Just last night I thought to myself “I don’t think I’m really challenging myself enough with project.” Well, I spoke too soon as I found myself quite frustrated trying to figure out to fashion myself a set of salt and pepper shakers today. It seemed easy enough but the actual logistics weren’t really working the way I thought they would and I was having a hard time figuring out how to make my vision become tangible.
So I went for a walk. And what did I see on my walk? A recycling bin. And with that, inspiration struck and I decided that I would make “recycling bin” salt and pepper shakers. After a quick brainstorming session ( a digging through my craft supplies to find a pair of mini-corks) I began construction with polymer clay and within a few minutes I had a nice set of shakers that were ready for the oven! Once they baked for 30 minutes, I painted the recycling logo on them, sprayed them with a sealant and put the corks in the bottoms and *bam* done. If you can’t see in the photo, you pour the S&P out of the little opening in the lid of the can.
Materials: Polymer clay, mini-cork, paint
Time: 1 hour