Friday, July 24, 2015

A fun repurposing project -- Salt & Pepper Angels from The Thrifty Rebel

Photo from The Thrifty Rebel
I've had this project pinned for some months now to my Crafting for Christmas Pinterest board.  This idea for Salt & Pepper Angels is from Tuula at The Thrifty Rebel and is so cute.  I love that it repurposes a number of different items.  Other people must like it too, because almost every day someone is repinning this.

As you can see, the base of each angel is a salt or pepper shaker minus its shaker top.  Each is filled with beads with a touch of glitter.  The wings are butterfly shapes cut from old sheet music -- in this case, Christmas carols.

If you don't have any sheet music, or none that you wish to cut up, check out this link for: Printable Christmas Music Papers.  Here's a sample:
Photo from Knick of Time
Back to the angels -- the heads are tiny Christmas balls and the halos repurposed objects like jump rings or washers.  Bits and pieces of trim form the collars and arms. 

I think that I have everything I need to make some of these.  My salt and pepper shakers are more on the square side, but I think they will still be cute even though not as graceful a shape as these.  You could make these now and have them ready for Christmas!


  1. Awww, these are very cute!

  2. Thanks, Vicki! Wish I could take credit for the idea, but that goes to Tuula at The Thrifty Rebel. I do hope to make some of these, though, and glass salt & pepper shakers can be bought at the dollar store if you don't have any used ones around.

  3. Anonymous2:31 PM

    Those are great! I might check our dollar stores to see if I can find some taller salt/pepper shakers - and you know I will probably fill mine with glitter instead of beads!


  4. Les, I am glad you like them!!! Yes, by all means fill with glitter -- or, you could find some really glittery beads. I think the designer mentioned that there was still some glitter left in her S & P shakers from a previous project, so there's glitter in there!

  5. Very cute, will also have to try to find the tall ones----I only see small square fatter ones.

  6. I love printable music sheets. So many things you can do with it.

  7. So true. I thought these would be just perfect for this project. I have vintage sheet music in my stash, but no Christmas sheet music.

  8. Cute! Now I need to go print out some christmas music sheets

  9. Me too, Luludou! In fact, I think I will do that right now before I forget!


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