She Drills A Hole Into A Plastic Animal, But When She Uses It For THIS - Brilliant!
Christina Caldwell 5/17/2016
We've all walked past those tiny plastic animals at the dollar store and thought "Who buys those?" They might be made from cheap plastic, but they can become so much more with a bit of love.
Cute Key Holder
Skip the hooks for animal butts! How cute is this?! Find plastic animals with curved tails like dogs and cats, chop them in half and spray paint the color of your choice. Glue the dried pieces onto reclaimed wood, add some stenciled letters and hook up your dog leashes, keys and more.
Toy Toothbrush Holder
If this doesn't get the kids excited about brushing their teeth, we don't know what will! Nellie Bellie drilled holes through a plastic giraffe to create a fun and playful toothbrush holder.
Quirky Cake Toppers
Celebrate your child's birthday with the animal kingdom this year. These toys are perfectly suited to be cake toppers. Instagrammer ali_and_life made tiny party hats out of rolled construction paper, tissue paper and pom poms for an adorable birthday celebration that kiddos will love.
Chic Door Stop
Instagrammer abeautifulmess glued a plastic elephant to a door stop, then gave it a healthy coat of gold spray paint for a cheap and simple craft project that looks so chic.
DIY Party Animal
With a plastic candle holder and a plastic animal you can create birthday magic. Just drill a hole in the top of the animal and insert your candle holder...
Paint It Pretty
Use gold spray paint to make your new candle holder look way more expensive than the pennies it cost. The Sweetest Occasion will show you how.
Have an empty wall in a kid's room? Do this DIY project with the kids to create a hangable work of art they can be proud of. Homemade Ginger bought mini canvases and plastic animals...
Chop And Paint
...Then painted the canvases with acrylic paint. The animals were chopped in half and painted with contrasting colors. The result is beautiful and oh-so-inexpensive.
Reptilian Ring Dish
If you like your jewelry with some edge, start by gilding a plastic dinosaur with a gold paint pen like Darby Smart.
Diamonds And Danger
Glue your painted dino to a jewelry dish and try not to get bit when selecting your jewels for the day.
Get behind the animal kingdom with these too-cute magnets from Trendhunter. Simply chop your favorite plastic animals in half, then add a magnet. It's quick, simple and so silly. Kids will love these!
Place Card Holder
Saw a plastic animal halfway through the center, then spray paint in your color of choice. These make the perfect quirky place card holders for unique weddings and events, as Something Turquoise discovered. Plus, they cost practically nothing at all to make!
Farmhouse Sink Dish
Now this is something you won't find in stores! This adorable sink dish from Edith and Evelyn Vintage was made from dollar store plastic sheep, a simple white bowl and a bit of spray paint.
Poof Ball Pin Cushion
This hilariously helpful alpaca is being put to work as a pin cushion by blogger Small Good Things, who will show you how to recreate her adorable work.
Adventurous Drawer Pulls
Apartment Therapy added hanger bolts to spray painted plastic dinosaurs...
...To create pretty drawer pulls (or should we say ROAR pulls) in a flash.
Go Play With Your Toys
Toys aren't just for kids anymore. With these clever ideas, you'll never run out of ways to bring childlike wonder into your adult life.