Thursday, December 1, 2011

How to Make a 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.

Update: I just made a powdered sugar shaker too: Powdered Sugar Shaker

 How to make a sugar shaker:

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

Affix the label using glue dots.

Step 6

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