Try as I might, I always end up with fistfuls of little plastic animals. I never purchase them but they make their way into our house nevertheless via birthday party goody bags, Easter eggs, and sometimes I think perhaps by sneaking into the house using Toy Story toy magic. So what to do with these little guys?
We found this awesome idea over at The Sweetest Occasion. Jenny (from Hank + Hunt) turned a bagful of plastic animals into these beautiful gold animal candleholders. She affixed small plastic candleholders into each animal figurine and then gave them a spray of gold paint. The results are fantastic. We love the way the gold paint brings up the details of each animal.
For more photos and step-by-step instructions on how to make your own set, head over to the The Sweetest Occasion.