This blog post is linked to:2nd Time around on "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words blog", Transformation Thursdays @ The Shabby Chic Cottage; Show us what your working with @ Me and my Bucket, Getting Crafty on Hump Day @ Nikki's Nifty Knacks
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Lighting up Rick
Let me introduce you to my old friend Rick. Yo! Rick I knew him. Anyway I have had rick for a long time and decided this year to spruce him up a bit for the holiday. I was thinking either a candle holder or a lamp, but one day walking through Lowes saw this neat light bulb (a Sylvania CA8 "flickering Candle" bulb)only 3 watts, and decided "Why not both?"
So i took a scrap piece of PVC,1 1/4", about 6" long
a snap in candlebra socket and cord set. I just put the cord and switch through the PVC, and pulled tight and lowered the socket through. Then to adhere the "candle onto the head I took some epoxy putty (the Billy May's Mighty putty type) and put a glop on the skull where I wanted the candle to stick, and a rope of putty at the top o emulate a burning candle, complete with a drip, paint it white, install the bulb plug in and enjoy.