Re-purpose old toys with these clever DIY ideas for your home that are sure to make you smile.
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Reinvent those small plastic animal toys you can find at the dollar store or the bottom of your child's toy box with a bit of paint into party animal candle holders to decorate a birthday cake.
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Accessorize your child's bookcase (or for your own bookcase) with this super fun dinosaur bookend that is made by cutting a plastic toy dinosaur in half and attaching either end to the easy to build bookcase ends that can be made with scrap lumber.
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Stay organized with the playful memo holder that is the perfect place to hold your important so you cannot lose them. The DIY toy animal memo holders are made by repurposing a small plastic animal toy and adding an alligator clip to hold your note above, but it could just as easily hold a photo or inspirational quote too.
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Add some fun vertical storage with these neon jungle animal hooks that are made by hot gluing cut plastic animals onto a board to create the perfect area to hang bags, clothes or coats.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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If you need some affordable art for a child's room look no further, this super easy DIY is perfect even for a beginner crafter. Glue plastic animals cut in half to the center of a small canvas and paint the canvas and animal in bright colors for affordable art. Group several of these toy animal artworks together for a beautiful gallery wall.
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Update your resealable canisters by gluing a plastic animal on the lid and painting both the lid and toy animal the same color to create your own animal jars. These cute DIY jars would be a great place to store animal treats, but could just as easily store whatever you want from coffee and tea to lego or crayons.