Thursday, June 27, 2013

~thrifty thursday~{fancy farm animals}

This weeks thrifty Thursday project is not a huge dramatic makeover,
 but it is still fun nonetheless. 

Here is what I started with.
A bag of plastic animals from the thrift store.
8 for $2.99.


I toyed 
with the idea of making these.

{ha-ha, get it? TOYED?!}

I'm such a dork.

I still might in the future, but these little guys I turned into fancy farm animal place card holders.

All you need is spray paint in the color of your choice, a drill with small drill bit, and paper flags.

 I chose gold spray paint and applied 3 light coats.
Let that dry then drill a small hole in the top center of each animals back.
 I had these flags in my craft room stash.
They are by Martha Stewart from Michaels.
I added a bit of sticky back ribbon, also from the Martha Stewart line. 
Then I printed names onto white card stock, in the 
I cut those out and attached them to each flag with scotch tape.

 Then you just stick them in the animals back!
 EAT napkins are from Lemonade Makin Mama on etsy.
Unfortunately she isn't making these anymore~boo.
 As you can see, I used my Anthropologie knock off plates from yesterday's blog post.

 I love Lyla the lion.
Wouldn't these be cute at a circus party?
Or all bunnies at a Easter brunch, in various pastel shades?
 I think the ones that look best are the fatter animals, like this hippo.



 For placemats I just used scrapbook paper.


Be sure to share with me if you make some! 
I'd love to see! 
xoxo

11 comments:

Little Cottage on the Pond said...

Such an adorable idea! I love the diy plates too ;) I may have to give this one a whirl...

Unknown said...

I really like your fun, creative idea but kept looking for the photo of the whole table. Can you post a photo to show everything all together? Thanks!

Home and Lifestyle Design said...

Okay, so this is just absolutely adorable. So cool, affordable, and easy. I think I need to do some pinning http://pinterest.com/pattyrumaker/diy/
Thanks, Patty

Ashley said...

So cute! I have been wanting to do this for a while but just haven't done it. Now I think I will!!

You are so creative!!

Ashley

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Melissa from the Blue House said...

Cute. :) I'm on a spray painting kick lately too and everything I find might get a coat...

Michelle said...

Hi Melanie--
I live in Snohomish and I wanted to know what dollar store you go to to get such great stuff?

Thanks,
Michelle

Melaine Thompson said...

Any of the dollar trees, I like Monroe best!

Baye said...

I love this! I was just looking at a pack of the little creatures last week, all the while lamenting that I had no excuse to get them. Hope they're still available.

Christine Vandormolen said...

Love this for a kiddo birthday Party....Pinning this!!! Christine from Olympia, WA stopping by
http://littlebrags.blogpsot.com

Lynneo said...

That would be a RHINO not a HIPPO!!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

I love these so much! I've collected quite a few animals and this is a great idea to put them to work! Place cards are always the last thing I think about with a table setting, and these would be so fun to have on hand!

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