Children's Dollar Store Plastic Animal Bookends

Jessica from Mad in Crafts recently entered this ingenious craft in So You Think You’re Crafty.  She didn’t take first place, but they are still a great idea, especially for a child’s room.  The process is remarkably simple, but the results are pretty dang cool if I do say so myself.  [how to make plastic animal bookends]

Project estimate:

  • Plastic animals, $1
  • Sharp scissors, on hand
  • Glue, on hand
  • 2 acrylic photo frames, $2

Total cost: $3 and up

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For a more adult look, spray paint the animals and frames a metallic color.  My only addition would be to add some weight inside the plastic animals to help hold up our bigger, heavier adult books.  You could always go crazy with neon colored spray paint as well!