Not just repurposing, but BEING repurposed......" if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come." ~~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Perfect Ending to a Life Well Lived

I know I already did 2 other posts today, but the last of the croquet set projects is now done and I just wanted to wrap things up. And what better way to wrap up a live well lived then as an angel.
Admit it. How many of you out there are saying to yourselves "An Angel! Of Course!" Because if you know me even a little, you know that I've got a thing for angels. And that's how I decided to use the last pieces of the Craigslist free croquet set.

From ball whacking to wing flapping!

Okay, so I cheated just a little. I really only had a mallet and ball left. The set came devoid of the hoops (wickets?), but I found exactly 2 in my stash of misc. croquet stuff. I thought they would be perfect for wings, but I did spray paint them white and then cut them down to get the right angle.

To attach the head to the body I decided to use a double-headed screw. I used a drill bit just slightly narrower to drill the holes in each part.

Then I twisted the screw into ball with the pliers and did the same on the mallet. However, it didn't hold as well because the mallet has a big hollow part. But by the time I gooped up the surfaces with glue, everything held together just fine.

A closer up view. The halo was just a random scrap coil of wire that I spray painted white. The wings and halo are attached with epoxy.
And there you have it. One free Craigslist croquet set, 4 fun projects. NEXT!!!
I'm linking this up to Donna's Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors

6 comments: said...

That is so cute! How creative and clever!
way to go. you didn't make us wait very long for it. :)

junkdreams said...

Hi Midge,
I love all the great projects you have been working on with that croquet set....well done!

artteachergirl said...

OH NO! you didn't make an angel from your croquet mallet! How cool is that? I love it!! My croquet set is no longer safe in the basement since I've been looking at your projects!

alice said...

Hey Midge,
I just saw your goodies on Donna's SNL. They are perfect! You are one really talented/crafty lady! I love that we have gotten to be friends!
smiles, alice

Rose said...

Awwwwww, what a great ending to the croquet series. I love it!
So simple yet perfect!

I'm like you, I have a thing for angels too.


kanishk said...

yaaa That is so cute! How creative !
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