I have been dying to make a plastic animal bookend. The kids love books so we are always in need of bookends around here. I first saw this idea from Cassie over at Hi Sugarplum, and have since seen it done several different ways on Pinterest. (If you have done this yourself or have seen a favorite version online feel free to link it below!)
Here’s my cute little hippo before. Looking a little sad and worn out.
And after a little spray paint and a piece of scrap wood:
I used a high-gloss paint and unfortunately the paint bubbled up. I should have used a primer first, and definitely will next time if I make one again. I do love how it turned out though.
The funny thing is, my kids will still play with it like it’s a toy. In fact, my four-year old told me she liked it better blue, and could we spray paint the giraffe pink please?
Hmm. Not a bad idea…