Vintage Glass Insulators Make Great Candles Holders!

February 10th, 2009 in member junk     
BlackDogSalvage BlackDogSalvage, member
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we were never quite sure what to do with this terrific stash of vintage glass insulators... until our craftsmen came up with this fun idea... perfect for a garden party!  a standing candelabra made with salvaged fence pickets - tea candles would work great, too!

any other good uses for these insulators?  we still have a few more...  any suggestions would be wonderful!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Black Dog Architectural Salvage
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Comments (15)

BillyJo writes: Thanks for the idea. I just got 3 boxes of them and the neighbor said candle holders. Kewellll! BillyJo Posted: 11:57 pm on June 16th
TrinketFarmer writes: LOVE this!

I am a fan of insulators and ended up with a box of them a few years ago for free, because someone just didn't want them anymore.

I was thinking about taking some jewelry wire and stringing some beads as ornaments around a couple of the insulators. I was going to turn them into Christmas trees. Haven't yet done that! I managed to make the topper for it, but that's as far as I've gotten. Posted: 7:29 am on December 10th
RobJ98167 writes: PSI have used them in the past as aquariaum decorations- they work great for that Posted: 7:51 pm on February 13th
RobJ98167 writes: I love insulators- I display different ones in my bathroom- Their shapes, lines are unique and good looking... what a find! Posted: 7:50 pm on February 13th
junkermidge writes: Awesome, awesome project. I love it!

Midge Posted: 8:27 pm on February 11th
shabbychick writes: Love them!!! A great "rust-ic" addition to a garden.

Thanks for sharing,
Kathy Posted: 11:07 am on February 11th
suewhitney writes: Very cool, BlackDogSalvage! Insulators are among my favorite junk and this is a great way to put them back in use.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:31 am on February 11th
Faeryhollow writes: The candelabra is a wonderful way to use these. I just wish I had one to put some of my insulators in! I posted a hose reel a week or so ago that I made out of one of my more colorful insulators. You may want to look at that for some of your stash.
Barbara Posted: 10:01 pm on February 10th
MimiToria writes: BlackDog - You sure came upon a load of insulators! Wow! The candelabra that you created is wonderful. I really love it.
Below is a link to a post I made on this site back when there were about 30 members, so not too many people have seen it. It is a great use of insulators for a beachy themed
decor. A used hurricane lantern was slipped over the top round portion of a larger insulator and then the hurricane gets filled with pretty shells. My friend made this and gave it to me as a gift.
Gretchen Posted: 9:47 pm on February 10th
irishrovr writes: Amazing! I would love to find a place for all my insulators!

Eileen Posted: 6:10 pm on February 10th
LuAnn writes: Looks like you hit the mother lode! Great job putting this with found items.

LuAnn Posted: 5:26 pm on February 10th
CreepinJen writes: Insulators and something rusty...right up my alley! Posted: 5:07 pm on February 10th
MelHow writes: Awesome! What a wonderful haul of insulators....

I saw a similar idea recently where beaded wires was used to make hangers for insulators and then tea candles were inserted...

I personally love the candelabra. Posted: 4:17 pm on February 10th
writes: Great idea! I just love it.
They would also look cool in an aquarium...

Nice job! JennyK

Posted: 3:08 pm on February 10th
Chovey writes: Wow! These are great! Let's see more!
cynthia Posted: 3:06 pm on February 10th
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