Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Salt Shakers to Vases

Gray winter days are bad for spirits but good for crafting!

Here is one of my latest "creations".....


It's begging for Spring blooms!


Here is how it began....


Except for the fact that it's a little banged up, it's actually really cute!  It just doesn't match my kitchen, and I don't need anymore S/P shakers!  But when I saw it, I thought it would be fun to play around with.

And, it was in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby!



I gave it a coat of milk chocolate paint, (a lot of) crackling medium, then white paint.  Then I filled it with craft moss.



I removed the tops for instant "vases."



And then I put them into the moss to finish it. 






Now I'm just waiting for the flowers to grow!




P.S. I'm linking this up to Sunday ShowcaseNifty Thrifty Tuesday and Saturday Nigh Special! To see what other parties I participate in, check my Blog Parties tab!



I'm also linking to a BRAND NEW party at The Charm of Home:





46 comments:

  1. What a cute craft. I keep hearing about this hobby lobby...we don't have one anywhere near here...but it sounds great. I am having a link party and the link opens up tonight at 8pm EST. I would love for you to come and join in the fun.

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  2. Kelly,
    I love your blog!
    This is just the cutest for flowers! I can just see spring and summer flowers in it. I can't wait to have some flowers growing in my yard!
    I adore Hobby Lobby ... I go at least once or twice a week :)
    Hugs,
    Donna
    I am your newest follower!

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  3. I love this idea! Very creative. I may have to visit my local Hobby Lobby. I'd love to have some little flowers around here. We're expecting 8 more inches of snow tonight - blah!

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  4. Cute idea....great job on the crackle finish!!!
    Sherry

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  5. I'm so glad you linked up this project. I just love it.

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  6. Cute project..I think I just saw this today at Hobby Lobby..great idea!

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  7. Don't you just love a deal! Cool idea thanks for sharing!

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  8. So clever! I'm going to hunt around for old salt shakers from now on! :)

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  9. That is so clever! You have such great ideas!

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  10. very sweet transformation. j'adore! merci for leaving such sweet compliments on my last blog post and for stopping in! I am happy to meet you and am now your newest follower!:)

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  11. How adorable is that? Love it white too:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  12. Wow, what an improvement! It looks so darling! We don't have Hobby Lobby around here but I sure wish we did!!!

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  13. That is so cute. I love Hobby Lobby too. Thank you for sharing this.
    ShawNa

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  14. You always come up with the cutest things. Love this!

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  15. Hello! I have enjoyed reading your blog and
    have chosen you to receive The versatile Blogger award. The instructions are on my blog. Please let me know if you accept! Thanks!

    Melanie
    www.youmadethat.blogspot.com

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  16. I LOVE it, Kelly! And very thrifty! I invite you to stop by my place!

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  17. gorgeous idea!
    lovely blog!
    rOsa

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  18. How darling! You've got to put some blooms in there soon. I bet it would look very cute!

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  19. Wonderful. This will look so great on the table or windowsill!

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  20. I love this! So original and darling!

    Brandy
    Gluesticks
    www.brandyscrafts.blogspot.com

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  21. Very clever! I never would've thought of doing something like this. I can just picture these little vases with colorful flowers in them...can't wait to see pictures in the Spring!
    :-)

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  22. I LOVE it this is so clever girl..I love peeps that think outside the box..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  23. Great idea and so creative of you to think of it. Hope your flowers have lovely blooms!

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  24. This is such a cute idea! I would have never thought of that!! you are very creative!

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  25. this is darling! i love it! just visiting from at the picket fence

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  26. You did a fantastic job with that! Great idea to put the chocolate paint under the white with the crackle medium. It will be so cute on a table with spring flowers. Thank you so much for joining me!
    Sherry

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  27. Oh how beautiful! I am visiting via the Valentine linky.
    I wanted to invite you to the two linky parties I am planning. The first will be on February 23~ High Tea Tablescapes. Details can be found on my Wednesday posts. There will be PRIZES!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  28. It's so cute. I love it. Spring blooms will be here soon, and I can't wait.

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  29. what a great idea! please come link this to our party over here: http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/project-party-weekend-heart-shaped-ice.html

    Have a great weekend!

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  30. I love using salt shakers like that as vases. I think they look really great.

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  31. So fabulous! I just love this and every time I see that someone got something from Hobby Lobby I go all green with envy! We don't have one here and it just isn't right. :-) Thanks so much for linking this wonderful project up to the party this week Kelly. You are really on a roll and doing some fantastic and beautiful things! :-)
    Vanessa

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  32. Visiting from The Shabby Nest. Great idea! Thanks for sharing. I'm your new follower.

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  33. Love your blog and this project...so cute!!

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  34. These are beautiful!! Love the project.

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  35. so sweet--will be perfect with flowers! Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  36. Love the transformation, great idea.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  37. This is so sweet and charming! Great transformation and it will be adorable with flowers! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  38. Such a great idea! I will be checking the thrift store for those shakers now!

    thanks for sharing at Fantastic Friday!

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  39. I've put together a round up of kitchen crafts on Craft Gossip today and included your project. :) You can see it here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-cool-kitchen-craft-ideas/

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  40. Hi I found you on Funky Junk Interiors and now I'm following you, great blog. I think you'll like mine too, stop by sometime!
    Susan
    homeroad.net

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  41. I love reusing things... and this one is just so good :)

    Saw your link on 'Homemaker on a Dime'. I am hosting my first Link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see ya at the party :)

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-one-party-time.html

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