November 14, 2015

DIY Vintage Shaker Place Card Holders

Thanksgiving, she is a comin', and if you're hosting a big get together you may be thinking about an original way to display place cards at your table setting. How about vintage salt and pepper shaker place card holders?!

I noticed an abundance of these shakers at estate sales and thrift stores and have been looking for a project for them. Here's how you can make them too! You could also use these to display photos or small art!

What you'll need:
- salt and pepper shakers
- needle nose pliers 
- wire

1) Clean the shakers.

2) Cut a length of wire about as long as your arm, about 2-2.5 feet.

3) Find the middle of the length and rap it around your finger three time each way to keep the remaining lengthens the same size. Pull the circle of wire you've just created off your finger.

4) Keep the wire circle about 1-1.5 inches above the top of the shaker, start wrapping the remaining lengthens of wire around the head of the shaker. One going one way and one going the other. 

5) When you get to the end of a length, find the nearest wire leading up to the wire circle and wrap it around the base. I like to curl the end up with my pliers.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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