.
hugs,
Lisa

Jann Olson said...

Hi Laura, my friends and I made 20 of these for party favors. They turned out cute, but I love how vintage yours looks. We glittered out tops. Some with wite and others aqua. I especially loved the aqua. Really fun how you made it into an ornament!
Hugs,
Jann

marie said...

Very pretty! I've made similar little jars before...but none as pretty as these!! LOVE the vintage feel and the bling!

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Very, very cool!

Patty Antle said...

This is a great idea! Love it!

Aimee at Refresh-Renew... said...

This is so cute you need to repost with others you've done! I want to do this...

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