At my old house, killing snakes was at least a monthly occurrence.
There was the one time my Dad showed up, walked up the porch steps, immediately started jumping around and yelling, “JENNA, SNAKE!”
It was wrapped around a porch chair, hissing.
I killed it with a hoe.
And there was the one that liked to live inside my roof on the back of the house. Every once in a while, it would stick its head out and I could see it from the kitchen window – I could never catch him.
And then once, as I was walking down the stairs, talking to my cousin on the phone, I was met by a snake in the middle of the living room floor. I hung up, killed the snake, then called her back two minutes later.
She answered asking if I was ok. Of course, it was just a snake.
It was a nearly 100 year old farm house with lots of holes – what did you expect?
Luckily, we don’t really have any snakes to deal with around here.
Except pretty gold ones – made into a bowl.
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Let me say that I do realize this will not be to everyone’s liking. I love it, so that’s all that matters. If you don’t like it, just use it as inspiration for something else you could make into a bowl.
And also, before anyone starts to call me a devil worshipper because I made snake bowl – I’m not.
I live in the south, I know someone is bound to think it.
DIY Gold Snake Bowl
Tools & Supplies Needed:
- 2 Plastic Toy Snakes – I found that the best ones were the most flexible ones, which I found at The Dollar Tree.
- Heat Gun – I used one of my new favorite tools, the HomeRight Heat Pro.
- Heat Safe Gloves
- Gold Spray Paint
- Bowl that is approximately the size you want your bowl to be – make sure it will stand up to heat – mine was stainless steel.
- Respirator Mask – just because you never know what kind of fumes the melting of the snakes will let off.
Put on the respirator. Turn your heat gun on – around medium high. Begin wrapping the snake into a circle, while focusing the heat between the rolls of the snake. Make sense?
You don’t want to completely melt the snake, just weld it together.
Once you’ve got a small circle of him welded together, place it in the bowl and begin wrapping the snake around the bowl, while still focusing the heat gun in between his rolls.
Every once in a while, stop and use your gloves to press down on the snake to weld him together well.
Place your second snake in the bowl. Do this by taking the smallest end of the snake and placing it between the top rolls of the bottom snake as shown below.
Heat it up and continue pushing it together with your gloves until its all welded together. Let the snake cool in the bowl for a couple of hours.
Once the snake is out of the bowl and fully cooled off, give it a coat of gold spray paint.
Aren’t snakes much prettier gold?
Especially when it only cost me a whopping $2, since I already had everything else on hand.
I am in love with my heat gun – its one of my new favorite toys and so easy to use.
Want to know what else a heat gun can do?
DIY Snake Bud Vase– made with a rubber snake too!
How to Use a Heat Gun and 15 Things to do With It – you won’t believe all the things it’s capable of!
How to Strip and Restain Furniture – so much less mess!
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