Make a vintage chic tassel from flea market salt shaker!
We see lone salt and pepper shakers at the flea market all the time. Why not turn one into a one-of-a-kind tassel like these we found at the Alameda Antique Fair?
Pink and Green Salt Shaker Tassel
Flea market salt or pepper shaker
3 glass beads
Satin ribbon, 1/4″ to 1/2″ wide, two colors
Embroidery floss, two colors
1. Cut three 12″ lengths of each color ribbon. Cut twelve 12″ lengths of each color embroidery floss.
2. Hold all the ribbons together and fold in half. Pinch the center. Cut a 12″ piece of wire with the wire cutters. Fold the wire in half and slide over the center of the ribbons and the floss. Twist the wire twice to secure.
3. Remove the bottom stopper of the shaker. Slide the ends of the folded wire up through the bottom of the shaker and out through one of the pouring holes near the center. Slide the three glass beads onto the wire and twist twice to secure.
4. Wrap the ends of the wire around a pencil to create a loop. Trim the ends with the wire cutters. Remove the pencil. Cut a piece of 6″ piece of ribbon and tie it through the loop. Cut a 12″ piece of ribbon and tie it around the top of the ribbons and secure with a knot.
Tassel Time: Tassels aren’t just for tiebacks. Tie a tassel onto the skeleton key in an armoire lock. Hang one on the knob of a French door. Or just hang one over the finial of a living room chair. So pretty!