TEA KETTLE TOTEM

TEA KETTLE TOTEM

TEA KETTLE TOTEMSummer 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.

TEA KETTLE TOTEM

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!

TEA KETTLE TOTEM

TEA KETTLE TOTEM

TEA KETTLE TOTEM

Who knew junk could be so much fun!

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Welcome to my world! My name is Kat. I live in Medicine Hat. Thus the name, Kat From The Hat.

2 Comments

    • Well Thank You Anne! Sometimes I wish I had a creative buddy to do the odd project with. I just got back from a wedding that a bunch of us girls were helping with the more creative side of setting things up and it was so much fun working with others and getting ideas that I wouldn’t have even thought of.

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