Summer is flying by so fast for us Canadians. I feel like I have to do six projects a week just to feel like I accomplished something this summer! I start a project and the next thing I know it is done and I feel like I lost a whole week.
This weeks project is my Tea Kettle Totem. I acquired a beat up kettle awhile ago. It was old and banged up pretty bad. I took out the hammer and tried to bang it back into a shape that resembled what it was originally supposed to be. It didn’t even have a lid. I didn’t care. It was destined for the dump and I was there to rescue it.
The second teapot I found at a little antique store to go with the first kettle. But that did not go as planned. I decided I liked the shape of it and started using it as an actual teapot. So there I was drinking tea all winter and I could not give it up. I finally went back to the same antique store to see if I could find a replacement so I could use the first one on the actual project it was bought for. Here is a photo of the replacement teapot. It is not as cute as the other one but I compromised as it is bigger so I get more tea. I can live with that.
I know I have a terrible habit of not giving things up. I know there is help for me out there, but admitting that I am a hoarder is easier than fixing the problem. Maybe next year. Anyway I found another teapot to use in the kitchen and ran straight down to the basement and instantly drilled a hole in the bottom of the other one so I could not change my mind and hoard it for another year!
I still had two of those 4 foot rebars that I bought for the glass garden totem, so one of them came in handy for this project. It was just a matter of drilling some holes in the kettles. Adding some beads and crystals to some wire through the spouts and that pretty much sums it up.
Seriously… I am not going to bore you half to death with a tutorial this week. I am just going to show you the finished project and call it a day. I love this thing. I especially love that I gave the one pot an extension on life by drinking tea from it for almost a year. It is a good thing I do not knit or I would probably have knit one of those goofy tea cosies for it and never give it up!
Who knew junk could be so much fun!