Friday, December 16, 2011

Who'd A Thunk....

...that you could go from the plastic ring on a milk jug to a fun, glittered icicle!!!  

I was standing at my main workstation... there was a milk jug ring lying there as I often keep them because... well... they might be cool for something one day... if you're a stamper/mixed media person, I'm sure you can relate...we save some of the strangest things!!  Honestly I wasn't even thinking about the ring... I just picked it up and the idea was just there... don't ya love that.  I trimmed off all the little bit left after it separates from the cap, cut the ring, attempted to pull it out straight and twist... of course it didn't really want to stay... applied some heat from my heat tool as I moved along it twisting and as it cooled it would, for the most part, hold its shape... trimmed the corner points off each end... punched a hole - This Punch that I bought after attending the Vintaj workshop worked perfectly... painted my new "icicle" gold using a Krylon paint pen and let it dry... used a paint brush to apply Glossy Accents and poured on the glitter... after it was dry I painted on Glossy Accents again and now it doesn't drop random pieces of glitter when you touch it.. added a hanger, bow and some holly leaves and there you have it.  I'm not sure I really like the way I added the leaves and will probably change that when I make some more but over all I'm quite please with my Milk Jug Ring Icicle!!!






6 comments:

SusanK said...

You mean I could turn them into something other than cat toys? My female tortie loves to bring them to me, I roll them and she chases them and brings them back so we can start all over. What a clever idea!

Lynn Stevens said...

Way to up-cycle Wanda, Such a great idea!!! You should send it in for publication!
hugs Lynn

Marjie Kemper said...

Who knew!?!?! That's one might impressive and festive piece of recycling, my friend.

Lori said...

Impressive, Wanda! How creative, and I can't tell you how many of those I have thrown away!

Linda Cain said...

WTG Wanda! Genius, I tell ya, Genius!

~Linda

Netty said...

Terrific upcycling Wanda, enjoy the weekend, Annette x