Today’s DIY might be one of my favorites that I’ve done… I’m not sure why, but there is something so adorably sweet about these little embellished figurines. They can be used in so many ways, too… hang them on your tree as ornaments, wear them around your neck as a fun holiday necklace, place them around your home as decorations, or use them as gift toppers. They’re tons of fun to make too – here’s how!
What you need: plastic animal figurines (I used some that were left over from my mason jar snow globes), hot glue gun and glue, and whatever embellishments you wish to use. This is one of those projects where you can definitely find stuff to use around your home! I actually used some rhinestones from old broken jewelry we had lying around. I also used some beads, small scraps of fabric, white paint and pieces of a necklace chain. If you wish to make these into necklaces or tree ornaments, you’ll also need jump rings and eye-pins. All of these things can be found at your local arts and crafts store!
I started by painting the animals white, but this is totally optional!
Next I cut small pieces of fabric, rounded on both ends, and hot glued them to the animals backs like miniature blankets.
I cut a small piece of the jewelry chain and used the hot glue gun to adhere it to the edge of the piece of fabric, giving it a little silver trim.
As the finishing touches, I made a crown out of a silver bead and a rhinestone, and gave him some little jewels on his paws too :).
Repeat these steps on your other figurines, or experiment so they all have slight variations!
I made this little deer antlers using tiny pieces of twigs that I attached with hot glue.
To make them into necklaces, use a needle and poke a small hole in the fabric as pictured. Take an eye-pin and bend it at a 45 degree angle, inserting the pointed end in the hole you made with the needle. Squirt a bit of hot glue on it to keep it in place. Attach a jump ring to the looped end of the eye-pin, and then you can attach your necklace chain to the jump ring.
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Photos by Julia.