Photo holder gift
While on vacation I was doing a little antiquing and one item I was looking for was the hydro insulator. Some of you may know what they are, some may not. They are made of glass or porcelain and found at the top of hydro poles, used to insulate the electrical wires. First created in the 1800's they are quite collectible and can really range in price. I managed to pick up some for a $1 or $2 each. I had seen them before in magazines and stores but didn't really know much about them but thought they could be useful maybe for lighting or something crafty. Here they are in their natural habitat!
Here is my mini collection ready for ideas.
Next up - I checked out Pinterest and it turns out there are lots of insulator ideas out there. Here are a few I picked out.
Finally I decided to use mine to make a couple of photo holders, and then use the rest for display in my bedroom window and as paper weights on my books.
Simple diy using wire and a pair of pliers. Cute gift for my mum and one for myself for my desk.
Paper weight or bookends, quick and easy.
Another great way to re-cycle and re-use.