My salt & pepper shakers bit the dust a few months ago, and even after looking and looking, I couldn’t find anything I loved. The ones that I had had looked just like mason jars, and I really loved them, so I decided to make my own! Talk about EASY…this just might be the easiest project ever! It only took a few supplies and about 10 minutes to make the most adorable Mason Jar Salt & Pepper Shakers!
I seriously LOVE them. They look so cute on the table, both indoors and out. If you’re entertaining, and need several sets of shakers, these are perfect, since they’re so inexpensive, easy-to-make, and charming. Think how fun a set of these would be for a wedding gift!!
You need to use the smallest mason jars available, so they’ll be easy to hold and use. I used the 4 ounce jars, which only come in the quilted pattern (at least that I’ve been able to find). I would rather have the traditional jar pattern, but I needed the size, and they’re still darling! Since the jars are see-through, you can use the same pattern on each jar, but if you want to make them different, you can totally do that too!
-two 4 oz. mason jars
-chipboard, or cereal boxes
-tiny hole punch
1. Trace the flat mason jar lid onto a piece of chipboard or a cereal box, then cut it out. You’ll need two!
2. Use a tiny hole punch to punch a circle of holes in the chipboard–this will allow the salt & pepper to come out. I just put my hole punch on the circle as far as it would go, punched a hole, then moved it over a little bit, and punched again. I repeated this until I made a complete circle, making sure that my holes were spaced the same.
3. Fill your jars with salt & pepper, then replace the flat lid with the punched chipboard circle, and screw on the ring.
4. Tie a piece of jute around the ring, and you’re finished!
I told you it was easy!