Tuesday, June 29, 2010

July 4th Salt n Pepper Shakers [Tutorial]

I got these cute little jars as favors at a wedding a month ago.

They're adorable.
It was love at first sight.

I decided that they'd make perfect salt and pepper shakers.
And with July 4th coming up, why not red, white, and blue?

I got together my supplies:

Took off the lids and painted the top of one red and the other blue:

Used red and blue sharpies to decorate the sides with fireworks:

And the backs with "July 4th":

Then [using a ridiculously small nail] I hammered holes in the top of each lid. . .

Like so:

Hot glued some lacy white frill along the edge:

And vola!

The most patriotic salt and pepper shaker you ever did see :]

Happy 4th of July!

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hiyaluv said...

haha! so cute! how did you come up with such a cute idea?!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Those are cute!!! Very creative repurposing. :) Thanks so much for the visit to my blog! :)

Nancy said...

Very cute! I really love it when people repurpose things. It's not that I'm so green (I am a little) but I just love seeing how creative people can get. Thanks for sharing!


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

Tara said...

Amanda, I just got the same tin for a favor at a wedding in June :) they had M&Ms inside with personalized text about the bride and groom. I never thought to do anything with them though! I wish I had saved some for you and you could have churned out some more :)