Last November, I was piddling around in my craft room trying to think of a project to take to a shoebox party. I had several clear plastic box lids that were just dying to be turned into shakers and this was the result:
The base is chipboard covered with cardstock and a smaller piece of decorative paper placed to be the backdrop of the shaker. Layered over that on foam tape is my favorite snowman from Stampin Up.
I turned the plastic lid upside down to fill it with a mixture of micro beads and fru fru*. Then I carefully ran Sure Tac glue all around the edges of the lid making sure to leave no gaps for the beads to get out. I pressed the chipboard backing onto the glue and let it dry before adding ribbon all the way around the box edge.
I just love the depth and dimension achieved using the plastic lids! Now, to go look for more!
P.S. The plastic lids were something I found in the bargain bin at Shipwreck beads. I suspect that they were the top of a jewelry box of some kind. Can you think of other great uses/reuses of packaging to make shakers?
* Fru fru is iridescent flakes that we sold once upon a time at Pennywise.