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Insulator Fun

Posted by texasfern (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 8, 08 at 19:00

I was poking around in Garden Junk forum and was inspired to post this by Calamaty J. Her post "Garden Bling".
I love insulators. I made lots of these tea light holders and sold most of them but I do have this one left.
What are ya'll doin with them?

Here is a link that might be useful: Insulator tea lite holder


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Insulators can be pricey when you are a collector of them, but I just buy mine at thrift stores!

Here is a link that might be useful: Blue Insulators


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I have some I dug out of a mound in the desert where they burned a lot of telegraph pole years ago. I even dug up some old wood mounting pegs with the screw cuts on one end. Now let's see where did I put those darn things?

Robert


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I just have mine on an old cupboard. I think they're pretty neat.


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Mine are packed away in a couple of boxes.....somewhere.

I really like your tea light holder, Fernie.


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Now this is the prettiest insulator tealight holder I've seen yet. I really love the wire design on it. I've just got mine in the old bedsprings for a base.

Sal


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A tealight holder is a very pretty way to use the insulators. I like yours very much. What kind of wire did you use?


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Fern I like your holder. Calamity yours looks like a chandelier. nice work both of you. I have some insulators somewhere...
Kathy


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Thanks everyone. I'm still hoping for some more ideas though.
Shysue, I used galvanized wire for these.
I have done some with silver and copper, but it gets alittle pricey.


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I set some on top of my old dusk to dawn lights. It looks great,especially the blue glass ones. They were a perfect fit.
...well, I couldn't find the photo I took of it, but it's just the Malibu lights that I took the clear plastic cover off and replaced with the glass insulators. If I don't find it later, I'll take another.


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I've seen them put on metal stakes (so that the insulator is close to the ground) and used to protect flower beds from hoses. Looks really nice!

Here is a link that might be useful: I'd like to have this collection!


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Oh Kudzu, I need pictures. What a great idea.
Lydia, that is a wonderful idea. I need that too as I run my hose into everything!
I have a box of the darn things somewhere, I need to find them now.
Thanks


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Hi, I'm Kathy from Texas. I have a few insulators. In fact I just bought 2 more from ebay. I love the ones that have wings on them. Reminds me of angels. I gotta get me some of those. I want to somehow make pathway lights out of them using pvc pipes. I haven't found anything yet on what to use for the light part. I guess maybe some outdoor christmas lights? I just don't know if they will be strong enough to cast any light.


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bought some at a rummage sale years ago, I painted them to look like snowmen. Little ribbon around their "necks". works for me.


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here's mine!

I got the idea from the junk market girls.. Su & Ki


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I have mine sitting on the tops of my fence posts. I just drill a bolt into the top of the post and stick them on. None have ever fallen off, and I like the look.


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I just stopped over from the garden junk forum! This looks like another great place to hang out and learn!

Here are my insulators. I call this my toadstool garden. Just painted some wooden stakes green, pounded them into the ground and screwed the insulators onto them.

Garden Pictures

Garden Pictures

I took the pictures in the early spring with the snow still around them and thought it was quite pretty.

Sherril


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What a great idea!
Thanks. I love those ceramic brown ones.


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