Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Re-purposing Salt Tubs Week 2


 When I started looking online for inspiration for using up salt tubs I didn't find all that many ideas. If I found anything at all it was generally the idea to make a pen/pencil holder. But one idea that I did run across - just a little sentence with no pictures- was the idea to make a butterfly from the pouring spout of the salt tub. That didn't sound overly useful but it sounded a little fun, and pretty easy so I decided to give it a try.




First I pulled out a couple of the spouts and made them fairly flat.
Then I cut one a little bit to try to improve the shape and then I hot glued them together. Next step was to take a piece of copper wire and twist it into the antennae shape. I glued that on and then added buttons down the middle.


 Then I decided to add some more colorful buttons and some small beads for the open spots.
I decided it would make a cute magnet and so I added some magnets to the back.

 It was a very quick little project and rather fun too.

Do you have any ideas for using salt tubs?

6 comments:

MollyBea Williams said...

Hey Abbi, I've seen this idea before. It seems like it could be useful.

http://citygirlfarming.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/salt-lid.jpg?w=640&h=754

Lea said...

Brilliant!

I love it! I have a salt tub that's almost done and I may just have to make one of these from the spout....

Thanks for sharing,
Lea

Abbi said...

MollyBea, I do think that looks neat and could be nice to do for some things.

Abbi said...

Lea, I hope you have fun with it!

Bev Carter said...

What a clever idea. So cute.
Bev

JES said...

That was a fun little project. I also read that you can cut the top of the salt tub to the dimensions of a canning jar lid and use the pour spout for items stored in a canning jar. Hope this makes sense! And thanks for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays Abbi :)

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