I love antique glass insulators. I would buy every single one I came across if I had the money – and if I could convince Roger to love them as much as I do! Every time I go antiquing, thrifting, or yard saling – yes I do love making up new words – I look for these beauties. Since I am on a very tight budget – oh dental school – I am extremely picky when it comes to buying these glass insulators.
So that means I only have 4 right now, 3 of which are now succulent planters! However, I plan on searching for some more in the not-so-distance future and hopefully I will get to share more DIY projects for these adorable little antiques! Oh and if you have the opposite of a green thumb you can always skip the plant and add a candle instead!
Now although you can easily flip an insulator upside, and it will usually stay pretty well balanced, I’m sure we would both be sad if an accident were to happen and it fell over and broke! Just the thought upsets me! Luckily, Dan from Live Dan 330 came up with this awesome idea to stabilize the glass insulators and to keep them from tipping over!
Now you can live fear free of your antique glass insulator planter or candle ending up in a broken heap!
What you’ll need:
Bumpers – I used Super Sliders 1/2 inch 13mm that I bought from Walmart
Succulent and Dirt or a Candle
First, clean and dry your insulator. Then add four bumpers – each being equal distance apart – to the top of the insulator (as seen in the picture below). Oh and make sure to press down hard so they don’t slide/fall off!
Flip the insulator upside down and add your candle or fill it with dirt and plant a succulent!
Seriously, could that have been any easier???
I’d love to see your DIY Antique Insulator Planters! Instagram your Domestically Blissful inspired recipes & DIY projects with the hashtag #DomesticallyBlissful & you might find your picture featured on DB’s Instagram!
With love, G
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, & do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, & He will make straight your paths.
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