Salt Shaker Ornaments


Okay, technically this is not a mason jar project.  But little salt shakers from the Dollar Store are almost like mini mason jars …


if you stretch your imagination.



I created these shabby chic creations for the amazing Kerryanne at The Shabby Art Boutique.   For her 2013 Simply Shabbilicious holiday magazine.  Which is truly amazing.  Filled with such shabby-delicious inspiration for the holidays …


and which you must check out.  Now.  Just click here …


Here’s the tutorial …




This sweet little project is not only easy to do, but it’s low cost as well.



The salt shakers, Epsom salt, and bleach were all found at the dollar store. Bottle brush trees, dye, and glitter came from the craft store.


Start by removing the white base and cutting the trees down a bit.




Then into the bleach they go. Full strength. For about half an hour or so.




Until they’re bleached white.




Oh, and don’t worry about the faux snow. That comes off in the bleach too.


Once completely dry, dissolve about a teaspoon of dye in water. And drop in the trees. Let sit for about an hour or so …


… or until the desired color is achieved.


Modeling clay was used to make new bases.




Then left to dry overnight on a piece of plastic wrap.




Spray with glitter spray. And if that’s not enough glitter, douse with more.




For the top, thread a ribbon through the salt shaker holes.




And knot.




Place the trees in the bottom of the salt shakers. Add Epsom salt snow. And maybe a bit more glitter too.




All that’s left is to top them off.



Now they’re ready for the tree.




Oh so shabby.




And fabulous.




P.S.  If you’re looking to score some free cash for the holidays, I have a giveaway going on over at my Mason Jar Crafts Love Facebook page.  We’re giving away cash prizes of $500, $250, and $125.  Just imagine all the mason jars you can buy with that!!! Ha! Visit my Mason Jar Crafts Love Facebook page to enter.  Just click here …



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  1. This is the cutest idea! Love it!

  2. I’m in love with these! They are so cute. A good tutorial too I believe I can make them.

  3. I really don’t need more holiday ideas right now, but these are SO CUTE! Filing away for next year.

  4. Fantabulous! I grabbed my phone so quick, I hit my head (and I have a landline, not a dinky cell phone!)! I absotively love these! I love the old, simple “Diner” style shakers, and these are the perfect size! Hmmm…could use trimmed photos inside….or a lump of coal….or those neat mini Scooby Doo Santas that have been stashed away forever! Oh, the places I’ll go! Fantabulous! Thank You. Blessings to You and Yours, Susie, Port Huron, Michigan

  5. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get three e-mails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove people from that service?
    Bless you!

    • I don’t know how to “unclick” you. I think I have to just delete your message altogether. Do you remember which blog post it was that you first left the comment on? Was it this one?

  6. I love these and I’m making them, thank you for the inspiration. I found the salt shakers at WalMart, and a two-pack was $1.24, so I splurged and spent the extra 24 cents! Hah. I’m going to leave my trees green, and I think I’ll cover the inside of the lid with felt — I have visions of little hands playing with the “glitter shakers.”


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