Repurposed Vintage Glass Insulators

I just love these old telegraph and electric glass insulators. They were first produced in the mid-1800’s for use with telegraph and electric lines. You can find them at almost every antique market and there are tons of ideas floating around out there on how to repurpose. One, which I love and will try, is to repurpose into a hanging pendant light. However, if you don’t have a 1/4 inch diamond drill bit and drill lubricant tucked away in your work shop then try my quick and easy project.

Buy some battery-powered tea lights, place an insulator over the light and you’ve created a beautiful glowing table setting.

Easy, right! Stick with me crafters…another idea is to wrap twine around the insulator to create hanging luminaries.  Place the battery-powered light within the hanging insulator and you’ve set the mood for a fantastic back-yard gathering. Wouldn’t these be great for an outdoor wedding! PS — for obvious reasons, I strongly suggest you use battery-powered tea lights for the outdoor luminaries.

Or…add a little water, some flowers and…

Enjoy your weekend and happy crafting!

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2 responses to “Repurposed Vintage Glass Insulators

  1. Organic Quilt Company

    I love the luminaries! Now if I could only remember where I stashed those glass insulators….

  2. Candles are wonderful things that can evoke many moods and enhance many settings. Perhaps you’re planning a romantic dinner for two, or a family Thanksgiving or Christmas gathering. Placing candles on the table adds to your decor and tells your guests that they’re special…

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