Flower Vases From Salt & Pepper Shakers

Take your mason jar painting skills down a notch and create these small & sweet vases from salt and pepper shakers found at the Dollar Tree!
For this project, you'll need a set of glass salt & pepper shakers from the Dollar Tree, black chalkboard paint (spray or brush-on...either will work), acrylic paint (I used Americana's Sea Glass), paint brush, sand paper, hot glue gun & accents (ribbon, paper flowers, etc.).
I removed the lids and applied a coat of black chalkboard paint. Once this was dry, they were painted with a coat of acrylic paint in the shade of Sea Glass. A little more dry time followed by roughing up the edges with sand paper and you have yourself some adorable miniature vases! Ribbon and paper flowers were glued on for fun and some wildflowers were picked for the finishing touch.
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  • Msc5845739 Msc5845739 on May 04, 2016
    I tried this but used enamel acrylic. Waiting dry time out to sand. Will sanding take the brush marks out? I used small coke bottles.

  • Dawn Benson Welch Dawn Benson Welch on Mar 05, 2020

    How long is drying time for chalk paint on these glass salt and pepper shakers?


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  • Joanie Joanie on Dec 30, 2018

    I like the colors....the green and peach go great together!!

  • Tonna Tonna on Jun 14, 2020

    How pretty! I love the look...thank you for sharing...😊 Tonna Chavez Ott