I have the coolest salt and pepper mills. Seriously. They have their own little house to charge up on the counter. My friend Kim gave them to me for Christmas. Boy how that chick knows me… Anyway, my mills are awesome, but sometimes you want shakers (like when you’re watching TV and your boyfriend likes pepper so much that you can’t actually hear the sound for a good 5 minutes – not that I’m not pointing any fingers…)
Strolling through Michael’s and strictly looking for some clearance steals and deals, I ran into these little lovey dovey salt and pepper shakers for 39 cents each! So cute! But more importantly, so cheap! Plus, I’d heard all about sharpies and mugs. Why not sharpies and ceramic S&P?
So I busted out my new set of metallic Sharpies and got to dotting. The process was really easy, I just made a path that wanders aimlessly around each bird. It’s a super easy project that you can complete in 15 minutes. So, if you are in need of some kitchen cuteness – start digging in those clearance bins. :)
Oh, and don’t forget to bake the ink on to almost permanent. I put my birds in a cold oven and let them heat up with it to 300 degrees. I then left them in for 30 minutes after the oven reached 300. Happily they are now hand wash safe, but don’t put them in the dishwasher (hence the ‘almost’ permanent)!!!
**UPDATE – After months of use, the sharpie has begun to wear off of the salt and pepper shakers. Because these only require occasional hand washing there hasn’t been much of an issue, but after much time I’d highly recommend NOT using a Sharpie and instead seeking out markers at the craft store specifically for drawing on dishes.Written by Allison Murray - Visit Website