Colorful glass insulator hose guard

January 31st, 2009 in member junk     
Faeryhollow Faeryhollow, member
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This colorful hose guard is made of an old glass insulator attached to an inexpensive hose guard with silicone. I finished the edge with copper foil tape. I think that the blue really complements the flowers.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, garden, blue, hose guard

Comments (11)

Faeryhollow writes: Thanks, everyone, for all of your encouraging words. To answer a couple of questions....I used clear silicone caulk in a gun, but can't remember what brand. Think I got it at Lowes. As for the solar light kit, I would think that you might be able to buy inexpensive path lights and replace the covers with the insulators. That's great idea! If you have a Harbor Freight store in your area, I know that I've seen them there. The problem that I have here with solar lights is that we have too much shade back in our "hollow" for them to work very well.
Happy treasure hunting,
Posted: 7:22 pm on February 3rd
MimiToria writes: I love this idea! I think I'm going to have to make some of these for my new cabin garden I built last summer. What kind of silicone do you find works best?
Gretchen Posted: 6:40 pm on February 3rd
CreepinJen writes: I agree, the colors of insulators look great in a garden, especially with purple flowers. Love your idea... and your garden!

On the topic of insulators, I'd like to figure out how to use them as yard lights and around garden paths. Is there some type of solar lighting kit on the market? I suppose I should inquire at my local hardware store, but wondered if anyone had a suggestion. Posted: 5:26 pm on February 2nd
eliz2nd writes: I have to agree this is a great use for insulators I will have to give this a try and your right the blue works well with the flowers Thank You Posted: 8:45 pm on February 1st
fellowjunker writes: I love old glass insulators and this is a great repurpose for them. Your garden is magnificent and it has me longing for spring. So glad you shared these beautiful pictures.
xojanis Posted: 1:10 pm on February 1st
LuAnn writes: Great idea. Have lots of insulators now I have a good use for them. Thanks.

LuAnn Posted: 11:15 am on February 1st
MelHow writes: I have a small collection of insulators and try to avoid buying more but...

the blue and green ones are perfect for what you show us and you are right they compliment the flowers and the copper foil tape is the perfect touch. Posted: 10:00 am on February 1st
junktiqueboutique writes: I love this. Wish I had back the insulators I sold. Luckily I still have 2 left and they are blue. I would also like to see more pictures of your potting shed. It is so different. Posted: 8:52 am on February 1st
suewhitney writes: Another great idea and the blue does look lovely with your flowers.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:49 am on February 1st
Junkpony writes: What a great idea...looks beautiful with the flowers. Which I wish were around my house right now instead of dirty snow! Posted: 7:55 am on February 1st
irishrovr writes: NOW I know what to do with some of the insulators I have! Some of them will become votive holders when I get around to it. This is a great idea!

Eileen Posted: 12:36 am on February 1st
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