Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Salt Shaker photo or place tag holders by Cassandra Midkiff

I’ve seen this idea a few times and have always wanted to add my own “sparkle” to it. I found two vintage glass salt and pepper shakers at my local thrift store. I like items that have some wear and tear to them; I think it adds to their charm.


To begin I took the cap off and rubbed some Designer Dries Clear Adhesive around the edge of it. I then placed it directly into my Apricot Vintage Glass Glitter and rolled on the sparkle, I love the texture and quality of these glitters. I set it aside to dry and began to work on the body of the salt shaker. 


I took a small amount of diluted adhesive and added it to the inside of my shaker I put my finger over the top and swirled it around. Next I took about half a teaspoon of my Ultrafine Transparent glitter in Urchin and added it to the inside and also swirled it around until it was coated.

While that was drying I went through some of my vintage rhinestone jewelry to find a piece that would work as a frame if you don’t have any rhinestone jewelry try using a shell, flower, metal finding or making a frame out of glitter. Once I found my perfect piece I used Beacon 527 glue to attach it since it is metal to glass.  Again I set it aside to dry and went back to my lid.

I had some jewelry wire lying around so I am not sure the gauge. It is thick enough to stay in place but easy enough to bend with pliers. I twisted it around in a circle twice leaving a “slot” where my photo can go and then attached it to my shaker lid. I can tell this is something I will have to practice on more. I decided the silver was too shiny for my vintage inspired piece and painted it white with an acrylic paint. I didn’t seal the paint and don’t mind if it gets chippy I think it will add to it.


I then went back to the body of the shaker where I had glued my rhinestone frame. I use words from vintage poetry books often so I had some already pre-cut you could always print out your words if that isn’t convenient for you. I placed some of my DDC adhesive inside the rhinestone frame and added my word then took some more Apricot Vintage Glass Glitter and sprinkled it on top.


I rubbed some DDC adhesive all over the top of my shaker lid and sprinkled some Confections Dazzlers on top.


When that was dry I put it all together and viola a charming piece to give as a gift, adorn your home with or as an addition to a party as place holders.

4 comments:

  1. Love your itdea!!! Thank You for sharing!!!

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  2. love this project!.....I will have to keep my eye out now for some old shakers at the thrift stores!

    Great idea!!!!

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