DIY Mini Bud Vases Perfect Year-Round Decor

With all the Christmas decor coming down, I wanted to highlight the one thing I’ll be keeping up all year long: DIY mini bud vases.

In case you missed this little craft that I originally wrote about here, I thought I would highlight it and give it its own little post.

There are two reasons I’m in love with this simple DIY. 1. They’re adorable and fits in with all the farmhouse/rustic/vintage trends of the moment. 2. They’re uber cheap.

That, my friends, creates perfect, craft project synergy.

Check out how I did it and find out what these were originally below!

DIY Salt & Pepper Shaker Mini Bud Vases

When I came across these salt and pepper shakers at the dollar store I knew they would be perfect for this quick and easy project. Let’s be honest, they weren’t really big enough to be table salt and pepper shakers unless you wanted to carry these in your purse. Since I don’t feel the strong desire to travel with seasoning on me at all times I knew these were meant for a higher calling.

Items Needed:

  • Mini salt and pepper shakers from the dollar store
  • White, matte spray paint
  • Twine


1. Unscrew the lids from the salt and pepper shakers and discard.

2. Spray paint that shakers with one coat of paint and allow to dry. Make sure there are no drips.

3. Add a second coat of paint and let dry completely.

4. Cut 6-inch pieces of twine and wrap them around the shakers a few times. Knot with a bow.

You can use some glue or a hot glue gun to secure the twine if you want but I didn’t do that. If you are going to ever add water to these, which I see myself doing this spring with flowers, then you don’t want the twine bound to the glass.

These are literally made in minutes and it’s the easiest craft project I have ever done. I bought three packages of shakers for $1 each and have six mini vases right now. These look perfect lined up on the windowsill, which is where I plan to keep them throughout the year.

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  • Shandy Kaye January 05, 2018 03.05 pm

    Instagramable! What a great idea! I’ve never seen these before. This can be a special handmade gifts.

  • Ashlee January 05, 2018 03.31 pm

    These are so cute! What a great idea and fun to do!

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh January 05, 2018 03.44 pm

    Those are totally cute, and I love the greenery in them! My Christmas is slowly coming down. I’ve got everything ready to be put away, except the tree. I am really gonna miss it!

  • Maria January 05, 2018 03.47 pm

    What a genius, simple chic idea!! Love it, I might need to do this to my house. So many window sills being unused!

  • Marjie Mare January 05, 2018 04.44 pm

    This is really cute. I enjoy doing DIY project with my daughter. I will try to make these. Thanks for sharing.

  • Heather January 05, 2018 04.47 pm

    LOVE this! I recently decided I hate ALL of my decor and have been looking for a cheap way to freshen up my house and this is perfect.

  • Melissa Chapman January 05, 2018 06.08 pm

    I liked it from the first time I saw it and still love these little vases. They are so perfect for any window or counter space decoration.

  • Krystal Butherus January 05, 2018 06.30 pm

    How cute are these? I love the adding of twine. It kind of gives them a rustic look!

  • Lisa Favre January 05, 2018 06.32 pm

    These are so adorable! I could even picture these as centrepieces for a small party like a baby shower!

  • Melanie January 05, 2018 07.09 pm

    These are adorable! Pinning it! I also think they’d be good for planting succulents in 🙂

  • Ayana Nell January 05, 2018 07.40 pm

    This is so cute! It’s very ‘farmhouse’ style and I love how simple and elegant it is!

  • Sam | Away She Went January 05, 2018 08.09 pm

    Those are so cute! I love quick and easy (and inexpensive) projects like this.

  • Angela Tolsma January 05, 2018 08.19 pm

    Oh I love these, what a great way to get burst of pretty greenery throughout your house. I won’t have thought to use salt and pepper shakers!

  • Karen Morse January 06, 2018 12.04 am

    You won’t even realize that those are little salt and pepper shakers unless you stare! It’s a really adorable decor to have at home, especially in the kitchen!

  • Regina January 06, 2018 12.24 am

    How cute are these. I love me a simple diy so I may have to do these for my kitchen window sill.

  • Ruthie Ridley January 06, 2018 02.00 am

    What a cute and fun project! I love all the greenery!

  • Censie Sawyer January 06, 2018 03.25 am

    Okay, these are so cute! I want to make these and put them in my kitchen window. What a creative little DIY! Thanks for the fun idea.

  • Jessica January 06, 2018 06.14 am

    These are SO cute! I will be definitely making them for my dining room table!

  • Shoshana Sue January 06, 2018 05.30 pm

    This is simply beautiful and I wouldn’t guess that they were salt and pepper shakers.

  • Jessica Joachim January 06, 2018 07.26 pm

    These are the cutest! I love the pop of green it can bring into a room, and it really would work with any seasonal decor too!

  • Shell January 06, 2018 09.33 pm

    OMG this is the cutest DIY ever!!!! I LOVE how cute they are! I’m totally pinning this to share!!!

  • kimberly lewis January 06, 2018 09.54 pm

    it’s an amazing how something so small can change the look of a room. so charming.

  • Britney January 07, 2018 06.01 am

    This is so beautiful and cute! What a great idea. Especially in a winter window sill!

  • Caitlin January 07, 2018 09.53 pm

    How stinking cute are these?! They’d look adorable in the bay window in my kitchen. Off to buy some salt and pepper shakers!

  • Melissa January 07, 2018 11.44 pm

    These are so cute and lively. What a creative and cute idea to add a little something to a space.

  • Maria Katsulos January 08, 2018 01.43 am

    Loving the simplicity of this project! Plus, who doesn’t love a little bit of green around when the weather is cold and dreary?

  • Keki Cannon January 08, 2018 06.50 pm

    this is adorable and totally going to copy it for my kitchen windowsill. I just need 2 more little vases, I have one.

  • Carmen January 10, 2018 01.43 am

    These are so cute. I can’t wait to try them.

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