Making Ornaments from Seasoning Shakers

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I was recently challenged to making unique ornaments out of salt and pepper shakers.  I came up with a few fun ideas to share with you.  Side note, they’d make great gifts this holiday season and fun for kids to make too.

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This is my first shaker.

I started by pulling off the lid and putting fishing line through the holes so I’d have a way to hang it.

I then hot glued a little boy throwing a snowball figurine onto the bottom of the shaker.

I added fake snow balls to the bottom. I wanted to give the illusion that he was surrounded by the snowballs he was going to throw.

I added a small ornament of the famous red truck hauling a tree to the top of the ornament.

For my other matching shaker – I attached the string through the holes, added some Epsom salt to the bottom of the shaker, placed 3 mini pine cone ornaments into the jar on top of the Epsom salt. I hot glued a little twine around the lid, and topped it with a mini pine cone on the lid.

For my second set of shakers –

I hot glued a dab of glue onto some wax paper and placed a white bead on it. I then hot glued a total of 3 beads together to make a snowman.

I peeled the beads off the wax paper and now my snowman had a base. I drew a face on my snowman with permanent markers.

I placed Epsom salt in the shaker, and placed the snowman into the Epsom salt.

I added a couple confetti snowflakes on the bottom, and I hot glued a mini snowman hat onto the top. The hat was a clip meant to clip onto presents and such. I pulled off the clip before hot gluing it onto the lid. To hang it – I made a loop of fishing line, and I hot glued it onto the lid before hot gluing the hat onto the lid.

For my other shaker, I placed some Epsom salt onto the bottom of the shaker, hot glued some mini bulbs together and place them in the shaker. I hot glued on silver ribbon to the lid, and I painted the top of the lid with silver nail polish. I hot glued one more bulb to the top and tied fishing line through the bulb to hang it.

I turned this fake light bulb into a snow globe of sorts. I filled it with water, added 2 google eyes, 1 piece of orange ribbon cut like a triangle, and 5 mini pom poms. I added a label that said “melted snowman”.

I found this plastic snow globe at Dollar Tree, I brought it home, cut a photo into a circle shape, put it inside, added some buffalo snow to the base, screwed on the bottom, and hot glued silver ribbon to the base.

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  1. Stephanie says:

    Okay, these are absolutely adorable and they look like so much fun to make 🙂 You’re amazing, my friend 🙂

    Happy day to you. Hugs! Stephanie-The Enchanting Rose

    1. Thank you so much Stephanie, you are just so sweet my friend 🙂 Sending hugs back to you

  2. Suzie Olsen says:

    These are so cute!

  3. These are so cute! I actually have a box of the tall kind that I’ve been saving. Great ideas and inspiration.

    1. Thanks so much Linda and love that you have some you have been saving. Oh to get the creative juices flowing – hugs to you

  4. OMW Chas, I absolutely adore these ornaments of yours. Such a brilliant idea. Who ever challenged you to make these deserves a medal. So cool

    1. Thank you so much Michelle, you are just so sweet. Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. These are the cutest ornaments, ever, Chas! Each salt shaker is so unique! I bet you had lots of fun deciding how to decorate them!

    1. Thank you so very much Gail, it was so much fun to mix and match ideas. I didn’t even make all the ideas that came to mind. You are so kind. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. These are adorable! I don’t even think I could pick a favorite. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much Amy. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  7. These are all so cute! And so many different ideas, too! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. I’m going to include these in my Party Features next week 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Emily. Thanks for the feature and thanks for hosting a wonderful place for all of us to share our creations.

  8. What darling Christmas ornaments. I think that I may try making some with my granddaughters (or maybe I will just share the post with my daughter and she can make them with her daughters)!

    1. Thank you so much Amy, I really love that idea and what memories you’ll build!

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