Thursday, November 6, 2014

Insulator Snowmen Ornaments

Electric Fence Insulators Repurposed into Snowmen Ornaments from Denise on a Whim
It's certainly not easy for me to get in the Christmas mood
at the beginning of November.
Especially when I'm dreading cold weather and snow.
But, as a crafter and blogger, I had to suck it up and get my Christmas on!
And what better way to do it than with a fun repurpose!

A friend of mine grabbed me this crate of junk at a sale this summer.
It was chock full of porcelain insulators
and a whole bunch of other pieces/parts.
Electric Fence Insulators Repurposed into Snowmen Ornaments from Denise on a Whim
 I dumped everything on the porch a few weeks ago,
only because I wanted to clean the crate out.
I honestly had no idea what I was going to do with all of the porcelain pieces.
Electric Fence Insulators Repurposed into Snowmen Ornaments from Denise on a Whim
 But, since they sat there on my deck, I actually got to looking at them.
It suddenly occurred to me that these electric fence insulators would be absolutely
wonderful little snowmen!
Electric Fence Insulators Repurposed into Snowmen Ornaments from Denise on a Whim
 They were so simple to make.
I took a sharpie and drew the eyes, mouths and buttons.
Electric Fence Insulators Repurposed into Snowmen Ornaments from Denise on a Whim
 Then I used some orange chalk paint for the carrot noses.
Electric Fence Insulators Repurposed into Snowmen Ornaments from Denise on a Whim
I warmed up the hot glue gun and tied some string and fabric
around the middles for scarves.
Electric Fence Insulators Repurposed into Snowmen Ornaments from Denise on a Whim
The tops of the nails almost look like hats, too!
Electric Fence Insulators Repurposed into Snowmen Ornaments from Denise on a Whim
Finally, I tied some twine to the top of the rusty nail for hanging.
Electric Fence Insulators Repurposed into Snowmen Ornaments from Denise on a Whim
 And they turned out pretty adorable!
Electric Fence Insulators Repurposed into Snowmen Ornaments from Denise on a Whim

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