Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sugar Shaker

I love turning trash into treasure.  About a year ago, I made a Cinnamon Sugar Shaker out of an old Parmesan cheese container. It's held up really well. I love how you can either sprinkle it on or spoon it on depending on how you open the top. I use it for all sorts of things like cinnamon toast, or sprinkle it on crepes. I also use it to make my dried apples.

I decided that I needed one for plain sugar, since the kids are always getting out the big jar of sugar to sprinkle some on their rice krispies.  Here's how to make one.

First wash thoroughly and dry complete. Also take off the label.

Next I cut a piece of thick scrapbook paper and attached it with glue dots. 

Wrap the paper around and affix it at the other end.

Next make a label. I used a template I've had forever.  Write on the label before attaching it.

Affix the label using glue dots.

For a more washable surface, apply two coats of mod podge. ( I would still only use a damp cloth to wipe it off. NEVER immerse in water or you'll probably ruin it.)


  1. Such a wonderful and simple idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. love your great idea love reusing items and this is a great one to do love cinnamon sugar year round but it is great at christmas for sure come see what I shared at

  3. Great idea! I love making boring things, cute, too. It makes life happier. :)

  4. Clever! We like using a cinnamon sugar mix on top of toast. Thanks for linking at OAM!

  5. What a fabulous idea! So simple and so cute! Thank you for sharing! I found you via link party.

    Have a Merry Christmas!

  6. Such a cute idea! I am now following you and I hope you will follow me back. Would you link up with my Handmade on Humpday link party going on now? You can find it at I look forward to more of your cute ideas!

  7. OMG! You are a genius. And here I have been throwing away all my cheese containers. There are so many possibilities with this. Having one of those 'duh, why didn't I think of that' moments. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower. Would love you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home.
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  8. we make our own batch of cinnamon sugar, too. i love the container though! so cute! thanks again for linking up!

  9. Perfect! Especially since I've been making a lot of colored sugar lately :) Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday. Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week :)

    -Trish @ Mom On Timeout