Mini Film Reel Canisters from Spice Jar Tops (Oscars Party Décor)

Mini Film Reel Canisters from Spice Jar Tops (Oscars Party Décor)

So way back when in the earliest days of my blog, I turned a thrifted spice rack into an organizer for my Craft Room. At the time when I made that project, I had set aside the shaker tops from each of the jars- I wasn’t sure what I’d do with them, but figured it didn’t hurt to hang on to them for a little while.

Thrift store spice jar shaker top to be repurposed and upcycled into DIY miniature film reel for Oscars or movie party decor, favor, or table scatter by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Cast-off shaker tops

I had an idea in my mind- but didn’t set aside time to try it for months and months. Well, my friends, the time has finally come…miniature film reels! The perfect table scatter for an Oscars party or movie night. This project contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

From Spice Rack to Film Reel

I took my little shaker tops and gave them a couple of light coats in my favorite silvery spray paint (ironically the same color I used on the spice rack). A typical movie reel is silver, right?

Thrift store spice jar shaker top to be repurposed and upcycled into DIY miniature film reel for Oscars or movie party decor, favor, or table scatter by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A facelift in process…

After the paint dried, I cut out small dime-sized circles of black felt. I wanted each “canister” to look like it had a roll of film inside the reel- hence the felt. I glued each circle to the center of a painted shaker top.

Thrift store spice jar shaker top to be repurposed and upcycled into DIY miniature film reel for Oscars or movie party decor, favor, or table scatter by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Continuing the transformation…

I then applied the daintiest line of hot glue to the perimeter lip of a shaker top and set a second one (without felt) on top, lining up the holes as precisely as possible.

Thrift store spice jar shaker top to be repurposed and upcycled into DIY miniature film reel for Oscars or movie party decor, favor, or table scatter by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Starting to really take shape!

One last step- I needed to salvage a piece of the narrow tape from a cassette. Thrift stores are teeming with them, so I decided to go with a classic from my wonder years- the soundtrack to Dirty Dancing.

Thrift store spice jar shaker top to be repurposed and upcycled into DIY miniature film reel for Oscars or movie party decor, favor, or table scatter by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Put Baby in the project, not the corner!

Oscars Party Decor from Spice Jars

Instead of sticking a pencil in the cassette holes to wind the tape back in, I gently tugged it out- what a travesty that would have been in 1987! But times have indeed changed. A little more glue and strip of cassette tape later, I had my adorable miniature film reel.

Thrift store spice jar shaker top to be repurposed and upcycled into DIY miniature film reel for Oscars or movie party decor, favor, or table scatter by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Look at that!

Thrift store spice jar shaker top to be repurposed and upcycled into DIY miniature film reel for Oscars or movie party decor, favor, or table scatter by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Cutest Oscars party favor / table scatter EVER!

The perfect decor (or party favor?) for a movie night, an Oscars party (this weekend!), or even Christmas ornament gifts for your film-buff friend.  Perhaps this project is a wee bit silly…but they turned out awfully cute!

Interested in more upcycling ideas and repurposed craft project? Check out my full collection of projects here before you go!

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. What a great and creative idea! I am so impressed with your ability to see how you could use these two things to make these great little Oscar party props!

  2. Clevvver! I love this idea. Might use this for my Oscars party 🙂

  3. That’s so adorbs. My hubby and I had our first drunken karaoke to Time of Our Life, so the fact that you featured that is so much more amaze!

  4. What a darling idea! Love it! Great tutorial. Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  5. What a clever idea. I love this! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week. 🙂

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

  6. I love this!!! Found you through the link party at Club Narwhal today! (I linked up there, also.) This is a great idea because it’s something I’d actually do… lol.

  7. This is such a cute idea! I’m going to save those tops and make some of these next year. Thanks for sharing at Best of the Weekend! 🙂

  8. balmtomysoul says

    How fun and creative! Love this, Sadie!

  9. Sharon | Her Organized Chaos says

    Aww! This is so cute! I love this idea! Sharing! Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week! Can’t wait to see what you have been working on this week!

  10. Come on……..this is adorable. Great job👍

  11. I’m really late to the party on this! Great post, and great idea. I’m an independent filmmaker, and I’ve put together a “movie” themed xmas tree this year. I wanted mini film reel ornaments, but, those don’t seem to exist. Now, thanks to you, I can make my own!! One thing, though, I don’t have many spice jars around (not much of a cook). I did, however, find a place online where I can buy just the tops… for 6¢ a piece. If other readers need this info (like I did), here’s the link:

    https://packagingoptionsdirect.com/43-mm-round-pp-natural-5-hole-sifter-fitment

    I ordered a lot, and since film reels come in different colors (commonly silver), but also gray, bronze, black, and various shades in-between those colors, I’ll be painting them in those various colors colors and shades to add a bit of variety to the tree.

    I love this so much. Thank you for posting!!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Chris!!! I’m so thrilled to hear this. Yes, this is a crazy-old project of mine and never got much traction as far as popularity goes. But I feel redeemed now that someone in the film making business has seen them and approved of them. 😉 I hope you’ll send me a photo of yours when you’re done!!

  12. Okay, I have them done! First off, those were a bit challenging to make… I’m not much of a crafter, and I apparently don’t know the proper way to wield a hot-glue gun. But I think, in the end, they look really… well, GREAT! What a wonderful idea, and I really love it. I don’t know how to add a photo in this reply, so here’s a link to a photo of my Holiday Film Tree:

    https://postimg.cc/5jYc0q7h

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Ok, that is AMAZING, Chris!!! You knocked the reel ornaments out of the park and your tree is positively sublime!!! Would you be interested in my including your photo in my post? I’d be happy to link to your production company and if you want to add a watermark to your photo. I just want to show it off because it’s so amazing!

      • By all means, please do! I did, however, update the photo as there was some distracting papers hanging on the wall. close to the tree. I replaced that with my production company logo. Sadly, that means I had to remove the old one so the above links will no longer work! Here’s the new link (below), and please feel free to use this picture any way you see fit. 🙂

        https://i.postimg.cc/LXscJnSS/filmtree.jpg

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