Repurposed Salt & Pepper Angels
For these angels I’m working with a 5″ tall glass S&P set that I found at the thrift store for $1 last year. I attempted a project with them last Christmas, but abandoned it due to lack of time.
They still have some of the silver glitter inside them from that project, but that’s just fine.
To make the angels I also needed some vintage Christmas sheet music (thanks Donna), a couple of small ornaments, some Christmas beads, and a glue gun.
I outlined some angel wings on the sheet music using a craft butterfly as a guide.
I cut out 2 sets of wings in three sizes. To make the 2 smaller sizes I simply used the large outline as a guide and marked the smaller sizes inside that with a pencil.
I placed the three sets one of top of the other and stapled them together.
I filled the salt & pepper with the hot pink and white beading, and glued on the ornaments.
Then I glued on the wings.
For the white angel I used some pretty edging from my stash, and a silver key ring halo.
For the hot pink angel I used a couple of pieces of lace, and a brass washer for the halo.
And here they are together. If you look closely you can see the word angel on the back right wing of the hot pink angel. That was a happy accident.
You can also see the sparkle of the silver glitter mixed with the beading, and I think that adds a little extra something. I thought about adding glitter to the edges of the wings too, but I kinda love the sheet music au natural.
What do you think?
This is freakin brilliant! It amazes me what can be made with everyday items. Another use for your sheet music too!
They are so cute and adorable. Love the sheet music wings. Very Clever idea
not knowing how heavy they are, but they would make for darling ornaments for a kitchen Christmas tree
These are so precious and sweet! Your talent with recycling/upcycling vintage items into beautiful creations is amazing!
These are just adorable. Love the sheet music wings. Never knew salt and pepper shakers could be so cute.
Thanks so much Bev! I'm really enjoying working with sheet music these days, and there will be a few more projects to come this Christmas.
Those are just darling and a good bead-buster project too! You make me thrift for things I never thought I would!
Cuuute! And the different materials to use are endless! I'll bet you will use those un-utilized shaker tops in a different project…. wind chime base?
How do you think of this stuff? What a great idea! They are precious.
Wow Tuula! I'm amazed at your creativity! I really love your angels you made. They are perfect for Christmas. Have a wonderful day and Happy Thanksgiving!
Who knew?! Angels out of salt and pepper shakers–a truly inspired idea that worked so beautifully. Love the angels so much. Now I have something else to watch out for while thrifting 🙂
Thanks Diana! I love working with salt & peppers because the variety is really crazy, and they lend themselves to many repurpose craft projects.
How wonderfully ingenious!
Thanks so much Patti!
So cute and creative!
I collect angels for my Christmas decor. These are so cute – with the music wings. I knew you would be creative with the sheet music. I used S&P's in tomorrow's post. We may make the thing to do this
Your angels are darling, Tuula! I especially like their halos. 🙂
Thank you for bringing the S&P angels over to Make It Monday!
way too adorable and what a fantastically brilliant idea!
Tuula, these are such a cute idea. They turned out darling! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Totally cute! Love this…it’s so simple! Who would have thunk it? Angels out of S&P ornaments! The wings…so easy. I like the au-naturel look too.
Thanks Florence! I’m always looking for ways to make angels… I just love them.
This is so clever! You always have such great ideas!
Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Thanks very much Diane. Happy Holidays to you too! 🙂
I love your angels! So ingenious! Thanks for a great idea!