Have some plastic toys laying around your house? I have the perfect project for you—a DIY animal photo holder!
These cuties are super affordable and easy to make with only a few supplies. They work great for birthday party decor, table placeholders, or just a touch of fun and quirkiness to your decor.
Watch the TV segment tutorial
Let’s make some, shall we?
Gather your supplies:
- Plastic animals in bulk
- Your favorite spray paint (plastic coverage sprays work best)
- 4″ Alligator clamps (25)
- Drill and bit the width of the alligator clamp
Start out by spray panting your animals in your preferred colors. I chose a metallic gold, light pink, light mint, and white.
Spray the same number of alligator clamps in the coordinating colors. I did 2-3 coats for full coverage.
Set the animals aside to dry for a couple of hours.
Locate your drill and a bit that is the same diameter as your alligator clamp wire.
Firmly hold your animal and drill a hole toward the back in a spot that will be best balanced. I like to drill toward the back.
Stick your alligator clamp through the hole until it hits the base of the animal belly.
That’s it! You have a DIY animal photo holder. I ended up making about eight of them, ha!
Clip your favorite photos, holiday cards, mementos…you name it. They would look so cute in a kiddo’s bedroom or playroom. That’s where most of ours will head most likely.
I like to use mine as photo holders and table place holders when we host dinner at our house.
They’d also be super cute at a whimsical and casual wedding as table number holders. So many uses!
Aren’t they fun?! Would you ever make these? If so, I wanna see how they turn out, so be sure to tag me in your Insta, Twitter, or Facebook photos. And I’m always so grateful when you Pin my work as well.
PS. You might also like some of my other toy animal DIY projects.
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