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Monday, February 13, 2012

Junk Yard Galvanized Tin Funnel String Holder

Today I went to a Junk Yard ... what fun !!! 

I will do a post on this later, but wanted to show you this useful object I picked up today. Actually the junker guy gave it to me. 


 It is just a small galvanized tin funnel, about 8" long.

The back edge is bent, but that is okay because I wanted it flat across the back so I could hang it on the wall.

I hammered the bend out ... drilled a hole for a wire hanger. A pair of scissors on a string is always handy. I put a large ball of twine inside and ran a length of green garden twine through the bottom opening. Here, I have a very convenient string holder for my garden room, kitchen, shop or wherever I need some twine.  Even with the ball of twine inside, there is still room for a cute bird and her nest. Mixed with other string holders, like the shabby white metal ball, the Country Store cone of string and a Carpenter's twine on a stick makes a pretty vignette.
  
Would also be very pretty with a nice blooming plant or in this case ... an artificial one.



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16 comments:

  1. I like it with the twine inside. Do you know how many times I run around looking for some string or wondering who ran off with it?

    ~Bliss~

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  2. What a cute idea, Audrey. I would never have thought to use the funnel as a string holder. I'll be back to see what other neat ideas you come up with to use your vintage finds.

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  3. I need to remember to be on the lookout for a funnel. I have seen the twine holder idea somewhere else in blog land, but forgot about it. Thanks for the cool looking reminder! I might need two because I like it as a flower holder too!

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  4. Audrey you always have something fresh and junky and useful all tied together to share.
    Joy

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  5. very clever! you are so creative.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  6. That's such a great idea Audrey and it's pretty as well as functional !

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  7. That is a very clever idea...love it :) Laurel

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  8. Hi Audrey! I love your funnel! I like it as a flower container, but the twine thing is pretty cool...
    I wanna see your croquet balls!
    I wouldn't have painted these if they were not already painted black.
    I'm following you back!
    -Revi

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  9. Cute idea, Audrey! I am now following you via Linky!

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  10. That's awesome Audrey! I wouldn't have thought to do that...but now I will! xo wendy Thanks for following me on Linky Followers! xo

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  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have really enjoyed yours and will continue to follow!

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  12. You come up with the neatest ideas! I really like this one~I'm constantly picking up string holders & then putting them back down due to the price. DIY is more up my alley!

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  13. This is a must on my flea market find shopping list now. I'm forever looking for my twine!

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  15. As much as I have used old funnels, I have never thought of using one for a string holder. Like, DUH!

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  16. So, so cute!! I love old funnels.
    hugs,
    Jann

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