Trash to Treasure: Plaster Fish And Pumpkins

You. guys.  Today is one of my favorite days of the year, a treat of trash to treasure proportions.  It’s Day One of Swap It Like It’s Hot week, hosted by Charlotte, of Ciburbanity.

 

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This round of swapping and magic has been the most challenging yet.  I almost gave up.  You will understand when you see what I saw when I opened my box from Ariel, at PMQ For Two.

 

Bam.  Fish.  Plaster fish, to be exact.  My friends, for SO long, I had NO IDEA what to do with these lovelies.

 

Swap It Like It's Hot is a trash to treasure party of epic proportions. Come on over and see how I transformed a dated plaster fish.

 

The engineer tried to help, he really did.  He used our scroll saw to cut the fish in to pieces and tried to re-assemble them in the shape of a Christmas tree.  Hmm…no.

We thought about pulverizing them and adding water to the dust; then molding the plaster in to something else.  The problem with that idea is that if it fails, it’s game over.

One fine day I turned a fish over and became inspired by the flat side.  I asked the engineer to cut a bucket shape and he agreed.  Whew.

Click NEXT for page two of this post, and be prepared to be AMAZED.  ;)

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34 thoughts on “Trash to Treasure: Plaster Fish And Pumpkins

  1. Ahh, after re-reading the post two times I finally understand what happened lol
    I would have actually made them into a mobile! or adorned them in gemstones and glitter to place with my DIY Faux Coral!

  2. That is what I call thinking outside the box! I would have had NO idea what to do with those awful fish! Wow, you really are creative!

    1. Thank you so much Linda!! It took me quite awhile and a lot of bad ideas before I came up with something I thought would work! :)

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