I like to think of myself as one of those people that sees some amazing display at a store like Anthropologie, thinking- as we all do- "Wow, I could so make that.", and then goes home and actually makes it. That doesn't happen as much as I'd like it to. However, my creative fires were lit during a recent trip. Those adorable little salt shakers recycled into sweet little Christmas shakers they are currently selling? Whoever created them did brilliantly creative job, I just couldn't afford to buy a dozen of them, as I would have liked.
Let's take the proverbial handmade by the hands, shall we?
These are a bit smaller, but the idea that I actually came home and made them is making me so very happy. About 5 minutes each once I'd gathered the supplies.
I found a set of lovely salt shakers with screw tops on etsy, but these are available at thrift stores. The tiny trees may be trickier to find, but they are out there. (The seller I found mine thru doesn't seem to have anymore, but do an etsy search for miniature tree.)
Other than that, I used Martha Stewart coarse white glitter, some tape for the inside of the top, a bit of craft glue, that was it. Make sure the inside of the salt shaker is clean, then dab a bit of glue on the bottom of the tree, stick it inside the shaker, and use a pencil or knitting needle to move it how you want it. Put some tape on the inside of the top to prevent the glitter from spilling out. I poured enough glitter inside to cover the wooden base of the tree, and that's it.
Disclaimer- While I did not choose to buy the lovely little Christmas shakers they had for sale and make my own instead, I did in fact buy 4 other beautiful things, spent too much money, brought them home, plopped them on Peter's office chair, with a sticky note reading "Santa should give me these".