Hi there! Katie here today from Punk Projects! I love using inexpensive items in my crafting. If it involves upcycling, I’m all for it! I took a trip to the Dollar Tree to get some inspiration for today’s post and I found these awesome plastic toys.
I decided to use these toys to make some fun photo holders to display on your desk, shelf or wherever. Why? Because for one thing, I love taking pictures. I also love toy dinosaurs. So why not have a dinosaur that can hold one of my photos? I also made an elephant, which I think is going to become a gift to a friend.
- Toy animals, $1
- Magnets, on hand or $1
- Super glue, on hand or $1
- Craft knife or box cutter, on hand
Total: $1 and up
1. Decide on your animals. I loved the brontosaurus, and the elephant is for a friend.
2. Use a craft knife to cut through the animal. Most plastic animals have a seam where they were put together, cut on that seam and it will be easier. Just don’t cut yourself.
3. Once you have your animal cut in half, trace around him onto a magnet.
4. Cut out 2 magnets for each animal.
5. Go around the cut edge of your animal with super glue and glue your magnet to it.
6. Let it dry completely.
Once your magnets have been glued on and dried, you can slide a photo in between the animal piece and stand him back up! I love these little guys!
I’m Katie, a lover of anything artsy. I doodle on everything I can get my hands on, however my favorite projects are scrapbooking, restyled/upcycled crafts and sewing. I write my blog, Punk Projects, where I post tutorials, inspiration and other fun things as well as designing custom shoes in my etsy shop.