Your local AAA AUGER Houston Plumbers are always looking to find ways to help you save money. Also, we understand that being green isn’t just about saving water and energy, it’s about repurposing what you already have. So it’s no surprise that we gravitated to Pretty Handy Girl’s blog and her creative upcycling ideas for the extra plumbing supplies lying around the house.
Star Decoration –
- 5 Brass pipe hooks
- Hemp or twine string
- Multi-Purpose utility wire, 16 Gauge
- Jingle bells
- Colored beads
- Needle-nose pliers
- Wire cutters
After they are connected, bend the hooks to the desired star shape. Cut some utility wire and wrap it around one arm of the star with excess going into the middle, then curl the wire using the pliers.
While you are curling it, add beads and jingle bells to really customize it. Continue this all around the star. Thread a ribbon through the top, and you are finished. Now you have a great handmade door hanger or window ornament!
Hoop Ornaments –
- Stainless steel hose clamps 2.5″ – 3″
- Foam board
- X-acto knife
- Scrapbook paper
- Flat head screwdriver
- Stickers, buttons or other decorations
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Decorative trim
Measure the diameter of the hose clamp while it is open as far as it can go while still being attached. Set your protractor to measure out the circle on the foam board, and cut it with the X-acto knife. Remember to set the protractor to half the diameter of the circle.
Get a piece of fabric and draw with the protractor until there is a little extra fabric around it. Cut it out, then lay the clamp over the foam cut out and fabric. Tighten the clamp around them, but take care to tighten enough to keep the fabric snug, but not crush the foam board.
Then, decorate the fabric with stickers, buttons, lace, trim or anything that you’d like! After you are finished, hot glue the excess fabric to the back. Then glue ribbon, trimming or twine around the clamp loop, and there you have it! You can make a series of these upcycled ornaments, and fill up the tree, or make it a yearly activity with your family.
For more DIY projects using plumbing products, check out Pretty Handy Girl.
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