Thursday, January 10, 2013

Recycling Gift Parts

My brother-in-law, Don {Doug's brother} carved this little elk out of juniper wood during our last camping trip on our northern property in June 2011.


I loved it, and I remember his wife {my SIL, Laurie} telling me that, based on her experience, those little critters were very delicate and impossible to repair once they broke.


Well, fast forward about a year and our little elk was knocked off a shelf and lost his head. I tried to repair him with every type of glue I had in my stash - and I do have a few in my collection. Nothing held. I know, I could have drilled a small hole and added a splint, but I came up with another idea:


I gave this to Doug for Christmas and he loved it.
:o)

16 comments:

Robyn said...

oh my goodness!!! so cute and SOOO clever!

Sian said...

Cute idea!

We have had a stone rabbit in our garden for years: he lost his ears a while back and we have tried every kind of masonry type glue, nothing works. Maybe we just need to display his ears with pride!

scrappyjacky said...

What a wonderful way to recycle him,Deb.

Beverly said...

lol I love it, terribly creative and the memory is maintained :)

Carrie Rosalind said...

I love this little guy and I love what you created of him! :)

Rhona said...

That's so cute! What a great idea, no wonder Doug loved it :) x

Ruth said...

Now there's clever ~ love it!

Irene said...

How funny, but cute. It made me laugh, I love it. Now mount the back end and give it to him when he is bad. LOL

helena said...

such fun and a great save

Becky said...

What a lovely idea!

JenCoen said...

Seriously! What a cute idea!!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Now that is clever!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Just hilarious! I hope he puts in on the wall next to his other trophies!
Rinda

Gail said...

Love it! And he'll be far less able to be knocked on the floor.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

very cute! what a clever idea!

Jo said...

That is such a great idea, it really made me smile :)

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