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Outdoor Power Tree Ornaments

I own an outdoor power equipment dealership.  Upon deciding to decorate for Christmas for the first time I wanted to have a unique Christmas tree.  All of the ornaments on the tree were bad parts taken off of units.  I did not use any good parts for this tree.  I did this for 2 reasons.  First it makes the cost almost nothing, second it stops the parts from going in the trash.
 
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Step 1: Spark Plug Ornament

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We took Spark Plugs and painted them gold.  We then closed the spark plug gap with a jump ring and used ribbon to hang it on the tree.

Step 2: Chain Icicle

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For the Chain Icicles we took a chain breaker to create small lengths of chain.  We then painted the chain white and use ribbon to hang them on the tree.

Step 3: Piston Ornament

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For the Piston Ornament we took a piston and painted it silver then used ribbon again to hang it on the tree. 

Step 4: Carburetor Ornaments

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As for the Carburetor check the following instructible.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Carburetor-Ornaments/
bajablue1 year ago
I really like this creative reuse... great job!!!
cokecola1 year ago
When I was a kid I replaced the piston on my Suzuki Trailhopper mini bike.
I painted the old one gold and hang it on my Christmas tree every year.
backyardengineer (author)  cokecola1 year ago
Great minds think alike:) I thought of painting the pistons gold however figured the plugs were already gold.
eMaspleiS1 year ago
Interesting! :)
you must sell and service Stihl. That conrod and those carbs look all to familiar.
Act I am not a stihl dealer although the instructible on the carb was a stihl. I sell Redmax as my main line due to the quality seems to be a lot higher then stihl units. Most of the Carbs are from Weedeater units as a new one is cheaper then a carb kit.