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Chalky Paint – Salt & Pepper Shaker Vases

Chalky paint is great for glass. These Dollar Tree salt & pepper shakers have been painted with chalk paint for glass and turned into vases.

I love these simple projects for home decor. I kept the colors for this project very neutral so I could add seasonal flowers or greenery and dress them up with twine or ribbon.

This is another one of my favorite spray paints from Rustoleum. It is the Chalked paint in gray and I use it quite a bit. This paint is definitely one you will use over and over again.

If you love painting and making glass crafts and gifts you will love it here.

Finished chalky paint project.  Mini vases made from Dollar Tree salt & pepper shakers

Chalky Paint – Salt & Pepper Shaker Vases

These are all Dollar Tree products and I love that just by adding some chalky paint to the glass. It transforms them from salt and pepper shakers to cute mini vases.

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Spray Chalk Painted Glass Video

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You can set the wood box aside. I thought it was perfect just the way it was.

So for this project. I only worked on the glass salt and pepper shakers. I added the chalky paint, distressed the chalk paint and called it a day!

Step 1: Prepare your salt and pepper shakers

The first step is to clean the surface of your salt and pepper shakers. You can use nail polish remover and a cotton ball or you can simply wash them with warm water and soap.

Make sure they are totally dry and you are ready to paint.

Mini wood box and 2 sets of glass salt and pepper shakers from Dollar Tree.

Step 2: Adding the chalky paint to the glass

You may think this is the tricky part but it is NOT! Since this Rustoleum product is a chalky spray paint it is so easy to apply. There are just a couple of rules to remember:

  • Shake the can well before starting
  • apply thin coats until completely covered
  • let dry completely between coats and before sanding
  • start with them upside down then do the last coat right side up.
A picture of the chalked paint can from Rustoleum.

chalky spray paint on the glass salt and pepper shaker

Step 3: Distressing chalk painted glass

Next, if you choose, you can use a sanding block to remove some of the chalk paint from the glass to give it a distressed look. Personally, I love this distressed look and will always use this distressing chalk paint technique.

Grab your sanding block. I got mine last two sanding blocks from the Dollar Tree and I love them.

Start sanding the paint until parts of the glass start to show through.

Just starting to see the glass peek through the chalk paint after sanding a little.

Keep sanding until you achieve the distressed look you want.

When you are done sanding use a cloth to wipe off the paint dust caused by the sanding.

Step 4: Sealing the paint

I like to use Mod Podge to seal my chalk paint but that is really because I have it and it is easy to use. There are chalk wax products that I love too.

With a chalk wax you can brush it on, wait for it to dry, the buff it with a lint free cloth. This looks amazing.

The way I NORMALLY seal the paint is with my Mod Podge. You don’t have to use the kind shown below. The regular glass or matte finish is just fine.

Use a small paint brush to add it to the chalk painted glass piece. Then just let it dry.

Using Mod Podge to seal the chalk paint on the glass

Brushing Mod Podge over the chalk paint to seal the paint on the glass.

Once the Mod Podge is completely dry you can add your salt and pepper shaker vases to the cute wood box for the perfect series of mini vases.

Close up photo of the chalk painted, distressed glass vases made from Dollar Tree salt and pepper shakers.

Fairly close up picture of the distressed chalk paint on the glass salt and pepper shakers in the cute wood box.

What do you think? They turned out so cute and I love that I can change the look of them by adding twine, ribbon, etc.

If you like a coastal look you will love these mini vases from Across the Blvd. They are fabulous!

Chalky Paint - Salt & Pepper Shaker Vases

Chalk painted glass vases made from Dollar Tree salt and pepper shakers.

Chalky paint is great for glass. These Dollar Tree salt & pepper shakers have been painted with chalk paint for glass and turned into vases.

Active Time 1 hour
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $0 - $15

Instructions

  1. Clean and prep the surface of the glass salt and pepper shakers by washing them with soap and warm water or using a cotton ball and nail polish remover.
  2. Use the Rustoleum Chalked spray paint to add several light coats of paint to the glass containers.
  3. After they have dried completely, use the small brush to add a coat of Mod Podge to seal the paint.
  4. Add the 4 small vases to the wood box and add seasonal flowers.
Finished chalky painted glass vases made from salt and pepper shakers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Michelle

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