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salt shaker snow globes

December 12, 2014

Salt Shaker Snow Globes pleasure in simple things blog

With the current bottle and jar love I have going on for my holiday décor, this post should not surprise you!

Remember a few years ago when Anthropologie carried salt shakers with little trees in them?  Many crafters were inspired by this cute idea and I saw a number of versions created soon after the little beauties hit the Anthro stores.

Salt Shaker Snow Globes pleasure in simple things blog

I didn’t hop on that bandwagon and create a batch of salt shaker inspired items back then. That changed recently when I inherited quite an extensive salt shaker collection…(don’t ask – that interesting story is for another post!)

So, now in possession of so many salt shakers, I was prompted to create some salt shaker ‘snow globes’ and I am sharing some of my creations on Friday field trip today.  (Okay, so technically they are not snow globes since I haven’t added water.)

Salt Shaker Snow Globes pleasure in simple things blog

And, because of my preference for neutrals, I made my salt shaker snow globes with natural bottle brush trees.  I just added a little ‘snow’ and a tree to make a wonderful little favor or piece of holiday décor. (My recent inheritance gives me enough salt shakers to fill a mantle a couple of times over!)

Salt shakers are easily found at thrift stores or can be purchased very inexpensively at restaurant supply stores. Cute, aren’t they?

Salt Shaker Snow Globe with snowflake  pleasure in simple things blog

The best thing about them is that each creator can add a personal touch by choosing a favorite tree and ribbon or embellishment. For example, in one of my creations, I hung a little snowflake from a piece of thread. The variations are obviously endless!  Create something that matches your decor.  The stainless tops to the shakers can easily be spray painted with an oiled bronze or rusty look finish if that is your preference…or, spray in a glossy red or green!  You can also tie on a rusty jingle bell or other favorite item around the top of the shaker.  Or, glue a little ornament to the tree like I did with the Santa ornament my friend Phyllis gave me below. ;)  Group a bunch together and add some lights for a wonderful glow! :)

Salt Shaker Snow Globes and light pleasure in simple things blog

I hope I inspired you to create some salt shaker snow globes that coordinate with your individual taste and décor.  You don’t even have to ‘hold the salt’ – you can use it for the ‘snow!’

santa salt shaker snow globe pleasure in simple things blog

Thanks so much for stopping by. Remember to take pleasure in simple things, Jackie

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Category: diy, holiday, inspiration | Tags: , , , | 10 comments

  • Catherine says:

    Aw, sweet, Jackie! Cute and easy project – had not realized that these were at Anthro. Love your neutrals with the pretty white trees. Catherine

    • jackie says:

      Anthro had some a couple/few years back…a little green tree with a round ornament attached to the bottom inside a salt shaker…more along the lines of the last one that I made (but they didn’t have a santa ornament – just a solid color silver ball). But they definitely got me thinking lol! Thanks for the kind words! :) xo

  • BB says:

    Got me thinking re: next year….with lots of time to work on it!

  • Heather Grow says:

    These are so cute. I love how you can tell a little story in the tiny salt shakers.

  • Linda says:

    Jackie, these are the CUTEST things I’ve ever seen!!! Featured you this week, too. Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas. Linda

  • JP says:

    I just love miniatures and every time I see these I fall in love….yours are adorable!