This is a super easy, and quick craft that you can do from the comfort of your bed! (It can take about an hour and 1/2 from start to finish without something to dry the paint) You can choose whatever colors you like for your paint and flowers, so it’s completely customizable, and my version was extremely budget friendly! (I bought my supplies at Dollar Tree, and Dollar General (other than the paint). My 11 year old even helped me out a lot on this craft! She loves to craft with mom. Below, find all the instructions, and pictures of the how to on how to make this adorable vase! I hope you love it as much as I did! Let me know if you have any questions at all! (I was inspired by a Pinterest post)
- First be sure to cover your work area with something where you aren’t worried about getting paint on it. (I use postage paper from Dollar Tree taped to my lap desk)
- Gather all your supplies: I will link where to find everything online below, but I found my things in local stores for cheaper. I got 2 sets of glass salt and pepper shakers (a total of 4) at Dollar Tree for $1.00 per set. I got the butter dish (you can use the glass kind, or the plastic kind) from Dollar Tree for $1.00. I got the cream and blue flowers for $3.00 per set at Dollar General, but only used 1/2 of each bunch. I already had the twine, but I bought it at Dollar General a while back for $1.00. I used chalk paint that I purchased at Hobby Lobby for 1/2 price @ $4.50 a jar. I used a sanding block I purchased at Dollar Tree for $1.00.
- I started by sanding 3 of the shakers (that’s all my butter dish would hold, some butter dishes hold more. You might want to check to see how many yours will hold, also, you won’t need the silver tops to them), then I sanded my butter dish, to make sure the paint holds to the glass and plastic better. Then wipe it off with a wet wipe, or spray with alcohol and wipe down with a paper towel to get the bits off.
- Then I painted the shakers, and the butter dish 2 coats of ivory chalk paint. (If you use anything other than chalk paint, or spray paint it might not adhere) Be sure to let the paint dry completely between painting the coats. (I use a heat gun to speed up the process, but that’s not necessary at all)
- Then I hot glued the twine around each of the shakers at the top. Not at the VERY top, but right after where the twist part at the top stops for the silver shaker part. (if that makes sense…)
- Then I took really small wooden beads (and just hot glued them on the bottom side of where my dish would be sitting on the counter, so it would be more of a “pedestal” look)
- Then I hot glued the butter dish (upside down to hold the salt and pepper shakers) as far back to the “bottom part” as possible and as centered as possible. Then I hot glued each of the shakers down as best as I could into the butter dish to keep them steady, without using a huge amount of glue. I made a simple jute bow on front, and hot glued that to the center front.
- I clipped 2-3 stems of flower per shaker and just sat it in. You can change it out with the seasons! SO adorable!!! Love it!
- Salt and Pepper shakers (You need 3-4 shakers) – I bought mine at Dollar Tree- Two for $1.00, but you can also find them on Restaurant Equipment Solutions for $0.81 (I don’t know how much shipping is)
- Butter Dish – I bought mine at Dollar Tree – $1.00, but you can also find them on Ebay for $4.85 (If you look for your own, make sure it doesn’t have anything on the very top, or it won’t be able to sit flat)
- Artificial Flowers (I used 1/2 of both bunches that I had) – I bought mine at Dollar General $3.00 a bunch, but you can also find them at Wal-Mart for $5.99 and various other prices
- Twine – I got mine at Dollar General for $1.00 for small packs of it, but you can buy it on Amazon for $3.90
- Chalk Paint – I bought mine at Hobby Lobby (my color is Whisper, but feel free to use any color) $8.99 (But be sure to buy it when it’s 1/2 off, or use a 40% off coupon)
- Wooden beads – I bought mine on Amazon in many different sizes for different crafts, but you can get fewer for a cheaper price, if you look – $13.99
- Various other crafting supplies such as glue gun, scissors, sanding block and I also used a heat gun that I purchased online at Amazon.