You must know by now that I enjoy birds. I display my collection of bird ornaments year round. Last Monday I found a large dove carrying an olive branch at St. Vincent de Paul for just 99 cents. When I got home I set my shopping bag down but I didn’t realize that it was top heavy and fell over as soon as I let go. The new ornament fell to the floor and the dove’s wing broke in two places.
My first inclination was to just trow it away and count it as a loss. Then I saw that the breaks were very clean and I could glue it together. I looked at my assortment of glues and decided that epoxy was the one to use for this project. The epoxy is black so I tried very carefully to keep it within the break so the mend wouldn’t show, but although I used a miniscule amount of glue it still oozed to the surface when I held the broken pieces together. Being the FRUGAL SPINSTER that I am I didn’t want to invest any more money into this fix. I checked my craft supplies and didn’t find any white paint. I put white craft paint on the “Keep an eye out for” list that I take with me when I’m thrifting. But then an idea popped into my brain. I have white shoe polish, maybe that will work. it took several coats but it did the job.
Did you ever use an unconventional method to rescue a broken object? Please tell me about it.