A "Re-Purposed" Christmas Tree - Vintage Ekco Flipper Lifter Spatula

I still haven't run out of re-purposed Christmas tree ornament ideas.  I just can't run out yet, or I won't be able to do a whole tree!

This is a vintage Ekco Flipper-Lifter spatula, or pancake turner.  When I saw it at the thrift shop, I thought snow shovel.



Since the spatula had holes in it, I taped a piece of foil on the bottom to cover them.

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Then I dabbed on some Snow Tex for some snow texture.  It is just dabbed on with a brush very unevenly.

Next I let the Snow Tex dry overnight.

Spatula Re-purposed as a Snow Shovel www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
This is what it looked like dry.

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Then I dabbed on an heirloom white latex paint, and let that dry overnight.  

Next  I dipped my finger in Mod Podge several times and carefully rubbed it on the painted edge of the spatula and sprinkled it with mica snow.

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After the mica dusting, the snow looks more realistic.  I used a tag that I had made last year out of cardstock and a sticker to decorate the shovel, attaching it with a magnet.


Spatula Re-purposed as a Snow Shovel www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com

I tied a piece of my red and black buffalo checked ribbon through the hole on the top..

Spatula Re-purposed as a Snow Shovel www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com

Spatula Re-purposed as a Snow Shovel www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Can you see a snow shovel now too?


The other re-purposed ornaments in the series:

Re-purposed Christmas Ornaments:
1.  Zinc Jar Lids
2.  Teaspoons
3.   Ice Cream Scoop
4.   Crystal Salt & Pepper Shakers
5.   Jello Mold Ornaments
6.   Anthropologie Inspired Shakers

7.   Miniature Listerine Bottle

8.   Biscuit Cutter Snowman





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13 comments:

  1. This is so much fun! You have such a talent for seeing things differently! Love the tag, too!

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  2. Yes! Especially with the snow on it....I swear you could make a turd look cute! LOL!

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  3. I love it too and I think your technique for doing the snow gave it some great depth and sparkle! Fun!

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  4. I love this and HOW precious is that !!! Love the SNOW on it and the details and love that went into it.

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  5. You are just so creative Carlene. Your tree will be so much fun.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  6. Oh how clever are you!
    I was wondering what you were going to do with that.
    Very, very creative!
    Snow yet up by you?
    Cindy

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  7. I'm loving all your repurposed items as Christmas ornaments. The little spatula/snow shovel is my favorite. Too cute!

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