Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Vinyling A Fire Hydrant


I found this fire hydrant (12" tall) full of dog toys a few months ago and just thought it was the cutest thing. But plain. So I fixed that with some "handy dandy" vinyl. For a minute there I sounded like that dude on blues clues... Yikes!

The details:
I know its odd, but I used the wild card for the alphabet. I don't think I have ever used that feature on this particular cart before. But I like it! See page 87 for the reference of what key is for which letter. The letters were cut at 2".

Mickey and Friends on page 84 was used for the bones feature along the bottom. That was cut at 1.25" and repeated 6 times in order to go all the way around the base.

Four Legged Friends was pulled out to use the paw print feature. Prints cut at 1".

Gems were glued on the top and where the bolts would traditionally go on a "real" hydrant. I thought it added a bit of pizazz to it.

I am now using it to store his dog food. What do you think?



  1. Happy New Year! This is soooo darn cute thanks for sharing!!!

  2. hello girlfriend, what a bad friend i am, right?

    happy belated new year, pain free new year!

    i think your fire hydrant turned out beautiful. what size is it? the vinyl cuts look pretty small from here and well cut. :)

  3. This is too cute. My sister has that same hydrant with toys in it for her dogs. I will have to tell her she needs to spiff it up.

  4. So fun! The Wild Card Font is one of my favorites!

  5. Oh, I love how fun and "happy" this looks after you applied the vinyl!!! Now it has great character!!! LOL!