Salt and pepper shakers are an awesome DIY project because they’re an awesome blend of practical and decorative. You’ll actually use them at the dinner table at each meal, but it also looks pretty neat when you customize them so that look fancy or contribute to your decor scheme while they’re set out.
Check out this list of easy but stylish ways to customize a set of salt and pepper shakers just the way you like!
1. DIY Coke bottle shakers
Are you an avid Coca Cola fan with a collection of different bottles from different decades an countries? Choose two of your favourite unique looking bottles and transform them into salt and pepper shakers like
2. Gold leaf salt and pepper shakers
3. Revamped vintage horse salt and pepper shakers
Do you love the gold leaf detail idea but plain shakers aren’t quite exciting enough for your tastes? Take a trip to the nearest thrift shop and pick up the most exciting shakers you can find, then add the gold! We adore these wild horse shakers from
4. Misted polka dot glass shakers
5. Kinder Egg Minion shakers
Do your kids like Kinder Egg chocolates so much that their playroom is scattered with the little yellow capsules that the toys come in? Grab two of them and put them to good use by transforming them into Minion themed salt and pepper shakers, just like
6. Vintage sewing pattern photo shakers
7. Copper cylinder shakers
Were you hoping to make yourself a more industrial chic set of shakers to suit your very modern kitchen and dining area? This copper cylinder design by
8. Corked chemistry flask shakers
Are you completing a Bachelor of Science degree but you need some crafty projects to unwind with between study sessions? Make yourself a set of hilariously appropriate science themed salt and pepper shakers!
9. Painted and metallic pup shakers
10. DIY wooden shakers
11. Rustic mason jar shakers
12. Black and white mini jar shakers
Do you live alone or find that your family doesn’t go through salt and pepper very quickly? You might be able to make do with these mini shakers instead of very large ones! See how these adorable black and white ones were made on
13. Rounded, gold striped shakers
14. Folk art enamel shakers
15. Chalk paint shakers
Chalkboard paint makes everything more fun. It also makes it very easy for you to label which shaker has salt and which shaker has pepper so that no one gets mixed up! Alternatively, you can paint one fully and one only partially so that everyone can see which is which no matter what. Get the look from
Have you created other DIY salt and pepper shakers that you don’t see here? Tell us all about how you did them in the comments!