Give a Girl a Hand

On September 2, 2012, in Fun Stuff, by lisa
box of mannequin hands

Who could resist such a tempting pile of hands? Not I!

While out wandering the neighborhood, I came across a box of mannequin hands at a garage sale (the owner of said hands is in the mannequin repair business; when asked how one gets into such a line of work he said, “Just lucky, I guess.”), and couldn’t resist buying them…. to the horror of my husband, as I immediately started spouting ideas about attaching them to the outside of our fence, along the sidewalk. Sort of a greeting to passersby, you know. Maybe paint them green, first.

“Too… whimsical, Sweetie. If you know what I mean,” my darling tells me. What I know is really going through his head is, “I don’t want us to be that house. The weird house. The weird-for-the-sake-of-weird house, where arty goes over the line to bad taste.”

I still like the idea of the green hands.

But surely there are lots of ideas out there for what to do with them. What would YOU do? I’ve got 23 of the things, in various poses, and the mannequin man told me that they can be painted any color.

Leave a note below and let me know. Maybe, if the ideas are outrageous enough, my husband will start thinking that green hands on the fence are a tame and safe alternative.

Tell me your ideas!

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