Saturday, April 21, 2012

Crafty How To: Animal Jars

Have you ever wondered... "Hey, what could I do with a bag of plastic animal figures?" No?  Well I have.  This little project cost approx. 10 dollars but most of that was for the spray paint and super glue and I have lots of that left.

What you will need:
Plastic animal figures in any variety, I used horses  (available at any dollar store)
Glass Jars with lids (I bought three from the dollar store, but I've also been saving pickle jars, pesto jars etc. to do this again)
Spray Paint (the kind that will stick to plastic)
Super Glue

Step 1: Spray paint your animals and jar lids and let dry a few hours (I stood mine up in a pizza box outside and did three coats)
Step 2. Super Glue the feet of your animals to the tops of the lids

You're done!  Now you have cute little jars perfect as a hostess gift filled with nuts or spices, or bath-salts etc. but seriously there is SO much you could do with this idea.  Dinosaurs on jars for a little boys room??? Farm animals??? The options are endless.  I even saw one idea somewhere on the net where you carve out a whole in a larger animals back and make it a effing candle holder or a planter for a succulent! HA! Man I love crafts.

I have a couple horse lovers in mind for these ones...and I just gifted one filled with candy for my brother-in-law for his birthday...

Happy crafting!

Love Desiree
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1 comment:

  1. Looks great...I bet it would also work to spray paint bigger second hand figurines for bookends? or book shelf decorating.

    Jars look especially good filled up.