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