Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers

10 July

Do you ever look at something and immediately see something else?


That happened to me recently with some salt and pepper shakers that I found at the thrift store.


They were a set but both missing the lids and when I looked at them I saw something completely different than salt and pepper shakers!


I worked on my vision between projects on our fixer-upper house and I'm ready to share, I'll be curious to hear if you saw what I saw πŸ˜‰


Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers


Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers

So what do you see? Before you scroll, figure out what you see... are they still just salt and pepper shakers? 


Or do you see something else? Maybe a tiny vase? Yes, I saw that too... anything else?


Ok, now scroll down to see what I saw, and then let me know in the comments what your vision was.


Actually, the first thing I thought of when I saw these shakers was my grandma because I have her set of dishes that match these. These are candlewick glassware and they were made by Imperial Glass Corporation, in business from 1904 to 1984. The design was inspired by the embroidery technique known as candle-wicking, read more about these dishes here.


These were just .49 cents each so I couldn't pass them by.


Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers

The base of these reminded me of Cindy Lou Who!!


Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers

The Grinch is my all-time favorite Christmas Cartoon πŸ˜€ but I did not make Cindy Lou, I don't know why... next time I find these I'll make her! Here is what came to life with one of those shakers...


Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers

Isn't she cute?! Now let me show you how I made her... then there's another little surprise with what I made with the other shaker at the end so keep reading!


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Supplies I used:

First, I taped off the whole little jar except the bottom balls and painted it with Krylon Satin Ballet Slipper spray paint.

Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers

Then I filled the jar with pink beads for a little fun 😊


Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers

I made her head from oven-bake clay.


Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers

I just rolled out three little balls, one large from flesh-tone clay and two small from brown. It looks a little funny before painting in her hair... kind of like a panda bear! πŸ˜†


Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers

Once the head was baked, I painted in the rest of her hair to match her Princess Leia buns!


Her arms are made of vintage pipe cleaners!


Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers


I used a dab of E6000 glue at the back of her neck to attach the pipe cleaner arms.

Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers


Then, I added a sweet little face... little pink cheeks, eyes, and heart-shaped lips 😘

Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers

I used some vintage lace trim for her dress. This lace had the tiny little flower details on both sides but I trimmed them off one side of the piece I used for the neckline and used them for buttons.


Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers


Then I gave her some little hands to hold a sunny yellow flower!


Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers


She also got a little lacey flower in her hair. I sealed her painted parts with a clear sealer to protect them.


Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers

Now for the little surprise... I thought she needed a friend 😁


Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers

He is made exactly the same but I used red beads inside, and little boy details like blue rick-rack, tiny little buttons, and a bow tie.


Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers

Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers

Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers


Please let me know in the comments what you think and what your vision was when you saw the lidless salt and pepper shakers.


Repurposed Salt and Pepper Shakers


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  1. How adorable and creative! Love 'em!

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  2. How stink'n ADORABLE are these! I saw little animal creatures but your idea is so much cuter.

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    1. Thanks Marie! I would love to see animals too!

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  3. I like the way your brain works--she is just so darn cute! Now I REALLY want to see Cindy Lou Who! Please! Soon!

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    1. Thanks Vikki! I am on the hunt for another salt or pepper like this!

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