Saturday, August 13, 2011
Patience and Determination
Terry, you can stop looking now! I fixed up a set of salt and pepper shakers from a couple of pint Mason jars I already had in my collection of goodies.
I was short on Patience, or I wouldn't have ordered the small set of salt and pepper shakers. Not only were they too small, but the price of the shakers and the postage was ridiculously high. However, I did have lots of Determination to find and assemble this set and finish the project for today's post.
One of the jars I used was a candle, and the other was on a bubble gum dispenser. I will definitely need to replace the one on the gum dispenser, but the candle has been around for years and was not one of my favorite collectibles. I can always reuse the wax for another project later.My older sister,Mary, of Nails in my Pocket ,suggested I use these type jars. I don't know why the thought of using them, had never crossed my mind,since I do have several of the old blue Mason Jars of all sizes and styles. Nevertheless, I took the glass from inside of the zinc tops, and scrubbed them up good, and put a rubber ring inside of both lids. Wallah! I have a large set of salt and pepper shakers. I am just waiting to see now,what Pop will have to say about them. I hope this set is large enough to suit him this time.