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Make Elephant Bookends for $2

14 February 2012 7,998 views 3 Comments

by heather


diy elephant bookends

Check out these cute animal bookends made by Cassie at Hi, Sugarplum. She found the elephants in Target's dollar spot, and with a few other supplies she had on hand, transformed them into a useful, and stylish item to help her organize her bookcase. [how to make elephant bookends]

Cassie only used a few items to make these (including, hilariously, her driveway - as a file for the elephants' feet!), but if you have to buy everything, you will still be able to make these for less than $10.

Project Estimate:

  • 2 plastic elephants, $2
  • 2 bricks or flat landscaping rocks, free from your yard or $1 each
  • Spray paint, on hand or $3
  • Super glue or other glue that will work with plastic & brick, on hand or $1

Total: $2 and up

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  • Kirsten said:

    Love this idea! They’d be perfect with plastic dinosaurs too! Thanks for sharing, now I need to go out and find some animals for bookends.

  • CJ said:

    LOVE this! Going to do it in my daughter’s room!

  • Shopping For Book Ends | rhiannon's INTERIORS said:

    […] Don’t really want to spend a lot of money on some silly book ends? I don’t blame you. I say make your own. Basically spray paint anything and adhere it to a large wooden block, and you have some great DIY elements. These elephant book ends were done just as easily, from Dollar Store Crafts. […]