Christmas Industrial Gear Part Two

December 10th, 2014 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Ugly duckling to swan in just a few minutes.
One ugly thrift store sleigh. My first thought was to gat rid of the plastic used to house a green arrangement and make it a cany dish sleigh.
A little Rustoleum hammered finish spray paint took away the glaring gold. Thanks goodness. 
I knew I was going to light the centerpiece so I wanted to add a little glitz to the sleigh. A light coat of clear glitter spray paint did the trick.
I added one simple embellishment to the back of the sleigh. Remember I am really trying to adhere to the less is more approach to the holidays. I chose a white glittered ribbon, a sprig oof green, and a clear ball filled with water softener salt. aAgain with the repeat and the glitter and salt will twinkle in the soft light.
Gear # 2 comes in to play as the base for my sleigh candy dish.
I filled the center of the gear with water softener salt to represent snow. A sleigh needs snow right?
Some Greens clipped from the great outdoors were fashioned into the shape of a pine tree and planted in one of the holes around the edge of the gear.  Again this was done to represent winter and an outdoor Christmas feel.
I purchased the little nugget candies because they look like packages, I also sewed a little Santa back out of my ribbon, filled it with candy, and tied it with string.
Under the snow is a small string of battery operated rise lights that lends just the right amount of glistening to the snow.
Sleigh bells ring. Can you hear them? In the lane snow is glistening.
Ugly duckling to swan in just a few minutes.

Ugly duckling to swan in just a few minutes.

Photo: Sue Whitney

The other part of my task was to try and fix a thrift store get that my friend was going to put in her home as is with an expected green arrangement. When she wasn't looking I took it and gave her a replacement. 

I took it home and off to work I went. I really did not know if I could incorporate the sleigh into anything, but I actually quite like it as a candy dish centerpiece,


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Comments (7)

Dizzyest writes: kewl!
Posted: 8:56 am on December 21st
MakinItHappen writes: Careful, that salt may cause some rust to happen (ha ha). This is so cute. A hit of good ole spray paint makes a big difference. Posted: 11:46 am on December 19th
PlentyPlace writes: Nice touch!
Posted: 3:21 pm on December 16th
suewhitney writes: Thank you so much ladies and gentlemen. A merry, merry Christmas to all!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 10:25 am on December 15th
chicvintagetreasures writes: Love the look! You always turn junk into gold! Posted: 10:02 am on December 13th
StrangeCargo writes: Sue, you have a way of smoothing out the rough and cold, cool luck of industrial. Sweet!

Ken Posted: 4:20 am on December 13th
georgiamoon writes: Super adorable and creative!!!
Posted: 7:03 pm on December 10th
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