Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Kate Spade Knock Off Salt & Pepper Shakers

You may have seen my Kate Spade Salt & Pepper Shakers I keep on the tray in my
 kitchen ~ the fun black, white and gold set. I always get asked where they're from, 
 they were a gift from a friend and I love them! (Btw, I shared her fabulous home here)
You can find them at Kate Spade here.
Fairmount Park Dot/Stripe Salt & Pepper Set

~ OR ~

you could DIY yourself a set using paint and white shakers from Target! 

Original Kate Spade Fairmount Salt & Pepper Shakers 


Rubbing Alcohol
Martha Stewart Liquid Gilding - Gold
Martha Stewart Multi Surface Craft Paint - Beetle Black High Gloss 
Small Brush, Round Foam Pouncer 

STEP 1: 
Tape off your stripes.
I cut my tape at 3/4" width using the edge of a cutting mat as a guide and ran my xacto
 knife along the edge for a clean line.

This shaker tapers at the top, so you'll have to work with the tape a bit where there is a
 slight gap - I just used my nail to firmly press the tape against the glass to secure well. 

Paint the stripes.
I took the plug out of the bottom and put my finger in there to hold the shaker
while painting stripes.
Using a small brush (about 1/2" - 3/4" wide bristles) apply the Liquid Gilding on the glass,
 after dipping your brush in the gilding wipe the excess on the edge of the jar.
 Do your best to apply one coat and don't go over what you've already painted.  
If I were a good blogger I'd have a picture of this for you!
 Sorry, it went so quickly I completely spaced the photo! 

Paint the dots.
Wipe the shaker with rubbing alcohol per instructions on Multi Surface Paint. 
Put a small amount of paint in a container to dip your pouncer into, remove any
excess paint on a paper towel, press the foam pouncer completely against the glass to
deposit the paint. 

A couple things:
The Multi Surface Paint is dishwasher safe after curing for 21 days.
You could use gold spray paint, I chose liquid gilding because I like the sheen,
and already had it. A little goes a long way and I've used it for a ton of projects. 

You can't beat the originals,
 but if you're looking for a budget friendly version this is a simple alternative
to get the look! 


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh i love these. How fabulous. Great tutorial.

Unknown said...

What a cute DIY idea and so inexpensive. Love the golden stripes. Thank you for sharing.

Julia@Cuckoo4Design said...

Love them! Such a great update in my favorite patterns and colors ;)

therelishedroost said...

Very cute!

Anonymous said...

S & P- Simple and Pretty! I love them. I'm adding this to my DIY list. Thanks for figuring it all out for me.


Denise Greenwood said...

Super cute Pam!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Love this! What a great options. I didn't know the originals were still available, think I'll have to add those to my Valentine's wish list! ;)

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Oh you are so clever!! I love them!

Bonnie said...

Attractive tray and great DIY salt and peppers. I am not a DIY person but I might try this. I certainly like them very much.

Vel Criste said...

So chic! Love Kate Spade!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You are definitely the knock off queen!!...I love the ever so chic Kate Spade shakers and the ones you made are just as chic and beautiful...They would make great gifts!...Thanks for the inspiration!!

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

What a great, easy knockoff! I love pretty much anything KS, but the DIY version is pretty awesome too :)

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

That is a super cute knock off!! I am definitely making that set for my table...it's perfect with my love of black and a touch of gold and no kidding, I need S&P shakers.....we've been using the big metal shake canisters that I have by the stove forever!! Embarrassing when we have company!! You have saved the day creative friend!

Jennifer@ClassicStyleHome said...

Very cute! I wonder if I could have my kids make me these under the guise of a "fun craft day?" ;)

Dwellings by DeVore said...

so cute!

Stephanie @ Casa Watkins Living said...

Absolutely fabulous! These would make an excellent addition to my kitchen or dining room. I included your Kate Spade inspired Salt and Pepper shakers in a round up of Kate Spade inspired projects. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Unknown said...

I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.
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