I’m one of those people that puts salt & pepper on anything in sight. Have you ever put pepper on your fries? It’s amaaaayzing. Really. You gotta try it. Anyway, I’ve been wanting to make a set of salt & pepper shakers for a while and I wanted them to be big enough that I wouldn’t have to refill them every week! Some of those sets are so teeny tiny that they hold, like, three shakes and then they’re empty! Yeah, no. So when I spotted these adorable little 6oz. mason jars I knew how I’d make some that would hold enough salt and pepper to douse all the potatoes in Idaho. Done & done!
Want to make some? Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 6oz mason jars and lids
- “S” and “P” letter stickers or vinyl letters
- 2″ circles of scrapbook paper (I used a 2″ punch)
- Mod Podge
- paint (I used chalk paint because I had some around but regular acrylic craft paint would work too!)
- foam paint brush
- hammer & nail
- rough sand paper
- painter’s tape or masking tape
STEP ONE: Tape off top of jar and apply letter stickers. Paint over entire jars with paint. I applied two coats of paint, allowing them to dry completely between coats.
STEP TWO: Remove letter stickers and painter’s tape and distress jars (if desired) with rough sandpaper. If you’re worried about the paint chipping off more later, you can spray jars with a protective clear coat to seal them. Be careful not to get any spray on the inside of the jars where your salt & pepper will be.
I think these would be so cute in any color you would like! I decided to keep them neutral so I could embellish them a little with twine and orange berries at Thanksgiving or red baker’s twine wrapped around the lid for Valentine’s Day or whatever I can dream up!
This was a super easy project that took about an hour start to finish. I love a good mason jar craft and I love how my new salt & pepper shakers turned out! Now I need to make some fries.