Step 1: Supplies
I am not fortunate enough to have the wonderful stuff on hand. I visualize the salt that my sister had when I visited her a couple of years ago. It was a course brown salt and the flavor was heavenly.
Step 2: Tools
1 Permanent red marker optional
1 Red (small tipped paint) optional some type of paint to paint small letters
1 Paper towel or napkin
1 Newspaper to protect surface you are working on
1 Shallow container to hold the bottles secure
1 Plastic bag for filler
1 Damp wash cloth
1 Stamping block and letters optional
Hair spray for mistakes with the permanent marker
Q tip for corrections
1 Small funnel or folded paper to fill the containers
I am sure there are permanent paints available but I decided to use this paint so it could be removed later.
Step 3: Prepare Bottles
Remove the lid.
Remove the plug using the needle; it works great!
Step 4: Making the Holes
Hold the needle under the flame to get it hot enough to melt the plastic.
Stick the needle into the lid and make holes all the way around the lid to make the shaker.
You may decide not to punch the holes and just use the plug for the shaker part.
Step 5: Paint Lettering Using the Stamp Method
Place a plastic bag in the shallow dish.
Place one of the bottles facing you into the bowl.
Kind of wiggle it to snuggle it into the bag to firm it up.
Place an S stamp on the stamping board.
Using the tip of the red paint fill in the letter S.
Mark center on the bottle with the red marker.
Center the stamping block over the bottle.
Remove the stamp.
Wash the stamp.
Repeat the above process using the letter P for the pepper shaker.
You may want to use the tip of the red paint to add more color to the letter S.
You may paint the lines using the tip of the paint or leave it plain.
Adding art work would make it unique.
Or you can use the red marker and paint it.
These would look cute embellished with just about anything.
Using the paint is a little more difficult, a steady hand and patience is the key for success.
Step 6: Fill Bottles
I did not have a funnel small enough to use so I folded paper into a cone shape.
Then filled the bottles filling the salt shaker first.
Step 7: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts
I love the idea because the bottles are normally re-cycled or thrown away and giving them away as a gift will help draw attention to re-using items that can be made into something very pretty.
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