#Hack: Best Way to Repurpose Salt & Pepper Shakers

Does anyone really use salt and pepper shakers at home? Well, we don’t and I can’t remember the last time I felt the need to either. But they sometimes come in RIDICULOUSLY adorable shapes and you have to have them!

I love pandas and general panda-shaped paraphernalia. And years ago when I collaborated with Flipkart for this outdoor picnic for one, I couldn’t resist picking up these panda salt and pepper shakers. Look how cute they are!Β I’ve been using them as random decorative pieces (one of them broke recently) around the house.

But the other day I finally found a massive value pack of incense sticks at Little India, only to realise I didn’t have an incense stick holder when I got back home.
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As I looked around for a makeshift and had an ‘Ah Ha’ moment. My favourite panda head salt & pepper shaker can easily be repurposed as the cutest little incense stick holder.
It’s such a simple idea, isn’t it? It’s made of ceramic so it’s safe. Whatever little soot collects near the hole can be easily wiped off with a wet tissue.
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DIY art to gift your Potterhead bae

I started something new recently. For every birthday, anniversary and random celebratory day, I’ll DIY a gift for close family and friends.

No doubt, it shall be supplemented with a practical and useable store-bought gift. But I love the idea of spending the time to creating something with my hands for people who mean something to me.

And with Valentine’s day around the corner, I thought I’ll share a cute and romantic gift you could make for your Harry Potter loving partner.

I made this little artwork for my husband for his birthday earlier this month. Like every child of the late 80s-early 90s, he grew up reading books and watching movies about JK Rowling’s fascinating world of wizards. If you’re dating or married to a Potterhead, you know in your heart this little DIY will make their day.

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