It’s that time of the year when doll lovers are creating their Thanksgiving scenes. As I was shopping in the Dollar Tree the other day I noticed adorable individual sized mini salt and pepper shakers….actually I’ve been on the hunt for these shakers for some time. These shakers have multiple doll play uses. I thought they would make beautiful glassware for dolls. Today I will share with you how to create these glasses!
Remove the shaker’s lid. Keep the lid to use as a doll dish…the cranberries look great in them! You will need to cut off the top of the shaker just below the rim.
I tried two different ways of cutting off the shaker rim. The first way was with a small coping saw (use small teeth). The coping saw did take time and patience, stay steady to get a clean cut. The result was a fairly smooth cut, which you can see on the lid to the left. The second way of cutting was by using a Dremel. This cuts very fast, but does have a melting point. WEAR EYE PROTECTION! The result cut was on the right. The remaining melted pieces of plastic picked of quickly. Both bottoms required standing; first with a 400 and then with 100 grit paper.
A HUGE thank you goes out to my sponsor Lowe’s Home Improvement and rep Amy T for the wonderful Dremel!
Using glass glue, I like Aleene’s, glue a clear pony bead to a 1 inch diameter clear button. Let the glue set. Next, glue another bead and let set. Then finally glue the “glass” on top to create miniature stemmed glassware. I like to wait a bit in between the gluing steps to prevent the beads from sliding around…the stem remains straighter this way.
These are the perfect size drinking glasses for an American Girl doll or other 18 inch dolls.
I decided to place a stemmed glass and nonstemmed glass at each setting. The glasses pair very nicely with the dishes.
Coming up….more ideas for your doll Thanksgiving Table Setting. Craft on!
*Dishes pictured are from Dolly’s Dining Room.
*Silverware pictured is from The Queen’s Treasures.