Thursday, November 4, 2010

Picture this...

This is s very quick and easy project

While vacationing this Summer
I picked up a pair of cheap
salt and pepper shakers

with this idea in mind

I filled the 
shakers with
that I got on a bag at Walmart

I made these
photo holders out of wire 
bend horizonatlly- should be at least 6in
to wrap around 2 1/2 times

roll around a glue stick

cut the flat at different lengths
for different heights

insert in the shaker

apply photos!

I have even used 
soda bottles

which is great for teens

Could it be any easier?

Add a few photos
and what a fun holiday
house warming gift


  1. thank you for this great tutorial..

  2. That is the CUTEST idea! LOVE IT!

  3. So sweet Jo...thanks for the inspiration. Great idea if you have ODD salt/pepper shakers and don't want to throw them out. Also would work for place card holders for your tables...really cute if you use the mini shakers. Have a great week, fondly, Roberta

  4. What a cute idea. And I have tons of old salt and pepper shakers to chose from.

  5. Oh m goodness. I never would have thought of such a clever use for the salt and pepper shakers. Bravo! That's adorable.

  6. Found you on Be Different Act Normal... LOVE this idea! SO fun; thanks!

  7. I picked up an antique card holder a couple years ago. Yours looks every bit as good. Wish I had seen this first.

  8. Hi Jo! Oh, this is the cutest thing! I love it and think you're absolutely the smartest one.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. This is such a cute idea and it would make great place marker at a dinner party.

  10. this is such an easy and really cool (recycling) craft, I LOVE it

    THANK YOU for linking this up with us!!
    hope you'll be back again next Wednesday with more such wonderful tutorials!! I'm lookign forward to see more of your work!

    Have a happy creative day

  11. Saw your post on Polly Want a Crafter! Love this idea. I'm now a new follower.

  12. OK - how stinkin' cute is this?
    But just NOT as cute as the PUPPIES!!!!!!!!!!
    :) Karen

  13. Love them!! So cute ♥ I just did this with a lone shaker. Great minds! LOL

  14. A fun idea and a great way to display those schools pics.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  15. That is really cute. I think it is adorable. I just made a holder for vintage photo or post card. Will be posting soon on my blog and probably link up some where.
    Back to yours. Would be cute with vintage photos of family members in the kitchen or favorite recipes on recipe cards. Great gift idea. thanks

  16. Very cool idea! I love the soda bottle one best!


  17. Very cute and versatile

  18. I LOVE this idea, and have figured there was a way to make my own but didn't know how. Thanks for sharing!!

  19. It's genius!!!
    I have salt and pepper shaker phobia and this is perfect!!!!
    I love it!!!

  20. OMG, that is such a great idea with those salt and pepper shakers! I have a small collection and what a great way to display them as well as some photos!

    It's one of those "DUH" things.