If you have a set of vintage salt and pepper shakers, you can use this DIY to turn them into some fantastic retro candle holders!
Hi guys! It’s Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life, and today I am back to share a fun kitschy little upcycled diy with you all!
Out of all the vintage things I collect, salt and pepper shakers seem to be the one thing that I tend to hoard more than anything else.
I love them and have them all over my house!
I have used them in projects before, but I have been wanting to try to make some candlestick holders for a while now. As it turns out, it is really pretty easy to do, and is also a lot of fun!
Check it out:
Here’s What You Need:
- Vintage Salt and Pepper Shakers ( ones with a nice flat space on top are the best)
- Wooden Candle Cups ( I bought mine at AC Moore)
- Craft Paints and Brushes
- Quick Grab Ceramic Glue
- Varnish (optional)
The first thing you need to do is clean your salt and pepper shakers and set them aside. Smooth out any bad spots on your candle cups with a little sandpaper if needed.
Paint your candle cups as you like them and set them aside to dry. Once dry you can seal them with some varnish or leave them as they are.
Once your candle cups are dry, you are ready to glue.
Dab a nice bit of glue onto the bottom of your candle cup.
Then carefully set the cup glue side down onto the top of your shaker.
Hold in place for a few minutes until the glue is sufficiently holding the cup.
Carefully straighten the cup if needed and set aside to dry. Do the same with your other shaker and candle cup and that’s it!
I absolutely love these candlesticks!
They actually make me want to eat at the table instead of the tv trays.
They are so simple to make and really quite easy. The only hard part is holding the cup in place while the glue sets, and that is really not bad at all.
I hope you all will give it a try sometime because I know you’ll love it too!
I’ll be back next week with more craftiness!
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